Message of the Month

The tax code should be progressive, with the largest contribution coming from those with the greatest financial means.

Central Committee Meeting

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

In collaboration with the Multnomah County Democrats, the DPWC will host a panel discussion examining Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

Although spoken more than fifty years ago, Dr. King’s words are particularly relevant today in light of the recent rash of questionable deaths among unarmed African Americans at the hands of armed police officers. These deaths, most notably the shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, have launched a national dialogue concerning 'the reality of police violence against Black people.' And, although Washington County is a long ways from Ferguson, MO., the issue of safety and police protection in our communities is not a black, brown or white problem, but a problem of national concern for all.

Tackling the issue of justice and injustice are Representatives Lew Frederick (HD 43) and Joe Gallegos (HD 30), along with Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. Rep. Frederick, whose House district covers North and Northeast Portland, is well known nationally for his life-long history of working to improve race relations. Rep. Frederick has served in the Oregon House since 2009. Rep. Gallegos, who was recently elected to his second term in the Oregon House, representing Northeast Hillsboro, is deeply appreciated by his constituents and colleagues for his advocacy of quality public education, jobs and healthy families. And, our third panelist, Labor Commissioner Avakian, who brings a strong background in civil rights, is well known for doing what comes naturally to him—fighting for the rights of others against wage theft, ensuring equal pay for equal work, fighting for a strong minimum wage and doing all that he can within the power of his elected office to strengthen Oregon’s workforce. Following the panel presentations, audience members will be invited to ask questions.

Elections of alternate delegates to the 1st Congressional District Committee
Elections of 1st CD and SCC Chairs

Meet Candidates, Elected Officials and Political Appointees;
Hear Resolution Readings and Committee Reports;
Become a Precinct Committee P
erson (PCP)

Social Time: 6:30PM; Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00PM
PCC Willow Creek Center, 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, Room 103
​(entrance at southwest corner of bldg across from Park & Ride lot and MAX Station.)

WashCoDems' Reorganization Results

Congratulations to our new officers!:

Chair: Rosa Colquitt (chair [at] washcodems [dot] org)
1st Vice Chair: Matt Koehler (vicechair1 [at] washcodems [dot] org)
2nd Vice Chair: Louise Curren (vicechair2 [at] washcodems [dot] org)
Treasurer: Veronica Williams (treasurer [at] washcodems [dot] org)
Secretary: Mignon Hamlin
(secretary [at] washcodems [dot] org)

Delegates to the First CD and State Central Committee will be posted under the menu Our Party > Party Leaders after certification by the Secretary of State. Their term begins in January. Several alternate positions are open for the First CD and will be elected at the January Central Committee meeting. Click Read more to see attachments.

Carl Wolfson Needs your Support

Our friend Carl Wolfson has reached out to us for some support for his radio show "Carl in the Morning", which airs weekdays 7-9AM on and XRAY 91.1 FM.
Carl and his producer JD are working hard to provide Portland area FM listeners and webcast/podcast listeners worldwide with progressive, informative and entertaining radio, but they have one major roadblock: XRAY.FM is commercial free.

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
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