The Multnomah and Washington County Democrats announced their official endorsement of Divest Oregon.
“Redirecting Oregon’s investments away from fossil fuels to investing those funds in green enterprises will ensure that we are taking the necessary steps to fund the solutions that we so desperately need,” said MultCo Dems’ Party chair, Julio Castilleja. “Oregonians must continue to take bold and innovative steps to grow our green economy, while also meeting the challenges of the climate crisis that people are facing in our state. We look forward to working with our coalition partners to create a more prosperous future for all Oregonians.”
Washington County Democrats are similarly committed to promoting climate solutions: climate action is a top priority in both their Legislative Action goals and their Platform (core principles and values). WashCo Dems have been active participants in the campaign, meeting with legislators to discuss the 2022 Treasury Transparency Bill and attending Divest Oregon’s in-person actions.
Alongside the MultCo and WashCo Dems, the Pacific Green Party of Oregon and the Portland and Eugene chapters of the DSA have also joined the Divest Oregon coalition. Collectively, these parties insist that Oregon’s elected officials, as well as candidates for office, must lead on climate.