Meetings

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.

Announcing the May 10th 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, May 10
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland 97212
(Map)
Our schedule is as follows:
6:00 PM Doors open.
6:30 PM Program (TBA).
7:30 PM Business Meeting begins.
7:40 PM Credentialing ends.
8:30 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting.

We will be considering several PCP resolutions at this meeting, these require a 2/3 majority to pass. Please note that these are not necessarily the order in which they will be presented:

2018-3 Investment in Clean Energy Jobs
2018-4 Protection for LGBQ Community
2018-5 Progressive taxation in Multnomah County
2018-6 Roll Back of Pass Through Tax for state Special Session May 21

*We will be voting for two alternate female SCC delegates, so if you want to be a delegate consider running!

Please note that there will be no PCP appointments this month. If you wish to be made a PCP in the May 15th primary, and are not already on the primary ballot, you may run for PCP as a write-in candidate. You will need for three (3) people in your precinct to write your full, correct name, in the same category (male, female, or non-binary), on their Democratic primary Precinct Committee Person ballots. Talk to your neighbors today!

Watch this post for further information about this meeting.

Join Us 4/12 Central Committee Meeting

We will consider substantial changes to the bylaws of The Democratic Party of Multnomah County at the Central Committee Meeting, April 12, 2018. Meeting be extended to run until 9:30 PM. Details below.

BE EMPOWERED – GET INVOLVED – EFFECT CHANGE
The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County meeting will take place:
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland 97212

Our schedule is as follows:
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Meet Primary Election Candidates for City Council, Metro and others
7:30 PM Business Meeting Begins
7:40 PM Credentialing Ends
9:30 PM Proposed End of Business Meeting (note proposed time extension from 830 – 930 – if approved by the body)
The Rules Committee will present revised Bylaws and Standing Rules for adoption.
More info here:

WE RISE TOGETHER -A Successful 2018 Celsi Celebration

 

 

Retire Greg Walden.   Analysis shows that his seat is vulnerable.

 

 

Multnomah County Democrats co-hosted 4 candidate forums

Multnomah County Democrats Support Students at the Portland March for Our Lives

The Multnomah County Democrats supported local students at the March For Our Lives event on March 24, marching with thousands of other people through downtown Portland.

Multnomah County Democrats attended DPO platform convention


Multnomah County Democrats attended Portland Budget Hearings

Multnomah County Democrats attended labor caucus

GET INVOLVED – EFFECT CHANGE
Upcoming Events and Meetings


Apr 14 March For Science 10:00-3:00 Pioneer CourtHouse (Meet Ege Calay and Brian Harvey at 10:00, they will be carrying the Multnomah County Democrats Banner!) meet right behind Starbucks @ Pioneer Courthouse, rsvp here

Apr 14 Portland City Council Candidate Forum 10:00-1:00 The Gathering Church
Apr 15 Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus of the DPO  3551 NE Sandy
Apr 17 Community Budget Forums 6:30-8:30 Roosevelt High School
Apr 19 Education work group – impact education legislation 4:30-6:00 pm MultDems Office
Apr 23 Platform, Resolution and Legislative Committee – impact position statements and platform of the Multnomah Democrats
Apr 27 9th Annual Wayne Morse Gala DPO
Stay up to date on events follow us at www.multdems.org and FaceBook Page:

Be Empowered – Get Involved:
We are accepting applications for The Endorsement Task Force to review and make recommendations on upcoming ballot measures and initiative petitions. Please send a statement of your interest to campaign@multdems.org.

Some ballot measures that may be considered include:
IP 22—to end sanctuary state status – DO NOT SIGN – IP 22:
IP 31, 38, 39—attempts to adjust the requirements for raising revenue
IP 25—to require publicly-traded companies to file statements on their state tax filings
IP 37—to prevent the taxation of groceries
The state municipal bond amendment and an affordable housing bond measure from Metro Portland Climate Action Community Benefits Initiative, Portland Just Energy Transition.
Retire Greg Walden. Analysis shows that his seat is vulnerable.
Write In Campaign for PCP: Invite activists to get involved; wage a write in campaign for PCP on the May Primary ballot. All PCP terms of office end in June.

We Rise Together.

Budget Hearing April 3rd to save our Community Centers! 6:30-8:30


Community Centers make life better by offering affordable preschool, after school care, enrichment classes, and safe public spaces. Every year we fight to keep our centers open. Demand that the people in charge have the same priorities of WE the people. Show up April 3rd at David Douglas High School 1001 SE 135th Avenue, 97233to make your voice heard. For more information, who to call, email and sample script/email click here.

March Central Committee Meeting – Thurs 3/8, Hollywood Senior Center

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

Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(Map)
Our schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM Doors open.
6:30 PM Program (TBA) begins.
7:30 PM Business Meeting begins.
7:35 PM Credentialing ends.
8:30 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting.

The evening’s program will include a Q&A with candidates for local office. Details of which candidates and offices will be posted when available.

We will vote on the appointment of precinct committee persons (PCPs). A list of eligible appointees may be found here.

Pertinent documents for the March 2018 MCDCC Meeting

FEBRUARY 2018 MCDCC MEETING DRAFT MINUTES FOR APPROVAL

MARCH 2018 MCDCC MEETING DRAFT AGENDA FOR APPROVAL

MARCH 2018 MCDCC MEETING MINUTES – WRITTEN LIVE

February Central Committee Meeting – Thurs 2/8, Hollywood Senior Center

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(Map)
Our schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM Doors open.
6:30 PM Program begins.
7:30 PM Business Meeting begins.
7:35 PM Credentialing ends.
8:30 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting.

