• Minutes: July 17, 2017

    Roll

    • Present
      • Anne M. Alston
      • George Becerra
      • Jay Bhandari
      • Rebecca Borton
      • Paul Davis
      • Bryan Graham
      • Bob Haley
      • Kia T. Hamel
      • Morgan Jameson
      • Ernestine Jenkins
      • John Jennison
      • Sue Langley
      • Dan Press
      • Rachel Rifkind
      • Alex Rodriguez
      • Penny Rood
      • Keith Scarborough
      • Lainie Singerman
      • Jacklyn Smith
    • Excused
      • Hon. Jennifer Boysko
      • Hon. Gerry Connolly
      • Tom Greeson
      • Kathy Hackshaw
      • Hon. Dorothy Holley
      • Richard Jessie
      • Lola Quintela
      • Manisha Singh
    • Guests
      • Sandra Klassen
      • Janet Carver

    Minutes

    1. Call to Order: by interim Chair Haley, 8:02 p.m.
    2. Roll Call: Jennison
    3. Guest Introductions
    4. Motion to approve agenda by John, 2nd by Penny; no discussion. Approved by unanimous vote.
    5. Approval of minutes: motion by Dan; 2nd by Lainie; no discussion; approved by unanimous vote.
      1. April 17, 2017 11th CD meeting
      2. May 13, 2017 11th CD convention
      3. June 5, 2017 Fairfax Caucus meeting on vacancy (Richmond)
      4. June 5, 2017 11th CD meeting on vacancy (Richmond)
      5. June 17, 2017 11th CD
    6. Treasurer’s Report by Rachel Rifkind as of 6/18/2017. Federal account: $4,173.86. Non-federal account: $2,954.74.  Motion for report to be filed by Rachel; 2nd by Morgan; no discussion; approved by unanimous vote.
    7. Chair’s Report by Bob Haley: multiple fundraisers across the state; chair’s meeting at Arlington HQ.
    8. Vice Chairs’ Reports
      1. Fairfax County (Sue): Coordinated campaign increasing hiring organizers; 12 regional directors with two in Fairfax County.
      2. Prince William County (Ernie): 4th of July Parade had great showing; canvassing; next meeting 7/27 at Kelly Building; 9/29 Jenkins’ crab feast; Dottie Holley; Recent House of Delegates candidate 2nd Foy.
      3. Fairfax City (Penny): Good 4th of July Parade; special election for city council 9/12.
    9. Halfway to St. Patrick’s 9/17 at Aulde Shebeen, 4:30-7 pm.  Rebecca to make flyers; Lainie to organize silent auction; Rachel to run check-in; Manisha decorating; Bryan posting website.
    10. Tech/Comm Working Group: Lainie & Paul reported conference call with Rebecca; website improvement; Rebecca working with Indivisible Groups.
    11. Caucus/Committees: Bob sent out listing by email to committee members.
    12. Special Election in Fairfax County for School Board Member August 29.  Motion for $1,000 donation to Keys-Gamarra by Morgan; 2nd by Dan; discussion re budget committee creation by Bob; other fall election candidate donations.  Amended motion for $500 donation; 2nd by Morgan; Dan’s 2nd of original motion removed; approved by unanimous vote.
    13. Diwali 2017: Jay spoke of plans
    14. Emeriti Members: Bob suggested for future consideration
    15. Next Central: Sept. 23 in Fredericksburg
    16. Other Business: Penny thank you flowers; Lainie needs auction items.
    17. Announcements
      1. Bob: Reston/Herndon Indivisible Group outreach meeting
      2. Sandra: “Pipeline Fighters” film screening at GMU library 8/3
      3. Dan: Keys-Gamarra fundraiser Sunday at Bettina Lawton’s
      4. Sue: “Sustainers Society” Lorton Brunch
    18. Next Meeting: skip August -> Sept. 18, 2017 8pm FCDC HQ
    19. Motion to adjourn by John; 2nd by many; no discussion; approved by unanimous vote.
  • Meeting to fill vacancy – June 17

    A member of the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee has resigned, creating a vacancy of 1 (one) male position from Fairfax County on the committee to be filled as prescribed in Section 6.5 of the Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan.

