We Need You to Become a Precinct Committee Person

Precinct Committee Persons

Precinct Committee Persons are the building blocks of the American Democratic Process.

Precinct Committee Persons are voted on locally and represent precincts of 250 registered voters.  But there are additional responsibilities, powers and opportunities vested in these grassroots elected officials.

PCPs are the critical driving force behind registering voters, getting out the word on candidates, and helping understand the party’s structure, process, and platform.  They are the people who go out, walk neighborhoods, and connect with and activate progressive Oregonians, by talking to independent, unaffiliated, and Democratic voters alike. These are completely volunteer positions with time commitment and responsibilities largely set by each PCP individually. Do what you can is more important than doing nothing!

Examples of Elected Democratic PCPs Duties in Union County:

  • Decide local party leadership
  • Have a voice and vote in filling state legislative vacancies
  • Help with the operations of local parties
  • Propose and vote on county resolutions
  • Do outreach at community events
  • Help facilitate local Get-Out-The-Vote efforts
  • Volunteer recruitment and development
  • Represent voters in your community

What is the PCP term of office?

The PCP term of office is approximately two years, running from the date that the Oregon elections office has certified the May primary election results in an even-numbered election year (usually in June) until it has certified the same primary election results of the next even-numbered election year.

February Meeting Postponed





Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Avenue, La Grande, Oregon 97850. 

We look forward to seeing you there for a discussion on local, state, and national issues and elections.

Walden's Announcement Highlights Unique Democratic Candidate

Raz Mason is poised to change the impact of American politics. The "Raz Mason for Oregon" campaign today announced an upcoming press conference on Nov. 8, 2019, 3 p.m. in Bend, OR, on the OSU Cascades campus, simulcast on Facebook, @RazforOregon.


 KLAMATH FALLS, Ore., November 1, 2019 (Newswire.com) -​With U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R) leaving political life, the focus of the race has shifted to Raz Mason, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in Oregon’s Congressional District 2. Mason is confident her multifaceted background and sharp focus on comprehensive climate solutions will propel her campaign while contributing to the national conversation.

Mason’s campaign and childhood roots are both in the expansive 2nd Congressional District of Oregon, a district larger than the state of Florida. Her diverse background includes a degree in mathematics; many years’ work in the domestic violence field; long-haul truck driving; and a master’s degree in divinity from Harvard (on a full scholarship). As a STEM educator, middle and high school teacher, trauma-informed interfaith chaplain, and co-founder and executive director of the nonpartisan CO2 Foundation (a cutting-edge climate change education organization), Mason understands the challenges facing Oregonians and America.

Democrats' November Meeting Notice

Please Join Us for the

Union County Democrats

Monthly Meeting

at 6:00 pm on November 6, 2019

Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Avenue, La Grande, Oregon 97850. 

We look forward to seeing you there for a lively discussion on the previous Democrat debates and the upcoming 2020 election.

Elizabeth Warren for President Is Sending Staff to Speak to You

Meet a Reprentative from Elizabeth Warren's Campaign
at the Union County Democrats'
October Meeting

My fellow Democrats and Union County Progressives. We are excited to
announce the attendance at our October meeting of Steve Eltinge, Oregon
Campaign Coordinator for Elizabeth Warren for President.

This will be a great opportunity to ask questions, listen to Warrens strategies
and provide feed-back on your thoughts.


We hope you; your friends and neighbors will join us for open discussions
with Mr. Eltinge on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the
Fling J Restaurant,
63276 OR-203, La Grande, OR 97850
Respectfully yours,
Randy L. Knop

Image courtesy of Hillel Steinberg / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

EVENT NOTICE: Future Trends in Climate & Ecosystems

We The People March


JOIN US: Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 am
Union County Clerk’s office parking lot
1001 4th Street La Grande

Open Mic at Rep. Walden’s Office – bring posters and tape for his windows…

We the People are marching to be seen and heard. We are marching to remind our elected officials that they work for us. We are marching because the current regime is a threat to our democracy and values. We are marching to demand accountability. Silence and inaction are complicity.


Questions: Cheryl Simpson ~ Union County Progressives

541-663-6468 cksw46@msn.com


FRIDAY, September 20, 2019

8:30 am MAX Square, La Grande, Oregon

September 20, people around the world will stop work and leave school to focus attention on the climate crisis



“I will not beg the world leaders to take care for our future I will instead let them know that the change is coming whether they like it or not.” 

– Greta Thunberg


The adult generations have promised to stop the climate crisis, but they have skipped their homework year after year. Climate strike is a wake-up call to our own generation.

And it is the start of a network that will solve the greatest challenge in human history.


We need your hands and hearts and smarts!”

Questions: Nicholas DuVernay nicholasduvernay@gmail.com

Democrats' September Meeting Notice

Please Join Us for the

Union County Democrats

Monthly Meeting

at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

at the Flying J Restaurant

Our meeting will include Special Guest…
Oregon State DPO Secretary -

“Eileen Kiely”

Join us in this important roundtable discussion
with Eileen about what’s on your mind and
she will share what has been happening
State and Federal levels

Flying J Travel Plaza Restaurant,
63276 OR-203, La Grande, OR 97850

We look forward to seeing you there!

Fox Prarie photo by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Parties

Watch democracy in action! 

Learn about candidates positions on the issues you care about. 

All interested persons are invited to watch the first presidential candidate debates in Oregon Rural Action's Democracy Space, 1112 1/2 Adams Avenue, La Grande, Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27.

Doors open 5:30 PM, debates begin 6 PM. Bring a snack and something to drink. 

Join us viewing on ORA's big screen! 

All are welcome. 

In support of democracy ORA plans to screen all debates during the 2019-2020 presidential election season.

Questions? Contact Bill Whitaker, Vice-chair, Oregon Rural Action

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