TODAY by 5pm is the last day to apply to become a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina!
In the Delegate elections this past April- CYD members came out in force electing out own up and down the state. For those who did not run, or didn’t quite get elected- you can still be in the running to get a Delegate slot at Charlotte!
The Filing deadline to request to be selected as an At-Large or Party leader Delegate is TODAY at 5pm!
You will need to fill out a Form B for At-Large Delegate or a Form C for PLEO (Party Leaders & Elected Officials) Delegate. Complete the form, print it out, sign and FAX ( yes, fax. Email only does not count) to the California Democratic Party’s headquarters at 916-442-5715 BEFORE 5pm today.
At-Large: At-large delegates are selected from a statewide pool and offer another way for Democrats to participate in the national convention. Potential candidates for at-large delegate must submit Form B, pledging their support to a presidential candidate, within the filing period of Feb 27 – Jun 13. Selection of at-large delegates will be confirmed at the June 24 Statewide Delegation Meeting.
PLEO: Party Leaders and Elected Official (PLEO) are Democrats from one of the following categories: big-city mayors and statewide elected officials; state legislative leaders and state legislators; other state county and local elected officials; California Democratic Party leaders. PLEO candidates must submit Form C, pledging their support to a presidential candidate, during the filing period of Feb 27 – June 13. Selection of PLEO delegates will be confirmed at the June 24 Statewide Delegation Meeting.
What are my chances of being selected? It depends. The At –Large and PLEO process is where the Presidential campaigns look to balance and ensure diversity in California’s Delegation. It is pretty much worth a shot. From the CDP website:
Hope to see you all there! We can do this!