Multco Dems

Nominations for Dick Celsi, Governor Barbara Roberts Young Democrat and Bill and Gladys McCoy Awards Are Now Open!

This year’s Multnomah County Democratic Party Dick Celsi Celebration will be held March 9, 2019. At that event, three individuals will be recognized for their service and commitment to the Party. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the Dick Celsi Award, the Bill and Gladys McCoy Award, and the Governor Barbara Roberts Young Democrat Award. You may offer nominations by using this link to our nomination form. Nominations are due by midnight the night of February 15, 2019. You may use the form multiple times to nominate more than one person.

The Dick Celsi Award

Dick Celsi – “Celsi” as his friends called him – served as Chair of the Multnomah County Democratic Party during the 1970s and Chair of the State Democratic Party during the 1980s and into the 1990s. A Democratic Socialist, he was a strong voice for the poor, homeless, and those without means.

In honor of Dick Celsi, a Precinct Committee Person (PCP) who emulates Dick Celsi’s dedication to the Party and to grassroots activism will be selected to receive the Dick Celsi Award. To be eligible for this award, the PCP must not have previously received it, must not be a State or County Democratic Party Officer, and must not have been an officer of the Multnomah County Democrats within the last six months.

Governor Barbara Roberts Young Democrat Award

Barbara Roberts served as the 34th Governor of Oregon from 1991 to 1995. She was the first woman to serve as Oregon Governor, and was also the first woman to serve as Majority Leader in the Oregon House of Representatives. She also served as Secretary of State for two terms, and, most recently, as a member of Metro Council from 2011 to 2013.

In her honor, the Governor Barbara Roberts Young Democrat Award is presented to a young Democrat who has significantly contributed as a volunteer for our organization. To be eligible for this award, the recipient shall be no older than 37 as of January 1, 2019.

Bill and Gladys McCoy Award

Bill McCoy in 1972 became the first African-American elected to the Oregon State Legislature. His wife Gladys became the first African-American member of the Portland School Board in 1970, and then the first African-American Multnomah County Commissioner in 1979.

In their honor, the Bill and Gladys McCoy Award recognizes a present or past-elected official who resides in Multnomah County and who has provided significant service and support to the Party.

Announcing the December 13 Central Committee Meeting

We cordially invite you to this month’s meeting of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County. The meeting will take place:

Thursday, December 13
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland 97212
(Map)

Our schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM Doors open.
6:30 PM Registration and Sign In
7:00 PM Business Meeting begins
8:00 PM Credentialing Ends
9:00 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting

CREDENTIALING (REGISTRATION FOR VOTING) ENDS AT 8:00PM, when numbers present are reported to the Recording Secretary.

There are no resolutions currently scheduled to come before the Central Committee.

We will be voting on appointment of Precinct Committee Persons. A list of persons eligible for appointment can be found here.

Stay tuned to this post for further announcements.

Support a year of IMPACT!

Support a Year of IMPACT
Did you know we dropped 90,000 slate cards for midterms? This BLUE WAVE is because of you! As we focus on 2020 we need you. Becoming a pillar of the party goes a long way to ensuring Democrats winning every seat. Your donations help keep our office open for campaigns, party meetings, the lights on, and the coffee hot.

Become a Monthly Donor for as little as $10 dollars a month. Donate to help us move forward Health Care For All, Clean Energy Jobs and Affordable Housing.

Join us at the Holiday Fundraiser! Saturday December 1st!

Winter Fundraiser Holiday Party!

YOU’RE INVITED

Democratic Party of Oregon Annual Holiday Fundraiser
December 1, 2018

As in the past, the Multnomah County Democrats are pleased to co-host the Holiday Fundraising Party at the 4th Quarter State Central Committee Meeting. We invite you to attend.

Location: Northeast Portland (exact address provided when you purchase a ticket)
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Ticket Price: $35 – includes buffet dinner and all the festivities

JOIN IN THE FUN!

It’s a great evening for a worthy cause as we empower voters and fight for our values, not to mention, keep the lights on!

Purchase tickets at: Holiday Party Tickets

Or, if you can’t attend, but would like to support us, please consider donating HERE.

Raffle items are happily accepted through Tuesday, November 27. The donation form with the details can be found HERE.

Thank you for supporting the Multnomah County Democrats.

WE DID IT!

Dear Friends,

Today, we made a difference. Thousands of volunteers. Millions of steps walked. Over 175,000 voter contacts. Generous contributions. ALL WORTH IT! Together, we delivered for Oregon, for our communities, for our children, for our future!

We need your help to keep the energy going! Democracy does not end at the election, this is just the beginning.

Please donate or volunteer to help us to ,strong>continue to build a better Oregon.

And as always, thank you for everything you do.

Sincerely,

Lurelle Robbins, Chair
Multnomah County Democratic Party
chair@multdems.org

Announcing the November 8 Central Committee Meeting

We cordially invite you to this month’s post-election meeting of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County. The meeting will take place:

Thursday, November 8
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland 97212

(Map)

Our schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM Doors open.
6:30 PM Registration and Sign In
7:00 PM Business Meeting begins
8:00 PM Credentialing Ends
9:00 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting

CREDENTIALING (REGISTRATION FOR VOTING) ENDS AT 8:00PM, when numbers present are reported to the Recording Secretary.

We will be voting on ALTERNATE SCC DELEGATES. There are openings to the State Central Committee — the governing body of The Democratic Party of Oregon. We will vote to select 4 male and 3 female alternates to fill the remaining terms. Consider submitting your name for consideration at the meeting with the opportunity to attend the 4th Quarter SCC meeting on Dec 1 and Dec 2 as an alternate delegate.

We will be voting on three amendments to the bylaws. You may find these amendments here. These have to do with:

  1. Removing elected public officials as members of the Central Committee, unless they are otherwise members by virtue of being a PCP or officer; and,
  2. Changes to the way the Party Organizational Meeting is run in odd-numbered years.

We will also be voting on one resolution: 2018-16 Regarding Disenfranchisement and Eradication of Transgender/Non-Binary People

It is 5 days until the election! In order to elect Kate Brown and defeat these disastrous ballot measures, we need every PCP in the Party to get involved.

We are running a a sock drive for homeless shelters and the houseless. Please bring new or gently used socks either to the Central Committee meeting or to MCDHQ (3551 NE Sandy). Two-thirds of the socks will go to shelters, and one-third will go directly to the houseless.

Watch this space for minutes and agenda.

Ballots are on their way!

Keep an eye on your mailbox — the one on the side of your house, not your email inbox — because ballots are on the way!

You should receive your mail-in ballot in the next several days. If you don’t see your ballot in a few days, you should check your voter registration and make sure it’s current.

If you are registered, but at the wrong address, you should update your registration on the County Elections Division site, located here. We suggest commenting that you need to be sent a ballot at the new address.