Values in Action Newsletter | January 2019
A Message from Patrick Maguire, Chair Washington County Democrats
Happy New Year!
Thank you for trusting me with the honor of serving as your party chair for the next two years! The hard work we put in throughout 2017 and 2018 has paid off! We are now living under a Democratic House majority at the federal level and are seeing many local Democrats taking office in city and county positions! That means they are poised to make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors.
There will continue to be exciting times ahead! Democratic presidential candidates are beginning to launch their campaigns. Closer to home, May 2019 will bring local board elections where we can elect Democrats to represent our values on school boards and other special district boards!
Two years ago I got involved in the Washington County Democrats and was welcomed warmly. I want to pay it forward by making sure each of you feels welcome and ready to make a difference in our party. There are so many ways to help out politically. We have monthly meetings to discuss policy, groups that work on communication, volunteers who work directly with campaigns, and neighborhood leaders who talk to people who live near them about Democratic candidates. We’d like your help with any or all of it!
I wish all of you a happy and fulfilling year ahead, and please don’t hesitate to reach out anytime if I can be of assistance.
Many of us were frustrated by the 2016 election results. Many of us were also inspired to become activists by the 2016 election, and one of those inspired people was Patrick Maguire.
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Jack Timmons passed away on December 22nd, 2018, at the age of 87. He was a long-time active volunteer for the Washington County Democrats. Read more
On January 1, vice-chair Martita Meier kicked off the 2019-2020 term with an email survey to all PCP’s on our email list asking for feedback. PCC Willow Creek and the Brookwood Library have different room layouts, access by public transit, and convenience of location to each PCP. After a year of both sites, which one was most popular?
After several days to collect feedback, the results are in!
The focus of the Neighborhood Leader Program (the NLP) is to impact Democratic and Progressive leaning voters by staying engaged with our neighbors on the Precinct level. You will educate and motivate fellow Democratic voters about Democratic candidates and issues.
The Organizational Meeting is where the attending credentialed members (elected at county reorg meetings in late 2018) of the CD1CC, elect their officers, approve new members for CD1CC Standing Committees and elect the DPO Standing Committees
The CD1CC Organizational Meeting will be on February 16, 2019 @ 1 pm at
Coyote’s Bar & Grill Banquet Room
Caucus and Committee Meetings
All meetings at WashCo Dems office at 140 NE 3rd Ave in Hillsboro, unless otherwise specified
Mon. 1/28 at 7 PM | Young Dems Meeting
Mon. 1/14 at 7 PM | Community Outreach Committee Meeting
Tues. 2/12 at 7 PM | Black American Caucus/ Hard Conversation Meeting
Wed. 2/13 at 7 PM | Latinx Outreach Committee Meeting
Thurs. 1/17 at 7 PM | Progressive Caucus Meeting, location: TBD
Central Committee Meeting, Jan 23, 2019
Portland Community College Willow Creek Center,
241 SW Edgeway Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97006,
6:30 PM Social Time
The Training Committee holds introductory classes on the first Saturday morning of even numbered months for anyone looking to learn more about how to get involved with the party, including reviewing the role of party leaders, Precinct Committee Persons, and Neighborhood Leaders.
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