Values in Action Newsletter | February 2019
A message from Patrick Maguire, Chair
In this month of February your county party is hard at work setting us up for success in the May 2019 local elections. Our endorsements team is working to provide recommendations to the membership for strong Democratic candidates for school boards and other special local boards. Our campaign team is working to recruit and train neighborhood leaders so they are ready to talk with their neighbors about those candidates we endorse.
Additionally, I’ve been traveling to meet with our state legislators in Salem to talk about our county party’s legislative priorities and see how we can assist in pushing these key policies forward in this legislative session. I’m convinced that the people of Oregon are ready to respond to a compassionate vision for our state and support leaders who will fight for that vision.
Please join me in writing or calling your elected officials so they know what matters the most to you!
Looking forward to seeing you soon, Patrick
With all the things we get fired up about on any given day, it can be overwhelming to decide how to take action. Once you know what specific action item you’re fired up about–who do you call? What do you say? Is there a deadline? Is there a protest? Can I send an email? Sign a petition? Make a call? Show up?
We know it can be overwhelming–which is why we’re excited to have a “Call to Action Request.”
If you are spearheading an effort and want to rally support, we can help. Fill out the form in its entirety. We’ll review it and start promoting your issue!
A great way to amplify your voice and find allies that support the causes you care about is to take part in a legislative lobby day. Legislative lobby days are sponsored by organizations and interest groups. They schedule a particular day and invite their members and others who care about their cause to visit the capitol, meet with legislators, and get to know one another. Read more
News and Updates
CD1 Delegation Update
Resolutions and Platform Committee: Solicitation for Comments
Public Affairs Forum Video
Caucus and Committee Meetings
All meetings at WashCo Dems office at 140 NE 3rd Ave in Hillsboro, unless otherwise specified
Sun. 2/17 at 3 PM| Women’s Caucus
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.
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.
Saturday, April 6th, 11 AM at Marjorie Stewart Senior Community Center In Sherwood!
Washington County Democrats