Livingston County Democrats will hold their spring convention on Thursday, March 22, in preparation for the Michigan Democratic Party’s statewide endorsement convention on April 15.
The convention is the time when the county party will elect members to represent it on the rules, resolutions, and credentialing committees for the April 15 convention. The statewide convention will endorse candidates for Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Supreme Court. A total of four committee delegates will be chosen and the positions are listed in the official call below. Anyone interested in one of the positions is encouraged to contact the party by 5 p.m. March 12 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The county convention also will consider resolutions for submission to the state party for consideration at the statewide convention. Anyone wishing to submit a proposed resolution should email it to email@example.com by 5 p.m. March 12.
Any Democrat in the county whose membership was current as of Feb. 20 is eligible to vote at the county convention.
The event will be held at RE/Max Platinum Auditorium, 6870 Grand River, between Brighton and Howell. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with the convention beginning at 7 p.m. Attendees are advised to park in the back, use the rear entrance, and take the stairs or elevator down to the auditorium.
The party’s regular executive committee meeting will follow the convention.
The official call to convention is below.
Call to Convention:
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Registration 6:30 p.m.
Convention 7 p.m.
RE/Max Platinum Auditorium
6870 Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116
1. Call to order by County Vice Chair acting as temporary chair
2. Election of Permanent Convention Chair
3. Election of Permanent Convention Chair and Secretary
4. Chair announces appointment of permanent County Convention Committees
5. Report of Committee on Credentials
6. Report of Committee on Rules
7. Election of Convention Committee Members and Alternates for April 15 State Convention:
a. Credentials Committee – one male alternate delegate
The credentials committee will meet at the call of the Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party at the April 15 convention if necessary.
b. Resolutions Committee – one male delegate
The resolutions committee will meet March 28 and March 29 at 7 p.m. at MDP headquarters, 606 Townsend St, Lansing MI 48911. Call-in option available.
c. Rules Committee – one female delegate, one male alternate delegate.
The rules committee will meet at 7 p.m., March 27, at MDP Headquarters, Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend St, Lansing MI 48911. Call-in option available.
8. Consideration of Resolutions
9. Good and Welfare
The Livingston County Democratic Party Executive Committee will meet immediately following the convention.
Note on Eligibility:
In order to vote at the county convention, you must have been a member of the Michigan Democratic Party for at least 30 days prior to the convention (as of Feb. 20). Precinct delegates, Democratic elected officials, and Democratic nominees to partisan offices are exempt from the thirty (30) day advance membership requirement and may join the day of the convention.
(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48914. Printed in-house. Labor donated.)