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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

October 11 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, October 11
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 the following resolutions:

We will also vote to fill vacant Precinct Committee Person positions. The list of candidates for appointment is available here.

You are also duly informed that there are three amendments to the bylaws being proposed for consideration at the November Central Committee meeting. 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.

Minutes and agenda:

September 13th 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, September 13
Multnomah County Democratic HQ
3551 NE Sandy, Portland OR 97232
(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.

Special guests include Teressa Raiford (Don’t Shoot PDX) speaking on Police Brutality.

The proposed Bylaws changes have been pulled from the agenda.

We will be voting on four resolutions:

We will also vote to fill vacant Precinct Committee Person positions. The list of candidates for appointment is available here.

The adopted agenda for this month’s meeting is here.

The approved minutes for last month’s meeting are here.

The live minutes for this month’s meeting are here.

Announcing our Student Internship

Multnomah County Democrats is pleased to announce the very first paid internship for the Fall and Winter of 2018. We are seeking an energetic student that has an interest in learning more about politics, grassroots organizing as well as campaigning and elections. The internship has flexible hours with the ability to work some evenings and weekends required.

What We Expect: The intern should be familiar with computer programs such as Word and Excel, have excellent communication skills and be comfortable speaking on the phone and speaking to diverse communities. The intern should expect to do some door-to-door canvassing, phone canvassing, event outreach and help with college voter registration drives. Additionally the intern should be detail orientated, able to work independently in fluid situations and have a passion for politics.

What We Offer: A 3-6 month internship that can be a career path or simply the experience of a lifetime. Training as a Field Organizer could be the stepping stone you need to an paid career in politics. We offer you a unique learning experience with the opportunity to earn while learning grassroots organizing and how to manage a successful campaign. We are offering a $1500 stipend paid in increments, to assist in your education cost. If you choose to seek college credit, please speak to your college academic advisor first.

Applications will be accepted starting on 8/04/18 and should be completed and submitted to our office or on or before 5 PM on 8/25/18. Please apply by submitting a one page resume, a one page cover later that states your interest, the school you are affiliated with along with a total of 3 references that may include work, volunteer or academic references. All reference should be dated within the last 2 years. Please submit these documents in Word or a PDF to ViceChair1@Multdems.org. A decision will be made by 9/1/18.

Who May Apply: Students who are between the ages of 18-30 years of age, pursuing their first undergraduate degree may apply for an internship and college credit through any accredited college in Multnomah County.

Still have questions? Please email Rachelle Dixon at ViceChair1@Multdems.org.

Thank you for your interest.

Regards,

Rachelle Dixon
Vice Chair 1, Multnomah County Democrats

Join Earl Blumenauer for a Public Forum on Restoring Communities Devastated by the Failed War on Drugs

The War on Drugs has been a decades-long, $1 trillion policy failure that has disproportionately affected low-income communities and people of color. Simply ending the War on Drugs is not enough. We need a plan to restore the lives and communities most impacted by this disastrous policy.

Those caught in the cross-hairs of this discriminatory system continue to be socially, legally, and economically punished long after they have served out their sentences. The result? Chronic cycles of unemployment, housing instability, and sporadic emergency room visits that make it nearly impossible for people to get the help they need.

Congressman Earl Blumenauer is hosting a public forum to discuss what we can do about this issue. He wants to hear your ideas and questions about ways we can rebuild communities devastated by the War on Drugs. His remarks will be followed by a fully interactive panel discussion that will feature experts in the fields of mental health and criminal justice.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Begins at 6:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM

First Christian Church
1314 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201

RSVP here

Spanish language interpretation will be provided upon request—please note when you RSVP here.

New Bylaws and Standing Rules Approved

At a special meeting of the Central Committee held on Thursday, July 19, from 7:00-9:00 PM at The Rosewood Initiative – 16126 SE Stark St. in Portland, the revised Bylaws and Standing Rules for the Multnomah County Democratic Party were approved.

The proposed changes were drafted by the Party’s Rules Committee at the direction of the Central Committee. The 63 credentialed PCPs in attendance of the July 19th meeting voted to approve the motion to adopt the documents overwhelmingly after a lengthy session of question and answer over each Article in the Bylaws.

The documents go into effect within 48 hours of adoption with only scrivener’s changes or corrections of typos permitted.

Adopted Bylaws
Adopted Standing Rules
Minutes of the July 19th, Special Meeting

Vote on Bylaws at July 19 Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Central Committee will take place on Thursday, July 19, from 7:00-9:00 PM. We will be voting on revised Bylaws and new Standing Rules, proposed by the Rules Committee. As a PCP, you are eligible to vote on these Bylaws changes.

The location of the meeting is The Rosewood Initiative – 16126 SE Stark St, Portland. (Parking lot in front, and blue MAX on Burnside and #74 bus on 162nd Ave. have nearby stops)

Here are the documents we will be voting on:

Bylaws
Standing Rules

If you wish to view the amendments that were made on and after April 12, contact Rules@MultDems.org and a version showing those amendments will be sent to you.