Meetings

Announcing the December 13 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, December 13
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland 97212
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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.

There are no resolutions currently scheduled to come before the Central Committee.

We will be voting on appointment of Precinct Committee Persons. A list of persons eligible for appointment can be found here.

Stay tuned to this post for further announcements.

Announcing the November 8 Central Committee Meeting

We cordially invite you to this month’s post-election meeting of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County. The meeting will take place:

Thursday, November 8
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland 97212

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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.

We will be voting on ALTERNATE SCC DELEGATES. There are openings to the State Central Committee — the governing body of The Democratic Party of Oregon. We will vote to select 4 male and 3 female alternates to fill the remaining terms. Consider submitting your name for consideration at the meeting with the opportunity to attend the 4th Quarter SCC meeting on Dec 1 and Dec 2 as an alternate delegate.

We will be voting on three amendments to the bylaws. You may find these amendments here. These have to do with:

  1. Removing elected public officials as members of the Central Committee, unless they are otherwise members by virtue of being a PCP or officer; and,
  2. Changes to the way the Party Organizational Meeting is run in odd-numbered years.

We will also be voting on one resolution: 2018-16 Regarding Disenfranchisement and Eradication of Transgender/Non-Binary People

It is 5 days until the election! In order to elect Kate Brown and defeat these disastrous ballot measures, we need every PCP in the Party to get involved.

We are running a a sock drive for homeless shelters and the houseless. Please bring new or gently used socks either to the Central Committee meeting or to MCDHQ (3551 NE Sandy). Two-thirds of the socks will go to shelters, and one-third will go directly to the houseless.

Watch this space for minutes and agenda.

October 11 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, October 11
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland 97212
(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.

We will be voting on the following resolutions:

We will also vote to fill vacant Precinct Committee Person positions. The list of candidates for appointment is available here.

You are also duly informed that there are three amendments to the bylaws being proposed for consideration at the November Central Committee meeting. You may find these amendments here. These have to do with:

  1. Removing elected public officials as members of the Central Committee, unless they are otherwise members by virtue of being a PCP or officer; and,
  2. Changes to the way the Party Organizational Meeting is run in odd-numbered years.

Minutes and agenda:

Venue Change for today’s Central Committee Meeting

Due to flooding damage at the Hollywood Senior Center, the venue for this month’s Central Committee Meeting has changed. The new venue is:

Multnomah County Democratic Party Headquarters
3551 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland OR 97232 (map)
Doors 6, Meeting 7

We have changed the Central Committee Meeting Announcement to reflect this change.

In addition, the proposed changes to the bylaws have been pulled from the agenda.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

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.

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.