Contact Us

Use the form on the right to send a quick message to the Clark County Democrats.

If you have a more specific question or urgent need please click on the link below.

www.clarkcountydems.com/contactus

 

 

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16021 NE Coxley Drive, Room 101
Vancouver, WA 98662

360-254-9116

The Clark County Democrats believe our county is more than just voters and politics. Clark County is a diverse community of people who believe in supporting our schools, growing our small businesses, and working together to create opportunities for all of our citizens. Whether you're from Camas, Washougal, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, La Center, Yacolt, Amboy or beyond we invite you to see why we believe in you.

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee
of the
Clark County Democrats

                              BETTER TOGETHER

                              BETTER TOGETHER

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

Many citizens of Clark County share our Democratic Party values but they do not turn out to vote. Already distracted by the tasks of survival in a world of inequality, their priorities often don’t allow for studying the issues and getting to the polls.

But many of these our neighbors do have ties with social groups and organizations whose values agree with Democrats. Call these groups “values partners”. They have influence with potential voters through the work they do like helping people in need, offering social events and standing up for people against powers that be. The Democratic Party must open itself to learning from such partners so we can begin to alter how we function as a party.  That’s how we are made visible and valuable to those who may share our views but are not now marching in our ranks.

We begin by identifying those organizations that we would see as potential values partners and where active Democrats already have ties, formal or informal. We’ll explore with such individuals how they can serve as a “liaison” person between the CCDCC and the organization. They become two-way listening posts, bringing a stream of information from the organization to the 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.

The committee will continually bring aboard liaisons from different organizations. Periodically, we will invite all the liaisons to meet with each other. In an informal setting, they can share what they have been learning and give their feedback on the Outreach Committee project overall.

In the next stage, the O.C. will invite selected value partners to tell their story in a vivid and well-publicized presentation to the assembled CCDCC and general public. These presentations will take the place of regular monthly meetings of the CCDCC and will happen in larger, more suitable venues.

Using all these exchanges, and in cooperation with the CCDCC Message Committee, the Outreach Committee will turn the party message into educational materials using print, social media and public speaking packages.  In turn, the value partner 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-chair Jay Renaud, 360-260-1694, voice or text. Or email jayrenaud@aol.com.

Sample Interest/Advocacy Categories

Disability rights
Anti-Poverty/Low Income
Fair housing and homeless
Reproductive rights
Gender equality/pay equity
LGBTQ
Civil Rights
Civil Liberties
Anti-Racism
Undocumented residents
Mental health
Income inequality
Tenants’ rights
Environmental protection
Women and children’s health
Anti-fossil fuel
Small agriculture protection
Access to political process
Religious minorities
Single mothers
Native American treaty rights
Etc.

 

 

 

 

Sample Organizations (‘values partners”)

ACLU
Council on American-Islamic Relations
NAACP
NARAL
Planned Parenthood
LULAC
One America
Council on American-Islamic Relations
NAMI
Council on the Homeless
SHARE
Lifeline Connections
Coiumbia River Mental Health
Greenpeace
Sierra Club
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Neighborhood Associations
Etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Clark County Democrats strive, like all Democratic groups, to bring the best government and government leaders into being to provide optimum opportunities for all citizens. That includes all forms of equality: racial, social, medical, legal, religious, and protection.

 


CONTACT the OUTREACH COMMITTEE -

Jay Renaud:

   Tel 360-260-1694 or email 'jayrenaud@aol.com'

Contact Us-  The Outreach Committee would like to attend your organization's meeting and explain local activities and ways to be involved.  Please fill out the form below: for questions or contact:

 

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- the name of a person to co9ntact
- Name of your Organization (If applicable)
[Why you want to contact the Outreach Committee]