Meetings

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:

Flag Salute – 2 minutes

Intro of Elected Reps, Candidates, and Party Leaders – 5 minutes

Welcome and Thank You to New, Returning and Retiring District Leaders and Assistant DLs – 6 minutes

Credentials Report – 2 minutes

Approval of August & September Minutes – 10 minutes

Treasurer’s Report – 5 minutes

The Great Slate Card Drop – 5 minutes

Committee reports –

Campaign – 3 minutes

Celsi/ Holiday raffle – 3 minutes

Platform & Resolutions – 3 minutes

Community Action – 3 minutes

New Office Search – 3 minutes

Old Business – Postponed PCP Appointments (22 + 5) – 44 minutes – See attachment below for more information.

New Business – 2 minutes

PCP Appointments – (12) 24 minutes – See attachment below for more information.

Adjourn: 8:30 PM     120 Minutes 

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Information on PCP applicants can be found here

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

Flag Salute – 2 min

Intro of Elected Reps, Candidates, and New Guests – 3min

Welcome and Thank You to New, Returning, and Retiring District Leaders and Assistant District Leaders – 2 min

Credentials Report – 1 min

Approval of Minutes – 2 min

2nd Vice Chair Vacancy – 2 min

Treasurer’s Report – Written

Budget and Finance Report – 5 min

Community Action Committee – 2 min

Welcome to our New Celsi Committee Chair – 2 min

Endorsement Task Force – 84 min

New Business – 5 min

PCP Appointments – 10 min

120 min              Adjourn: 8:30 PM 

PCP Applicant- Carried over from August   Precinct                
Allan VanVliet   3610
Joe Esmonde   3803
Danilo Alfaro   4210
Guthrie Taylor   4210
Jessica Bentley   4301
Jason Allen   4302
Leah Gibbs   4305
Scott Sexton   4310
John Knight   4403
Natalie Bloodgood   4606
Lisa Paolo   4608
Paul Carpenter   4705
Jalene Wegner-Curr   5202 or 5203
PCP Applicant – New   Precinct
Peter Lee   3607
Diane Guta   4101
Verna Wells   4204
Everice Moro   4205
Wesley Burden   4207
Emerald Goldman   4208
Abigail Collins   4210
Daniel Flynn   4302
Hank Peterson   4302
Kelli Sue Klein   4304
Hanna Jordan   4403
Elizabeth Deitchman   4404
Natalie Staggs   4409
Seven Stevens   4409
Laura McKeand   4501
Sara Hope Smith   4503
Emily Doumerc   4510
Alyson Parra   4606
Diana Davis   4806
Pascal DeLaquill   5004
David DeFauw   5202

 

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.

50/50 Raffle.

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.

 

Monthly Meeting April 14 – Candidate Lightning Round

The monthly General Meeting/Central Committee Meeting of the Multnomah County Democratic Party is Thursday, April 14th.

Doors open at 6:00 PM
Meeting starts at 7:00
Where? Multnomah Democrats’ Headquarters at 3551 NE Sandy Blvd.

On the Agenda:

Lightning Round Candidate Intros – Democratic Candidates for office in Multnomah County have been invited to attend or send a representative. Many have committed to join us. All candidates will be introduced; candidates in contested races will get a chance to speak briefly to their candidacy. (There are a lot of them.)

Presentation from Save Endangered Animals Oregon.

2016 Celsi CelebrationThe place for Democrats on May 21st. Tickets, sponsorships and program ads are on sale now.

Upcoming events, committee reports, announcements.

March 10th Central Committee Meeting

March 10, 2016
Doors open at 6:00; meeting starts at 7:00
Multnomah Democrats’ Headquarters: 3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland

Agenda will include:

Featured Speaker: Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

Want to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention? Wayne Kinney and Ron Morgan from the Democratic Party of Oregon will tell you how.

Committee reports

Save the Date: 2016 Celsi Celebration, Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at the Riverside Golf and Country Club. 

February Meeting, February 11th

Our regular meeting will be held on February 11th; Doors open at 6:00; Meeting at 7:00. 3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland.

The agenda will include monthly business and reports, and consideration of bylaw amendments; see below.

Attention PCPs: Bylaw amendments recommended by the Rules Committee and endorsed by the Executive Committee are before the Central Committee. Article IX  amendments were approved in January, and Article VI and VIII will be considered at the February meeting.

Copies of the proposed amended articles can be downloaded here, and the proposed amendments compared to the current articles can be downloaded here. 

 

December Central Committee Meeting December 10th

Come to the last meeting of 2015. Doors open at 6:00; Meeting at 7:00. 3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland.

We will start the meeting, again, with a moment of silence in commemoration of the lives taken and the lives affected by gun violence. We will then take ten to fifteen minutes for members to speak briefly on reactions to items in the news.

Featured Presentation: Renew Oregon

A representative from Renew Oregon will present on clean energy and “the coalition of businesses, non-profits, faith and community organizations, and individual Oregonians working to make Oregon a leader in the fight against climate change to promote a cleaner, more prosperous state.”

 State Central Committee Election

There are openings to fill alternate delegate positions on the State Central Committee, with positions open for two women and three men. Are you interested? Let KC know at statechair@multdems.org. 

Platform Convention

A Multnomah County Party Platform Convention is planned for January 16th. Faith Ruffing, chair of the Platform, Resolutions and Legislation Committee will explain the process and the planning for it.     

We have one application for appointment as a new PCP: Roberta Ann Yambasu, Precinct #4709

 

 

 

November Central Committee/General Meeting

November General Meeting
Thursday, November 12th
  
3551 NE Sandy Blvd.

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Meeting at 7:00

Featured Speaker: 

Representative Ann Lininger, HD 38 
Co-Chair, Joint Interim Committee on Marijuana Legalization 
Vice-Chair, House Interim Committee on Judiciary

Consideration and Vote:

  Amendments to Articles VI, VIII and IX of the Bylaws 

Rules Committee, Keith Dubanevich, Chair

Bylaw amendments recommended by Rules Committee and endorsed by Executive Committee will be discussed and presented for approval. Copies of the proposed new articles are attached. Copies of comparisons to current articles are in the next post, below. (We can only attach three items per post.)

Volunteer of the month:
Jim Robison

PCP Appointments:

Matthew Steele, Precinct #4605
Amber Cox, Precinct #5002

Leahnora Isaak, Precinct #3603
Michelle Risher, Precinct #4508