Marion County Democratic
Central Committee
News You Need To Know
Secretary of State Candidate Forum

Please join our Candidate Support Committee tonight at 6:30pm for a Facebook live stream with all three SOS candidates. If you are unable to watch live via Facebook, we will also upload the forum to YouTube so more voters can access the conversation.
Virtual Town Hall with Senator Wyden
Join Senator Ron Wyden this Friday, April 17th, at 10:30AM or a virtual town hall with Oregonians.

This town hall will be moderated by  Town Hall Project –  If you would like to ask a question, submit your questions for Senator Wyden to  Town Hall Project  here:

Tune into the Town Hall meeting at 10:30 AM this Friday 4/17 or at

Please note that this is a public event and you do not need a Facebook account in order to watch.

Postponed: Monroe Sweetland Dinner, Saturday, May 30 th. We have rescheduled the event for Saturday, September 12 th , 2020. Stay tuned for more details!

Postponed: April 21st, PCP Training
Modified: If you access to the MCDCC business office, please call ahead to ensure there is a volunteer available to assist you. 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.
Bylaws Ready for Adoption - Almost

After several meetings and many hours of work our Rules Committee guided MCDCC membership through a review and revise process to update our bylaws. The final document can be downloaded here.

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, it is unclear at this time when the document will be on an agenda for adoption. We will notify membership as soon as possible.

If you have questions about the document or the process, please contact Rules Committee Chair, Keri Capen.

Thursday, April 16th: Virtual Town Hall with Secretary of State candidates; 6:30pm

Friday, April 17th: Virtual Town Hall with Senator Wyden; 10:30am

Saturday, April 18th: Neighborhood Leaders Call; Marion and Linn Counties; 2:30pm

Tuesday, May 19th: Oregon Primary Election

Saturday, May 30th : Monroe Sweetland Dinner and Auction

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

A Comment from
State Representative Brian Clem
Oregonians across the State are struggling to deal with the ramifications of COVID-19. From Medford to Astoria, Waldport to Ontario – the destruction that this virus is leaving in its path can be seen by us all. But that’s not all that can be seen. We see our communities coming together to help our seniors do their shopping, we see businesses supporting front-line medical workers with free meals, our teachers and educators adapting to a new world where they commit to distance learning, and we see our neighbors playing music in the streets creating hope where there was only silence. We see one another not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Oregonians. I am humbled and proud to be a part of this community and I promise to continue to do everything I can to help us move forward, and to see us emerge from this tragedy a stronger Oregon.

Representative Clem is a Democrat that has represented House District 21 in the Oregon House of Representatives sine 2007. He can be reached at

Photo credit Statesman Journal
REMINDER! Marion and Linn County Democratic Neighborhood Leaders

Our Senate District 9/House Districts 17 & 18 "Meet the Candidates" Zoom meeting for Neighborhood Leaders will be Saturday, April 18, at 2:30pm

Joining us will be  Jim Hinsvark , Democratic candidate for Senate District 9 and  Paige Hook , Democratic candidate for House District 17.   We also recommend you go to and LIKE the Facebook Page of  Jamie Morrison , Democratic Candidate for House District 18  who will be unable to attend on the 18 th . You can find  state candidate information  (including official candidate filing information & candidate statements in the Military Oversees Pamphlet online: :

The Zoom link that you will need to join us on April 18 is below.  Hope to "see" you all on the 18th.

If you have questions or would like more information please contact:

Nancy Greenman, Linn County Dems Neighborhood Leader Program Coordinator (541-990-2370)
Laurie Chadwick, House District 18 Democratic Neighborhood Leader Coordinator (831-818-9657)
Lee Mercer, Marion County Democratic Neighborhood Leader/PCP (831-818-5247)
Please contact either one of us for assistance in using Zoom. It is very easy!

Linn and Marion County Democrats are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   I f you have not yet participated in a Zoom meeting, plan to log in a few minutes early in order to download and run Zoom in time to join the meeting when it begins   This link  will take you to a YouTube video on how to join a Zoom meeting.   This link  shows you how to test your computer video before the meeting begins.

Topic: Meet the Candidates
Time:  Apr 18, 2020 02:30 PM  Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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