Message of the Month:
February: The Democratic Party supports marriage equality for all. Love. Commitment. Marriage.
Meet Democratic Officials and Candidates!;
Become a Precinct Committee Person!; Vote on Resolutions!;
Hear Committee Reports!; Sign up to Volunteer!; Join a Committee!
Social/Sign-In Time: 6:30-7:00PM Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00PM
PCC Willow Creek Center, 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, Room 103
Conestoga Middle School,12250 SW Conestoga Dr, Beaverton, OR 97008
Health Care Forum with Rep. Mitch Greenlick (HD 33), Rep. Sheri Malstrom (HD27), and healthcare activist Lisa Stiller. Forum participants will look at the impact of the Trump administration's intent to repeal the ACA. The panel will discuss what buffers are being considered to keep Oregonians insured, and what funding sources are being sought to make up any OHA deficits as a result of the repeal. Complete repeal of the Affordable Care act would result in almost 30 million people losing their health insurance nationwide. Despite all of the ACA’s publicized problems, 155,000 Oregonians signed up for 2017 coverage. Overall, 438,000 Oregonians will be directly affected if the ACA is repealed.
In addition to the Healthcare forum, Central Committee members will vote on a resolution to support the National Popular Vote Interstate (NPVIC), an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their state’s electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote. (See attached resolution)
What: Start of Session Town Hall with Senator Mark Hass (SD14), Rep. Jeff Barker (HD28), and Rep. Sheri Malstrom (HD27)
When: Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m.
Where: Beaverton Civic Theatre Auditorium, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton
Washington County Budget Listening Session
Thursday, March 9th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm,
Beaverton High School Cafeteria, 13000 SW 2nd Ave. Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Join Representatives Jeff Barker, Margaret Doherty, Susan McLain, Ken Helm, Sheri Malstrom, and Janeen Sollman for a listening session where you can tell them what you think the priorities should be for this session.
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.