The February Central Committee Meeting is ONLINE
February 22, 2023
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Please join the Zoom call to get credentialed by 6:30 PM at the latest! We will begin business in earnest at 7:00 p.m. Here is the link to join the call:
Join Zoom Meeting
Dial by your location:
- +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
- Meeting ID: 834 4861 7424
The agenda for our meeting, as well as resolutions for review in the Central Committee Resource Center.
Special Guest Speaker
We will be hearing a more in-depth presentation on HB2601 from Divest Oregon. In July 2021 we voted to join the membership of Divest Oregon which is working toward ending fossil fuel investments within the Public Employee Retirement Fund. HB 2601: The Treasury Investment and Climate Protection Act.
The Chair will provide an update on actions taken since the last Central Committee meeting regarding HB2601, and read a letter from Treasurer Tobias Read on his concerns with HB2601.
With the Legislature in session, the officers have voted to escalate Resolution: Supporting the right of cannabis workers to unionize and support the right of transit workers to strike.
Upcoming PCP Training
Our new Training Chair Barry Johnson Smith will be giving you an overview of some upcoming PCP training! There will be training opportunities in February, March, and April. We want you to know that we heard the feedback and we want to do a better job of helping PCPs understand their role, and be in the loop on how to best promote our Democratic values throughout the party and throughout Washington County! Next training is February 25th. Learn more.
Fun with your Fellow Dems!
We said we wanted to have some more fun together, so let’s do it! We are having our first bingo night at the office! Friday the 27th (two days after the CC meeting) … starting at 6:00 p.m.. It’s a great way for the party to fundraise, and for us to all have a good time together. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP here.
See all details for the next CC meeting >> CLICK HERE
Glad to be with you,
Martita Meier, Chair
Washington County Democrats
Agenda, Draft Minutes, Resolution proposals, and Rules proposals can be found in the CC Resource Center
What to expect for online credentialing for virtual meetings
Zoom can be used on a computer and by phone, but it is easier to use by computer. We advise doing your best to attend via a laptop or desktop. You can also join using the link with your cellphone, but the screen will be more condensed. Those without a computer can also attend by calling the number listed above, and typing in the Meeting ID.
NOTE: Zoom via the phone has more limitations. You will be limited to:
- Mute/Unmute = *6
- Raising and lowering your hand = *9
Please reach out to Martita Meier, our chair if you have any questions:
Please take a moment to review this helpful guide to having a good Zoom experience.
***PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING***
SPEAKING & BEING ON MUTE
Always check your mute status before speaking; the host may have muted you if you forget to.
On a computer:
- At the bottom left corner, MUTED = RED mic with a line through it…click on it to unmute
On a phone:
- If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *6
- on a smartphone: click on PARTICIPANTS & look to the bottom toolbar
ASKING A QUESTION OR… TO SPEAK DURING A DEBATE:
On a computer:
- Use the RAISE HAND feature. Click on the PARTICIPANTS tab (bottom middle of the screen); a box will pop up to the right…on the lower tab, click on RAISE HAND & click on it again to lower.
On a phone:
- If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *9
- on a smartphone: look to the bottom right & click on RAISE HAND
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