CALL TO CAUCUS FOR ELECTION OF DELEGATE TO
5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT COMMITTEE
JANUARY 08, 2022
Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee (hereafter LCDC) hereby calls a virtual Caucus to be held at 11:00 am, on February 19, 2022., details of which will be transmitted to all prefiled delegates by the LCDC.
As a result of the current COVID-19 virus public health emergency, it is not possible to vote in person for electing Delegates for the 5th Congressional District Committee to (hereafter, “5th CDC”) The Lunenburg County Democratic Committee (hereafter, “LCDC”) is committed to implementing a fair and open alternative process for the election of Delegates members and doing other necessary party business. The LCDC is therefore opting to hold this process virtually in a similar way that it held the 2020 DNC National Convention delegate selection process.
Incorporated Documents. All appropriate provisions of the Virginia Democratic Party Plan (“State Party Plan”), as amended, and the Guidelines issued by the Democratic Party of Virginia (Guidelines) and confirmed on December 4, 2021, are incorporated into this Call by reference and made a part hereof.
Purpose. The purpose of the Caucus shall be to elect 2 delegates to the 5th CD Democratic Convention to be held virtually on Saturday, March 5th, 2022.
The 5TH CD Convention will be electing 20 members to serve on the 5th CD Committee and the Democratic Party of Virginia State Central Committee.
Participation and Outreach. Participation in Virginia's Democratic delegate
the selection process 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 identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability, and all meetings should be publicized fully.
Each District and local committee should conduct outreach programs to encourage full participation by all Democrats in the delegate nomination process, including notice, publicity, and education programs. Such outreach should be directed to all Democratic constituencies, including groups such as ethnic minorities, young people, persons over 65 years of age, lesbians and gay men, persons with disabilities, and persons of low and moderate income.
Pre-filing. Any Democrat wishing to be a delegate to the 5th CD Convention must submit a Delegate Prefiling Form with the Chair of Lunenburg County Democratic Committee, by the filing deadline – 5:00 p.m. on February 14, 2022. Delegate Prefiling Forms may be obtained from the Chair of Lunenburg County Democratic Committee via email request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed Delegate Prefiling forms must be submitted to the chair of the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee via email at email@example.com. Only those Delegate candidates who have filed by the deadline will appear on the ballot at the caucus. If no more than 2 persons have pre-filed to be a delegate, those who have pre-filed will be deemed to have been elected, and the Caucus shall be cancelled.
Method of selection of Delegates. The 2 people who receive the most votes will be elected as Delegates to the 5th CD Convention on March 5, 2022.
Declaration. All candidates for delegate and all persons participating in the caucus shall sign a Declaration form which includes an affirmation that the person is a resident of, and registered to vote in, the jurisdiction holding the caucus; does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the next ensuing general election; is a Democrat; is not a member of any other political party, and has not participated and will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for the 2022 general election. The Declaration form must be obtained and submitted to the chair of Lunenburg County Democratic Committee as stated above.
Certification of District Delegates. Within three days after the caucus, the LCDC Chair shall provide a list of all delegates to the Chair of the 5th CD Committee, Suzanne Long by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopted by Lunenburg County Democratic Committee on January 24, 2022.
CALL TO CAUCUS FOR LUNENBURG COUNTY
JANUARY 08, 2022
Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee hereby calls a virtually assembled caucus for the purpose of electing new members of the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee. The caucus will be held on Zoom: January 08, 2022, opening at 9:30 am click link for access to meeting room: Join Zoom Meeting: Those interested in joining, please call 434-321-8404 or email us at email@example.com for meeting registration information and login.
I. Conduct of Caucus
The virtual meeting room to the caucus will open at 9:30 am and will close at 10:00 am and no further persons will be permitted to enter. Those in the virtual waiting room will be permitted to complete the check-in process and will be permitted to participate.
The Chair of the Lunenburg County Democratic committee, or his or her designee, shall be the Temporary Chair of the Caucus and shall appoint a Temporary Secretary and such other Officers of the Caucus as is deemed appropriate. The Lunenburg County Democratic Committee will prepare Temporary Rules for the Caucus. Participants will adopt permanent Rules for the Caucus
Every Democrat who is a registered voter in Lunenburg County is urged to attend and participate. Each participant must sign a Caucus Participation Form declaring he or she:
I believe in the principles of the Democratic Party
I am not a formal member of any other political party
I pledge not to publicly support, endorse, or assist any candidate opposed to a Democratic nominee
I am a resident of Lunenburg County
I am registered to vote in Lunenburg County
I wish to become a member of the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee
III. Candidate Filing:
Each person seeking to become a member of the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee shall file a Declaration of Candidacy(membership) form with the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee Chair prior to the start of the caucus.
It shall be the duty and goal of all members of the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee to seek out and encourage the broadest possible participation within the committee, and in its membership, of all duly qualified citizens without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic identity, disability, or economic status.
Officers will be elected directly after the close of the Caucus.
Patricia Harper-Tunley, Chair,
Lunenburg County Democratic Committee