Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman James Buchal announced that he has filed suit on behalf of Portland parents with students in the Portland Public Schools (PPS) for violations of their First Amendment rights arising from the massive anti-gun demonstrations PPS organized a year ago. "Every parent with children in the Portland Public Schools should download and read a copy of the Complaint (available here)," said Buchal, "because it demonstrates the extraordinary degree to which PPS officials have misused scarce educational resources for narrowly partisan and political objectives." The suit is based on thousands of documents recovered through a Public Records Act request made to PPS shortly after the demonstrations. (Exhibits to the Complaint are available here (Exhibits 1-21), here (Exhibits 22-37), and here (Exhibits 38-51).)Read more
Awards for those who helped make the March 8, 2019, Multnomah County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner a success. Below are remarks made by Chairman James Buchal about the threats Republicans face and how to address them. A video version is available here.Read more
Saturday, March 2nd, birthday of national children’s book author and icon Theodore Geisel, known as “Dr. Seuss,” is National Read Across America Day. The Multnomah County Republican Party is alarmed to report that Dr. Seuss has come under attack in the Portland Public Schools.Read more
The Oregon Republican Party released the following statement from Chairman Bill Currier on the passing of Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson:Read more
Yesterday Chicago Police Superintendent complained that the families of murder victims were the ones who deserved the police resources that Jussie Smollett wasted. And yesterday in Portland, we saw the Mayor and Chief of Police working overtime to try and pander to Leftists triggered by Patriot Prayer, instead of focusing on providing important services to real crime victims and maintaining public order. I attended the listening session and made the following remarks. Given the chaotic meeting, the words were largely wasted, but locally reported as support of the police.Read more
A guest post from Portland blogger and PCP Patrick Castles about the recent controversy involving City Council Member Jo Ann Hardesty and her refusal to enforce the Portland City Code.Read more
Tickets are now on sale for the Multnomah County Republican Party's 2019 Lincoln Day Dinner. You will enjoy a dinner of fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant, located at the corner of SE McLoughlin and Holgate.Read more
An edited version of some of Chairman James Buchal's remarks at our November 12, 2018 organizational meeting, statistics courtesy of Mark Nashif and Eric Fruits:
I don’t know about you, but the election results were quite a letdown, particularly in Oregon, and I have gotten ahold of some turnout numbers that show just how tilted the field is against us here in Oregon. The good news is that statewide, our turnout was about 79%.Read more
The Multnomah County Republican Party (MCRP), acting on behalf of Multnomah County taxpayers, has made a formal demand to the Multnomah County Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission to investigate illegal uses of City funds associated with Councilwoman Chloe Eudaly’s announced plan to direct City workers to canvass door-to-door on November 2, 2018, to encourage voters to cast ballots.Read more
We are pleased to make available the official Multnomah County Republican Party Candidate/Measure Guide, with recommendations on candidates and measures adopted at the September 17, 2018 Central Committee meeting. Experience has proven that circulation of these Guides can materially increase Republican voter turnout.
PCPs and other interested Republicans are encouraged to download the guide here, and print and circulate as many copies as possible.
We are saddened to hear that one of our Central Committee members, PCP Leo Stratton, perished in truck accident early Wednesday morning, September 12th. For the past several years, Leo actively promoted conservative causes and worked to film the misbehavior of the Left in Portland. His work was published under his own YouTube channel and on websites such as Red Elephants and Gateway Pundit.
“Leo had the rare qualities of courage and the willingness to be active against the rising tide of communism in this country. We will miss him and his work for liberty." James L. Buchal, MCRP Chair
"Leo was a true Patriot he was always on the frontlines. Fearless as they come with a great temperament to get us through. You will be missed sweet friend." Cheryl Bowen MCRP Vice Chairman
A GoFundMe page has been set up for his surviving family.
The MCRP held a successful fundraising BBQ on Labor Day, with remarks by several local candidates. Chair James Buchal's remarks at the BBQ on "Winning the War Against the Constitution are reproduced below. A video of the speech is available on YouTube (click here).Read more
What would it be like if Portland liberals could suddenly understand Republicans? An allegorical video from Saturday Night Live, involving Scarlett Johanssen's relationship with a Trump supporter.
The essay below is an edited version of remarks introducing candidates at the July 23, 2018, Central Committee meeting of the Multnomah County Republican Party (MCRP). As a small minority party in Portland, we see first hand the threats posed by extreme Left politics that Republicans everywhere need to know, especially Republican candidates for office.Read more
Good news in the July 24, 2018 Oregonian (click here to read)