Announcements

Celsi Nominations

Each year a Precinct Committee Person who emulates Dick Celsi’s dedication to the Party and to grassroots activism will be selected to receive the Dick Celsi Award. To be eligible for the award, a PCP must not have previously received the Award. State or County Democratic Party Officers shall be ineligible during their term for six months after their term in office ends.
 
Also, each year the MCDCC may present the Governor Barbara Roberts Young Democrat Award to a young Democrat who has significantly contributed as a volunteer for the MCDCC. To be eligible for the award, the recipient shall be no older than 37 years old by January 1st of the year of the Celsi Event.
 
If you have a nominee for either of these awards, please send an email to info@multdems.org and let us know. Some background info about the nominee may be helpful.

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. 

2016 Celsi Celebration

In this important election year, the Multnomah County Democratic Party is proud to announce our biggest party and fundraiser of the year: The Celsi Celebration!

Named in honor of a super-volunteer and Party leader, Dick Celsi, it’s a time to celebrate good Democrats working to make people’s lives better – and have a good time with Democratic friends. 

Keynote Speaker: Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Riverside Golf & Country Club, 8105 NE 33rd Drive in Portland, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Be a part of it:

Be the Change

Democratic policies and innovations can and do start with YOU.  In the Democratic Party of Oregon 2016 Platform Convention, delegates will discuss, debate and decide on what will be the top priorities for our Party as we move into the next year.  We were on the forefront of marriage equality, tuition equity and a number of progressive changes over the last years. The top priorities as decided by the Convention delegates (YOU!) will be at the top of the lobby list for the Party.
 
The Convention is coming up SOON (Friday eve. March 4- Sunday March 6, Hillsboro HS, Hillsboro)
 
Sign up here:
 
 
Got questions?  Email vicechair2@multdems.org

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