Message of the Month:

March: The DPWC supports comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders, includes a path to citizenship, and contains a guest worker program.

SpringFest Brunch

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:00am

Emcee: Lacey Beaty, City of Beaverton Councilwoman.

Speakers:  Keynote: Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will deliver the keynote address on "Democratic Values in Action. "Other "Democratic Values in Action" speakers include:  State Representative Margaret Doherty; State Representative and Hillsboro School Board member Janeen Sollman; Hillsboro City Councilman Kyle Allen; and, Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington.

Music by:  WOODLANDER, an acoustic Americana trio featuring Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees Will Hobbs, Paul Douglas, and Kerry Canfield.

 

Click here to purchase your tickets online.

March 2017 Central Committee Meeting

Wed, 03/22/2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

March 22nd, 2017
PCC Willowcreek
241 SW Edgeway Dr, Beaverton, OR 97006

Social/Sign-In Time: 6:30-7:00PM Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00PM

Special Program:  WashCo Dems' Neighborhood Leader Program Presentation with Steve Packer and Carl Fisher, plus a Local Candidates Forum

Meet Democratic Officials and Candidates!
Become a Precinct Committee Person! Vote on Resolutions!
Hear Committee Reports! Sign up to Volunteer! Join a Committee!

New Resolutions (attached):

Relating to the Abolition of No-Cause Evictions
A Resolution Regarding Public Ownership of the Elliott State Forest
Relating to The Oregon Legislature’s Ability to Raise Revenue with A Simple Majority
In Support of Requiring Presidential Candidates to Release Tax Returns

Looking for House District Leaders

Want to help grow the Democratic Party in your community?
 Like meeting new people and making new friends?
Is Team Work important to you?
Interested in Washington County's Neighborhood Leader Program?

If Neighborhood Organizing sounds like something you would like to learn more about, you can sign up to be a House District Leader (HDL) with the Washington County Democrats! Every House District can have up to Four district leaders. The only requirements are that you be a Precinct Committee Person! Apply, and Chair Louise Currin will review your application for appointment. APPLY HERE to read the application and essential duties of an HDL. For more questions, email Carl Fisher, Field Director: field [at] washcodems.org

Standing Committees

If you are interested in volunteering or joining one or more of our Standing Committees please fill out a volunteer form online or at the office.

The Community Outreach Committee:
Shall develop and strengthen the Central Committee by sponsoring and participating in community events to include Fairs, Parades, Values in Action events and other activities for PCPs and volunteers; perform credentials/registration duties for the Central Committee; reach out and serve as liaison to other organizations with Democratic views in the county.

The Communications Committee
Shall promote the welfare and principles of the Democratic Party and publicize meetings, conventions, fundraising events, and resolutions passed by the Central Committee in local news media; publish all necessary platform convention materials; and coordinate letters to the Editor.

The Budget Committee
Shall prepare an annual budget for adoption by the Central Committee and conduct an annual review of all Central Committee financial records. The Budget Committee Chair shall review any expenditure not contained in the adopted budget.

The Finance Committee:
Shall have the primary responsibility for planning and executing all fundraising activities to meet Central Committee-approved, budgeted expenses.

The Resolutions and Platform Committee:
Shall receive, review and make recommendations on all proposed resolutions; submit proposed platform items, based upon major issues, to the Central Committee for its consideration; send the required number of copies of the County Platform to the Platform Committee of the State Central Committee so that it may be considered for inclusion in the State Democratic Platform.

The Young Democrats Committee
Shall promote the Democratic Party among county young people and coordinate activities within the county.

Information Technology Committee
Shall develop and maintain the Central Committee website, databases, blogs and software, enforcing all Central Committee standing rules pertaining to access and permitted uses; respond to tech-support, user access, and rule violation issues within 24 hours; provide online research as requested by the Executive Board or the Central Committee; advise the Central Committee on matters related to information technology.

The Office Committee:
Shall be responsible for overseeing the regular operation of the office, including staffing.

The Training and Education Committee:
Shall have oversight of all training and shall coordinate all training presented on behalf of the Central Committee. The committee shall train House District Leaders and Precinct Committee Persons as to their duties and responsibilities in regard to the Central Committee. The committee shall also educate and train volunteers as to their opportunities to assist the Central Committee.

The Latino Outreach Committee:
Shall focus on the Latino community by registering voters and engaging all Latino voters in the Democratic political process.

The Rules Committee:
Shall regularly review Central Committee bylaws and Standing Rules at least once every two years, making recommendations for amendments as needed, proposing amendments thereto, as needed, for adoption by the Central Committee; and shall conduct all elections.

Ad Hoc Committees:

Contributions Recommendation and Endorsement Committee:
Shall make 
recommendations as to which legislative candidate campaigns shall receive contributions from the Central Committee and as to which candidates for non-partisan office shall receive the endorsement of the Central Committee.