Marion County Democratic
Central Committee
News You Need To Know
There are strong feelings and reactions to the President's State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday, February 4th. We invite you to submit a "Letter to the Editor" to be printed here in "News You Need To Know" about your reaction and what ideas you have on how to unite Democrats for #Election2020.

Please send your submission of 200-300 words to our newsletter team here. Your submission should avoid personal attacks against individuals or specific organizations. We challenge you to avoid stumping for a candidate but more focus on how to strengthen and unite our Party in light of current events. Please include a high resolution (300dpi) photo of you to post with your letter. We look forward to receiving your ideas. #VoteBlue
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Update on Proposed Bylaw Changes

We have held several sessions in the past two months to review and revise our bylaws.

Our Rules Committee Chair, Keri Capen has scheduled another review session dedicated exclusively to this process on Saturday, February 22nd, 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Attached is the full, extended version of the Bylaws. Please read the attached memo describing the process for review.
pre·cinct: /ˈprēsiNG(k)t/. An area of a political district divided for voting, providing a polling place.

Michael, an active MCDCC PCP puts it this way, "If all politics is local - I believe it is - then:
  • Local means absolutely local and absolutely local means precinct level local.
  • Real political achievement comes when precincts are staffed and functioning.
Functioning precincts work to educate voters, provide candidate support, and strive to improve the skills of precinct leaders to lead."

Do you know your precinct number?
Are you a Precinct Committee Person?
Are you a Neighborhood Leader?

Precinct Committee Persons are the building blocks of the Democratic Party of Oregon.

Here's how DPO talks about the importance of PCPs. "Precinct Committee Persons are voted on locally and represent precincts of 250 registered voters. But there are additional responsibilities, powers and opportunities vested in these grassroots elected officials.

PCPs are the critical driving force behind registering voters, getting out the word on candidates, and helping Democrats understand the party’s structure, process, and platform. They are the people who go out, walk neighborhoods, and connect with and activate progressive Oregonians, by talking to independent, unaffiliated, and Democratic voters alike. These are completely volunteer positions with time commitment and responsibilities largely set by each PCP individually."

To find your precinct use this interactive map of Marion County.
Neighbor to Neighbor,
Candidate Canvassing Needs You!

Many campaigns gather at MCDCC headquarters to engage in canvassing their districts. Candidate campaigns usually organize canvasses each Saturday during the election cycle. Want to get involved? Please contact our Candidate Support Committee at
Bring snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and games to share. Contact Melissa Fey for more information. Children Welcome! Saturday February 22nd, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Please visit our Facebook page for more events, meetings and gatherings.
We heard you! Not everyone uses Facebook to connect. We're working hard to bring our new website online and will start filling the calendar there for ease of use.

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

Tuesday, February 18th: Salem Progressive Film Series; 7:00pm, Corporate Coup D'Etat

Thursday, February 20th : Regular Monthly Membership Meeting; 6:30pm

Saturday, February 22nd: **Special General Membership Meeting**: Bylaw Review & Revisions only ; 2:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday February 22nd : Family Game Night; 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesday, February 25th: Salem Progressive Film Series; 7:00pm, Priced Out (gentrification & housing discrimination)

Sunday, March 8th: Women's March; 11:00am - 3:00pm. We will need a few people to help set up and tear down our booth, a few people on select street corners during the march, and a few people near the stage. Volunteers contact Melissa Fey at

Saturday, March 14th: PCP Training; 10:00am-1:00pm

Tuesday, May 19th: Oregon Primary Election

Saturday, May 30th : Monroe Sweetland Dinner and Auction SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, November 3rd: U.S. General Election

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