Once again: the Young Democrats of Oregon

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Every few years, a group of energetic up-and-comer Oregon politicos get inspired to create a Young Democrats of Oregon. In 2005, that was BlueOregon contributor Jenson Hagen. Back in 1996, I was part of a similar effort.

This time, I'm hopeful that the effort has staying power. And there is reason to be optimistic.

The YDO, 2011 edition, is kicking off on Saturday - at a meeting of the Young Democrats of America here in Portland. At this regional meeting, Oregon's Young Dems will be joined by YDs from Alaska, Montana, Washington, California, Hawaii, Arizona, and Guam. And they won't be starting from zero - there are already YD chapters in Multnomah, Washington, and Lane counties.

And it won't just be a meeting; it'll be a day-long campaign boot camp - led by Christine Pelosi, a campaign consultant, former executive director of the California Democratic Party, and current executive director of the YDA. I heard somewhere that her mom is famous, too.

The keynote address will be from our own Congressman Peter DeFazio. It's 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jefferson H.S. in Portland. Learn more and RSVP.

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    Congrats go to the entire YOUNG DEMS Team! BTW, everyone is welcome (even those of us only Young at heart) to the Conference tomorrow. Even if you can only come for a portion of the conference, they've got a great line up - kicking off with progressive Congressman Pete DeFazio at 10am.

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    Ah yes, the continuation of a fine Young Democrats tradition.

    That was me in the late 70s/early 80s.

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