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| Multnomah People's Commune (MPC)|
Confederated People's Communes of Multnomah
Their land we protect, their mountain we cherish, their legacy we honor!
[Hymn of the Multnomah People's Commune]
|Portland, Oregon & Vancouver, Washington |
|Official language(s)||None (official), English (de facto)|
|Official religion(s)||Secular (official), Wicca, Paganism, Buddhism, and Indigenous beliefs and Dougism (de facto)|
|Government||Confederal anarcho-communist participatory direct democratic syndicalist people's republic|
|- Príomaire||Titania Smith|
|Legislature||People's Communal Assembly|
|- Type||- unicameral|
|- Number of seats|| - None (de facto) |
6 (including Príomaire) elected as Quorum Council
|- Last election||- August 1, 2021|
|Time zone||UTC -7 to -8|
|Patron saint||Chief Multnomah|
The Multnomah People's Commune (or MPC), officially, though informally, known as the Confederated People's Communes of Multnomah, is a constituent state within the Union of Cascadian Celtic Republics. It is situated in the southeast metro area of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington deriving its flag from the city of Portland and its name from the county of Multnomah, themselves; the latter being named after Chief Multnomah and the w:Multnomah people. It comprises the cities of McGrásta, Vanport, and its capital, Tíotáineait, which also serves as the capital of Cascadia. As the home of the micronational and bioregional capital it is seen as a central hub of commerce, diplomacy, and its politics.
Today, Multnomah is governed as a confederation under a syndicalist, anarcho-communist, participatory, direct democracy and people's republic with the People's Communal Assembly holding full legislative power and freedom. The Assembly does not hold any set number of seats as it is open to the public to participate, propose, vote on, and enact legislation. In this fashion, the people (in assembly) elect the Premier who is the de facto head of government and de jure "Chief" of the Multnomah People's Commune, taking inspiration, with respect, from the Multnomah people and from Cascadia's Celtic democracy. The community does, however, elect a Quorum Council, a small body of representatives to act on the People's behalf if a full assembly cannot meet. Under Multnomah law, "a full assembly shall consist of no less than two-thirds of the Commune's population. If this threshold is not, or cannot, be met, a Quorum Council of two representatives from each Commune may be appointed to act on behalf of its People."
Multnomah was once known by many incarnations prior to its reorganization as a tribal state. Under the name of "Portlandia" and known officially as the Portlandian Soviet Socialist Republic from August 2019 to December 2020, the Portlandian People's Republic from December 2020 to February 2021, and the Portlandian Pagan People's Republic from February to July 2021, it took the name of "Multnomah" to pay tribute and honor the legacy of Chief Multnomah and the First Nations people who resided, and still reside, in and around the Portland metro area. The polity was once governed as a one-party socialist state under the rule of the Soviet Socialist Party. The Party, in essence, controlled all aspects of the state. The Party leader, according to its constitution and the Constitution was the de facto Premier of Portlandia and acted as the supreme and paramount leader of the constituency. The People's Soviet was the unicameral body, with the the power to make and pass legislation and amend the constitution. However, it was largely subservient to the Party and as such was largely a rubber stamp. As the Smithist regime and Cascadian socialism began to slowly crumble to the more democratic Cascadian syndicalist movement, the Soviet Socialist Party began to factionalize and eventually fell into inactivity in early to mid-2021 and is considered to be defunct as the current commune is largely non-partisan in nature, though citizens hold various factional affiliations.