7th District Democratic Committee Call to Convention 2017

The Seventh District Democratic Committee
Calling the 2017 Seventh District Democratic Convention

By the Seventh District Democratic Committee at its meeting of February 13, 2017, that:

I. Call to Convention

     Pursuant to the authority vested in this Committee by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan (State Party Plan) the Seventh District Democratic Committee (7th District Committee) hereby calls a District Convention to convene at 11:00 A.M., on May 6, 2017 at 919 East Main St, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

This District Convention shall:

    Nominate twenty (20) persons, ten (10) men and ten (10) women to serve as the 7th Congressional District Democratic Committee and serve on the Democratic Party of Virginia’s State Central Committee starting June 17, 2017 until June, 2021 when a new district committee is elected.

II. Allocation and Election of Delegates and Alternates

The Seventh District Convention shall be composed of 175 delegates and 43 alternate delegates (alternates) to be elected from Amelia, Chesterfield County, Culpeper County, Goochland County, Henrico County, Louisa County, Nottoway County, Orange County, Powhatan County and Spotsylvania County,  in accordance with the provisions of this Call. Accordingly, these numbers shall be elected:

III. Allocation of District Committee Members

The allocation of district committee members shall be as follows:

Amelia     1
Chesterfield      4
Culpeper     2
Goochland     1
Henrico     5
Louisa     1
Nottoway     1
Orange     1
Powhatan     1
Spotsylvania     3
TOTAL    20

These allocations are in effect with the caveats voted by the seventh cd committee as of February 13, 2017 which specifies the conditions for an unfilled slot and for at-large slots.

IV. Pre-filing for Delegate and Alternate Delegates
A. Delegates and alternates shall be elected in accordance with provisions of the State Party Plan and this Call, including gender balance.

B. Pre-filing forms shall be made available by the 7th District Democratic Committee to the county and city committees at
Cost.  Alternatively, county and city committees may print their own pre-filing form, provided the 7th District
Democratic Committee approves the form in advance.

C. No filing fee shall be required nor requested by any jurisdiction for delegate or alternate.

D.  Timeline

The pre-filing deadline shall be 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2013, for caucuses held on Saturday, April 15, 2017, and 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2013, for caucuses held on Monday, April 17, 2017.  Delegate candidates for 7th Congressional Democratic District Conventions shall pre-file with their respective chairs or with designees for such chairs.

V. Filing for State Central Committee.
Filing for State Central Committee shall be done on the form provided (see attached). The form and check must be received by Abbi Easter, Chair by seven days prior to the district convention, May 6, 2017 by 5 p.m. Only those persons properly pre-filed and in a timely manner will be shown on the ballot.

VI. Subcommittee Appointed and Empowered to Act
A special subcommittee consisting of the Chair, First Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and such other persons as the District Chair shall appoint is empowered to act for and in the name of the District Committee in making additional plans and arrangements and finalizing dates and location for the execution of the resolution and to fill in the blanks of this draft call as time permits.

VII. Publication, Affirmative Action, Discrimination Prohibited
The officers and members of the District Committee shall take all reasonable affirmative action to publicize these party activities and retain full participation by all segments of the Democratic Party of the Seventh Congressional District in them. Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, or economic status in the conduct of these activities is prohibited. All Democrats are encouraged to participate in the delegate selection process.

Pertinent parts of this Call shall be publicized in accordance with the Party Plan on the 7th District Website, the Democratic Party of Virginia website and county and city committees websites.

Call to Convention 7th District 2017

7th District Committee Membership Filing Form