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 elect National Convention Delegates, DNC members, and presidential electors, and adopt a platform for the DPVA. It also will provide a great opportunity to meet with and hear from Democrats around the Commonwealth and National Democratic Party leaders. It will provide an important boost for President Obama’s critical re election race in Virginia as well as Tim Kaine’s run for U.S. Senate.
The 2012 Democratic Party of Virginia State Convention is your chance to be a part of history as we prepare to lead our party, our Commonwealth and our country into a better future by rallying around President Obama, Governor Kaine and our Democratic ticket to win in November and continue building the country our families deserve.
The first deadline of the delegate selection process is nearing – if you want to be one of the 2,500 delegates or 500 alternates to the state convention, the filing forms are due on April 16 for the Saturday April 21 caucuses and April 18 for the Monday April 23 caucuses. Contact your local Democratic Committee for forms and filing and caucus information. DPVA should have additional information on this first step in the process shortly. See our Delegate Selection Page for materials on the process in general, including the next step – the Democratic National Convention.
If you are not a delegate, the State Convention will provide numerous volunteer and other opportunities to participate. You can participate as a convention sponsor now. DPVA will also post additional information on volunteering and publicly accessible events. Also, my DNC candidate team plans to have a party friday night, June 1. I’ll be posting additional information on all of these activities as it becomes available.