Since I interned at Americans for Democratic Action in the 1980, I have been involved with Democratic Party rules issues. I have worked with many grassroots, local committee, and other party members to develop fair and clear party rules that encourage maximum participation. For the past three cycles, I have drafted and obtained DNC approval..
In the first week of September, North Carolina will welcome thousands of delegates from across the country to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. You could be one of them. Los Angeles Mayor and Permanent Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Antonio Villaraigosa, urges Americans to make their voices heard and become delegates to the..
If you want to be elected as one of the 2,500 delegates or 500 alternates to the May 12 or 19 Congressional District Conventions and June 2 State Convention, you need to file with your city or county Democratic Committee. The filing deadline is April 16 for April 21 caucuses and April 18 for April..
DPVA has published a chart of the locations of the upcoming Congressional District (CD) Democratic Conventions. You may wish to check this DPVA page for updates. The third column shows when the CDs are having their conventions to elect National Convention Delegates and a presidential elector – these are all on May 12 or May..
Our Delegate Selection Page has been updated with the forms to use to file for Democratic National Convention Delegate or Alternate and Presidential Elector. For the Democratic State Convention, the delegate/alternate filing forms to be used for your local (city or county) caucus, and details on those April 21 or April 23, 2012 caucuses, contact your local..
The Democratic Party of Virginia State Convention is less than 60 days away, and the DPVA has set up a new web page to tell you about it. The Convention will be held in Northern Virginia for the first time in history – at the George Mason University Patriot Center, on Saturday, June 2, 2012. The Convention will..
There will be a GOP presidential primary – of a sort – in Virginia on March 6, 2012, offering a choice between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. President Obama was the only candidate who filed for the Democratic primary, so it is cancelled and he wins all the delegates. On June 12, 2012, both parties..
The DNC issued a release today reporting that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be nominated as the Democratic National Convention Chair and setting forth the following schedule: Convention week will open with a family-friendly Labor Day event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday, September 3, that will be open to people from across the region and..
Another busy JJ Weekend in the books. In addition to meeting, eating, drinking, and dancing (well almost), the weekend featured training – DPVA Vice Chair Fred Hudson and I did a delegate selection presentation on saturday and an excellent team headed by Gaylene Kanoyton did local chairs training on Sunday. The Central Committee adopted the..
If you want to learn about how to be a delegate to the Virginia Democratic Convention in Fairfax, and/or Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, or you want to learn about the process so you can help inform other Democrats, there are a couple of great opportunities this weekend. There will be live presentation on Saturday, January..
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I was proud to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee for 12 years. I am in DC now, but still active in voter protection and Democratic Party rules. More about me, click here.