DPO stands for Democratic Party of Oregon
From DPO’s website :
The Democratic Party of Oregon promotes the election of Democratic candidates at every level across the state of Oregon with technical, financial and volunteer support. We provide opportunities for all Oregon Democrats to participate fully in our political process. The Democratic Party of Oregon supports local county Parties to make sure that every community can work to get Democratic Candidates elected.
What We Stand For
Oregon Democrats believe that rights and responsibilities go hand in hand. It’s up to all of us to work for a present and future society that treats every individual with dignity and respect, provides for the health and education of future generations, grows Oregon’s businesses and local economies, safeguards our civil liberties and democratic rights, and protects the natural environment in which we all live.
What the DPO does for our county
The DPO helps organize and direct resources down to the county level. They organize resources like VAN and different training throughout the year. They help organize and distribute information down from the DNC (Democratic National Committee). Ever two years new offices are elected to represent the county at the DPO. These voting members get to help direct and vote on matters at the DPO (State Level) as directed by members (PCPs) of the county party. The DPO then has members that are sent to vote on issues at the DNC.
When does the DPO meet?
The DPO tends to meet every quarter at different locations around the state. These are usually posted well in advance and will be posted with links on our calendar. These are times that CD and SCC members come together to conduct business. This is also the time that standing committees come together as well as usually when the DPO caucuses come together to conduct business.
Interested in being involved in the DPO?
Just like our county level the DPO has numerous caucuses that any registered democrat can join and attend. You do not need to be a PCP to join any of the caucus and they tend to meet at every quarterly DPO meeting. Along with caucuses there are the SCC (State Central Committee) and CD (Congressional District) meetings. The SCC and CD positions are elected officials that are done based on the county by-laws. These are usually elected at the re-organization meetings conducted every two years.
List of current caucuses: