Message of the Month:

August:  We believe all citizens have the right to clean air and clean and safe public water resources.

August 2017 Central Committee Meeting

Wed, 08/23/2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

PCC Willowcreek
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!

Ice Cream Tasting Event With Suzanne Bonamici!

Sat, 08/26/2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

You’re invited to join Congresswoman Bonamici and friends for a Salt and Straw ice cream tasting! We’ll have some of Oregon’s best cool summer treats, fun for all ages, and a chance to discuss important priorities for 2018 – in Oregon and beyond.
When:   Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 2-4 pm.
Where:  Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97003
Suggested Minimum Contribution:  $15 per person or $25 per family.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
RSVP To:  ellie [at] bonamiciforcongress.com, or call 503-208-1228

 

Labor Day Weekend Canvass

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:00am

The Democratic Party of Oregon is hosting largest canvass of the summer across the state on September 2nd, and in Washington County we will be launching the canvass at Shadywood Park, 535 NE 24th Ave, just below Grant Avenue, in Hillsboro at 10 AM. We’re going out to talk to our Democratic neighbors about the importance of voting next year, ask them what inspires them to vote, and ask them to sign a voter pledge card, which we will collect and mail to them before the election next year.
The easiest way to sign up for this canvass is to go to the Facebook events page HERE and click Going. 
As Neighborhood Leaders, you are the trusted messengers in your community. You can cut through the fog of talking heads, online pundits, and media horse-race narratives. We’re counting on you to help us talk to your Democratic Neighbors on the 2nd. As I said before, they’re waiting to hear from you…
Thank you, and see you all on September 2nd!

March With Us in the Beaverton Celebration Parade!

Sat, 09/09/2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Join with the WashCo Dems and march in the Beaverton Celebration Parade!
When:  September 9, 2017,  at 9 am.
Contact:  Matt Koehler, vicechair1 [at] washcodems.org for more information.
If you would like to march in the parade, please sign up HERE!  Please remember to include an email address so that we can contact you with more information.
The parade route is attached below.

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.