Democratic Candidate Forum For the New Congressional District 6
Polk and Yamhill Counties make up the largest portions of the new Oregon Congressional District 6, so we've teamed up to host a candidate forum to help you get acquainted with the primary candidates.
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Recall Lindsay Berschauer Ballots Out Now!
The ballots for the recall Lindsay Berschauer election are arriving in mailboxes across the county now.
Please make sure to vote Yes on your ballot and drop it at an official Yamhill County ballot dropbox before 8pm on March 22nd.
For more information on the recall campaign you can visit SaveYamhillCounty.com
You can come get a vote yes lawn sign free of charge at the YCD office during our open hours, Tuesday 3pm-7pm and Saturday 10am-2pm, including extended hours Saturday 2pm-5pm by volunteer availability.
The Yamhill County Democrats Endorse a Yes vote on the recall.
Why Recall Lindsay Berschauer?
Lindsay Berschauer won her seat in May 2020 at the height of the pandemic on the votes of less than 23% of the electorate.
Since then she has sent $1.1 million of tax-payer money out of Yamhill County, disregarded state law, and impeded efficient county management by publicly berating county employees for political gain.
She has attacked her constituents simply for participating in the democratic process, publishing their names, addresses, and businesses on her social media.
She has failed to register as a lobbyist for her political consulting firm and has never disclosed her clients.
Over 8,000 citizens of Yamhill County have come together to remove Lindsay Berschauer from office for her corruption, ineffectiveness, and waste of tax-payer money.
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YCD Office Returns to Normal Hours
With the end of the signature gathering phase of the recall effort the YCD office has returned to its regular operating hours.
We also endeavor to have additional hours depending on volunteer availability on Saturday 2pm-5pm.
To ensure the continued safety of our staff and guests, masks or facial coverings and social distancing are still required for all volunteers and visitors in the YCD office.
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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:
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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YCD adds pride flags to inventory.
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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The Yamhill County Democrats office (1107 NE Baker Street) will be open this Halloween weekend for extended hours.
Saturday 10/30 our hours will be extended to 9am - 6pm.
Sunday 10/31 our Halloween hours will be from 9am - 8pm.
We will be handing out candy all day Sunday to trick-or-treaters who come into our office (masks required), and we will have someone outside handing out candy from 4pm - dusk (approximately 6pm).
We will also continue to be collecting signatures for the Lindsay Berschauer and Brian Shannon recall efforts during these extended hours.
As always completed signature sheets and E-Sheets may be dropped off 24/7 via our mail slot.
Oct. 31st is the final day for Berschauer signatures, so if you haven't signed yet, please stop by.
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The Bonamici Fifty!
Help turn Yamhill County blue this month with the Bonamici Fifty! If 50 people set up a new recurring monthly donation to Yamhill County Democrats by June 30th, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will contribute an additional $2,000 to our grassroots efforts. Increase your impact to better our community with your monthly donation.
Help us fund the YCD office in McMinnville, furthering our mission to work with our community to elect a stronger, responsible government that works in the common interest. Your donation will help us lift the shade and win in 2022!
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Join Chair Omar Sandoval, Vice-Chair Gustavo Guerrero and other YCD executive board members as they serve up tacos, gorditas and shake margaritas for a great cause! We'll be serving from 2 - 5pm, and will have opportunity for either drive through service or some socially distanced seating. Pre-purchase of tickets here is encouraged (so we know how much food to make!) but not required - attendees can pay on site as well.
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2021 Candidate Training:
(These trainings have concluded, but some material was recorded. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.)
The Yamhill County Democratic Party will be conducting a 4 Session Candidate Training on Saturdays at 7:00pm (February 20, 27, March 6, and 13).
We have scheduled this training to assist anyone who has thought about running for public office this year or in the future. The May 18th Election will include electing individuals to School Board seats in all districts, Fire District Board Seats, and some Park & Recreation Board Seats.
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NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
Yamhill County Candidates Forum:
October 1, 2020 6:45 – 8:30 pm
Join Live via ZOOM Link
Learn more about the forum here: NAMI Candidate Forum
A recording of the NAMI Candidates Forum that was held on October 1st, 2020 is available on Mac Community Media now.