Message of the Month:

The DPWC advocates that the official minimum wage should be a living family wage and should apply to all workers, including guest, migrant, and seasonal agricultural workers.

Annual Family-Friendly Summer Picnic!

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 12:00pm



The WashCo Dems Invites you
to a Lovely, Late Afternoon Picnic
This is it - Victory 2016!


  • Feast on our fantastic Fajita Buffet, featuring grilled chicken breast fajitas, beef and fish tacos, Spanish rice, refried beans, strawberry spinach salad, rotini pasta salad, and fresh fruits, plus assorted beverages, churros and finger desserts.
  • Enjoy the company of your fellow Democrats as well as a range of fun activities:  Raffle for themed packages; Pie Auction; Wall of Wine Ring Toss; Bingo and Beer; and of course an opportunity to meet candidates and elected officials!
  • Come join the fun and avoid the mid-day heat!

Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Bonamici, Congresswoman for OR 1st District
Invited Guest Speaker: Attorney General Rosenblum
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time: 3:00pm
New Location: Summer Lake Park,11450 SW Winterlake Drive, Tigard

If you would like to help with this fun event, contact: valliegilham [at] (subject: I%20would%20like%20to%20volunteer%20for%20the%202016%20Pinic) (Vallie Gilham)

We look forward to seeing you at Summer Picnic 2016!


Give Some-Get Some Burdick/Hass Fundraiser

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:00pm

You’re invited to join
Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick & Senator Mark Hass
For a reception and fundraiser

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
The Stockpot Broiler, 8200 S.W. Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton

NOTE; We’d love to feed some Washco Dems.  As before, if they donate $50 we will double it and send it back (up to $1,000). We think this is a good way to help the Washco Dems while also getting more people engaged in politics as things start heating up.

Sponsorship Levels:
Gold: $5,000
Silver: $2,500
Bronze: $1,000
or $250 Ticket

Friends of Ginny Burdick PAC ID #5434
Friends of Mark Hass PAC ID #11487
Please RSVP to Courtney Helstein: courtney [at] or (503) 915-2948

First District Convention

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 9:00am

On June 4th, 2016 the Democratic Party of Oregon will hold 6 District Conventions across the state. The District Conventions will take place in each of Oregon's Congressional Districts. District 2 has been split into two subdistricts with subdistrict A covering the northern half of the district and subdistrict B covering the southern half of the district. 41 delegates to the National Convention will be elected at the District Conventions on June 4th.

Click HERE to view District Convention rules.

District: 1st District
Delegates: 9
Location: Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR
Contact: Steve Hall, Chair of the WCD delegation to the 1st CD: firstcdchair [at]

State Convention

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 9:00am

The Democratic Party of Oregon will hold its State Convention on June 18, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. This convention will elect a total of 20 delegates and 5 alternates. Thirteen delegates and 5 alternates will be elected at-large. Seven delegates will be elected as Party Leader/Elected Official (PLEO) delegates. Click HERE for State Convention rules.

The State Convention will be located at: Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, 4222 NE 158th Ave, Portland, OR 97230

Oregon will have 74 delegates and four alternates. Forty-one delegates will be elected at the district conventions, and 20 at the state convention. Thirteen delegates will be automatically selected because they are elected officials or members of the DNC. In order to reflect Oregon’s Democratic voters as best as possible, Oregon Democrats have established representation goals. They are:

Youth, 12 members of the delegation
People with disabilities, 11
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender, 8
Latino or Hispanic American, 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander, 4
African American, 3
Native American, 2