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Be the Change

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Democratic policies and innovations can and do start with YOU.  In the Democratic Party of Oregon 2016 Platform Convention, delegates will discuss, debate and decide on what will be the top priorities for our Party as we move into the next year.  We were on the forefront of marriage equality, tuition equity and a number of progressive changes over the last years. The top priorities as decided by the Convention delegates (YOU!) will be at the top of the lobby list for the Party.
 
The Convention is coming up SOON (Friday eve. March 4- Sunday March 6, Hillsboro HS, Hillsboro)
 
Sign up here:
 
 
Got questions?  Email vicechair2@multdems.org

February Meeting, February 11th

February Meeting, February 11th published on

Our regular meeting will be held on February 11th; Doors open at 6:00; Meeting at 7:00. 3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland.

The agenda will include monthly business and reports, and consideration of bylaw amendments; see below.

Attention PCPs: Bylaw amendments recommended by the Rules Committee and endorsed by the Executive Committee are before the Central Committee. Article IX  amendments were approved in January, and Article VI and VIII will be considered at the February meeting.

Copies of the proposed amended articles can be downloaded here, and the proposed amendments compared to the current articles can be downloaded here. 

 

December Central Committee Meeting December 10th

December Central Committee Meeting December 10th published on

Come to the last meeting of 2015. Doors open at 6:00; Meeting at 7:00. 3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland.

We will start the meeting, again, with a moment of silence in commemoration of the lives taken and the lives affected by gun violence. We will then take ten to fifteen minutes for members to speak briefly on reactions to items in the news.

Featured Presentation: Renew Oregon

A representative from Renew Oregon will present on clean energy and “the coalition of businesses, non-profits, faith and community organizations, and individual Oregonians working to make Oregon a leader in the fight against climate change to promote a cleaner, more prosperous state.”

 State Central Committee Election

There are openings to fill alternate delegate positions on the State Central Committee, with positions open for two women and three men. Are you interested? Let KC know at statechair@multdems.org. 

Platform Convention

A Multnomah County Party Platform Convention is planned for January 16th. Faith Ruffing, chair of the Platform, Resolutions and Legislation Committee will explain the process and the planning for it.     

We have one application for appointment as a new PCP: Roberta Ann Yambasu, Precinct #4709

 

 

 

November Central Committee/General Meeting

November Central Committee/General Meeting published on

November General Meeting
Thursday, November 12th
  
3551 NE Sandy Blvd.

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Meeting at 7:00

Featured Speaker: 

Representative Ann Lininger, HD 38 
Co-Chair, Joint Interim Committee on Marijuana Legalization 
Vice-Chair, House Interim Committee on Judiciary

Consideration and Vote:

  Amendments to Articles VI, VIII and IX of the Bylaws 

Rules Committee, Keith Dubanevich, Chair

Bylaw amendments recommended by Rules Committee and endorsed by Executive Committee will be discussed and presented for approval. Copies of the proposed new articles are attached. Copies of comparisons to current articles are in the next post, below. (We can only attach three items per post.)

Volunteer of the month:
Jim Robison

PCP Appointments:

Matthew Steele, Precinct #4605
Amber Cox, Precinct #5002

Leahnora Isaak, Precinct #3603
Michelle Risher, Precinct #4508

 

 

Drafting the 2016 MultDems Platform

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The PRL Committee is in the process of drafting the Multnomah County Democratic Party 2016 Platform and is requesting your input on the contents. You can use the form attached to this post as a guide to organize your thoughts.

Please insert your ideas in the outline on the form and return the form to platform@multdems.org

Golf Tourney & Banquet to Honor Bill Dickey

Golf Tourney & Banquet to Honor Bill Dickey published on

The Multnomah County Democratic Party & Basic Rights Oregon celebrate Bill Dickey, “2015 Hero of the Year.”

The MultDems and Basic Rights Oregon have joined forces to honor a man who truly personifies all that is good.  Please join us and show your appreciation and support for Bill Dickey with a sponsorship, and then party with us at the Award Ceremony and Golf Tournament in his honor. 

The event includes a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Raffle! Golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter. The person with the closest ball to the hole will win $1,000. You do not need to be present to win.

Purchase a ball for $10 or sets of three balls for $25 each

Sign up here

A VIP Party will take place on Thursday night, Sept. 10th at 6:30, at the Riverside Country Club. Special Guest: Former Governor Barbara Roberts. 

The Golf Tournament will tee off on Friday morning, Sept. 11th followed by the Banquet and Awards, at Riverside Country Club, NE 33rd, Portland. 

Bill Dickey has been a major benefactor to this community and this state.  From the arts to social services, education to politics, all have been on the receiving end of his generosity, his involvement and his profound interest in making Portland and Oregon a better and fairer place for all.  All without fanfare.

Now it’s time to say Thank You.

Multnomah Days Parade

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March with the Multnomah Democrats in the Multnomah Days Parade through Multnomah Village on August 15th. Participants should arrive at Handy Andy’s service station, 7991 SW Capitol Hwy at Garden Home (across the bridge from Multnomah Village) by 9:15 am. Wear Multdems t-shirts if you got ’em. Contact Wendy Blum (36leader@multdems.org) for a phone number to find our group in the crowd.

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