The Democratic Party of Washington County is endorsing the following slate of local candidates for the May 19 elections:
Message of the Month
The DPWC supports comprehensive immigration reform which secures our borders, includes a path to citizenship, and contains a guest worker program.
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.
On March 11, 2015, I had the immense honor, along with my children, of being present for the swearing-in of our new Oregon Secretary of State, Jeanne Atkins. Governor Kate Brown, in introducing Jeanne to the public and the press, noted that Jeanne would be the first Secretary of State in Oregon's political history to hail from Washington County. No doubt, that drew a strong round of applause from the Washington County residents in attendance!
The good news does not stop there for the WashCoDems. Attendees for our 2015 Annual SpringFest fundraiser will have an opportunity to meet and congratulate Secretary of State Atkins, who will be joining us as speaker on April 4th. The Secretary will share some of her expectations and goals for the next two years as Oregon's new secretary of state. And let’s not forget what a wonderful, dependable friend Jeanne has always been to the WashCoDems.
Be sure to join us to show your support and pride for our fellow Washington County resident as she takes the helm of this very important state job.
Rosa Colquitt, Chair, Washington County Democrats
SpringFest 2015 is in the Air!
Enjoy a Delicious Brunch and Help the WashCoDems with
"Planting Seeds of Victory"
Keynote Speaker: Secretary of State, Jeanne Atkins
Special Guest Speaker: Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
Saturday, April 4, 11:30am - 1:30pm
UA Local 290 Plumbers & Steamfitters, 20210 SW Teton Ave., Tualatin
Featuring food, friends, fun, and fundraising (silent auction)
Don't miss out! Purchase your ticket today!
Food and Beverages:
- Potatoes, scrambled eggs, and a ham carving station;
- Quiches - 4 types
- Fruits, muffins, bagels, banana bread, waffles, and blintzes with fresh strawberries
- Coffee - regular and decaf
- Mimosas (with additional bar service)
- $40.00 per person
- $35.00 for PCP's, Veterans, Seniors, or Volunteers
- $800.00 for table of 8 + full page program ad (4.625"w x 7.5"h)
- $400.00 for 1/2 table of 4 seats + half-page program ad (4.625"w x 3.625"h)
Spring Adopt-A-Road Cleanup!
Join us Saturday, March 28th at 10AM to help make Washington County a little bit cleaner.
We park in the lot at the Oregon Heritage Apple Farm and spend about two hours picking up litter along Scholls Ferry Road between Teufel Hill Road and the River Road Roundabout. We will provide safety vests, pick-up claws and big orange bags. You bring your family & friends (age 12 and above please) wear solid shoes or boots, work gloves and weather-appropriate clothing for a couple hours out in the elements.
(CLICK HERE for a map of the cleanup area.)
The Oregon Heritage Apple Farm is at 22801 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road, park in the lot to the west of the red barn and twin silos.
Following the Cleanup we will adjourn, as is our custom, to a nearby public house for refreshing beverages and food.
To participate please contact Cleanup Czar Luis Nava (navajl [at] msn [dot] com, 503-548-3650) so we have a count of expected volunteers, or just show up if you find you have time.
What: WashCo Dems 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)
"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