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Next Central Committee Meeting:  

When: December 9th, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Join Us!  We meet monthly on the 4th Thursday. Due to COVID-19, we now meet via Zoom. Please join our mailing list to make sure you can register for the next meeting! Questions?  Email our Chair!

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Recall Lindsay Berschauer, Round 2.

The Yamhill County Democrats are pleased to be working with Save Yamhill County on the second round of signature gathering for the Berschauer recall.

To help in this project the YCD office hours have been extended until the end of the year, our current days and hours are:

Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Tuesday: 3pm-7pm

Thursday: 3pm-7pm

Saturday 10am-2pm

We will be closed Saturday and Sunday the 25th and 26th for the holiday weekend. Our hours for the new year are coming soon.

Stop by any time during our open hours to sign the recall petition, or drop completed E-sheets through our mail slot any time 24/7.

For anyone curious as to why a Round 2 is needed for the recall:

 

"The people of Yamhill County have spoken. Nearly 9,000 of you came forward to sign our recall petition because you had enough of County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer‘s extremism and bad-faith representation. Unfortunately, due to a clerical error, over 1,500 valid signatures were thrown out of our first filing, causing us to come just 323 signatures shy of the requirement to put a recall on the ballot.

We do not intend to let those voices go unheard." ~SYC

For more details and additional ways to sign, including having petitioners come to you, you can visit the SYC website at, SaveYamhillCounty.com

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We’re so excited to announce that we have Pride Flags available for sale!! $2 of every flag sold will be donated to PFLAG Newberg for scholarships for LGBTQ youth in Yamhill County!

Flags are $25. The office is open 3pm-7pm Tuesday or 10am-2pm on Saturday at 1107 NE Baker St, McMinnville. Drop in and say hi to our volunteers, and check out the lending library, too!

*These are the same design, but not the same manufacturer as the one available at Mac Market or through our friends at Pollinate Flowers — ours are a heavier weight material and should ‘fly’ a little more like a flag on a pole, but colors are a little muted so the light shines through. They were manufactured by Flags For Good.

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Event at Chemeketa CC

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A Word from Our Chair

Omar Sandoval, Chair

Yamhill County Democrats

The conclusion of the 81st Legislative Session was one for the history books!

 

With a record investment into our childrens' education, statewide healthcare access, and robust housing policies, I am confident Oregonians will continue to weather and overcome the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

With 2021 more than halfway gone, now is the time to ready ourselves for the upcoming gubernatorial, and local elections.

 

I urge you to join the Yamhill County Democrats and make your voice heard as we lay the infrastructure for an exciting 2022 election. 
- Omar Sandoval

YCD Resolution 2021-01

RESOLUTION #2021-001

A RESOLUTION OF THE Yamhill County Democrats 

CONDEMNING the action by the Newberg School Board, Reaffirms YCDs support for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community members and freedom of speech.

 

WHEREAS, A 4-3 majority of the Newberg School Board voted to ban the use of Pride Flags, Black Lives Matter Flags and other articles of clothing or signs with similar symbols from all district facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the Newberg School Boards new proposal directs the policy committee to draft language prohibiting the display of political signs, flags, apparel, buttons, and placards, and all other modes of display from District facilities, with the sole exception of the American Flag and Oregon state flag; and 

 

WHEREAS, the Yamhill County Democrats is a party which embraces inclusivity and diversity; and

 

WHEREAS, the Yamhill County Democrats strive to provide a voice for every community member, including historically disenfranchised groups; and 

 

WHEREAS, the stated goals of the Newberg School Boards website are to “Commit to becoming an Anti-Racism Board” and to “Create an equity lens to be used as a tool in board decisions”; and 

 

WHEREAS, the actions of the Newberg School Board violate the First Amendment rights of everyone, with especially harmful effects for LGBTQ+ and communities of color; and 

 

WHEREAS, the Newberg School Boards decision serves no inherent academic purpose and appears to be solely political; and 

 

WHEREAS, this type of rule does not exist in any other district across the state;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE YAMHILL COUNTY DEMOCRATS

 

SECTION 1. Condemn the actions of a majority of the Newberg School Board Directors that serve no educational purpose and appear to be driven by political motives and call for the immediate reversal of the policy.

