Monthly Meeting on May 11, 2017

The meeting starts at 7pm and ends promptly at 8pm.

Social time begins at 6:30pm with light snacks provided.

Parents welcome! Childcare is provided in an adjoining room.


Hi Fellow Dems,

I know that the news out of Washington, DC is almsot impossible to keep up with as Republicans continue to shock us with their latest bad idea.  At times we can feel helpless at what is transpiring at the national level.  This is when it is most important to take control of those things we can control. In this case, it is our local May elections on Tuesday, May 16.

We have seen 15% of the ballots returned which means many of you reading this have not turned in your ballot and your friends on Facebook, at work, and your family members are in the same boat.  We need  to turn the tide and help our amazing slate of candidates cross the finish line.

We have school board members being attacked by Mini Betsy Devos’ wannabes for gaining the support of teachers.  We have a Trumpian candidate running for Park Board that doesn’t seem to understand what the psoition is and isn’t.  We cannot allow these people to make bad decisions in Deschutes County like they are making in DC.  If you have not already voted, follow the link on the right sidebar to see our great endorsed candidates and share this information with your friends and families.  If you don’t like links, all of the endorsed candidates are also listed to the right of this paragraph.  With such a low turnout, every vote will count.

On Thursday, May 11 at 6:30pm (social) and 7pm (business) the Deschutes County Democrats will be meeting at the Environmental Center (16 NW Kansas).  This will be a great opportunity to meet candidates and hear what we have been up to during the May elections.  This is our final meeting before the election and a great time to get involved.

Deschutes Democrats Agenda
May 11, 2017

6:30 p.m.    Meet and Greet

7:00 p.m.    Welcome, Introductions, Minutes and Treasurer’s Report, PCP appointments

7:10 p.m.    May 2017 Election Update

7:20 p.m.    Campaign Updates  (2 minutes/candidate)

7:30 p.m.    CD2, Walden, and 2018

7:45 p.m.    New NOW Chapter Formation

7:55 p.m.     Good of the Order

8:00 p.m.    Adjourn and Return badges, chairs, and tables

 


Deschutes Dems May 16th Endorsements (Slate)

We are very excited for the amazing slate of candidates that have chosen to run this year.  Please pass on their info and help support these incredible candidates so they can represent our values.

We have reactivated our Twitter feed and it has tons of great information.  Please be sure to follow us and join the conversation.

We are very fortunate to have such great candidates and to support their efforts to win in May.  It comes at a cost and we would greatly appreciate your grassroots support through a donation at ActBlue.

For those who don’t like links, here are the endorsements:

Erica Skatvold, COCC Zone 4

Angela Chisum, Bend La Pine School Zone 1

Stuart Young, Bend La Pine School   Zone 4

Carrie Douglass, Bend La Pine School Zone 7

Ted Schoenborn, BPRD Position 4

Lauren Sprang, BPRD Position 5

Erin Pryor, Deschutes Library Zone 3

Alan Unger, COCC Zone 3

Julie Craig, Bend La Pine School Zone 4

Nathan Hovekamp, BPRD Position 3

Yes on School Bond Measure

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