Message of the Month:

April: The DPWC advocates that every person is entitled to a quality public education

Grassroots Event During the Wayne Morse Gala

Fri, 04/28/2017 -
7:45pm to 10:00pm

We invite you to join the Democratic Party of Oregon for a special Grassroots Event at our 8th Annual Wayne Morse Gala. This year we're excited to announce guest speakers Congressman and DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison and Governor Kate Brown!

In the Pavillion Room of the Portland Hilton we’ll be hosting a livestream of the Gala’s speakers and following Congressman Keith Ellison’s speech at the dinner he will be joining those in the Pavillion Room for special remarks.
 
 

Doors open at 7:45PM and the suggested donation is $10 - though you can give more or less.
 

Please note that tickets to this event are first come, first serve, and you must sign up to attend.

Sign Up Here!
 

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided as well as a no-host bar.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Doors Open: 7:45 PM
Livestream Begins: ~8:15 PM
Event Ends: 10:00 PM

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower - Pavillion Room
921 SW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97204

Adopt-A-Road Spring Cleanup Needs Volunteers!

Sat, 04/29/2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Spring Adopt-A-Road Cleanup!

    

What: WashCo Dems' semi-annual 'Adopt-A-Road' clean up day.
When: Saturday, April 29th, 10am
Where: We begin at the Oregon Heritage Apple Farm, 22801 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road (park in the lot to the west of the red barn and twin silos)
Info: Wear solid shoes or boots, work gloves and weather-appropriate clothing for a couple hours out in the elements. We will provide safety vests, pick-up claws and big orange bags. Ages 12 and above only.
Contact:  Clyde Wolf at  community_outreach [at] washcodems.org (please let him know if you are planning on helping so he knows how much equipment to bring)

Please join us to help make Washington County a little bit cleaner, and spend about two hours picking up litter along Scholls Ferry Road between Teufel Hill Road and the River Road Roundabout. Following the Cleanup we will adjourn to Big Al's at 14950 SW Barrows Rd, Beaverton for refreshing no host beverages and food.

Town Hall and Update with Reps Doherty and Williamson

Sat, 04/29/2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Join House Majority Leader, Jennifer Williamson and Margaret Doherty for a Town Hall next Saturday at the Multnomah Art Center at 10:00am. They want to hear your opinions and concerns as they continue to represent our community in Salem. 

When: April 29th from 10:00 am until 11:00 am
Where: 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

WashCo Dems Phone Banks & Canvasses for Hillsboro School Board

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:00pm to Sun, 05/14/2017 - 6:00pm

The WashCo Dems will be hosting the following phone banks and canvasses for our Hillsboro School Board Candidates:

Thursday May 4  at 6pm - Hillsboro School Board Phone banking

Monday May 8 at 6pm - Hillsboro School Board Phone banking

Saturday May 13 10am - Hillsboro School Board phone banking and canvass

Sunday May 14  at 6pm (Mother's Day) - Mothers Calling Mothers Phone Bank (with concerns about schools and kids.

Please bring your cell phones and help us get our endorsed local candidates elected!

Where: 140 NE 3rd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124  Phone: (503) 626-7018

Contact:  lexiew.oregon [at] gmail.com

 

Looking for House District Leaders

Want to help grow the Democratic Party in your community?
 Like meeting new people and making new friends?
Is Team Work important to you?
Interested in Washington County's Neighborhood Leader Program?

If Neighborhood Organizing sounds like something you would like to learn more about, you can sign up to be a House District Leader (HDL) with the Washington County Democrats! Every House District can have up to Four district leaders. The only requirements are that you be a Precinct Committee Person! Apply, and Chair Louise Currin will review your application for appointment. APPLY HERE to read the application and essential duties of an HDL. For more questions, email Carl Fisher, Field Director: field [at] washcodems.org

Standing Committees

If you are interested in volunteering or joining one or more of our Standing Committees please fill out a volunteer form online or at the office.

The Community Outreach Committee:
Shall develop and strengthen the Central Committee by sponsoring and participating in community events to include Fairs, Parades, Values in Action events and other activities for PCPs and volunteers; perform credentials/registration duties for the Central Committee; reach out and serve as liaison to other organizations with Democratic views in the county.

The Communications Committee
Shall promote the welfare and principles of the Democratic Party and publicize meetings, conventions, fundraising events, and resolutions passed by the Central Committee in local news media; publish all necessary platform convention materials; and coordinate letters to the Editor.

The Budget Committee
Shall prepare an annual budget for adoption by the Central Committee and conduct an annual review of all Central Committee financial records. The Budget Committee Chair shall review any expenditure not contained in the adopted budget.

The Finance Committee:
Shall have the primary responsibility for planning and executing all fundraising activities to meet Central Committee-approved, budgeted expenses.

The Resolutions and Platform Committee:
Shall receive, review and make recommendations on all proposed resolutions; submit proposed platform items, based upon major issues, to the Central Committee for its consideration; send the required number of copies of the County Platform to the Platform Committee of the State Central Committee so that it may be considered for inclusion in the State Democratic Platform.

The Young Democrats Committee
Shall promote the Democratic Party among county young people and coordinate activities within the county.

Information Technology Committee
Shall develop and maintain the Central Committee website, databases, blogs and software, enforcing all Central Committee standing rules pertaining to access and permitted uses; respond to tech-support, user access, and rule violation issues within 24 hours; provide online research as requested by the Executive Board or the Central Committee; advise the Central Committee on matters related to information technology.

The Office Committee:
Shall be responsible for overseeing the regular operation of the office, including staffing.

The Training and Education Committee:
Shall have oversight of all training and shall coordinate all training presented on behalf of the Central Committee. The committee shall train House District Leaders and Precinct Committee Persons as to their duties and responsibilities in regard to the Central Committee. The committee shall also educate and train volunteers as to their opportunities to assist the Central Committee.

The Latino Outreach Committee:
Shall focus on the Latino community by registering voters and engaging all Latino voters in the Democratic political process.

The Rules Committee:
Shall regularly review Central Committee bylaws and Standing Rules at least once every two years, making recommendations for amendments as needed, proposing amendments thereto, as needed, for adoption by the Central Committee; and shall conduct all elections.

Ad Hoc Committees:

Contributions Recommendation and Endorsement Committee:
Shall make 
recommendations as to which legislative candidate campaigns shall receive contributions from the Central Committee and as to which candidates for non-partisan office shall receive the endorsement of the Central Committee.