TODAY, Tuesday November 3, 2020 is Election Day!

TODAY is Election Day.Ballots must be received before 8:00 PM tonight, November 3, 2020!

Voters stand in line outside the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building. Two election workers help in orange vests.
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Today, November 3, 2020 is the last day to vote in the November 3 General Election. Ballots must be received before 8:00 PM tonight for them to count. It is too late to mail your ballot back, and postmarks do not count. Use an Official Ballot Drop Site to safely and securely return your voted ballot. Return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon or to any 24-hour Multnomah County Library Drop Site. Please return your voted ballot to the Official Ballot Drop Site closest to you (Google Map) to reduce congestion at other locations.

Ballots are continuously picked up from library locations and Official Ballot Drop Boxes by teams of sworn election officials throughout the day. These sites will close promptly at 8:00PM tonight. All 30 of Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites, including library locations, are safe and secure. Official Ballot Drop Sites in Multnomah County are listed below and at multco.us/dropsites.

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FREE Home Fire Safety Training

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Join us for a free home fire safety training from the American Red Cross during the first hour of our November 5th board meeting! Find the link at Facebook.com/groups/BDNAPDX or email brentwood.darlington@gmail.com.

Únase a nosotros para una capacitación gratuita sobre seguridad contra incendios en el hogar de la Cruz Roja Americana durante la primera hora de nuestra reunión de la junta el 5 de noviembre. Busque el enlace en Facebook.com/groups/BDNAPDX o envíe un correo electrónico a brentwood.darlington@gmail.com.

Присоединяйтесь к нам на бесплатный тренинг по домашней пожарной безопасности Американского Красного Креста в течение первого часа заседания совета директоров 5 ноября! Найдите ссылку на Facebook.com/groups/BDNAPDX или напишите на brentwood.darlington@gmail.com.

Today is National Voter Registration Day!

From Multnomah County Elections:

September 22, 2020

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Today is National Voter Registration Day! Register in September to be ready to VOTE in November!

The General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

Oregon’s November 3 General Election includes races for President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, state legislative seats and more. Voters will also have the opportunity to decide on statewide and local ballot measures. 

Ballots will be mailed to all registered Multnomah County voters beginning Wednesday, October 14. It is important to make sure that you are registered to vote and keep your registration up to date so that you can receive your ballot as soon as possible.   

Read more, check your voting status, and/or register to vote by clicking here!

August LUTC Meeting

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Land Use and Transportation (LUTC) meetings resume this Thursday, August 13th, 2020, using Zoom! Thanks to LUTC Chair, Stephenie F., and neighbor Maria E., for getting these up and running!

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Woodmere Community Saturday BLM Rally

The Woodmere Community is hosting an on-going weekly rally, Saturdays starting July 11th. The rally begins at 5:00PM at Woodmere Elementary and then marches to join the nightly neighborhood protest at SE 72nd Ave/SE Flavel St at 6:00PM. This is a family-friendly event and safe space for all community members. Social distancing and masks encouraged.

Amplify Black Neighbors: Series Wrap-Up

This post is the wrap-up of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association‘s Amplify Black Neighbors post series that happened throughout June and into July 2020. For more information on the series, click here.

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Local Talent

This post is the final installment of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association‘s Amplify Black Neighbors post series happening throughout June 2020. For more information, click here.

Week 4 Featured Brentwood-Darlington Neighbor: Blacktacular! (Ashanti Hall)

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Image of Ashanti Hall AKA Blacktacular! from his Facebook page.

About Blacktacular! from SoundCloud: I started writing poetry and then emceeing at a very young age. That kinda coalesced into hip-hop and beat-boxing in 1991. I got a lil’ gangsta there for a second until I encountered Electronic Music in about 1995. After a 4 year prison stint which helped my reset my priorities, and 3 years in Community College leaning Website Creation & Graphic Design; I jumped into promoting Hip-Hop and Electronic Music full time.

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Support Week 4

This post is part of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association‘s Amplify Black Neighbors post series happening throughout June 2020. For more information, click here.

Week 4 Featured Organization: Hip Hop Stands Up

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Description from Facebook: Hip-Hop Stands Up is a BIPOC-lead coalition of artists who formed out of the tear gas of the protests following the death of George Floyd.

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Amplify Black Neighbors: Donate Week 4

This post is part of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association‘s Amplify Black Neighbors post series happening throughout June 2020. For more information, click here.

Week 4 Featured Organization: The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Collage of Marsha P. Johnson by Kendrick Daye, original taken by Hank O’ Neal at NYC’s Pride march in 1977. Image from The Marsha P. Johnson Institute website.

Partial Bio from The Marsha P. Johnson Institute website: Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor. She was a prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Marsha went by “Black Marsha” before settling on Marsha P. Johnson. The “P” stood for “Pay It No Mind,” which is what Marsha would say in response to questions about her gender. It is the consideration of who “Black Marsha” was that inspired The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

Click here to read more about Martha P. Johnson and donate to the Institute.