Convention Registration Now Open! Deadlines for Registration and CYD Elections!

Just a reminder that the California Young Democrats Convention on April 12-14, 2013, at the Sacramento Convention Center!
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We have quite a few deadlines fast approaching. Please read below for deadlines on convention awards and running for office!

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CONVENTION

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Once again, ALL Young Democrats who register for our Convention will have admission to the CYD Party, CYD Awards ceremony, meetings, trainings, panels, and hospitality suites, and a 2013 CYD Convention t-shirt!
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To help you prepare for Sacramento, we've put together some important and preliminary convention information about registration, hotel, convention schedule, and awards information.
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REGISTRATION

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There are 2 steps to register for convention:
1) Fill out the registration form.
2) Make your registration payment.
$50 – Young Democrats Member Early Registration (if you register by March 29)
$65 – Late & On-site registration (If you register AFTER March 29, there's no guarantee you will get a t-shirt)
$30 – Volunteers (Commit to at least one 2-hour volunteer shift. Rate will be eliminated when capacity is reached.) You MUST also fill out a volunteer form to be considered eligible for the rate.
$35 – DSCC Elected or Appointed CDP Delegates. You must provide proof of CDP convention registration at CYD registration pick-up, or be subject to the on-site registration fee.

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Sorry, no refunds or lowered price adjustments once you've registered.
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HOTELS AND HOUSING

The official hotel for the 2013 CDP/CYD convention is selling fast! Please see the California Democratic Party's Recommended Union Hotel List to find accommodations.

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CONVENTION SCHEDULE
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Friday

3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.

Registration, Convention Center

6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.

CCD Eboard Meeting, Registration Room at Convention Center

7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

CYD Chartering Committee Meeting, Registration Room at Convention Center

8:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.

Sacramento County Young Democrats Welcome Reception, Sacramento Masonic Temple (1123 J St.)

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Saturday

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.

Jewish Caucus Bagels and Lox Reception – Bataglieri Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Registration, Convention Center

9:00a.m. to 9:30p.m.

Walk with Assembly Member Richard Pan! Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle, Location TBD

9:00a.m. to 9:45a.m.

Jewish Caucus – Bataglieri Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

Veterans Caucus – Royal Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

Enviromental Caucus – McGinnis Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

           Resolutions Committee – Convention Center Registration Room (TBD)

9:45a.m. to 10:30a.m.

Jewish Caucus – Bataglieri Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

Political Affairs Committee – Royal Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

Progressive Caucus – McGinnis Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

Latino Caucus – Convention Center Registration Room (TBD)

10:30a.m. to 11:15a.m.

LGBTQ Caucus – Royal Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

Muslim American Caucus – McGinnis Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

Black Caucus – Convention Center Registration Room (TBD)

11:15a.m. to 11:45p.m.

Los Angeles Region– Bataglieri Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

South Valley Region – Royal Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

South State Region – McGinnis Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

North State Region – Convention Center Registration Room (TBD)

11:45a.m. to 12:15p.m.

CBay Region– Bataglieri Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

North Valley Region – Royal Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

Central Coast Region – McGinnis Room (2nd Floor) – Sheraton Grand

OC/IE Region – Convention Center Registration Room (TBD)

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.

Affordable Care Act Luncheon with Assembly Member Richard Pan, Location TBD

3:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.

CYD E-Board Meeting, Convention Center Main Room

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.

CYD General Meeting, Convention Center Main Room

5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

CCD General Meeting, Convention Center Main Room

8:00p.m. to Midnight
CYD Awards Ceremony, Convention Center (TBD)
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Sunday

2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

New CYD Officers Meeting, Blanning and Baker Conference Room, 455 Capitol Mall, Suite 500

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AWARDS
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The 2013 CYD Awards will be presented during the State Convention at the CYD Aw

ards Reception on Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 to 12:00am (subject to change). These awards recognize members, chapters, mentors, and programs that have done an outstanding job over the last year, pursuing the ideas and goals of the organization.
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Awards Categories are:
CYD Man of the Year (elected Officers ineligible)
CYD Woman of the Year(elected Officers ineligible)
CCD Man of the Year (elected Officers ineligible)
CCD Woman of the Year (elected Officers ineligible)
Outstanding Young Democrats Chapter
Outstanding College Democrats Chapter
Outstanding High School Democrats Chapter
CYD Outstanding Project
CCD Outstanding Project
Outstanding Leadership Award (reserved for an elected Officer)
The Willie Brown Mentor Award for a recipient over 35 years of age

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To nominate, please send a written statement of who you are nominating and for which award, in addition to telling us why they deserve to be recognized. You will also need to include a picture/visual of the nominee/program.

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Nominations must be sent via email to awards@youngdems.org.

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Deadline to Nominate:  Sunday, March 10, 2013 (11:59pm)
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INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR CYD OFFICE?

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To run for a CYD elected position 
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You must be a member of a chartered CYD chapter and file as a candidate by electronically submitting your intent to run to CYD Secretary Carrie McFadden at elections@youngdems.org by March 12, 2013, 11:59p.m.

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The following positions are available for candidates for the 2013 CYD Elections:

·         President

·         VP Membership

·         VP Finance

·         National Committeewoman

·         National Commiteeman

·         Political Director

·         Communications Director

·         Secretary

·         Parliamentarian

·         All regional directors (North State, CBAY, North Central Valley, South Central Valley, Central Coast, OC/IE, and South State)

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Full descriptions of all offices and their responsibilities are available in CYD's bylaws, under Article V: OFFICERS.
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For those interested in running for office in the California College Democrats

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Per CCD bylaws, elections for the CCD Executive Board will be held at the CCD meeting during the California Democratic Party Convention, the weekend of April 12-14. The following CCD Executive Board positions will be up for election at the convention:

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·         President

·         Vice President, Membership

·         Vice President, Finance

·         Communications Director

·         Political Director

·         Northern California Regional Director

·         Southern California Regional Director

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The deadline to file for candidacy for one of the above positions will be Thursday, March 21st at 11:59pm.
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In order to meet eligibility requirements in the 2013 CCD Executive Board Election, you must fill out your intent to run via our website no later than 11:59pm on Friday, March 21st.
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CCD’s election regulations, eligibility requirements, and procedure are available for review in Section G, Article III of the CCD Bylaws.
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After the filing deadline, all candidates will be required to participate in a mandatory conference call, outlining CCD election rules and protocol.
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Please direct any questions about the 2013 CCD Executive Board Election to CCD Elections Chair Bryce Farrington at, elections@cacollegedems.org.

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For those interested in running for office in the California High School Democrats

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You must be a member of a chartered CAHSD chapter and file as a candidate by electronically submitting your intent to run to CYD Secretary Carrie McFadden at elections@youngdems.org by March 12, 2013.

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The following Positions are available for candidates for the 2013 CAHSD Elections:

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·         President

·         Vice President

·         Political Director

·         Communications Director

·         Finance Director

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Although, being a CYD, CCD, or CAHSD officer is a lot of work, it is an incredible experience and provides the opportunity of participating in the team that leads the largest Young Democrat chapter in the nation!
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If you have any questions about running for CYD/CAHSD office, contact Carrie McFadden at elections@youngdems.org; all CCD candidate questions can be directed to Bryce Farrington at elections@cacollegedems.org.

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We are excited and looking forward to seeing you at the 2013 California Young Democrats State Convention!  If you have any questions about any of the above information or about convention in general, feel free to contact us at any time by emailing convention@youngdems.org or calling us at (916) 595-3090. All information will be updated on our website.

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