• 2017 11th Congressional District Democratic Convention

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:30 a.m. – Registration: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

    Registration shall start at 9:00 a.m.; You must be in line to register by 10:30 a.m. to participate.

    Luther Jackson Middle School
    3020 Gallows Road
    Falls Church, VA 22042

    Full Call to Convention | downloadable pdf

    Report of the Temporary Rules Committee

    Purposes of the District Convention shall be:

    1. To elect twenty Democratic State Central Committee members;
    2. To consider resolutions; and
    3. To conduct such other business as may properly come before the convention.

    Forms to:


    Participating In The Convention

    Participation in the Eleventh District Democratic Convention is open to all registered voters who wish to participate as Democrats. All meetings shall be open to all members of the Democratic Party regardless of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic or gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability, and all meetings shall be publicized fully.

    There will be a voluntary Convention fee of $10.00 for each District Convention Delegate. No person shall be denied the right to participate in the delegate selection process due to nonpayment of the voluntary administrative fee.

    Registration

    Registration will begin at 9:00 am and cease at 10:30 am, with the exception that anyone in line at that time will be accommodated for the registration process.

    Pre-Filing

    In order to save time on the day of the convention, participants are encouraged to pre-register online until 5:00 pm on Friday, April 28. After that time, registration can only be done during the registration period at the convention. Pre-filers must still check in before 10:30 am on the day of the convention.


    Election of Members to the State Central Committee

    Method. The twenty members of the Democratic State Central Committee from the Congressional District shall be elected by Jurisdiction Caucuses via paper ballots cast following the registration period.

    The caucuses shall elect the following numbers of State Central Committee members:

    • Fairfax County: 15 Members (7 female & 8 male)
    • Prince William County: 4 Members (2 female & 2 male)
    • Fairfax City: 1 Member (female OR male)

    Pre-filing is required to be elected as members of the Congressional District Democratic Committee/State Central Committee. Persons wishing to be elected are required to pre-file the Membership Pre-Filing Form with the District Chair by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The form must be received by the 11th CD Chair by the designated deadline.

    Although email is the preferred method, one may file via email, or mail, or fax, or in-person (hand deliver) provided that the form is received by the designated deadline. No matter which method one uses, a signature must be affixed to the Membership Pre-filing Form.

    All documents to be filed with the District Chair shall be filed as follows using one of the following methods:

    Slates. Any individual or group of Democrats may sponsor or endorse a slate of candidates for election to the Congressional District Committee/State Central Committee. However, no slate may receive preferential treatment or a preferential place on the ballot, nor may any slate be publicly identified on the ballot or otherwise as the “official slate.” Person(s) who want a slate listed on a ballot must provide (1) the name of the slate and (2) a list of persons comprising the slate, along with their Pre-Filing Forms. This information must be filed with the District Chair by 5:00 PM, on or prior to Wednesday, May 3, 2017.


    Resolutions

    For a resolution to be considered at the District Convention, it must be received by the District Chair, or a designated representative, by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017.  All resolutions adopted by the District Convention shall be certified by the District Chair and forwarded to the State Central Committee for consideration by the DPVA Resolutions Committee no later than 10 days after the District Convention takes action.