October 13th General Meeting/Central Committee Meeting

October 13th Meeting at Taborspace
5441 SE Belmont St. (enter on 54th Ave., directly to downstairs space)

Doors open for check-in at 6:15; meeting starts at 6:30, must end by 8:30.

We have unfinished business to finish, and final plans for a strong finish to the campaign, to get our slate cards to voters in Multnomah County and help get ballots returned. Some of our endorsed positions on ballot measures have big money coming in to oppose them (Measure 97, for example). Voters have shown us that they want to know what we think, so let's tell them.

Unfortunately, there's a lot of election fatigue out there, people saying, "Can it just be over tomorrow?" But it can't, and this is the time to build a strong finish.

In Oregon, GOTV (Get Out The Vote) doesn't quite describe vote by mail, but BITB (Bring In Those Ballots) does. Let's do it.

Detailed agenda:

Multnomah Democrats' Ballot Measure Endorsements for November, 2016

The September 8th Central Committee meeting was largely devoted to understanding, debating and voting on positions to take on ballot measures on the 2016 General Election ballot. 95 Precinct Committee Persons took part. A position taken by the Party, to either support or oppose any measure, required a 2/3 vote for that position. Endorsed positions will appear on our slate cards, to be distributed to voters when ballots are mailed.

The Multnomah County Democratic Party endorses a "Yes" vote on each of these measures:

Statewide Referrals
Measure 94 - Judicial Retirement
Measure 95 - University Investment
Measure 96 - Veterans’ Services

Statewide Initiatives
Measure 97 - Corporate Income Tax
Measure 99 - Outdoor School Fund
Measure 100 - Endangered Species

Measure 26-178 - Metro Levy

City of Portland
Measure 26-179 - Affordable Housing
Measure 26-180 - Marijuana Tax

Multnomah County Charter Review
Measure 26-182 - Midterm Election
Measure 26-183 - Appointed Sheriff
Measure 26-184 - Contribution Limits

Special thanks to the Endorsement Task Force for compiling and presenting information on each measure, and the counting team that stayed up late to get results out promptly.

Coordinated Campaign 3rd Cong. Dist. Field Office Now Open

The 3rd Congressional District Field office is NOW OPEN!

They have lawn signs, bumper stickers and buttons for Hillary available, so if you or anyone you know wants them, you can get them here!

I've been told that there are no lawn signs for Brown, Avakian, or the other statewide candidates available yet, but they should be coming soon!!

Office address:
1735 NE 7th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212

Monday-Thursday: 10am-8:30pm
Friday-Sunday: 10am-6pm

They are also looking for phone bankers to make calls and may need some office help too.

Jessica is the field coordinator for the 3rd CD and she'll be located at this office.

Endorsement Decisions at September 8th Meeting-New Location

Due to increased interest in Central Committee meetings, we have reserved a larger venue for the rest of 2016 and early 2017: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St. Due to venue requirements, we are moving the meeting earlier. Check-in can begin at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30; we have to have the room cleaned up and be out by 9:00.

Our September 8th Central Committee Meeting will be focused on making decisions on endorsements of ballot measures. Positions taken in support or opposition will appear on the reverse side of our slate cards in October. If neither support nor oppose position gets 2/3 of the vote, the Party will take no position on that measure. Spokespersons have been invited from the campaigns, and we will reserve time for debate by members on each measure. The Endorsement Task Force's report is attached for download.

Draft Agenda

August Meeting Thursday, August 11th

August General Meeting/Central Committee Meeting, Thursday, August 11

3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Meeting starts at 7:00.

Agenda will include:
Welcome to new and returning PCPs.
Welcome and thanks to new, returning and retiring District Leaders and Assistant District Leaders.
Introduction of Democratic elected officials and candidates.

Mini PCP Training and Orientation.
Campaign Preview.
Election to fill unexpired terms of alternate delegates to the State Central Committee - 2 female, 1 male.
Consideration of PCPs for appointment.

Convention Watch Party


Watch the last night of the Democratic National Convention with Democratic Friends

Let's get together to eat, drink and watch speeches, including the big one,
our nominee's acceptance speech.

As Al Franken said tonight, we have to wake up Friday morning ready to work. 
Let's get together Thursday night and celebrate what we're working for.

Monthly Meeting June 9th

The Multnomah County Democratic Party Monthly Meeting will be held June 9th at our headquarters, 3551 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland. Doors open at 6:00 PM; meeting starts at 7:00. 

Guest speaker will be Tawna Sanchez, newly nominated for State Representative from House District 43.

We have vacancies in our State Central Committee delegation; we will elect both male and female alternate delegates.

Primary Election report

Coming attractions: Annual Picnic is July 14th at Red Sunset Park in Gresham. Endorsement Task Force will begin work on 2016 ballot measures this summer.

Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Boxes

Official ballot boxes can be found here: https://multco.us/elections/multnomah-county-official-ballot-drop-sites

After you've dropped off your ballot, you can check on its status here: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do

And... If you lost your Voters' Pamphlet, you can find it here: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/current-election.aspx

All ballots must be received by your county elections office by 8 p.m. on May 17, 2016. Postmarks do not count.