Message of the Month
The DPWC advocates that the minimum wage should be a living family wage and should apply to all workers.
Local Elections Debrief with Len Bergstein,
Political Consultant and Owner of Northwest Strategies
Meet Candidates, Elected Officials and Political Appointees;
Vote on Resolution Readings; Hear Committee Reports; Become a PCP
Social Time: 6:30PM Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00PM
PCC Willow Creek Center, 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, Room 103
Mr. Bergstein has over 40 years of involvement in Oregon’s most complex public policy issues and political affairs. His extensive background as a consultant in both the political and private arenas, has made him a much sought after commentator on TV, radio, and in print media. He is the political analyst for station KGW (Channel 8). Mr. Bergstein will be using his understanding of the political process to analyze the May election results and to provide insight into the upcoming election season.
The Democratic Party of Washington County
Invites you to an Old-Fashioned
Summer Family Picnic:
A Kickoff to
Keynote Speaker: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
Special Guest Speaker: Senator Mark Hass
Emcee: Representative Tobias Read
When: Saturday, June 27, Noon - 4:30pm
Where: Rood Bridge Park, 4000 SE Rood Bridge Rd. Hillsboro
Menu: BBQ chicken, hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, along with baked biscuits, fresh salads, soft drinks, lemonade, iced tea, and ice cream cones for dessert.
Featuring: Affordable family fun games for prizes: Bingo, Wall-of-Wine Ring Toss, Balloon Darts, and more; also free games for the kids
Note: Please reserve by June 24. Online reservations are available via the link below, or use the attached form.
The Budget for 2015 can be found in the PCP pages. In order to view these pages you must be a PCP and have a website account.
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.
"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
When 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.
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