We will have our monthly business meeting this coming Monday, January 25, 2016. Next month, and for the rest of the year, our business meetings will resume on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
This Monday, we will have an exciting presentation about how to become a delegate to the Democratic National Convention this summer in Philadelphia. Seventh District Chair Steve Reilly will give a presentation for the 7th Congressional district and Fourth Congressional District Co-Chair Rep. Billy Mitchell will be there to speak for the 4th.
WHEN: Monday January 25, 2016
WHERE: Old Lawrenceville City Hall 18 S Clayton St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, USA map
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Further information is available here.
Also, if you are interested in running for office please contact our Chairman of Candidate Recruitment by email or by phone at 770.256.6663 .
HOW TO BECOME A DISTRICT LEVEL DELEGATE
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Georgia Delegation to the 2016 Democratic National Convention?
Here’s what you need to know!
The first requirement to be a delegate is to be a registered voter in Georgia. If a potential delegate is not registered to vote in Georgia, they can visit registertovote.sos.ga.gov.
Second, the candidate must know the congressional district in which they are registered to vote. To make sure, a candidate can visit mvp.sos.ga .gov.
Next, candidates need to file a statement of candidacy with the Democratic Party of Georgia. Beginning February 16, candidates will be able to find this statement of candidacy at GeorgiaDemocrat.org. Candidates must return a completed form to the State Party no later than March 18, 2016. A scanned form may be emailed to DNC2016@GeorgiaDemocrat.org and CCed to the Executive Director at Rebecca@GeorgiaDemocrat.org.
Forms may also be submitted by mail (and received by the DPG no later than 3/18/2016) to:
Democratic Party of Georgia
DNC Delegate Selection 2016
PO Box 89202
Atlanta, GA 30312
The next step is to attend the congressional district level elections in the candidate’s own congressional district. Candidates should come ready to give a short speech and may bring supporters to vote in the election. Specific times and locations for these elections will be posted on GeorgiaDemocrat.org once each Congressional District Chair has determined the location of the election. All District Delegate elections will take place on April 16th. Times and locations for each district will be on our website.
Once elected, delegates will join the Georgia Delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 25 – 29, 2016. The cost of attending the convention-including all travel, airfare, hotel, food and entertainment is solely the responsibility of the delegate elected.
If anyone is interested in being a delegate and has questions, they can email DNC2016@GeorgiaDemocrat.org or write us at the PO Box above.