IMPORTANT CHANGE TO FEBRUARY 23 YCD MEETING AT GOLDEN VALLEY BREWERY !   Hors d'oeuvres buffet CANCELLED due to limited RSVPs. If you wish to eat before the meeting, PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 4:30 and 5:30 so you can order off the menu. 

February 23, (Thursday)  Democratic Party Meeting at Golden Valley Brewery,  980 NE 4th St, McMinnville.   If you are not interested in eating, you can still arrive early and order drinks and mingle.    Meeting starts at 6:30.   Steve Packer will be the guest, discussing  the Neighborhood Leader Program.    Thank you all.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Become a Candidate

Seeking Candidates!   There are a number of positions up for election  on May 16 during the Special Districts Election.

For information about Special District positions up for election, go to http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/current-year-elections .  Check this list of the positions up for election at the Yamhill County Clerk's site here

Filing deadline March 16    DPO Candidate Training April 8 (Salem location TBA).  Also, local assistance is available for potential candidates.  Email Stephanie.e.findley@gmail.com if you need help

 Note:  From Action Together Oregon....Tomorrow Febr 20, Social Goods Market and Newbert Wine Lockers 500 1st St, Newberg.  Are you interested in running for a school board?  We are going to talk about how to file to run, what we can do to support candidates and how to launch a campaign. We want to create a group that will provide ongoing support to group members that run for school board.

Trump's War on Women Begins

Trump’s War on Women Begins
Maybe that sounds harsh, but President Trump’s new action on women’s health will cost women’s lives around the globe. I’ve seen too many girls and women dying unnecessarily because of edicts applauded by clusters of grinning men in suits. So I wrote this column while seething, and I hope that after reading it you’ll be angry, too — and inspired to act. 

From Nicholas Kristof , New York Times columnist: "It looks as if Trump will soon suspend refugee arrivals. I made this three-minute video, “Speaking Truth to Trump,” this month to highlight the hypocrisy of such a move. If you haven’t seen it, check it out."



Women's March on Washington-----locally!

The National Women's Law Center sponsored a Women's March on Washington with Sister Marches throughout the world.

Yamhill County Women's March    Over 700 Women, Men and Children marched in McMinnville even in rainy weather showing  solidarity  for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.   

Supreme Court has spoken

Progressive champions in the House and the Senate are going on the offensive with the Women’s Health Protection Act. The bill, if passed, would protect a woman's right to decide for herself whether to continue or end a pregnancy, regardless of where she lives.