It’s Time For Our Annual July Potluck Picnic/Meeting
What? Always more picnic than meeting. In fact, you know that social hour we have at the beginning of most meetings? Well, that's mostly what this is.
Where? Red Sunset Park in Gresham which is on the west side of 242nd - also known as Hogan, between Stark and Division.
When? Thursday, July 14th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Who? Local and state politicians (of the very best sort) and activists (of the very best sort) and that's why you'll fit right in.
What's to eat? Multnomah County Democrats will supply "the basics"---burgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, grill equipment, water, soda, ice, coolers, plates, cups, utensils, napkins and table covers. The potluck part is that you bring a favorite side dish to share.
Does it cost? If you just want to bring you, a small donation ($5.00) is a great idea in lieu of the side dish, to help defray the cost. But don’t let lack of either side dish or donation keep you away. We all get tired of asking for money and being asked for money. In this case showing up is much more important than paying up!
For those doing public transportation - Bus (#20/Stark) or the MAX Blue Line to Cleveland Station will both work.
If you'd like to be picked up at a Gresham bus or Max stop, call Mel’s cell at 503-975-1139 and we’ll arrange to get you. Or you can call ahead if you know when you will arrive at the stop.
See you there!!
PS: Find the Multnomah County Democrats on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Multcodems
You can even sign up there for this event.
Margaret Carter, Senator from District 22 in North and NE Portland, is resigning to take a position with the Oregon Department of Human Services, effective August 31st. What ensues is a two step process to appoint a Senator to her unexpired term.
The summary is that there will be a nominating convention of the Precinct Committee Persons from the precincts in SD 22. (District 22 includes House Districts 43 and 44.) They will nominate a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 willing and eligible candidates, and that slate will be forwarded to the Secretary of State's office, where they will be checked to confirm their eligibility. That list will then be forwarded to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners who will make the appointment. As Chair of the Multnomah County Democratic Party, KC Hanson will chair the convention. The convention must complete its work and forward its slate of nominees to the Secretary of State by the 20th of September.
Click here to download the Committeeperson interest form
Fill the form out and send to us at MCDCC, Attn: Vice Chair, 3127 NE 67th, Portland, OR 97213 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The deadline has now passed to apply to become a PCP prior to the September 17th Nominating Convention.
How to File to be Considered for Nomination for the Senate Seat
Anybody interested in being considered for nomination to fill the Senate vacancy must file form SEL145a, a Statement of Democratic Nominee’s Willingness to Serve, with the Democratic Party of Oregon by close of business 24 hours before the convention starts.
The filing deadline was 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 16.
The following candidates have filed and qualified:
Jo Ann Bowman
Karol Ann Collymore
William (Chip) Shields
Harold Cleophas Williams Two
Prospective candidates must meet the minimum requirements to hold the office. Those include being a registered Democrat for at least 180 days before the effective date of the resignation, living in the district for at least one year prior to the date of appointment, and not being under the control of the Dept. of Corrections.
The convention will be held the evening of Thursday, September 17 at PCC Cascade Campus Gym, 600 N. Killingsworth St. in Portland. The convention will be officially gaveled to order at 6:30 PM; doors will open for credential verification by 5:30.
I hope you had a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend. I spent my days with family, eating, laughing, and enjoying the warm weather.