Have fun and make new friends -- Join Democratic Outreach at Neighborhood Picnics, Parades, BBQs, Fundraisers, Historic Anniversaries, Festivals, Holiday Celebrations, Farmers’ Markets and other community gatherings. See the list of so-far confirmed events at our Facebook page LINK.
Want to help out? – Come for the day or just an hour or two. Main thing is meeting people and having conversation. Assistance is also welcome with transporting gear and setting up, placing signs and banners, circulating voter registration forms, passing out literature, answering questions.
Contact: Terri Niles, (541) 221-1927, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Jay Renaud, (360) 260-1694, email@example.com
See Clark County Democrats in action – The public is invited to attend regular party meetings and candidate events. For times and locations go to CALENDAR.
OUTREACH - WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?
Many citizens of Clark County share our Democratic Party values but do not vote. Distracted by just surviving in a world of inequality, their priorities often don’t allow for studying the issues and getting to the polls.
But many of our neighbors do have ties with social groups and organizations whose values agree with Democrats. Call these groups “values partners.” These groups have influence with potential voters. The Democratic Party must open itself to learning from such values partners so we can evolve as a party. The sharing of values makes Democrats visible and valuable to those who may share our views but are not now marching in our ranks.
We are identifying organizations as potential values partners and where active Democrats have ties, both formal or informal. We’ll explore with such individuals how they can serve as a “liaison” person between the Clark County Democratic Central Committee and the values partner organization. These liaison persons become two-way listening posts, bringing information from their organization to the Democratic party and vice versa. In this way, the grass roots of the value partners continually transmit their ideas and their worries back to the Democratic Party.
Using all these exchanges, and in cooperation with the Clark County Democratic Central Committee executive board, the Outreach Committee will turn the Democratic Party message into educational materials using all available media. In turn, the values partners organizations can serve as a channel for delivery of these materials to their constituents and contacts. By this education, we can achieve our goal to identify, register and bring to the polls potential voters we have so far not been reaching.
At all times we will take care about the cultural issues, political sensitivities and possible tax-exempt status of each of the value partners.
To know more about this effort, contact co-chairs Jay Renaud or Terri Niles.