Marion County Democratic
Central Committee
News You Need To Know
We want to communicate with you a few upcoming changes to the Marion County Democrats Central Committee operations. We are following closely our State leadership and public health officials as they continue to contain and inform about the current spread of the corona virus (COVID-19) in Oregon and around the world.
Because large gatherings put vulnerable populations at risk (older adults and those with compromised immune systems) we are following the lead of other organizations that are cancelling or postponing large gatherings.
You may recall that on Sunday, Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency which is in effect for sixty days. The Democratic Party of Oregon has also cancelled a number of their statewide gatherings. At an executive committee meeting on Tuesday, March 10 th, with KC Hansen, DPO Chair present at our meeting, your executive committee determined our most responsible course of action is to cancel, postpone or modify the following gatherings.
Cancelled:         March General Membership Meeting; Thursday, March 19 th
Cancelled:         CD5 Meeting (was to be held this weekend)
Cancelled:         DPO State Central Committee, Saturday, March 14 th
Cancelled:         DemoForum, Monday, April 6 th  
Postponed:       Monroe Sweetland Dinner, Saturday, May 30 th. We have rescheduled the event for Saturday, September 12 th , 2020. Stay tuned for more details!
Modified:          If you are visiting the MCDCC business office, please call ahead to ensure there is a volunteer available to assist you. Some volunteers are keeping a regular schedule and some need to modify their volunteerism at this time. Please call 503-363-8392 before visiting the office.

Modified:          Some MCDCC committees will continue to meet in their small groups. Also, some committees are opting for teleconferencing. If you plan to attend a committee meeting, we encourage you to check with the Chair of the committee to see if they are meeting in person or by phone/video. Here is a list of contacts for each MCDCC Committee.
Chair: Evan Sorce,
1st Vice-Chair: Carina Perez Europa,
2nd Vice Chair: Trevor Phillips,
Secretary: Melissa Fey,
Treasurer: Lowell Wetzel,
Committee Contacts:
Communication : Nate Robison
Membership : Mary Nikas
Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP): Pam Ruona
Legislative: Lisa Taylor
Program: Deb Patterson
Candidate Support: Casey Kopcho
Fundraiser: Barb McCullough-Jones
Rules: Keri Capen

Lastly, we are following the safety protocols published by public health officials from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). You can also find more information on OHSU’s website. OHA has an update page specific to the COVID-19 virus you can sign-up for to get real time updates about the virus in Oregon.
The health of our communities is a high priority for us. As Democrats we want to ensure everyone is getting treatment and taking necessary precautions to stay healthy during this challenging time.
The best advice we’ve received from health authorities is: limit your exposure to large gatherings and WASH YOUR HANDS – A LOT!
In solidarity,
Your MCDCC Executive Committee
Evan Sorce, Chair

Office Location: 245 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
503-363-8392 |
Mailing Address: MCDCC, PO Box 13835, Salem, OR 97309
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