Considering Resolutions at the County Level

One of the ways that County Parties can influence state and even national politics is through the passing of what are called “Resolutions”. While these votes are non-binding, the passage of resolutions can send a message to other county parties and the state party that can influence decisions at all levels.

At our March meeting, Yamhill County Democrats will be considering three resolutions which were proposed to the Executive Committee this month. Because the Executive Committee has agreed to put these before the general body, no motion will be needed to move for discussion during the meeting.

1) Resolution 2019-001: Campaign Finance

2) Resolution 2019-002: Regarding Leadership and Ineffective Handling of Sexual Harassment Complaints in the Oregon Legislature

3) Resolution 2019-003: National Popular Vote

As always, while all meeting attendees are welcome to comment and provide their feedback during discussion, only Elected and Appointed Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) can vote for or against passage of these Resolutions.

What’s a Resolution?

A resolution is a formal expression of opinion, will, or intent by an official body or assembled group; a declaration submitted to an assembly for adoption. All YCD resolutions must be presented in writing, handwritten or verbal resolutions will not be accepted for consideration during meetings. A resolution usually is written  in four parts: a succinct title, a preamble, a resolving clause (or  clauses), and a submission statement. Learn more about creating Resolutions from the DPO.