Livingston County Democrats will hold a convention Jan. 17 to prepare for the Michigan Democratic Party’s spring convention at which a new state party chair will be elected.
The county convention will select members to serve on committees for the statewide convention on Feb. 2 at Cobo Hall in Detroit.
Those wishing to vote at the county convention must have been a member of the Michigan Democratic Party by Dec. 18. Precinct delegates, elected officials, and those whose memberships expired after that date may join the night of the convention.
Anyone wishing to serve on the convention committees are asked to email the county party by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, so that we can be certain all the slots are filled.
The party’s regular business meeting will follow the convention, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the Community Unitarian Universalists of Brighton, 3333 S. Old 23, Brighton Township.
The official call to convention follows:
Call to Convention
Livingston County Democratic Party County Convention
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Community Unitarian Universalists of Brighton, 3333 S. Old 23
Registration 6:30 p.m., Convention 7 p.m.
A. Call to Order
B. Credentials Report
C. Rules Report
D. Election of Permanent Convention Chair
E. Appointment of Convention Secretary
F. Election of Convention Committee Members & Alternates
Rules Committee – 1 member, female, and 1 alternate, male (7 p.m. Jan. 23, Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend St., Lansing. A call-in option also will be available. The Committee considers rules for the State Convention and receives training in those rules and on proportional voting.)
Platform and Resolutions Committee – 1 member, male (7 p.m. Jan. 24, Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend St., Lansing. A call-in option also will be available. The Committee considers resolutions proposed by County and District Conventions for the State Convention’s consideration.)
Credentials Committee – 1 member, male. (At the call of the state party chair at the convention, if necessary.)
G. Resolution Consideration
H. Good & Welfare
NOTE: The deadline for submitting resolutions to be considered at the convention is Friday, Jan. 11, at 5 p.m. Please email proposed resolutions to email@example.com so they may be copied and prepared for the delegates’ deliberation. If you would like to be appointed to any of the committee slots, please email by that deadline as well so we can be sure all our positions are filled.
NOTE: To be eligible to vote at this convention, you must have been a member of the Michigan Democratic Party as of Dec. 18. Precinct delegates, elected officials, and those whose memberships expired after Dec. 18 may renew the day of the convention.
NOTE: The executive committee will meet immediately after the county convention for its regular monthly meeting.
The MDP Spring Convention will be Feb. 2, 2019, at Cobo Hall. Convention business includes election of a new state party chair. Schedule: Credentialing begins at 7 a.m., constituency caucuses 9 a.m., district caucuses 12:30 p.m., convention convenes 2;30 p.m.
(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor donated.)