Message of the Month:

The tax code should be progressive, with the largest contribution coming from those with the greatest financial means. 

January CC Meeting

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 7:00pm

Meet Democratic Officials and Candidates!;
Become a Precinct Committee Person!; Vote on Resolutions!;
Hear Committee Reports!; Sign up to Volunteer!; Join a Committee!
Social/Sign-In Time: 6:30-7:00PM   Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00PM
PCC Willow Creek Center, 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, Room 103

Advocacy 101 - Rescheduled

Sat, 01/28/2017 - 8:30am

Advocacy 101 will be taught on Saturday, January 14 from 9:00 to Noon January 28, 8:30 a.m. - Noon, place to be announced depending on how many sign up.

This class will cover how to be an effective lobbyist at the Federal, State, County and local level. There will be an impressive variety of presenters. Anyone interested in being an effective voice for Democrats should take this class.

Email training [at] washcodems.org to sign up. Indicate the class you want, your name, email address and phone number. Someone will get back to you.

Joint Town Hall: Reps. Greenlick, Helm & Sen. Steiner Hayward

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:30pm

What: Joint Town Hall with Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Reps. Mitch Greenlick and Ken Helm
When: Thursday, Jan 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where: St. Vincent Hospital, Southern Auditorium in the East Pavilion
Mitch: rep.mitchgreenlick [at] oregonlegislature.gov
Ken: rep.kenhelm [at] state.or.us
Elizabeth: Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward [at] state.or.us

WCDs at Women's March in Portland

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:00pm

The WashCoDems are excited to march in solidarity at the historic Women's March on January 21st in Portland!
We'll meet at the Natural NW Building on 1st and Davis in Downtown Portland. The March starts at 12:00 PM but we are meeting at 11:00 AM. Everyone is encouraged to wear BLUE!
Join us the night before at WashCo Dems HQs to make posters and debrief with other Democratic Volunteers about the Inauguration. Posters, poster paint, and refreshments will be provided. 

To RSVP with our group, please fill out this form, just in case we need to connect the day of the March 
Facebook Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/377402112610604/
For more information, please contact community_outreach [at] washcodems.org

Neighborhood Leader Training

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 11:00am

Neighborhood Leader training will be held Saturday, February 4, starting at 11am at the WCD's office. It should run for an hour to hour and a half. This class will give new activists an overview of the Neighborhood Leader Program in our county party and how grassroots activists define their involvement. Part of this class overlaps with the PCP training. Please RSVP: field [at] washcodems.org

Upcoming Training Classes - Updated

Sign up now for future training classes be emailing Nancy Lewis at training [at] washcodems.org (if you have trouble with this link, copy and paste it into your email 'To' field). Indicate the class you want, your name, email address and phone number.  Someone will get back to you.

Advocacy 101 will be taught on Saturday, January 14 from 9:00 to Noon Saturday, January 28th 8:30 - Noon, place to be announced depending on how many sign up. This class will cover how to be an effective lobbyist at the Federal, State, County and local level. There will be an impressive variety of presenters.  Anyone interested in being an effective voice for Democrats should take this class.  

PCP training will be taught on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 to Noon. This class will provide a PCP Resource Book with information on how our party works, who’s who, and how you can get involved. It also covers  the election process, positions to be elected in Washington County, and how to be an effective volunteer for a candidate. It is not necessary to be a PCP to take the class, anybody interested in being involved at any level would benefit.

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.