What’s the DPLC all about? Take a look through our photos from the past few years and see for yourself!
We were excited to march with Congressman Peter DeFazio’s team in this year’s EUG Parade on September 22. Joined by some of our elected officials, including Sen. Floyd Prozanksi, Sen. James Manning, Rep. Julie Fahey, and Mayor Lucy Vinis, we showed off Eugene’s progressive pride and took the pre-parade rainstorm as a sign that 2020’s blue wave will be a strong one.
The 16th year of the Chili Cookoff will be hard to top. With Congressman Peter DeFazio and Caesar the No Drama Llama on hand, we had an absolute blast. Health Care for All Oregon Lane County took home the “DeFazio’s Choice” prize, while House District 13 won the most votes for “best chili” and nabbed our awesome trophy. The Wilde/Buch team took second, and Lane County for Elizabeth Warren was third. More pictures from Caesar’s incredible (and incredibly generous) team - Larry, Ariel, and Lina - can be found here.
The Creswell Parade is an Independence Day tradition, and this year’s “Out of This World!” theme celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We had lots of candy (but still not enough . . . we may never have enough) and lots of fun.
This year’s Springfield “friendraiser” had tacos, not spaghetti, on the menu. Thanks to help in the kitchen from Lisa Levsen, Mike Koivula, Sue Mandeville, Carol Hammond, and Ernie Ray, we served a delicious dinner with options for meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. A surprise appearance by Jamie McLeod-Skinner, who gave Republican Greg Walden the scare of his career in 2018 and is now considering future runs of for office, was the highlight of the evening.
Our Pancake Breakfast was still going strong in its fifth year, thanks to supporters like you, great candidates for the 2019 May special district election, and progressive organizations like CALC, HCAO - Lane County, Indivisible Eugene, NOW South Willamette Valley Chapter, Sister District, and WAND.
Get Out the Vote 2018
Canvassing with Team Oregon and No Cuts to Care, the Young Democrats of Lane County challenging the College Dems to a phonebank challenge and winning handily . . . it all happened during the 2018 general election.
Springfield Spaghetti Slam
We held our inaugural Springfield event, the Spaghetti Slam, on September 21 at Willamalane Adult Activity Center. We’re thrilled to start a new tradition in Springfield!
2018 Chili Cookoff
For more than a decade, we’ve pitted Lane County House Districts, campaigns, and organizations against each other at our annual Chili Cookoff. This year’s winner was Senator James Manning’s entry from Senate District 7, with a special “DeFazio’s Choice” prize given by our Congressman to the Young Democrats of Lane County.
2018 EUG Parade
The DPLC teamed up with several Lane County campaigns to walk with Congressman DeFazio in the 2018 EUG Parade this summer. The theme was “Join the Blue Wave.”
Creswell Independence Day Parade
Celebrating the Fourth of July in Creswell is a DPLC tradition. We couldn’t ask for anything brighter and more patriotic than the bright red convertible that East Lane County Commissioner candidate (and now Commissioner-elect!) Heather Buch’s campaign led us with.
DPLC Civics Fest
The Community Action Committee’s first-ever Civics Fest at Amazon Park aimed to teach young people about government - and to have some fun along the way. SCOTUS musical chairs, legislative branch go-fish, and DIY buttons were all part of the event.
DPLC Pancake Breakfast
Our pancake breakfast fundraiser was in its fourth year in 2018, and we again served up a hearty breakfast of flapjacks, eggs, fruit, and bacon. This year we were joined not only by local campaigns and elected officials but by community organizations looking to connect with hungry progressives.
2018 Primary Election
The May primary was full of great Democratic candidates - and between the DPLC and all the campaigns, we knocked on over 90,000 doors. One possible secret to such motivation? A Harry Potter competition devised by DPLC Field Organizer Emily Mooney that had every volunteer earning GOTV points for their Hogwarts House.
2017 Roosevelt Dinner
Our biennial fundraising dinner honors the legacy of President Franklin Roosevelt - and not just the cardboard cutout version. “Standing Strong” was the 2017 year’s theme, highlighting all the principles - including justice, equality, and immigrant rights - we stand for as Democrats.