Values in Action Newsletter | April 2019

Update from the Chair

Hello Fellow Democrats! We are going into the fourth month of the 2019 state legislative session.  One of the things I hear most as I talk with all of you is the importance of raising needed revenue to fund education.  I am making that point loud and clear when I meet with our elected officials.  We must fully fund education to fund the future of Oregon! Another key priority near to my heart is reducing the influence of big money in politics.  Trust in our democracy depends on the people of Oregon being certain that their elected officials are not unduly influenced by corporate contributions or by a few wealthy mega-donors.  I’m excited to report that the legislature is considering several good campaign finance reform proposals this session! In the month ahead let’s make an effort to continue contacting our state legislators and also continue supporting our local candidates in the May elections.  If we keep active in those two areas, we will have a meaningful impact on the policies that shape the world we live in! Until next time, Patrick Maguire Chair, Washington County Democrats

Washington County Democratic Party Endorsements May 21, 2019 Election

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We are proud to share our endorsed candidates with our fellow Democrats, and our Endorsement team did an awesome job assuring that we support candidates with strong Dem values. Read more about these candidates as you prepare to vote in the May election!

SpringFest 2019 Recap

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SpringFest 2019 on Saturday April 5th was just what we needed going into the May 2019 non-partisan races.  Food, people, candidates, and fundraising – but not too formal.   Read more

Call to Action

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Public Hearing – April 17th

Help pass one of our county party Legislative Action Items through the Oregon State Legislature, which is making driver’s licenses available to *everyone*.  House Bill 2015, will make sure that every Oregonian – regardless of status – will be able to apply for a state driver’s license.  Read more

May Elections Report

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Click here for important upcoming dates for Neighborhood Leaders and PCPs

Congresswoman Bonamici Town Hall Meetings

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Gaston – Thursday April 18th Hillsboro – Tuesday April 23rd

Join Congresswoman Bonamici at a Town Hall Meeting!  Read More

May Policy Potluck

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Friday May 3rd 6:00 PM

Think you know policy?  Like free food?  Read More

Caucus and Committee Meetings

All meetings at WashCo Dems office at 140 NE 3rd Ave in Hillsboro, unless otherwise specified

Here are a few of our upcoming meetings. View the full calendar here. Chairs of each committee and caucus can be reached here.

  • Thurs. 4/18 at 7 PM | Progressive Caucus Meeting, location: TBD
  • Sun. 4/21 at 3 PM | Women’s Caucus
  • Mon. 4/22 at 7 PM | Young Dems Meeting
  • Thurs. 5/2 at 7PM | IT Committee
  • Tues. 5/14 at 7 PM | Black American Caucus/ Hard Conversation Meeting

Blue Horizon Fund – Monthly Sustaining Donations

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Our wonderful Sustainers are the people who give monthly and are responsible for keeping our office open. Our Sustaining Donors are so important to us that we’ve given them a special name: the Blue Horizon Donors. They help us keep our office open year-round, and we always try to do a little extra to thank these special folks. Whether you give $5 per month or $50, any amount is welcome!.

Become a Sustainer

Become a Neighborhood Leader!

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You can help grow the grassroots of the Democratic Party by becoming a Neighborhood Leader.  The focus of the Neighborhood Leader Program (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. Read More


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