Marion County Democratic
Central Committee
General Membership Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 21st, 6:30pm. You can download the agenda here.
Legislative Days are coming up November 18th-20th. If you are interested in attending a Legislative hearing, or trying to arrange a meeting with your Representative or Senator, please reach out to Lisa Taylor, Chair Marion County Democrats' legislative committee. at .
We are asking everyone to bring their favorite dish to share. We also would love for everyone to wear some holiday apparel for the party.

Marion County Democrats are supporting our Salem-Keizer area warming shelters during this year's holiday party. Please bring items from their requested list. You can also sign-up to be a warming shelter volunteer! Without adequate volunteer staffing our shelters cannot open and our neighbors will have no safe, warm place to stay during our cold and damp winter. Please help as you are able.

Wednesday, November 20th: Debate Watch Party

Thursday, November 21st: General MCDCC Membership Meeting

Monday, December 2nd: DemoForum: Salem City Council Candidates; Trevor Phillips & Vanessa Nordyke

Saturday, December 14th : MCDCC Holiday Open House and Potluck

Upcoming Events & Meetings 2020
Thursday, January 9th: OLIS & Lobby Skills Training

Monday, February 3rd: Oregon's Short Legislative Session Begins

Saturday, February 22nd: President's Day Brunch SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, May 19th: Oregon Primary Election

Saturday, May 23rd : Monroe Sweetland Dinner and Auction

Tuesday, November 3rd: US General Election
Proposed Bylaw Changes, Submitted by Rules Committee Chair, Keri Capen

Attached is the full extended version of the bylaws. Changes will be on the agenda at our November meeting. Each change is indicated in one of two ways.

New text is bold and underlined, and text to be deleted is italicized and struck out . Changes will all need to be approved individually by a majority vote. Once all changes are modified and/or approved then the entire document will be adopted, at the next Central Committee meeting,  by a 2/3 vote.

Scrivener's errors, typos, misspelled words, missing commas etc DO NOT NEED TO BE VOTED ON OR EVEN BROUGHT UP DURING THE MEETING.  SUBMIT THOSE KIND OF EDITS TO THE RULES CHAIR AND THEY WILL BE FIXED IN THE OFFICIAL VERSION.  PCP's are encouraged to read and bring their own copy to the November meeting. Only a *few* copies will be available.

The text as seen in this document will be projected for everyone to view during the meeting and all amendments will be shown in real time. 

A few of the major changes coming: 
- By popular request, uncontested races at our reorganization may be done by acclamation!
- Language pertaining to electronic files, records, access etc has been included
- Convening standing committees has been modified to provide a clear structure and timeline
- The section on SCC delegates has been entirely stricken and rewritten. It allows, among other things, for temporary delegates to be appointed at SCC meetings if our County has not filled our delegation. Also, by popular request. 
- It allows for members to call a Special Meeting
- We have created HOUSE DISTRICTS, along with House District Leaders. This will help us coordinate and grow within our county organization. 
- Completely rewrote the section on amending the bylaws. Standing rules will need to be modified in the future to account for this.

Please come prepared to participate. This process will take the majority of our November meeting.
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Office Location: 245 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
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Mailing Address: MCDCC, PO Box 13835, Salem, OR 97309