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  • Review the local budgeting process and how to get involved
  • Explain how budgets are formed, and how to decipher your local budget
  • Explore the connection between the state budget and our community
  • Share tips on how to effectively participate in the budgeting process
  • Discuss longer-term strategy to make local budgets to reflect our values



Democrats' August 5th Meeting Notice: Join Us On Zoom

Union County Democratic Party
July Membership Meeting Notice

A Virtual Meeting using Zoom
will be held on July 1, 2020
starting at 6:00 PM.

To register for this meeting,
Email request to rknop@eoni.com with your email contact information, address and phone number
or call at (541) 562-6289



Beyond Oregon Governor’s (Kate Brown) Emergency Declarations.

Effective immediately, the Union County Democratic Central Committee – UCDCC of Oregon. Will be taking the following steps to mitigate risk of exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) to its members and associates.

Official Meetings

• All regularly scheduled meetings “monthly and special meetings” of the UCDCC are canceled until further notice.

• UCDCC Special Sub-Committee meetings will continue to be held utilizing web-based formats.

Public Events

• All public events sponsored or co-sponsored by the UCDCC (tabling, candidate debate-forums and GOTV activities) are canceled until further notice.

The UCDCC will continue alternatively to hold web based electronic meetings and training sessions as necessary to continue its work with associates and other organizations relative to local, state and federal election activities.

We recommend, that all parties remain diligent in preserving the safety and health of themselves and family members by monitoring federal, state and local authority websites and announcements.

For additional information and updates on COVID -19. Check with the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

Democrats' March Meeting Notice

Please Join Us for the

Union County Democrats

Monthly Meeting

at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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


  • General Election discussion, re; US Senator-Jeff Merkley, OR-SOS candidate-McLeod Skinner, OR HD-58, UC Commissioner, UC Sheriff.
  • Precinct Committee People filing deadline 5PM March 10, 2020 with UCC office.
  • “Across the Fence” media program by UCP’s, UCDCP & UCRP. Also, strategy for Dems/Progressives column for Observer.
  • Statewide Up-date on Democratic Party activities
  • 2020 Union County Fair

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting and please let me know if you have anything else you would like added to the agenda.

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

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