May meeting is a celebration of democracy!
Election day is May 21 and we are gathering to watch the returns that night as our monthly meeting. Come join us Tuesday, May 21 at Fort George in Astoria where we will gather to watch election returns for the dozens of races on the ballot.
Come at 6 p.m. where we will talk politics, enjoy great food and await the outcome of the elections. The returns will be posted online by the county beginning at 8 p.m. In between, we are inviting you and your friends to gather and celebrate democracy in action. The food and refreshments are on your dime, but the camaraderie is free!
Mark your calendar now for the our election celebration at Fort George on May 21.
Position descriptions for officers and delegates
The chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Central Committee and Executive Committee. The chairperson shall appoint, with the approval of the Central Committee, all standing committee members and such special committees as the chairperson or the Executive Committee may deem necessary. The chairperson shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. The chairperson shall remain neutral in all national, state and local primary elections. The time commitment is minimally, 20 hours per month.
The vice-chairperson shall preside in the absence of the chairperson, and as the chairperson when the office is vacated or until a successor is elected. The vice-chairperson shall assume other duties as assigned by the chairperson. Time commitment is six hours per month, plus any additional activities; should attend county central committee meetings and executive committee meetings.
The secretary shall send out meeting notices and shall keep minutes of the meetings of both the Central Committee and the Executive Committee. Copies of the minutes shall be provided for the chairperson and shall be kept on file. The secretary shall also retain a correct record of the by-laws with changes and shall write appropriate correspondence as directed by the chairperson. Time commitment is 7 - 10 hours per month. Must attend monthly county central committee meetings and executive committee meetings.
The treasurer shall have custody of the funds of the Central Committee and shall keep an account of all receipts and expenditures. The treasurer shall issue checks only upon directions from the Executive Committee and with the co-signatures of the chairperson. The treasurer shall submit a written financial report at each Central Committee and Executive Committee meeting. The treasurer’s books shall be open to inspection on the written request of any member of the Central Committee. The inspection shall be offered no later than one week after the receipt of notice. The treasurer shall have the books ready for audit at the end of the terms of office or at any time upon demand of the Executive Committee. The treasurer shall be a member of the Finance Committee. The treasurer shall also maintain a petty cash fund, upon authorization of the Executive Committee, for incidental expenses. The treasurer shall complete ORESTAR reporting, and prepare the annual budget. Time commitment is 7 - 10 hours per month. Should attend county central committee meetings and executive committee meetings.
Delegate - State Central Committee
A. Elects the officers of the DPO;
B. Fills vacancies in DPO offices;
C. Fills vacancies created by the death or resignation of nominees to statewide elective office;
D. Approves the budget of the SCC;
E. Approves actions of the Executive Committee when required;
F. Passes resolutions;
G. Recommends, by a two-thirds majority of SCC delegates, alternates and associate members voting, a position on an upcoming initiative or referendum. Recommendations on an initiative or referendum may be made in either of the following ways:
1. By mailing a ballot listing the recommendations of the Platform and Resolutions Committee on each ballot measure, or
2. At a meeting duly called by the SCC;
H. Together with the congressional district committees in which they live, elects members and alternates to the DPO standing committees, at meetings called by their congressional district committee chair.
I. Recommends where and when to call the State Democratic Platform Convention.
J. Act in place of the Platform Convention between platform conventions.
K. Transacts other business consistent with law, the National Democratic Party Charter, and these Bylaws.
Time commitment is to attend quarterly state central committee meetings. Meetings are usually four hours long and may be held anywhere in the state.
Alternate Delegate - State Central Committee
Assumes the role of State Central Committee Delegate when a delegate is unable to attend. No time commitment unless assuming the role of State Central Committee Delegate.
Delegate - 1st Congressional District Committee
At its organizational meeting or in its next official meeting, each Congressional District Committee and the SCC delegates and alternates acting as delegates living in that district elects representatives to serve on the standing committees of the SCC. Attendance at other meetings is optional. Delegates must attend the reorganization meeting. Other meetings are optional.
Alternate Delegate - 1st Congressional District Committee
Assumes the role of 1st Congressional District Committee Delegate when a delegate is unable to attend. No time commitment unless assuming the role of a 1st Congressional District Delegate.
Enjoy our May celebration, then come to our June 24 meeting!
We are taking a slight detour with our May meeting, but things get back on track in June when we meet on the 24th. Mark you calendar to attend the Clatsop County Democratic Central Committee meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6 p.m. in Room 221 of Columbia Hall on the campus of Clatsop Community College in Astoria.
All Democrats are invited to attend, as well as others wishing to become involved with the Party. The monthly meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month.
Clatsop Democrats are leading the way to a better community.
People first. That is an easy way of defining how the Clatsop County Democratic Central Committee approaches the issues facing our community. Whether it is economic development, the environment, health care, social services, affordable housing -- you name it, the Clatsop Democrats strive for solutions that benefit the people first. If that is how you view life, come join us!
Precinct Committee Person (PCP)
The Precinct Committee Person, or PCP, is the key coordinator of Democratic Party activities within the precincts of Clatsop County. PCPs are elected and appointments can be made to fill open positions until the next election. Are you interested in being a PCP? Please contact the Clatsop County Democratic Central Committee to learn more, or come to a monthly meeting.
Our Party Bylaws
The Clatsop County Democratic Central Committee follows a set of bylaws for how we conduct business. Here is a link to our bylaws where you can learn more about the rules governing our operation.
Current CCDCC officers and delegates