AUTHOR: Joe Zamboni

Portland Dems endorse Marcques Houston for Charter Commission!

At our April meeting, PDCC members voted to give the Portland Dems’ endorsement to Marcques Houston, a candidate for Charter Commission in District 4!

Marcques is the only Democrat running in District 4 and we know that he will represent his district with integrity, advance our Democratic values, and move our city forward. If you live in District 4, please vote for Marcques Houston in the June 8 election!

Check your District (Ward) online here

VOLUNTEER

Want to get involved with local Portland Dems voter-outreach, voter-information, and voter-contact (like some old fashioned door-to-door-canvassing!) for this Charter Commission election? Contact Meg at meaghan.lydon@gmail.com

DONATE

As Portland Dems, we believe in local organizing..and that means we want to send voters information about the upcoming Charter Commission election. But election flyers and mailings cost over a thousand dollars to produce! We need your help to make it happen.

Please donate $10, $20, or whatever you can to the Portland Dems here.


Charter Commission Candidate Questionnaire

The Portland Dems have put together a candidate questionnaire and we invite all candidates running for Charter Commission to fill it out. We’ll be putting the candidates’ answers online in May as an opportunity for voters to learn more about the candidates and about how they might seek to change the city’s charter.

Here’s the questionnaireCandidates have until May 1st to fill it out!


Make a Donation to PDCC to support the work of Portland Democrats

Thank you,

Charles, PDCC Chair

Make your voice heard on Thursday: Charter Commission endorsement vote

This Thursday, make your voice heard and help shape the course of the Charter Commission here in Portland. We’ll be talking about how the Portland Dems can get involved in the Charter Commission, and holding an endorsement vote for Marcques Houston, the Democratic candidate running in District 4!

We’ll also be hearing from two Democrats who served on the previous Charter Commission in 2010: Sen. Ben Chipman (D-Portland) and past School Board member Laurie Davis.  As Portland Democrats, we want to make sure that Democratic values are shaping our future and our city’s charter. Hope you can join us on Thursday!


PDCC April Meeting:

Charter Commission Discussion

Thursday, April 15, 6:30-8:00pm

(Register here) (Agenda here)

Read a brief introduction to all the candidates from the Press Herald here


*Announcement of Endorsement Vote*

On April 15, 2021, the Portland Democratic City Committee will hold a discussion and vote regarding an endorsement for Marcques A. Houston for the position of District 4 Charter Commission Member. According to our bylaws, the PDCC may consider candidate endorsements when there is only one registered Democrat on the ballot for a certain elected office. Marcques Houston is the only registered Democrat running to represent District 4 in the Charter Commission.

All Portland residents who are present at the April 15 virtual meeting and currently enrolled in the Democratic Party may partake in the vote. An affirmative vote indicates support for PDCC endorsing Marcques Houston in District 4 at this time. A negatory vote indicates lack of support for PDCC endorsing Marcques Houston in District 4 at this time. Persons may also vote “present” or abstain from voting.


We’ve been writing postcards. Join us!

Help us reach out to Democratic Portland voters. Next Voter Outreach meeting is Sunday, April 18, 6:30-7:30pm. (Meeting Link)


Make a Donation to PDCC to support the work of Portland Democrats

Thank you,

Charles, PDCC Chair

Next Meeting: Charter Commission & *Endorsement Vote*

In just two months it’s time to vote again here in Portland! On June 8th (and earlier), voters will decide who will represent us on the upcoming Portland Charter Commission. The commissioners elected on June 8th will work together to propose changes to Portland’s governing charter — truly shaping the future of our government, our city, and our lives!

As Portland Democrats, we want to make sure that Democratic values are shaping our future and our city’s charter. Join us on April 15 for a discussion about the Charter Commission, what’s at stake, and how the Portland Dems can get involved.


PDCC April Meeting:

Charter Commission Discussion

Thursday, April 15, 6:30-8:00pm

(Register here) (Agenda here)

Read a brief introduction to all the candidates from the Press Herald here


*Announcement of Endorsement Vote*

On April 15, 2021, the Portland Democratic City Committee will hold a discussion and vote regarding an endorsement for Marcques A. Houston for the position of District 4 Charter Commission Member. According to our bylaws, the PDCC may consider candidate endorsements when there is only one registered Democrat on the ballot for a certain elected office. Marcques Houston is the only registered Democrat running to represent District 4 in the Charter Commission.

All Portland residents who are present at the April 15 virtual meeting and currently enrolled in the Democratic Party may partake in the vote. An affirmative vote indicates support for PDCC endorsing Marcques Houston in District 4 at this time. A negatory vote indicates lack of support for PDCC endorsing Marcques Houston in District 4 at this time. Persons may also vote “present” or abstain from voting.


We’ve been writing postcards. Join us!

Help us reach out to Democratic Portland voters. Next Voter Outreach meeting is Sunday, April 18, 6:30-7:30pm. (Meeting Link)


Make a Donation to PDCC to support the work of Portland Democrats

Thank you,

Charles, PDCC Chair