2019 District Convention will be held in Lenoir County in May 2019 as decided by the District Executive Committee and approved by the NCDP Chair. Tentatively we will begin at 10:00 am. The exact time & date will be determined depending if there is second primary in 3CD as we will have to adjust the agenda to allow for more speakers. The meeting will have lunch as an option onsite and be followed by new officer training.
If you use Facebook, you can keep up with announcements about the Convention as well as letting us know you’ll be in attendance by RSVP-ing to our Facebook Event.
While the meeting is open to all registered Democrats, only those elected as delegates to the 3rd Congressional District Convention at their respective County Conventions (held in late March) may vote on matters of business. The two main items of business for a convention in an odd-numbered year are Resolutions and Election of new District Officers. We also look forward (and hope there is one) to hear from our Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Special Election.
Below you will find instructions on submitting resolutions for consideration, as well as for submitting nominations in advance.
(agenda, rules, nominations report, resolutions, and 2018 minutes)
District Convention Resolutions:
It is probable that some of your precincts have suggested resolutions and your upcoming County Conventions will consider them and forward anything that passes to the District level for consideration. Historically we have been fortunate to only have 2-3 resolutions and it was easy to manage them from the floor. However in recent years that number has been more than 20 and it is a struggle to manage them all. To that end I have asked officers to serve as our District Resolutions Committee. There are just a few ground rules to make the process run smoothly.
- Any and All resolutions approved at the County Convention that you want considered at the District Convention must be submitted by midnight, Sunday, April 27th . That gives you 4+ weeks to get them in and us 3 weeks to review and process them. We set up an email account to receive the resolutions. Send them to email@example.com.
- Any and All resolutions approved at the County Convention that you want considered at the District Convention must be submitted electronically in an editable format (prefer MS Word). We frequently get resolutions that are very similar in nature from multiple counties. The committee may need combine them, edit them, or correct typos as needed for presentation and posting online. We can only do that if we have an editable file.
To be very clear; do NOT scan in a document and email us a PDF that cannot be edited. They will not be accepted. Somebody somewhere typed the resolution you are voting on locally. Get the original file and send that to us.
District Convention Elections:
If you or someone in your county is interested in serving as a District Officer, please send us their name and relevant info. While we must follow the demographic breakdown for officers, please keep in mind we need a geographically diverse team as well. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.