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Stephanie Nystrom for 2nd Vice Chair

STEPHANIE NYSTROM FOR SECOND VICE CHAIR

While I have been performing the duties of 2nd Vice Chair since James Freed’s resignation, I have printed permanent name tags for all PCPs in order to aid with credentialing and reduce waste. I have also created an online PCP Interest Form to ensure that every applicant is appointed in a timely fashion (no more lost paper forms!) I have worked to create efficient room set-up, sign-in, and clean-up procedures at the current location of our Central Committee meetings, TaborSpace. I have worked with the Credentials Committee to create an accurate, efficient, and fair ballot-counting process for both the Ballot Measure Endorsements and to fill the 2nd Vice Chair vacancy. I would like to serve the last two months of this term of office as 2nd Vice Chair in order to continue this work. 

I strongly believe in the goal of the Multnomah County Democratic Party – electing Democrats. I am currently canvassing, fundraising, donating money, organizing mailings, distributing Slate Cards, and working to Get Out the Vote for several Democratic candidates and Measure 97. I respectfully ask for your vote so that I may continue doing the important work of the Party.

Leslie Davis for 2nd Vice Chair

LESLIE DAVIS FOR SECOND VICE CHAIR

I promise to serve you faithfully as Second Vice Chair. People who have seen me in leadership positions know that I encourage orderly participation, share power, get results, set an example for volunteer appreciation, and make it fun.

My ideas are simple. Let’s welcome every Democrat. Let’s hold meetings that are friendly, orderly, and productive. Let’s conduct the internal work of the Party with fairness and transparency. Let’s continue to provide active, enthusiastic support to our candidates.

I was first elected as a PCP in 2010. I have served on the Executive Committee as Assistant District Leader (ADL-1/HD43, 2010-2013) and as Celsi Chair (2014). I currently serve on the Rules and Budget/Finance Committees. I have assisted my district leader (the amazing Debbie Gordon, DL-45) by driving and walking our district, rounding up canvassers for east county campaigns, and dropping hundreds of slate cards.

The Second Vice Chair has heavy responsibilities. The main ones are credentialing and PCP record keeping. I encounter this level of detail daily in my work as a copy editor.

A vote for Leslie is an opportunity for a seamless and positive transition to new leadership in 2017.

November 10th 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.

The most imortant business scheduled for this meeting is election of a 2nd Vice-chair to finish the term term left vacant when Jim Freed moved out of Multnomah County. This term ends with the Organizational Meeting in January.

Here is the job description:

The Second Vice-Chair’s duties include: Chairing the Credentials Committee, maintaining and updating Precinct Committee Person records, and coordinating with the County Elections Division to ensure that records are up-to-date.

Candidate Statements:

Leslie Davis for 2nd Vice Chair

Stephanie Nystrom for 2nd Vice Chair

Other items on the agenda:

Reports

Chair
Celsi and upcoming DPO Holiday Party with Multdems’ Holiday Raffle”
Platform & Resolutions Committee
Campaign and Slate Card Recap
New Office Search

New Business

PCP Appointments

Announcements

December meeting will be at the Headquarters on Sandy Blvd. (3551 NE Sandy.) Minimal Business, Party and Packing.
Organizational Meeting will be January 12th, 2017.

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

Metro
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.

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

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

Hours:
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

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.

Come to the Picnic!

The MultDems’ annual picnic wil be held on Thursday, July 14 at Red Sunset Park, 2400 NE Red Sunset Dr in Gresham.  Come and meet your fellow Democrats – the fun begins at 6 PM with great food and camaraderie.  Feel free to bring a potluck dish to share, or contact John Vandermosten, 50leader@multdems.org, to sign up to bring supplies. Multdems will have hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers on the grill.