Call to Caucus

Newport News Democratic City Committee Call to Caucus:  1st, 2nd  and 3rd Congressional Districts for the purpose of choosing delegates, for the presidential candidates, to the Congressional and State Conventions on

April 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

1st Congressional District Call to Caucus
Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Newport News Democratic Committee hereby calls an unassembled caucus beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18th, 2016, at the Plumbers & Steam Fitters Union Hall, 7812 Warwick Blvd.  The purpose of the caucus will be to elect 2 Delegates to the First Congressional District Democratic Convention for Hillary Clinton, to convene at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, Walker Grant Middle School, 100 Learning Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. 

If fewer than 2 delegates file by the deadline, the caucus will be cancelled. 

2nd Congressional District Call to Caucus
Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Newport News Democratic Committee hereby calls an unassembled caucus beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at the Plumbers & Steam Fitters Union Hall, 7812 Warwick Blvd.  The purpose of these caucuses is to elect 14 Hillary Clinton delegates (3 alternates) and 8 Bernie Sanders delegates (2 alternates) to the 2nd Congressional District Convention to be held at the Lake Taylor Middle School, 1380 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, Virginia at 12 Noon May 14, 2106.  

If fewer than the designated delegates and alternates for each candidate file by the deadline, the caucus will be cancelled.

3rd Congressional Call to Caucus

Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Newport News Democratic Committee hereby calls an unassembled caucus beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Plumbers & Steam Fitters Union Hall, 7812 Warwick Blvd.  The purpose of these caucuses is to elect 19 Hillary Clinton delegates (5 alternates) and 4 Bernie Sanders delegates (1 alternate) to the 3rd Congressional District Convention to be held Saturday, May 14, 2106 at Hampton High School, 1491 W. Queen Street, Hampton, VA 23669, between 9 a.m. and 12 Noon.  

If fewer than the designated delegates and alternates by the deadline, the caucus will be cancelled. 

PRE-FILING

Those persons wishing to have their names placed on the ballot at the Caucus, as a Delegate or Alternate, must file a certificate of candidacy with Gene Magruder, co-chair or Deloris Thomas , co-chair, of the Newport News Democratic Committee,  no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, by mail, or via email (must include your signature) at genemagruder@aol.comor deloris.thomas@gmail.com  The application includes the name, address, phone number, and email address of the person filing.  
Pre-filing Application

No slates of candidates shall be permitted.

There is no charge for those wishing to attend and vote at the caucus.  

Conduct of the Caucus

Doors to the caucus will open for voting at 6:30 pm. Any person attending the caucus shall sign a standardized Caucus Participation Form stating that he or she is a Democrat; does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic Party nominee in the ensuing election; is not a member of any other political Party; has not participated and will not participate in the nominating process of any other Party for the 2016 general election; and is a registered voter and a resident in Newport News and resides in either the first , second, or third congressional districts. These forms must be filled out before participating in the caucus. At 8:30 p.m., the doors to the caucus will be closed and no person may participate in the caucus  or cast further votes with the exception of those persons in line.

The co-chair Deloris Thomas , or Gene Magruder, co-chair  of the Newport News Democratic Committee or their designee shall be the Temporary Chair of the Caucus and shall appoint a Temporary Secretary and such other Temporary Officers of the Caucus as is deemed appropriate. Until the adoption of the Rules, the order of the Caucus shall be determined by the Chair of the Caucus, subject to the approval of the Caucus participants, Robert’s Rules of Order, and the Virginia Democratic Party Plan.

If no more than the allotted numbers of delegates and alternates allotted to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Congressional districts according to the Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan are pre-filed by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, all of those candidates shall be declared elected and the Newport News Democratic Committee Caucus would thereby be canceled.

. Notice of Caucus

Cancellation will be posted through an email blast and the City Committee web page http://www.nndcc.org/ .

For further information, please contact Gene E. Magruder or Deloris Thomas, co-chairs Newport News Democratic City Committee

 

Authorized by the Newport News Democratic City Committee