    Under the authority granted in Section 6.4 of the DPVA Party Plan, the Chair has called a meeting of the Committee on Sat., June 17, 2017 at 9:40 AM to fill the vacancy. This meeting will be held at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219, in the same room as the Central Committee meeting (scheduled to start at 10:AM).

    All meetings of the 11th CD Democratic Committee are open to the public. If you are interested in the vacancy, please ask a member of the committee to be nominated.

  • Results of the 11th Congressional District Convention

    The following people were elected to the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee at the May 13th Convention.

    City of Fairfax

    • Hon. Penelope “Penny” Rood

    Fairfax County

    • Anne M. Alston
    • George Becerra
    • Jasingh “Jay” Bhandari
    • Rebecca Borton
    • Paul Davis
    • Robert J. Haley
    • Kia Thomas Hamel
    • John N. Jennison
    • Suchada “Sue” Langley
    • Daniel M. Press
    • Maria D. Quintela
    • Alex Rodriguez
    • Christopher Schäffer
    • Elaine “Lainie” Singerman
    • Manisha Singh

    Prince William County

    • Dorothy H. Holley
    • Ernestine S. Jenkins
    • Richard M. Jessie
    • Keith A. Scarborough

    The following people are also members of the 11th Congressional District Committee, by virtue of offices they hold:

    • Hon. Gerry Connolly, U.S. Congressman
    • Tom Greeson, Chair, Small Business Caucus
    • Morgan W. Jameson, National Committeeman, Virginia Young Democrats

    Four additional members of the 11th Congressional District will be elected at the next meeting, three city-county members, and one elected official.


    The pre-filing deadline for membership on the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee has passed. The following people will be on the ballot for the May 13 Convention

    City of Fairfax

    One Member

    • Jill-Morgan Aubert
    • Penelope “Penny” Rood

    Fairfax County

    Female – 7 Members

    • Anne M. Alston
    • Rebecca Borton
    • Janet Carver
    • Kia Thomas Hamel
    • Susan Johnson
    • Sandra J. Klassen
    • Suchada “Sue” Langley
    • Roxana Mejia
    • Tara J. Mooney
    • Maria D. Quintela
    • Rachel Rifkind
    • Elaine “Lainie” Singerman
    • Manisha Singh

    Male – 8 Members

    • George Becerra
    • Richard J. Bochner
    • Jay Bhandari
    • Cesar del Aguila
    • Paul Davis
    • Bryan W. Graham
    • Robert J. Haley
    • John N. Jennison
    • Steve Myers
    • Daniel M. Press
    • Alex Rodriguez
    • Christopher Schäffer
    • Randolph E. Tidd

    Prince William County

    Female – 2 Members

    • Dr. Aisha Bonner Cozad
    • Dorothy H. Holley
    • Ernestine S. Jenkins
    • Jatia Wrighten

    Male – 2 Members

    • Michael A. Bell
    • Richard M. Jessie
    • Keith A. Scarborough
    • Don Shaw

    Slates

    The following slates have filed with the 11th CDDC Chair prior to the filing deadline.

    Fairfax County

    Blue Victory Team

    Jay Bhandari, Richard J. Bochner, Janet Carver, Paul Davis, Bryan W. Graham, Robert J. Haley, John N. Jennison, Susan Johnson, Sandra J. Klassen, Suchada “Sue” V. Langley, Roxana Mejia, Maria D. Quintela, Rachel Rifkind, Alex Rodriguez, and Christopher Schäffer

     

    Prince William County

    Blue Victory Team

    Dorothy H. Holley, Ernestine S. Jenkins, Richard M. Jessie, and Keith A. Scarborough
  • 2017 Call to Convention

    Call to the 2017 11th Congressional District Democratic Convention

    I. Call

    Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Eleventh Congressional District Democratic Committee (“District Committee”) hereby calls a Convention to be held with Jurisdictional Caucuses beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 2017, at the following location:

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

    Registration shall start at 9:00 a.m.

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  • 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

    Resolution Package

    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

    The deadline of 5:00 pm on Friday, April 28 for pre-filing has passed. At this point, registration can only be done during the registration period from 9 – 10:30 a.m. the morning of 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. 36 candidates have filed with the District Chair prior to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

    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.  The Resolutions submitted for consideration at the Convention are now available. 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.