FAQ

Common Questions About Leadership and the County Party Organization Meeting

Every two years (after even-year elections), Oregon’s county Democratic parties elect new officers. Officially, under the bylaws, it is called an Organization Meeting. Party jargon has developed so that now it’s informally called a reorganization or the reorg.

Through the election of new officers and delegates, the reorg helps set Party direction and priorities for the next two years and election cycle. By attending, voting, and if you choose, running for office, you can use your voice to help shape the Party’s future.

We plan to have doors open by 12 noon. Stay tuned, as we may be able to slide that back to an earlier time. Proceedings are set to start at 1pm and finish at 5pm on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

The 2019 reorg will be held at the Embassy Suites PDX Airport, 7900 NE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97220. You may bypass the lobby and go directly through the outside doors to the Conference Center, which you will see on your right.

We hope you will consider taking public transportation! Google Maps guides you to efficient bus connections (with times) and the MAX Red Line–Mount Hood station with a quick walk to the hotel. Or, you can ride to the end of the line (one more stop) to Portland Airport, and board the Embassy Suites shuttle which will deliver you right to the hotel lobby..

We hope you will consider carpooling if you must drive!

From the south on NE 82nd Ave., proceed on NE 82nd Way, hotel is on right at NE Air Cargo Rd.

From the west on NE Columbia Blvd., turn left onto NE Alderwood Rd., turn left onto NE 82nd Way, hotel is on right at NE Air Cargo Rd.

If you drive from I-205 or other points east, you will make a left turn at NE 82nd Avenue, pass the MAX tracks, and make the first left turn at Embassy Suites.

There is plenty of parking, but it will cost $5.

Elected and appointed PCPs are the governing body of the Multnomah Democrats, referred to as the Central Committee. A PCP represents the Party in the precinct in which they reside. They vote on all party matters, help register votes, get the word out on candidates, and connect with neighbors. If you are interested in becoming a PCP, or if you’d just like more information, visit Become a Precinct Committee Person on the Multnomah Democrats main website.

Nope! You do not have to be a PCP, but your voter registration must be at your current address, and you must be registered as a Democrat.

Only PCPs are authorized to vote. PCPs who were elected in the May 2018 Primary may vote for Multnomah Democrats officers, State Central Committee delegates, and delegates to the Congressional District Committee where they live. Appointed PCPs cannot vote in the election for Multnomah Democrats officers, but they may vote in state and congressional district delegate elections.

The Multnomah Democrats need YOU to define our future

We need your vision and your energy to achieve change.

Join us January 13