When you think about Yamhill County, do you consider it a ‘red’ county? It’s true, the county did go red in the 2016 election… but did you know that Trump received only 48% of the vote, compared to Clinton’s 40%? Would you be surprised to learn that the third highest response by registered voters was… … Continue reading Who Votes in Yamhill County?
We’re probably bigger than you think… Yamhill has 105,000 residents, and is the 10th largest county in Oregon, with a population equal to Baker, Crook, Curry, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Lake, Morrow, and Wallowa counties combined, nearly as populated as the smallest 10 counties in Oregon. We’re growing fast… Yamhill County recorded 84,000 residents in the … Continue reading Yamhill County by the Numbers
The "Short Session," or 35-day legislation session, open this Monday, February 5th. While Republican leaders say this session isn't time enough to pass meaningful legislation, YCD and Oregon Democrats disagree - Oregon need strong environmental legislation, and the time for a robust cap and invest policy is now. The cap and invest (also known as … Continue reading “Put Oregonians’ health first; pass cap-and-trade legislation”
This month, Oregonians, including 54% of Yamhill County Residents, PASSED Measure 101, ensuring funding for Oregon's Medicaid population and lowering the cost of medical insurance. That tax revenue will enable Oregon to qualify for $630 million to $960 million in federal Medicaid matching funds that benefit the state's health care industry. Oregon will also use … Continue reading Oregonians Pass Measure 101
Polk County Democrat Danny Jaffer has filed to run for Oregon House Representative in HD-23 in 2018. HD-23 includes portions of Yamhill County south of McMinnville and in the West Yamhill Valley. Danny is a strong candidate for this house seat, with progressive credentials and a strong environmental record. From his website, DannyJaffer.com: "Danny believes … Continue reading Danny Jaffer – House District 23
Are you interested in running for office later this year? The county, state and country need active Democratic participation more than ever. To help prepare our future representatives, YCD is hosting a candidate school on January 22nd, 2018. Panelists at the event include: Sara Ryan, head of the Oregon Labor Candidate School Rep. David Gomberg … Continue reading YCD Hosts Candidate School – January 22, 2018
Yamhill County Democrats Central Committee Meeting Oct 26 , 2017 Golden Valley Brewery McMinnville, OR —Chair Stephanie Findley called the meeting to order at 6:30. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, the agenda for the meeting was reviewed. Treasure’s report was approved. Approval of Minutes from September was waved until next month. —Guest speaker Chelsea … Continue reading YCD General Meeting – October 26th