• Submit Resolutions for the 11th CD Virtual Convention

    The 2020 Eleventh Congressional District Democratic Committee Convention Resolutions Committee will develop a resolutions package for consideration at the convention.

    In order for a resolution, submitted by a member of the public, to be considered by the Convention Resolutions Committee for inclusion in its resolutions package, the draft resolution must be submitted via email and include the name, address, phone number and email of the drafter; be submitted as an attachment (in Word, Calibri size 10 font), and be received by the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee Chair, Robert Haley, at haleyr@sprintmail.com and the Convention Resolutions Committee Chair, Sandra J. Klassen, at sjkintl@gmail.com by Friday, April 24, 2020 at 5PM.

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  • CD 11 Call to Virtual Convention

    Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party of Virginia, the Eleventh District Convention will convene at 1PM on Saturday, May 16th. State Delegates, Alternates, and Guests will be able to view the Convention opening session on the internet. The opening session will include addresses by distinguished guests and an explanation of the voting process by which State Delegates will vote for National Convention Delegates and conduct other business. Following the opening session, State Delegates will engage in online voting at between 5PM on Saturday, May 16th and 5PM on Sunday, May 17th.

    For more information, check out the full 11th CD Call to Convention

    The purpose of the Eleventh Congressional District Convention shall be:
    A. To select seven (7) National Convention Delegates, and one (1) alternate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention; and
    B. To select an Elector from the Eleventh Congressional District; and;
    C. To vote to adopt or reject the Report of the Eleventh Congressional District Democratic Committee Resolutions Committee.

    Slates shall be permitted at the 11th Congressional District Convention. All slates must be complete, using all of the delegate allocated seats and gender balanced in order to be accepted (e.g. the Biden slate should have 3 males and 2 females; the Sanders slate should have 1 male and 1 female). Slates for Delegate and Alternate must be filed separately. Individuals who wish to form a slate, must notify the CD Chair and State Party in writing by May 4th at 5:00PM.

    For more information, check out the full 11th CD Call to Convention

  • 2020 DPVA Call to Caucus to Elect State Delegates

    As a result of the current Covid-19 virus public health emergency, it is not possible for the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) to implement the national convention delegate selection process as set forth in the Virginia Delegate Selection Plan (DSP) and the Call to State Convention. The DPVA is committed to implementing a simple, open, fair, and democratic alternative process for the election of national convention delegates and alternates and doing other necessary party business. This Call to Caucus Supersedes any Calls issued by any City or County Democratic Committee.

    The Democratic Party of Virginia will hold a virtual unassembled caucus (firehouse primary) from April 18th, 2020 at 12:00PM until April 20th, 2020 at 7:00 PM for the purpose of electing State Delegates and Alternates from each locality who will participate in Congressional District Conventions and the State Convention for the purpose of electing Democratic National Convention Delegates and Alternates.

    All individuals interested in running to be a State Delegate or Alternate, from the locality in which they are registered to vote, must pre-file with the Democratic Party of Virginia by 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 9th, 2020.

    Click Here to File to Be a State Delegate or Alternate

    Click Here to File to Participate (Vote) in a Caucus

  • 20th Annual John N. Sturdivant Brunch (POSTPONED)

    11th CD Democrats 20th Annual John N. Sturdivant Award Brunch

    UPDATE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS, THE STURDIVANT BRUNCH HAS BEEN POSTPONED…LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION IN THE COMING WEEKS

    Honoring an awardee for his/her lifetime commitment to the Labor community and Democratic ideas & values.

    We will also present our 11th District Community Service Awards:

    Joseph V Gartlan Award (Fairfax County)
    Deloris Hampton Award (Prince William County)
    Frederick W Silverthorne Award (Fairfax City)

    Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, 11:00am – 1:00pm

    Springfield Golf & Country Club
    8301 Old Keene Mill Road Springfield, VA 22152

    Cost: $60 per person in advance; $75 at the door
    Table Sponsor: $800
    Additional Sponsor Levels: $110| $300| $450| $800| $1400
    Reservations: Pay online at www.11thdistrictdemocrats.org/sturdivant20

    Authorized by Virginia’s 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee (www.11thdistrictdemocrats.org), Robert Haley, Chair.

  • Q1 Central Committee Meeting Summary

    On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the DPVA Central Committee met in Richmond to decide which plan the DPVA would use to apportion delegates for the 2020 State and DNC Conventions.

    The Committee had to choose between two formulas for calculating how many delegates would be allocated to each Congressional District: one formula looked at the percentage of votes obtained by the Democratic candidates in recent elections; the other formula looked at both the percentage of votes obtained by the Democratic candidates in recent elections and the Congressional District’s population.  Here is a link breaking down the way delegates would have been apportioned under each plan: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xDLfVFD07hWDlm1IGiohZ3reqOpXWIOUcZt_0ebqkXE/edit#gid=0

    As you can see, different Congressional Districts received an advantage or a disadvantage under each formula.  Ultimately, the Central Committee voted in favor of the population formulas, resulting in delegate allocation numbers for the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee consistent with the 2016 allocation.  Three members of the 11th CDDC voted for this plan in both votes: George Becerra, Paul Davis, and Lainie Singerman. The other 16 members in attendance voted for the plans that would have given more delegates to the Northern Virginia Congressional Districts.

    So, what does all of this mean?

    Virginia has a set number of delegates that it gets to send to the DNC Convention in 2020.  This number is determined by the DNC and includes a certain number of “base” delegates (the ones that we as Party members elect) and, on top of that, elected officials, like our Members of Congress, etc.  Now, following the 3/2/19 vote, we know how many base delegates each Congressional District gets to pick.