Progressive Yamhill: Acting Together Locally
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  • Wednesday starts the short legislative session in Salem, you can read more about it here. There are six police accountability measures being proposed.  Find your representative here and write them to let them know what you think.  
  • First ever Pride Celebration is happening in Yamhill County.  There are several different ways you can celebrate.  You can find them here.  

  • Commissioner Mary Starrett asked for opinions on mandatory mask requirements county wide.  Email her with your opinion.

  • The News Register wrote up last week’s Juneteenth celebration in Newberg, you can read about it here.

Upcoming Events

Progressive Yamhill maintains a community calendar of progressive events - sign up to 'follow' it on Google!

Know of an upcoming event we should share?  Email the details to!


Yamhill County Democrats Central Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 25th, 6pm social, 7pm meeting

Register via Zoom:


How to be an Anti-Racist, Session #2

Thursday, June 25th, 6pm

Newberg Chehalem Cultural Center

Register here:


Wine Country Pride Parade

Friday, June 26th, 7pm

Fill out this form to join the parade through downtown Newberg!


 Lynnette Shaw for House District 24 Launch Party

Saturday, June 27th, 2pm


Yamhill County Democrats ‘Precinct Committee Person’ Welcome & Training

Wednesday, July 1, 7pm

Register via Zoom:

Volunteer Opportunities
Does the idea of elected office seem too daunting?  Maybe a volunteer position on a board is more your speed. Check out the full updated list here, and apply to something!  Your voice is needed. 

Yamhill County Committees:
  • Local Public Safety Coordinating Council - 2 positions open; one City Mayor or Councilor and one WOU Criminal Justice Program representative
  • Local Investment Advisory Committee - 2 citizen positions open
  • Cove Orchard Sewer Service District - 2 citizen positions open
  • Parks & Rec. Advisory Board – one position open
  • Senior Advisory or Disability Services Advisory Council - 2 positions open
  • Budget Committee - 5 positions open
  • Parks & Streets Committee - one position open
  • Water & Sewer - one position open
  • Planning Committee - one position open
  • OR-47 Ad-hoc Advisory Committee multiple positions open
Dundee: Planning Commission - one position
Lafayette: Budget Committee - one position
  • City Council Position #3 Seeking Applications
  • Planning Commission - 1 position open
  • Citizen’s Rate Review - 1 position open
Planning Commission - 1 position open
Progressive Yamhill is a non-partisan group with a regional focus on Yamhill County politics at the city, county, and state level, as well as a vehicle to connect with neighbors on issues and actions at a federal level.  Our goal is to connect, educate, inform, and actively participate in the creation of a local community that shares and supports our mission.  You can learn more about our origin, and our group, at our website.

Our growing Facebook Group is 'Private', meaning that unless you are in the group, you cannot search for it, see anything anyone posts in it, or even find out who else is a member.  We take our members privacy seriously and have a team of moderators who vet every new member before adding them.  In order to enable new members to find us, and to communicate key events to the public, we also have a public Facebook Page.  If you would like to join, and the first link didn't work for you, use the second link and follow the instructions to let us know!
We Are engaged residents and friends of Yamhill Valley who believe in developing a community that both respects and creates equity, inclusion, safety and freedom from fear & hate for all. Our purpose is to educate & inform, and to actively participate in the creation of a local climate in support of these beliefs.
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