 

SECTION 2. Call on our State Legislators and local elected officials to take action to protect the First Amendment rights of historically politically disenfranchised communities. 

 

SECTION 3. Voice our support and appreciation to the three Newberg School Board Directors who voted against the policy. 

 

SECTION 4. Reaffirm our commitment to standing by the LGBTQ+ community and communities of colors against racist, xenophobic, and homophobic actions like the decision taken by the Newberg School Board.

 

Approved, August 26, 2021

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YCD PRESS RELEASE

Yamhill County Democrats Endorse Berschauer Recall

 

(McMinnville, OR) Yamhill County Democrats have voted to endorse the recall effort against Yamhill County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer.  Following the announcement of the recall in early August, the Yamhill County Democrats Executive Committee called a Special Meeting August 12 to consider the question.  Representatives from Save Yamhill County, the organization behind the recall effort, made a presentation to the assembled Precinct Committeepersons, after which the vote was unanimous.


As with any endorsed candidate or campaign, Yamhill County Democrats will provide support to the Recall effort at their McMinnville office, 1107 NE Baker St, where office volunteers will be able to collect signatures, and through social media. The Yamhill Democrats will also activate other volunteer programs to make this recall a reality.  

(View the entire press release on our News In Depth page.)

https://saveyamhillcounty.com/

Los demócratas del condado de Yamhill respaldan el esfuerzo de destitución de Berschauer

 

(McMinnville, OR) Los demócratas del condado de Yamhill votaron para respaldar el esfuerzo de destitución contra la comisionada del condado de Yamhill, Lindsay Berschauer.  Tras el anuncio del retiro a principios de agosto, el Comité Ejecutivo Demócrata del Condado de Yamhill convocó una Reunión Especial el 12 de agosto para considerar la cuestión.  Representantes del condado de Save Yamhill, la organización detrás del esfuerzo de destitución, hicieron una presentación a los miembros del Comité de Precinto reunidos, después de lo cual la votación fue unánime.

 

Al igual que con cualquier candidato o campaña respaldada, los demócratas del condado de Yamhill brindarán apoyo al esfuerzo y utilizarán su oficina de McMinnville, 1107 NE Baker St, donde los voluntarios de la oficina podrán recolectar firmas y a través de las redes sociales.  Los demócratas de Yamhill también activarán otros programas de voluntariado para hacer realidad este esfuerzo.

(Vea el comunicado de prensa completo en nuestra página de Noticias en profundidad.)

https://saveyamhillcounty.com/

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YCD PRESS RELEASE

Yamhill County Democrats Call for the Expulsion of Representative Mike Nearman from the Oregon Legislative Assembly

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 

(McMinnville, OR) Following the release of video surveillance footage showing Representative Mike Nearman of House District 23 aiding protesters in a breach of the Oregon Legislature during a closed special session, the Yamhill County Democrats call for his immediate expulsion from the legislative assembly.  

(View the entire press release on our News In Depth page.)

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Previous News articles may be found on our News Archives page.

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In The Press

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October 18, 2020

Dems working to get out the vote

Party embraces the Neighborhood Leader Voter Outreach program and will contact thousands of registered voters in the run-up to the general election

The Yamhill County Democrats want you to vote, and they're going to make that point clear over the next two weeks in the run-up to the general election.

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News-Register
August 25, 2020
Democrats open McMinnville office
Yamhill County Democrats will open an office in McMinnville next week as the party expands its outreach to voters during the key fall election cycle.
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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Yamhill County Democrats make history with change in leadership

Omar Sandoval and Gustavo Guerrero take the top two spots for the party in county 

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News-Register
June 30, 2020
County Dems elect youngest chair and vice-chair in Oregon
Sandoval, 23, is now the first person of color and the youngest to serve as the chair of the Yamhill County Democrats. Along with Gustavo Guerrero, 24, they became the youngest county chair and vice-chair duo in the Oregon Democratic Party when they were elected in April.  
 
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