The March Central Committee Meeting is IN PERSON!
March 22, 2023
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This month, our Central Committee meeting is in person!
Our meeting will take place at the PCC Willow Creek location, at 241 SW Edgeway Drive in Hillsboro. The PCC Willow Creek facility is conveniently close to the Willow Creek Transit Center and MAX line, as well as multiple buses. Click here to see it on a map >>
Starting at 6:15 pm, we will have a Committee Fair, at which you can learn more about the different committees and caucuses we have available, and decide how you would like to get involved! If you are a long-time Washington County Democrat, this is the perfect opportunity to bring along a friend who is new to the Dems, and introduce them to what we do.
Please be there by 6:30 pm at the latest so that we can do the credentialing for the meeting.
The agenda for our meeting, as well as resolutions for review, can be found in the Central Committee Resource Center.
School Board Presentation!
We are very excited to announce that at our March 22 Central Committee meeting, we will have a presentation by three Washington County School Board members. School boards and school board races have been in the news over the past several years, as they have been caught up in the culture wars that have increasingly divided the country. The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it in-person school closures, mask mandates, and a sharp divide on vaccinations. Also, many communities have faced strife and racial tensions, exacerbated by the false notion that Critical Race Theory is being taught in schools, and this has made school board meetings and school board races into targets of heated conflict. Then add to that book banning, and attempts to control how and if sex and gender curriculums are taught. Washington County has seen its share of school board controversy and contentious races where these topics are causing strong rifts.
Our panel will consist of three progressive school board members from Washington County: Karen Perez, Beaverton School Board; Mark Watson, Hillsboro School Board; and David Jaimes, Tigard Tualatin School Board. They will each talk about the challenges they have been facing and the priorities for their school boards, followed by a Q&A from the audience. People are welcome to write down questions for the panelists when they arrive.
They will conclude by letting us know what we can do to help elect progressive candidates to school boards in the upcoming May elections and why school board elections are such critical races.
The Washington County Education Caucus has put this presentation together; members of the caucus have been very concerned about school boards and very involved in advocacy about the importance of these races.
Our students depend on and deserve a high-quality education in schools that keep them safe, teach facts, and welcome a discussion of diverse views, and they deserve school libraries that are not forced to participate in banning books. Conspiracy theories have no place in our schools. The school board panel presentation will start just after 7 pm, and last for 40 minutes.
At the meeting, we will also be voting contributions to endorsed candidates, as well as appointing new PCPs!
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
DO NOT VOTE UNLESS YOU ARE A (MAY 2022) ELECTED PCP or appointed at any subsequent CC meeting. If you wish to become an appointed PCP, please follow the guidelines here > Become a PCP.