Announcements

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.

Congratulations Elected PCPs!

Congratulations to all the persons who were elected to the office of Precinct Committee Person. The process of organizing the new PCPs has already begun. In the meanwhile, we have unofficial results here (PDF).

If you have won your election as a write-in candidate, then you should expect to receive a letter from Multnomah County Elections Division. Please open this letter as soon as possible. You need to follow their instructions carefully. Our understanding is that you need to reply by Monday, June 11th. If you don’t hear from the Multnomah County Elections Division, please email MCED at elections@multco.us or phone them at 503-988-3720

If you have won your election as a filed candidate, then you should soon receive a letter from the Multnomah County Democrats detailing the next steps to take. This includes filling out a survey form to provide us with additional information, such as your email address and phone number(s).

Whether you ran as a filed candidate or a write-in, you can contact us at info@multdems.org; or, if you know your House District, your District Leader at (district number)leader@multdems.org (for example, if your House District is HD38, then you would email your District Leader at 38leader@multdems.org). You can also become acquainted with the Party through our platform and our bylaws.

You are invited to the next Central Committee Meeting, which will be held at:

Thursday, June 14
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
Doors 6:00 PM
Meeting begins 6:30 PM

Street parking is available in the neighborhood; also, paid parking is available on the other side of the building, off 41st. Please do not park in the Bank parking lot; they will tow!

PCP Training is coming soon! Join our First Vice Chair, Rachelle Dixon, for PCP training on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Hollywood Library Meeting Room, 4040 NE Tillamook Street Portland, OR 97212. You might want to sign up on Facebook for this training.

Last Day to Register to Vote!

Oregon’s 2018 Primary election is May 15th. The last day to register to vote in the election is today, April 24th! There are two ways to register to vote:

  1. You can register online through this website if you have an Oregon Driver’s License or Oregon State ID!
  2. If you do not have an Oregon Driver’s License or State ID, you will need to fill out a voter registration form (available here) and drop it off today at the Multnomah County Elections Division offices, at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland, OR.

If you have moved or changed addresses since the last election:

If you have moved or changed mailing addresses, and have not updated your mailing address with the County, you need to update your mailing address as soon as possible. You can do this through this website.

If you wish to change your party affiliation:

If you wish to change your party affiliation in order to vote in the Democratic Primary, you need to fill out a new card. You may do so online.

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Multnomah County Democrats: UNTIL the world is won

We must persist pressuring our electeds day in and day out UNTIL every vote is protected, UNTIL every person is respected, UNTIL every person has health care, UNTIL every child is lifted up in love, UNTIL every job provides a living wage, UNTIL every person in poverty has basic subsistence, UNTIL we lift up our Native people, UNTIL every black man and woman can live in safety, UNTIL every war has ceased, UNTIL every wall is torn down, EVEN if we have a narcissistic egomaniac in the white house, we have to persist, there is power when we stand together.

 

Join us in our actions text EZActions to 797979 and let us not rest until the world is won.