CALL TO CAUCUS Roanoke City Democratic Committee Biennial Reorganization Caucus January 11, 2020
The Roanoke City Democratic Committee herein referred to as RCDC, will hold an assembled caucus on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 10:00AM at Holiday Inn Valley View, 3315 Ordway Drive NW, Roanoke, VA 24017 for the purpose of electing the new membership of RCDC pursuant to the RCDC Bylaws and the Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan.
I. Membership Filing:
Each person seeking to become a member of RCDC shall complete the RCDC Membership Pre-Filing and Caucus Participation Form available here as Attachment A and at the caucus registration on January 11, 2020. There shall be no filing fee for membership.
II. Qualification of Members:
The RCDC Membership Pre-Filing and Caucus Participation Form, which all candidates for membership must sign, will include the following written declaration:
I declare myself to be a candidate for membership on the Roanoke City Democratic Committee. I also declare that I believe in the principles of the Democratic Party and that I will not support any candidate opposed to any Democratic nominee as long as I am a member of the Committee.
RCDC shall provide notice of this caucus by placement of a general notice of the filing deadline and the caucus, including noticing the caucus date, time, and location, along with the Call to Caucus, on the Democratic Party of Virginia website, the Roanoke City Democratic Committee website and social media platforms; by email notification to Democrats who reside in Roanoke, VA; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in the city of Roanoke. In addition, reasonable actions shall be taken to promote participation in the caucus in accordance with the Affirmative Action provisions of the Party Plan of the DPVA.
There shall be no slates.
V. Membership Allocation
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Every Democrat who is a registered voter in Roanoke, VA is urged to attend and participate. If an individual does not appear on the Registered Voter List, they will not be allowed to participate. Participants will also be required to sign a Membership Pre-Filing and Caucus Participation Form states they:
A. Are a Democrat;
B. Are a registered voter within the City of Roanoke;
C. Believe in the principles of the Democratic Party; and
D. Do not intend to support any candidates opposed to a Democratic nominee in the next ensuing election.
VII. Conduct of the Caucus
The doors to the caucus will open at 9:30 AM and close at 10:00 AM. Upon the closing of the doors, only those participants who have registered or are in line to register at 10:00 AM will be permitted to participate.
VIII. Determination of Winners
In the event that only one person files for a position, that person shall be declared the winner and the election for that specific position shall be cancelled. If more individuals file than there are positions available, the candidates will be elected by a majority of the votes at the assembled caucus. Vacancies may be filled by the new committee at the first meeting following the election of Officers.
IX. Affirmative Action
It shall be the duty and goal of all members of the Roanoke City 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.
X. Officer Elections
Immediately following the adjournment of the assembled caucus, the newly formed RCDC will meet to elect the officers (Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer) of the committee.
3315 Ordway Drive NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
Saturday, January 11th, 2020