2016 County Convention

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The 2016 Lewis County Democratic Convention will be Sunday May 1st at WF West High School (324 SW 16th St. in Chehalis, WA).  The doors open at Noon, the event starts a 1 PM.

Even though some of the materials (including your blue and yellow slips which were provided to us by the State Democratic Party) stated the LD Caucuses will be held April 17th, in Lewis County we combine our County Convention with our LD Caucuses. Please don’t worry about being anywhere on April 17. Your next important date to remember is Sunday, May 1st. 

Our County Convention is not a presidential rally. We conduct some party business, including consideration of Resolutions that were submitted on Caucus day. During our convention, we will break into LD Caucus groups for the 19th, and 20th LDs where another round of delegate selection will take place. These delegates will go on to STEP TWO, the 3rd Congressional District Caucus.

What Should I Do Now?

(We’re cribbing most of this from our friends down in Clark County, who did a great job at putting together the info!)

Democratic thumbs-up!Very Important! Did you Get a Blue or Yellow Slip at the Caucus?

The state party is busy processing thousands of forms and compiling delegate lists. If you were elected a delegate or alternate and DID NOT receive a blue or yellow slip at the Caucus, please contact us (include your name, precinct number, email address, phone number, presidential choice and whether you were a Delegate or Alternate).

VERY IMPORTANT! If you plan to be considered as a delegate to the national convention in July you MUST FILL OUT a candidacy form and have it to the state party NO LATER THAN Friday May 6th.

CLICK HERE TO DISPLAY AND PRINT THE CANDIDACY FORM

What’s Next for Delegates and Alternates?

STEP ONE: COUNTY CONVENTION AND LD CAUCUS – Sunday May 1, 2016
Even though some of the materials (including your blue and yellow slips) stated the LD Caucuses will be held April 17, in Lewis County we combine our County Convention with our LD Caucuses. Please don’t worry about being anywhere on April 17. Your next important date to remember is Sunday, May 1st.

Our County Convention is not a presidential rally. We conduct some party business, including consideration of Resolutions that were submitted on Caucus day. During our convention, we will break into LD Caucus groups for the 19th and 20th LDs where another round of delegate selection will take place. These delegates will go on to STEP TWO, the 3rd Congressional District Caucus.

STEP TWO: 3rd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CAUCUS – Saturday May 21, 2016
This will be held in Vancouver, WA. Delegates selected at the LD Caucuses May 1st will advance to the 3rd CD Caucus for consideration to be a delegate to the National Convention. The 3rd CD (Southwest Washington) will choose 3 men and 3 women for the Philadelphia convention. These will be selected at the 3rd CD Caucus. If you want to go to Philadelphia and don’t get selected at this caucus, you have one more chance to go as an “at-large” delegate who will be selected at the State Convention (Step three).

STEP THREE: STATE CONVENTION – June 16-18, 2016, Tacoma WA
Delegates selected at the LD Caucuses May 1st will also be seated at the state convention in Tacoma (June 16-19, location to be announced soon). State Committee women and men from the 49 Legislative districts in Washington will then select the final group of delegates to represent Washington at the Philadelphia convention. The state party platform and resolutions will also be determined at the state convention.

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