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'Poker and Politics' Poker Tournament

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

What: Wash Co Dems are holding a 'Poker and Politics' Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament*
When: Saturday, May 9, 6:00pm until 9:00pm
Where: UA Local 290 Hall, 20210 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062

Price: $75 per player, with potential for players to buy in more at the tables throughout the tournament. Includes finger foods. $25 for spectators (non-players)

Anyone, from novice to expert, can join in the excitement and help raise money to support the Wash Co Dems’ ongoing work in the community. The top 10% of players will be awarded a 40% share of the event profit. The tournament is being presented by Team Casino Parties and Music. Their professional dealers will ensure a fun time for everyone and that fair gaming rules are observed.

Tickets cost $75 per player and $25 for non-playing observers. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided. Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.
Your buy-in is a political donation, per the Oregon Political Tax Credit, so as a single you can write off up to $50 of the buy-in; married and filing jointly can write up to $100 off.

*This event is only open to adults 21 and up

Click Here to Buy Tickets.

WCDs at Cornelius Children's Day Celebration

The Washington County Democrats will participate in the Cornelius Children’s Day Celebration on Saturday April 25th. We’ll have a tent, and we’re inviting volunteers to help with promoting our democratic values, promoting our candidates for school district, talking about our elected officials and community issues as well as Voter registration news “Motor Voter”; we also do face painting. If you will like to participate please send us an email with the specific time that you’re willing to help. Also you can contact us by phone for any questions.
 
What: Cornelius Children Day Celebration
When: Saturday April 25th, from 11 am - 4 pm
Where: Echo Shaw Elementary School, 914 S. Linden St. Cornelius
Contact: Luis Nava: navajl [at] msn [dot] com, 503-548-3650

WCPAF: Banks School Board Candidates

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:30am

What: Washington County Public Affairs Forum hosts Banks School Board Candidates
When: Monday, April 27, Doors open at 11:30am, Speaker(s) start at Noon
Where: Peppermill Restaurant in Aloha at 17455 SW Farmington Rd
Website: www.washingtoncountyforum.org

The forum meets over lunch every Monday at the Peppermill Restaurant in Aloha at 17455 SW Farmington Rd. There is no charge for admission. Doors open at 11:30AM, and the speakers start at noon. Lunch is available to order from the menu. Following the speaker, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Only paid up members are allowed to ask questions of the speakers.

WCDs Go to Salem

Lobby Day: On March 18 a group of WCDs - Glendora Claybrooks, Dale Feik, Will Hobbs, Michael Neff, and Gerritt Rosenthal - visited some legislators, gave them information about our priorities/resolutions and found out what they were working on. Please see attached pdf for details.

Message From the Chair: The Path Forward

"I want our actions to tell every child in every neighborhood, your life matters, and we are committed to improving your life chances... I want future generations to know that we are a people who see our differences as a great gift, that we're a people who value the dignity and worth of every citizen -- man and woman, young and old, black and white, Latino, Asian, immigrant, Native American, gay, straight, Americans with mental illness or physical disability. Everybody matters."
President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address January 20, 2015

Rosa Colquitt, Chair of the Democratic Party of Washington CountyWhen I listened to those words, spoken by the President, I found myself firmly reassured in my own commitment to living a life of progressive activism. I am proud to be inspired by the principles and core values of the Democratic Party, most especially the fundamental belief in the working together for the common good.

Having recently been elected as chair of the Democratic Party of Washington County, there are moments of feeling quite elated. On the other hand, in all candor, there are also those humbling, heart-pounding moments when I think to myself “Oh, bleep! You were just elected as chair of the Democratic Party of Washington County!” But mostly I just defiantly stare down the long list of tasks and responsibilities before me, thinking of what an honor it is to serve the Party that I love so completely.

Oregon Food Bank Barrel at Washco Dems Office

Oregon Food Bank

Help Fight Hunger in Washington County
Next visit to the Office in Hillsboro, please consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food (canned, boxed, shatterproof plastic) for the Oregon Food Bank. 
Hunger continues to be a real issue for many in our area, and you donations have a positive impact on families struggling to get by. This holiday season - today - you can help us support the Oregon Food Bank's mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes ... because no one should be hungry.
You can learn more and make a cash donation at http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/
Bring your non-perishable donation to the Washco Dems Office at 140 NE 3rd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Phone: (503) 626-7018 
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am - 4pm & Sat: 10am - 2pm