03 Dec 2015
December 3, 2015

DPVA Committees Meet this Weekend

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The Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Committees will hold their quarterly meetings this weekend in Richmond.  These will be the first meetings in a long time without 11th District Chair George Burke, and we will miss him greatly.  Steering meets Friday, Dec 4., 7:30 pm, at the SunTrust Building, 919 E Main St,, Piedmont Room (4th..

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13 Aug 2015
August 13, 2015

2016 Primary Petition Time

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The Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary will be on March 1, 2016, but presidential candidates seeking to get on the ballot in Virginia must file the requisite forms and petitions by December 10, 2015.  In 2013, after Perry and Gingrich couldn’t get the required 10,000 signatures, the General Assembly lowered the requirement to 5,000, with 200..

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The Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee voted yesterday (by a vote of 42-39-1) to participate in the March 1, 2016 primary.  The Democratic Party of Virginia voted unanimously to participate in that primary months ago.  Unless a party requests a “loyalty oath,” voters may choose to vote in the Democratic or Republican primaries,..

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25 Jun 2015
June 25, 2015

DPVA Weekend – Hillary and more

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Hilary

The Democratic Party of Virginia will hold its annual JJ dinner at the Patriot Center, featuring Hillary Clinton on Friday, June 26 – tickets are still available!  On Saturday (June 27), the DPVA Steering Committee will meet at 10:00 am and the Central Committee will meet at 12:00 at Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA..

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The Democratic Party of Virginia has timely submitted its 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan to the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee.  The plan follows the approach of recent plans – a March 1, 2016 primary will allocate delegates among presidential candidates, and localities will then hold caucuses to elect delegates to..

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At its March 2015 meeting, the Democratic Party of Virginia voted to adopt a National Democratic Convention delegate selection procedure similar to the ones adopted in recent years.  We will use the March 1, 2016 primary to allocate delegates among presidential candidates and then use a caucus process to elect delegates to congressional district and..

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The Democratic Party of Virginia meeting this weekend will vote on a series of resolutions concerning the 2016 Democratic National Convention delegate selection process.  The resolutions call for the party to follow a similar process as we did in 2004, 2008, and 2012 – participate in Virginia’s Presidential primary (March 1, 2016) and use that..

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The recent Democratic National Committee meeting featured an excellent workshop on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection process led by Virginia’s own Patrice Taylor. Materials from the workshop are set forth below. I have previously posed the DNC Convention Call, Rules, and Regulations here.  I won’t review the basics, but here are some of..

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23 Jan 2015
January 23, 2015

2016 Dem Convention Starts July 25th

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will announce today the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016. The Committee is still in final contract negotiations to decide a host city for the convention and will announce the decision in the coming weeks. So will it be Brooklyn, Columbus,..

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The DNC recently issued its guidance documents and the 2016 Democratic National Convention Call, Delegate Selection Rules, Regulations, and model plan.  State Democratic Parties now must take these materials and draft their own state plans, to be submitted to the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee for approval by May 4, 2015.  As I’ve noted in..

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