September is National Voter Registration Month, and September 27th is National Voter Regisration Day. All across Oregon on September 27th ther will be opportunities to participate in non-partisan events that celebrate our fundamental right to vote.
The September 8th Central Committee meeting was largely devoted to understanding, debating and voting on positions to take on ballot measures on the 2016 General Election ballot. 95 Precinct Committee Persons took part. A position taken by the Party, to either support or oppose any measure, required a 2/3 vote for that position. Endorsed positions will appear on our slate cards, to be distributed to voters when ballots are mailed.
The Multnomah County Democratic Party endorses a "Yes" vote on each of these measures:
Measure 94 - Judicial Retirement
Measure 95 - University Investment
Measure 96 - Veterans’ Services
Measure 97 - Corporate Income Tax
Measure 99 - Outdoor School Fund
Measure 100 - Endangered Species
Measure 26-178 - Metro Levy
City of Portland
Measure 26-179 - Affordable Housing
Measure 26-180 - Marijuana Tax
Multnomah County Charter Review
Measure 26-182 - Midterm Election
Measure 26-183 - Appointed Sheriff
Measure 26-184 - Contribution Limits
Special thanks to the Endorsement Task Force for compiling and presenting information on each measure, and the counting team that stayed up late to get results out promptly.
The 3rd Congressional District Field office is NOW OPEN!
They have lawn signs, bumper stickers and buttons for Hillary available, so if you or anyone you know wants them, you can get them here!
I've been told that there are no lawn signs for Brown, Avakian, or the other statewide candidates available yet, but they should be coming soon!!
1735 NE 7th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
They are also looking for phone bankers to make calls and may need some office help too.
Jessica is the field coordinator for the 3rd CD and she'll be located at this office.
Due to increased interest in Central Committee meetings, we have reserved a larger venue for the rest of 2016 and early 2017: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St. Due to venue requirements, we are moving the meeting earlier. Check-in can begin at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30; we have to have the room cleaned up and be out by 9:00.
Our September 8th Central Committee Meeting will be focused on making decisions on endorsements of ballot measures. Positions taken in support or opposition will appear on the reverse side of our slate cards in October. If neither support nor oppose position gets 2/3 of the vote, the Party will take no position on that measure. Spokespersons have been invited from the campaigns, and we will reserve time for debate by members on each measure. The Endorsement Task Force's report is attached for download.
August General Meeting/Central Committee Meeting, Thursday, August 11
3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Meeting starts at 7:00.
Agenda will include:
Welcome to new and returning PCPs.
Welcome and thanks to new, returning and retiring District Leaders and Assistant District Leaders.
Introduction of Democratic elected officials and candidates.
Mini PCP Training and Orientation.
Election to fill unexpired terms of alternate delegates to the State Central Committee - 2 female, 1 male.
Consideration of PCPs for appointment.
Watch the last night of the Democratic National Convention with Democratic Friends
Let's get together to eat, drink and watch speeches, including the big one,
our nominee's acceptance speech.
As Al Franken said tonight, we have to wake up Friday morning ready to work.
Let's get together Thursday night and celebrate what we're working for.
The MultDems' annual picnic wil be held on Thursday, July 14 at Red Sunset Park, 2400 NE Red Sunset Dr in Gresham. Come and meet your fellow Democrats - the fun begins at 6 PM with great food and camaraderie. Feel free to bring a potluck dish to share, or contact John Vandermosten, firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up to bring supplies.
The Multnomah County Democratic Party Monthly Meeting will be held June 9th at our headquarters, 3551 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland. Doors open at 6:00 PM; meeting starts at 7:00.
Guest speaker will be Tawna Sanchez, newly nominated for State Representative from House District 43.
We have vacancies in our State Central Committee delegation; we will elect both male and female alternate delegates.
Primary Election report
Coming attractions: Annual Picnic is July 14th at Red Sunset Park in Gresham. Endorsement Task Force will begin work on 2016 ballot measures this summer.
Official ballot boxes can be found here: https://multco.us/elections/multnomah-county-official-ballot-drop-sites
After you've dropped off your ballot, you can check on its status here: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do
And... If you lost your Voters' Pamphlet, you can find it here: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/current-election.aspx
All ballots must be received by your county elections office by 8 p.m. on May 17, 2016. Postmarks do not count.
The Presidential Campaigns are turning their attention to Oregon. Stop by to get gear or volunteer.
1735 NE 7th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212