For our Program, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian will update us on goings on at BOLI and how they impact Multnomah County.

We will be considering three resolutions at the Business Meeting – please note that these are not necessarily the order in which they will be presented:

We will also be considering these persons for appointment as PCPs.

Watch this space for the agenda, minutes of previous meeting, and minutes of this meeting as it occurs.

January Central Committee Meeting – January 11th at Hollywood Senior Center

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(Map)
Our schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM Doors open.
6:30 PM Program (TBA) begins.
7:30 PM Business Meeting begins.
7:35 PM Credentialing ends.
8:30 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting.

We will vote on the appointment of precinct committee persons (PCPs). A list of eligible appointees may be found here.

The evening’s program will include a discussion of Star Voting. Sara Wolf of the STAR Voting (www.equal.vote) will be our presenter.

We are accepting nominations for the Dick Celsi Award, the Governor Barbara Roberts Young Democrat Award, and the Bill and Gladys McCoy award. If you have a nominee for any of these awards, please use this nomination form. You may use this form multiple times to nominate more than one person. Nominations are due midnight the evening of January 15, 2018.

Pertinent documents for the January 2018 MCDCC Meeting

PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENT

DECEMBER 2017 MCDCC MEETING DRAFT MINUTES FOR APPROVAL

JANUARY 2018 MCDCC MEETING DRAFT AGENDA FOR APPROVAL

JANUARY 2018 MCDCC MEETING MINUTES – WRITTEN LIVE

December Central Committee Meeting – Thursday, December 14th at Hollywood Senior Center

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

Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(Map)
Our schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM Doors open.
6:30 PM Program (TBA) begins.
7:30 PM Business Meeting begins.
7:35 PM Credentialing ends.
8:30 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting.

We will vote to endorse, not endorse, or take no position on Ballot Measure 101 , which will be on the special election ballot January 23, 2018. A two-thirds vote of Central Committee members in attendance is required to endorse. The Platform, Resolution and Legislative Committee (PRLC) recommends endorsement of Measure 101. For more information on Measure 101 please go to http://yesforhealthcare.org/what-is-measure-101/.

The evening’s program will include a discussion of Houselessness, presented by Stuart Emmons. Stuart has worked on homeless issues since 1990, from housing, to shelters, to innovative solutions that focus on effectively addressing the challenge. Among his accomplishments, he designed the national award winning Simone Hotel for homeless, along with numerous other shelters and homeless housing projects.

We will vote on the appointment of precinct committee persons (PCPs). A list of eligible appointees may be found here.

We will elect five (5) alternate delegates to the State Central Committee, four (4) female and one (1) male. Interested candidates should attend the Central Committee meeting on Dec 14, and may self-nominate. Candidates must be a registered Democrat.

The Chair is accepting applications for the DPO Platform work groups. Meetings begin December 10th. Please email chair@multdems.org with your name, email, phone number, and subcommitee(s) of interest.

We are accepting nominations for the Dick Celsi Award, the Governor Barbara Roberts Young Democrat Award, and the Bill and Gladys McCoy award. If you have a nominee for any of these awards, please use this nomination form. You may use this form multiple times to nominate more than one person. Nominations are due midnight the evening of January 15, 2018.


The Multnomah County Democrats are conducting a SOCK DRIVE!
Please help reach our goal of 600 hundred socks for the homeless community by bringing any style of new, men’s or women’s socks, t-shirts or underwear. We will accept your sock donations at the Central Committee meeting.

    PERTINENT DOCUMENTS

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MINUTES FOR APPROVAL – MCDCC NOVEMBER MEETING

DRAFT AGENDA FOR APPROVAL – MCDCC DECEMBER MEETING

DRAFT MINUTES IN REAL TIME – MCDCC DECEMBER MEETING

November Central Committee Meeting – Thurs Nov 9 at Hollywood Senior Center

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

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
The Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(Map)
Our schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM Doors open.
6:30 PM Program (TBA) begins.
7:30 PM Business Meeting begins.
7:40 PM Credentialing ends.
8:30 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting.

We will be electing a new Communications Officer during this meeting. There are currently three candidates for the position: Amy Bacher, Ami Fox, and Brooke Hazard. Their statements have been emailed to all PCPs and are also available by clicking the links in this paragraph.

We will also be voting on an Amendment to the Bylaws. This Amendment, originally introduced for October CC and then withdrawn, eliminates the section of the bylaws regarding the Celsi dinner and incorporates them into Article VIII (on Standing and Special Committees and Work Groups.)

We will be voting on a resolution against a proposed liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline at Jordan Cove.. As this is a resolution with more than five signatures presented to CC at least six days before the meeting, this will require a two-thirds majority to pass.

We will be voting on appointment of precinct committee persons (PCPs). The list of eligible appointees is here.

APPROVED MINUTES FOR APPROVAL MCDCC OCTOBER MEETING

APPROVED AGENDA FOR APPROVAL MCDCC NOVEMBER MEETING

DRAFT MINUTES FOR APPROVAL MCDCC NOVEMBER MEETING