July Meeting set for July 22, 2019
The Clatsop Democrats will gather on the fourth Monday of the month to hear a presentation from people supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren's nomination run, discuss resolutions on open primaries, talk about the coming presidential nominee debate and more.
Come join us on July 22 at 6 p.m. in Room 221 of Columbia Hall at Clatsop Community College. With the May elections behind us, we are now gearing up for 2020, both local and national races. Don't you want to be a part of that discussion? Then plan to be at our meeting on the 22nd. See you there!
Come watch the candidate debates July 30 & 31
Come out July 30 and 31 to the Labor Temple to watch the candidates debate as they vie for the 2020 presidential nomination of our party. We will begin gathering at 5:30 p.m. on both nights. This is an exciting time to hear the positions of the people hoping to become president.
The Labor Temple is at 934 Duane St. in Astoria. They have good food and drink, so come enjoy a good time on the 30th and 31st with the Clatsop Democrats!
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.
Are there local issues important to you?
Is there something you feel local governments need to address? Perhaps you are concerned about homelessness, affordable workforce housing, mental health services, emergency preparedness, economic development -- the list goes on. If there is an issue important to you, come join the group of politically active people trying to do something to improve life in Clatsop County. Come join the Clatsop Democrats.
We meet monthly on the fourth Monday. Our discussions are wide-ranging but with a goal of trying to better the lives of the people in our county. If this sounds like a group you want to be a part of, come check us out.
For more information about the Clatsop Democrats, send a note to email@example.com to start a discussion.
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