Last Thursday, in response to the public health emergency facing our state, the North Carolina Democratic Party’s State Executive Council unanimously passed a resolution outlining steps all of us must take with respect to upcoming County Conventions to protect our communities.
The steps outlined in this resolution conform to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recommendations to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 at community events.
What this means for Chatham:
NCDP will be providing teleconferencing software for each county to use that will allow your convention delegates or the general public to register and attend the conventions from their homes. This software will support either connecting over the internet or by phone for those without an internet connection.
Chatham is awaiting more information from the NCDP regarding the software. Chatham County party leadership is currently working out the details of the Virtual Convention and will post more information as soon as we receive details.
District and State Convention Delegates
Chatham has 74 votes at the District and State Conventions. We need 74 delegates to have all our votes. You do not need to attend the conventions. If you would like to be a delegate to these conventions please sign-up here.
District Conventions are now scheduled for Saturday May 12, 2020. They will be online.
At present the State Convention will be on June 6th in Raleigh at the McKimmon Center.
It’s County Convention time! We are in the run up to the National Convention and the critical decisions of the November election!
We broke the majority!
Next we need to win the majority and sweep the council of state and judicial races!
Join us virtually on March 28th to find out the latest news. The convention starts at 10 am. Our keynote is Chatham resident Chris Fitzsimon.
Convention documents follow the keynote profile.
Keynote Speaker: Chris Fitzsimon, Director and Publisher, States Newsroom
Chris oversees the content and themes of the organization, managing financial resources, and supervising the state editors. He also travels frequently to hire and visit editors and grantees and appears weekly on the TV political talk show NC SPIN.
From 2004 to 2017, Fitzsimon was the founder and original director of NC Policy Watch, North Carolina's leading online news and commentary outlet, where he led a team of seven journalists, hosted a weekly radio show and wrote a syndicated column on North Carolina politics and government.
Fitzsimon was also the founder and director of Common Sense Foundation, a progressive think tank in Raleigh. From 1991 to 1994, he was the spokesperson, speech writer and policy adviser for N.C. Speaker of the House Dan Blue. Before his stint with Speaker Blue, Fitzsimon was an award-winning television news reporter covering politics and government.
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