Why Me? Why Now? Why This?
By Evan Sorce, Chair, MCDCC
For many, Labor Day is the official kickoff of campaign season. As the media focuses on the Presidential candidates and their stances on every position possible, locally people start to consider if they should run for office. Most people would never consider running for office citing a lack of the right experience or qualifications that would make it possible to be an effective elected official. As someone who has been around candidates and campaigns for almost a decade, I can tell you that if you are motivated, eager to learn, and willing to work in a collaborative process for the betterment of our community YOU ARE QUALIFIED. In order to determine if you are those things, ask yourself and your loved ones these three questions.
Become a voting member of the Marion County Democrats!
Voting members of the Marion County Democrats are known as Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs). The PCP is the cornerstone of our local party (MCDCC), the state Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO), and ultimately the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The Marion County PCP is the first voting member of the party and helps guide and shape our local, state and national parties. Real change comes from the bottom up and this is your chance to make that change.
Join us on
Thursday, September 12th
for the next in a series of debates with Democratic Presidential candidates. We have concessions for sale and hope you'll be part of enthusiastic watchers!
Ten Democratic presidential candidates made the cut. They are:
Sen. Cory Booker, of New Jersey
Former Vice President Joe Biden
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, of South Bend, IN
Julián Castro, the fmr. housing secretary
Sen. Kamala, Harris of California
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota
Former Rep, Beto O’Rourke, of Texas
Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts
Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur
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Democratic Legacy Award Announced
Marion County Democrats today announced it will present the first ever, "Judy Sugnet
Democratic Legacy Award
Named for longtime Democratic Party champion, Evan Sorce, Chair said,
"for decades one constant at the Marion County Democrats has been Judy Sugnet. Judy has been an active Precinct Committee Person, a State Central Committee member, and even spent a number of years as the Chair of our County Party. Judy has spent a lifetime working to improve the life’s of working Oregonians; it only makes sense that we name a the Marion County Democrats lifetime achievement award after Judy."
"Judy’s dedication and efforts for Marion County Democrats and the Democratic Party of Oregon are an example of how one person can inspire and lead others to make a difference for many," said Barbara Fuller, former Chair of MCDCC.
The official unveiling of the award and presentation to Judy will be at this year's Monroe Sweetland Dinner and Auction, October 5th.
We invite you to join us in celebrating the decades of service Judy has given to Oregon Democrats.
About the annual Monroe Sweetland Dinner Auction
The dinner and auction begin at 5:00pm at the Holiday Inn Salem at 3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301. Tickets can be purchased at
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Want to meet like-minded Democrats
; and have fun to-boot? Become an Office Volunteer!
The new Marion County Democrats' Member Hall is looking for volunteers to staff the hall from Noon-2pm, Monday through Saturday. Volunteers welcome members of the public to our new hall, answer questions, sells campaign material, and conducts other tasks as needed.