Message of the Month:
May: 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.
WashCoDems 101 is a Saturday morning class that welcomes all new comers to Washington County Democrats. We provide an introduction to the party and what it means to be a Democrat, how the party functions, who the leaders are and how to get involved. The role of the Precinct Committee Person and the Neighborhood leader will be explained in detail. This class is an expectation for all PCPs and recommended for all new to the party. It is offered on the first Saturday of even numbered months and runs from 8:30 am to noon. The next class is June 3.
To register for the class email training [at] washcodems.org. Registration is important so we have enough materials prepared.
Family Promise of Beaverton is holding a tailgating pledge drive and Sleep Out at Beaverton City Fountain Park, 12500 Southwest 4th Street, Beaverton. Food, games, music and a movie! Register a car for just $25 to help raise money for child and family homelessness. Prizes go to the top three pledge earners!
The WashCo Dems are sponsoring a car! You are encouraged to donate to our car by clicking here: https://www.razoo.com/story/C1q8ef
241 SW Edgeway Dr, Beaverton, OR 97006
Social/Sign-In Time: 6:30-7:00PM Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00PM
Meet Democratic Officials and Candidates!
Become a Precinct Committee Person! Vote on Resolutions!
Hear Committee Reports! Sign up to Volunteer! Join a Committee!
What: Join State Senator Chuck Riley and State Representatives Susan McLain and Janeen Sollman for a Town Hall.
Where: Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124
When: Thursday, June 29th, from 7 PM until 8:30 PM.
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
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.