Call to District Convention!

14th Congressional District Democratic Party District Convention:

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Registration 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Convention Convenes 10:30 a.m.
Held at Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road, Detroit 48235

In accordance with the Fall 2018 Call to Convention issued by the State Central Committee in March, District and County Conventions are to be held statewide on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

 

County Conventions must be held in all counties within the 1st through 8th and 10th Districts. In those counties comprised of more than one Congressional District, each portion of the county within one Congressional District will be considered a “county” and will hold a convention on August 11, 2018. Each convention will convene at the time and hour designated in the Call issued by each County or District Committee.

District conventions must be held in the 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Congressional Districts on August 11, 2018 at the place and hour designated in the Call issued by each Congressional District Committee.

 

 

Convention Purpose

The purpose of the conventions will be to elect members & alternates to each of the three convention committees: Rules, Resolutions, and Credentials (suggested allocations will be available next month).The secondary purpose of these conventions will be to consider resolutions and platform planks to be forwarded to the state party for consideration.

Eligibility

Article 3.2 of the MDP Rules stipulate the following qualifications for candidacy and eligibility to vote:

 

                In order to vote at any Convention, Caucus or meeting of any unit of the MDP at any level, a         person must be a member of the MDP for at least thirty (30) days prior to that Convention, Caucus or meeting. A Party member must be a qualified and registered elector in order to vote on nominations for public office.

                Precinct delegates, Democratic elected officials and Democratic nominees to partisan offices are exempt from the thirty (30) day advance membership requirement. However, Precinct Delegates, Democratic elected officials and Democratic nominees to partisan offices must be a member of the MDP in order to vote at any Convention, Caucus or meeting of any unit of the MDP at any level. Former members of the MDP whose membership has lapsed in the thirty (30) days preceding any Convention, Caucus, or meeting of any unit of the MDP may renew their membership on the day of the Convention, Caucus, or meeting and shall be permitted to vote on that date.

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

A. Call to Order

B. Election of Permanent Convention Chair

(This is the person who will chair the convention)

C. Appointment of Convention Secretary

(This will be the official record keeper of the convention. This person will also be responsible for sending minutes and results to the State Party)

C. Credential Report

(This is a report out of all credentialed delegates for the convention)

D. Rules Report

(This will be the time to review and accept voting procedure for the convention)

E. Election of Convention Committee Members & Alternates

(State allocation by office and gender)

F. Resolution Consideration

G. Good & Welfare

H. Adjournment

 

Convention Committee Meetings

 

Rules

 

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM EST

Place: Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend St, Lansing MI 48911

 

Agenda: The Committee shall meet to consider rules for the State Convention and to receive training in those rules and on proportional voting.

 

A call in option will be provided to chairs for distribution to committee members.

 

 

Platform & Resolutions

 

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 & Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM EST

Place: Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend St, Lansing MI 48911

 

Agenda: The Committee shall meet to consider resolutions & platform planks proposed by County and District Conventions for the State Convention’s consideration and compile the proposed State Party Platform for 2018.  

 

A call in option will be provided to chairs for distribution to committee members.

 

Credentials

 

The Committee shall meet at the call of the Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party at the convention if necessary.

 

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