The Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO) canceled its budgetary meeting and holiday party for this weekend over a reportedly credible threat of pro-Palestinian protestors.
DPO’s State Central Committee planned to meet in person to discuss the 2024-25 budget and hold a holiday party. However, DPO Chair Rosa Colquitt said in emails obtained by the Willamette Week that she canceled the events due to a credible threat of pro-Palestinian protestors.
“We have received highly credible information that we cannot confidently hold safe and secure in-person DPO events and meetings this weekend,” said Colquitt.
Brad Martin, DPO executive director, told Willamette Week that they opted to cancel because they couldn’t ensure anyone’s personal and physical safety at the meeting.
“The party has always supported the rights of individuals to peacefully protest,