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)
This Memorial Day weekend, you are invited to visit the Multnomah County Republican Party booth at the Multnomah County Fair in Oaks Park. Memorial Day honors our fallen soldiers, and is also Decoration Day, reminding us to decorate their graves. Below is a speech I gave earlier this week based on a 1919 poem written in the wake of World War One, which speaks timelessly of processes of decay, some of which afflict the Oregon Republican Party.Read more
On April 19, 2018, James Buchal, as Chair of the Multnomah County Republican Party, delivered the following letter to the Oregon State Bar, responding to formal statements in the Bar's monthly member magazine (available here) attacking President Trump:
I write as a Republican member of the Oregon State Bar, Chairman of the Multnomah County Republican Party, and a strong supporter of putting American interests first in a competitive global economy. We demand that the Bar acknowledge that the two-page spread in the April’s Oregon State Bar Bulletin attacking “white nationalism and the normalization of violence,” was a violation of federal law, apologize for its publication, and assure the membership and the public that such a violation will not occur again.Read more
If you have finally gotten fed up enough to register to vote, and want to vote in the upcoming primary election, the deadline to do so is April 24th. Oregon's online voter registration system can be accessed here:
Having received and responded to several letters from Portland-area students complaining about the MCRP's position on anti-Second Amendment indoctrination in the schools, it seemed useful to print one of those letters and the response. As the sender remains a minor, I will redact the name and contact information.
THE STUDENT'S LETTER
Dear Mr. Buchal,
First, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is ___________ and I am a senior at _______ High School in Portland, Oregon. I organized the _________ Student Walk Out on March 14, 2018. I was also a student organizer for the March for Our Live PDX and was in charge of the logistics and internal communication for the event. For the past few weeks, a few students have asked me to write you a letter expressing my concern with your point of view on the issue of gun control. I know that the student organizers have been writing you letters. Your previous responses to my fellow students are very political; you avoided answering anything directly and did not address any statements/questions asked of you. I sincerely hope you will read this letter slowly and carefully, and will put some effort into comprehending the entire letter and not just pick and choose the part you want to read.Read more
It was bad enough when Portland Public Schools, becoming infamous for poor educational quality, wasted precious instructional time in a National School Walkout organized by the Left. At Sunnyside Environmental School and perhaps others, the events persisted for a second day, with roughly a hundred students released again from class to march down through Southeast Streets chanting “hey ho, hey ho, the NRA has got to go.” (A thirty-second video of the tail end of the march can be seen at:Read more