As of Thursday, March 12, Charles Wilson, the Chair of the DC Democratic State Committee, has announced:
"Out of an abundance of caution, especially for our seniors, and following current guidance from the mayor and health officials regarding the coronavirus, the Executive Committee voted to postpone the DC State Convention until October. The extended time period will give us an opportunity for more planning and to secure high-profile speakers.
We are still planning to continue with national delegate voting on April 18th at the Washington Convention Center."
Details about delegate voting will be forthcoming.
Represent Ward 6 and make sure your voice is heard!
The DC Democratic State Committee is hosting a state convention on Saturday, April 18 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with registration starting at 10 a.m. and a program kicking off at 11.
All registered Democrats in Ward 6 are invited to apply to be a delegate. Please complete the form here and the Ward 6 Dems Executive Committee will be in touch with more information. We look forward to you joining us on the Road to Milwaukee!
Who can be a delegate? Any Ward 6 Democrat! (Check your voter registration here)
Why should I be a delegate? You will get a chance to vote on the platform for the DC Democratic Party and hear from our party leaders at the local and national level. There will also be caucuses and a vote for delegates to the national convention.
What is the time commitment? The convention program will run from 11 a.m. until about 2 p.m. Caucuses and affiliated organizations will meet later in the afternoon. You are welcome to join for all or part of the day.
What should I expect? Longtime Democratic activist and strategist Donna Brazile will give the keynote address. Additional remarks are expected from DNC Chair Tom Perez and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. Program highlights will include speeches from presidential candidates or campaigns; ratification of the DC Democratic Party platform; a celebration of the
100th anniversary of women’s suffrage; a candidate forum sponsored by the Latino Caucus; meetings of constituent caucuses and affiliate organizations; and the election of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.