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 STATE AND NATIONAL CONVENTIONs

Washington State Convention Information
(If you want or need to know)

Attached are the Rules that will be governing the Virtual State Convention this upcoming June 13th from 9am to 5pm. These rules were passed by the State Rules Committee and the Washington State Democratic Executive Committee on May 17 unanimously. 

Please be aware that because there are over 1800 delegates in a virtual environment, the 2020 Convention cannot accommodate amendments comments or extemporaneous speeches from the floor. All amendments must be submitted in advance in accordance with the deadlines below and will be considered by the relevant Convention Committee as to whether they should be considered as minority reports, or included within the majority reports. For more information on this please consult the attached rules.

Additionally, these are deadlines that will be fast approaching for Convention:
  • May 26th, 5:00pm: This is the deadline to apply to run for Convention Chair (if you are interested in this, please reach out to Drew Estep and he will provide you the requisite filing materials and additional information on the responsibilities and commitments in the two weeks prior to Convention).
  • May 27th: Delegates will receive the recommended 2020 Platform from the Platform committee, and the proposed Convention Rules Committee Report.
  • May 31st, 5:00pm: Any proposed amendments to the platform or permanent convention rules must be submitted to the relevant committee as well as PartyAffairs@wa-democrats.org for consideration, to either be integrated into the majority report or as a potential minority report. The proposed Platform and Rules are attached. Delegates only, may submit requests for changes or amendments. Virtual Convention FAQ.pdf  Proposed Report of the Standing Convention Committee on Rules (FINAL).pdf  WSDCC 2020 Proposed Platform.pdf
  • June 1st: Delegates will receive ballots to vote on Convention Chair if this race is contested.
  • June 2nd: Delegates will receive a run-off ballot for Convention Chair if no candidate achieved a Majority on June 1st.
  • June 8th: Final Convention Committee majority and minority reports will be communicated to all delegates.
  • June 11th 6:00pm - June 12th 6:00pm: Delegates and alternates must “check-in” virtually to the Convention to be seated.
  • June 12th, 8:00pm: Any alternates who are seated in place of missing delegates will be notified. 
  • June 13, 9:00am to 5:00pm - Virtual Washington State Democrats Convention
       
Who are we?
23rd Legislative District Democrats are your neighbors who share your concern for our country's future. America is at a crossroads, and we have an obligation to choose the right path. By working together, we can protect our families, invest in our communities, and leave a better world for our children. Our Board oversees  Committees that keep us organized and connected to Partner groups. Join one of our Events to find out more. This site is organized to help you find News about our activities in the Legislative District, support Voting, and help you connect with your local Precinct Committee Officer. You can also contact your Elected Officials and helpful Partner Organizations.

Our Mission
We are dedicated to promoting a progressive agenda that -- among other things -- will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, provide health care for all, increase access to higher education, reform our immigration and criminal justice systems, reaffirm our civil rights, promote more sensible foreign policy and reduce the influence of money in politics. 

We do this by identifying and supporting progressive Democratic candidates, supporting grassroots mobilization to raise awareness and increase voting, and by amplifying our collective voice to our county, state and national organizing bodies to influence our party's platform and positions on issues. 

23rd Legislative District Goals

Kitsap County is home to three important legislative districts, the 23rd,  the 26th and the 35th. Within the 23rd LD, we vote in Precincts. Most Precincts have a Precinct Committee Officer, a neighbor who has been elected or volunteered to establish a direct link between our party and the voters in our neighborhood. Find your Precinct and connect with your PCO, or consider becoming a PCO yourself. Our goal is to:

  • Increased collaboration to strengthen our voice by attracting younger voters, bridging the urban/rural gap, finding common ground with new partners, coalescing with unions, helping other Legislative Districts.
  • Improve communications through better use of social media and creative messaging, more communication with members, more speakers at 23rd LD Democrats’ meetings and more advocacy training.
  • Increase use of voter data by neighborhood canvassing to update voter data, better analysis of available voter data and more effective GOTV messaging.
  • Fill vacant PCO positions and improve PCO effectiveness through more resources, training, mentoring and neighborhood organizing.
  • Support Democratic candidates by focusing on down-ballot races and recruiting and training new candidates.

Our State 
We support the Democratic Party in Washington  (Washington State Democrats). The graphic in this link shows how we fit into the organizational structure of Democratic Party in our state and nationally. 

Our (National) Party
The Democratic National Committee, or DNC plans our presidential nominating convention and promotes the Democratic Platform, the statement of core principles at the heart of our Party, is governed by its Charter and Bylaws.



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Your membership will support the activities of Kitsap County Democrats in general and the work of your Legislative District in your neighborhood --  Join us  today!


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VOTING RESOURCES

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