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Progressive Yamhill: Acting Together Locally
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WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS WEEK

Our Facebook Group passed 1,000 members this past week!  That's roughly 1% of the population of Yamhill County.  Our Steering Group was inspired by this Ted Talk -- let's keep growing! 
  • Local wine maker, Remy Wines, was highlighted in Cosmopolitan Magazine on the list of “Top 37 Brands to Buy From That Help the LGBTQ+ Community.” See the article here.  
 
  • The Mayor of Amity has announced he will not seek re-election.  Do you know someone who is interested in running for office someday?  Yamhill County Democrats are hosting a series to train local candidatse, starting Saturday, July 11th - see details below or register here.
   
  • Our community came together and raised almost $4,000 in 12 hours to help get a Black Lives Matter billboard up in McMinnville.  Stayed tuned for when and where the billboard will be up!
   
  • Senator Brian Boquist, SD-12 (Willamina, Amity, McMinnville, Dayton, Yamhill, Carlton) was back in the news this week as an example of extremism.

Hey, Newberg: Take This Survey
   
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 progressive.yamhill@gmail.com!

*DAILY* Black Lives Matter Protest in McMinnville
Begins Monday, July 13th, 7pm
Corner of Adams & 2nd St

Yamhill County Democrats: Local Candidate Training Series
Session One: Introductory Panel
Saturday, July 11, 7pm

Session Two: The Basics
Saturday, July 25, 7pm

Session Three: Messaging
Saturday, August 8, 7pm

Session Four: Fundraising
Saturday, August 22, 7pm

Register for series via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eQLaxvn6TUuhIioDIj0AUA 

Yamhelas Westsider Trail Explainer, hosted by Commissioner Kulla
Monday, July 13, 6-7:30pm
Facebook Live at: https://www.facebook.com/caseykulla/

Progressive Yamhill Meetup via Zoom
Wednesday, July 15, 7-8pm
Register for Zoom call: 

Justice for Survivers at Linfield College
Rally in opposition to Linfield's response to multiple sexual assault claims against former Board Member David Jubb
Thursday, July 16, 5-7pm
Sidewalk along Linfield on 99W
Can't go? You can sign the petition.

Yamhill County Democrats Central Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 23, 6pm social, 7pm meeting
Register via Zoom: 
 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvfuyurDMsGN19zFNx--linTMPgfZkHZIY

Emerge Virtual Candidate Training Bootcamp
Saturday August 8 - Sunday August 9, 9-1
Available for female-identified, Democratic candidates only

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
  • Planning Committee - 1 position possibly opening due to resignation
Amity:
  • Budget Committee - 5 positions open
  • Parks & Streets Committee - one position open
  • Water & Sewer - one position open
Carlton:
  • Planning Committee - one position open
  • OR-47 Ad-hoc Advisory Committee multiple positions open
Dayton:
Dundee: Planning Commission - one position
Lafayette: Budget Committee - one position
McMinnville:
Newberg:
  • City Council Position #3 Seeking Applications
  • Planning Commission - 1 position open
  • Citizen’s Rate Review - 1 position open
Sheridan:
Willamina:
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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