State Platform Convention update
Nov. 20, 2021
I’m pleased to share with you today the final draft of the 2021 Democratic Party of Oregon Platform. Over the last 4 months our Platform and Resolutions Committee has worked tirelessly to solicit input and feedback from Democrats across the state, and I’m incredibly grateful for their work. I would also like to thank the DPO staff who supported this committee in processing hundreds of feedback items to ensure that every item was thoughtfully considered for inclusion.
I am also pleased to share the initial list of Legislative Action Items for your consideration. These items will be added to, edited, and prioritized during the subject committee breakout sessions on Saturday, December 11th, to create our final list of Priority Legislative Action Items that will guide the DPO’s legislative agenda for the next two years.
Our Rules Committee has worked hard to adapt our 2021 Convention Rules for a virtual convention. I appreciate their work, including scheduling a special meeting this week to help support this pivot to a virtual event.
I know there are many questions about how the virtual convention will be conducted. I wanted to make you aware that our convention schedule has been slightly modified to assist with the transition, and that updated schedule is now on the web at dpo.org/platformconvention.
Our staff will be holding a number of orientations and technical support sessions leading up to the Convention. I encourage all of our Delegates to attend one of these training sessions, as none of us have ever attended a virtual DPO Platform Convention before!
A few topline considerations for Convention participants as you prepare for the Convention:
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P.S. A printed copy of all of the convention documents and agenda will be sent by mail to all Convention Delegates and Alternates.
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