CALL TO CAUCUS TO REORGANIZE THE LYNCHBURG DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

The Lynchburg Democratic Committee, herein referred to as LDC, will hold an assembled caucus on January 5, 2021, from 7pm- 8pm  VIRTUALLY for the purpose of electing the new membership of LDC pursuant to the Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan. 

  1. Candidate Filing:

Each person seeking to become a member of LDC shall complete and return the LDC Membership Pre-Filing Form–available as a google form on our website.  Forms may also be mailed  to Jeff Rosner by January 5, 2022 at 12:00PM. Membership Pre-Filing Forms can also be mailed to the LDC (P.O. Box 1363, Lynchburg VA  24505), and should be directed to Jeff Rosner.  All mail must be received before 12:00 PM. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed the Pre-Filing form will have their names placed in contention. 

There shall be no filing fee for any membership candidates.

  1. Qualification of Candidates:

The Membership Pre-Filing Form, which all candidates for membership must sign, will include the following written declaration:

I declare myself to be a candidate for membership on the Lynchburg Democratic Committee. I also declare that I believe in the principles of the Democratic Party and that I will not support any candidate opposed to any Democratic nominee as long as I am a member of the Committee.

III. Notice: 

LDC shall provide notice of this caucus by placement of a general notice of the filing deadline and the caucus, including noticing the caucus date, time, and location, along with the Call to Caucus, on the Democratic Party of Virginia, the Lynchburg Democratic Committee website and social media platforms; by email notification to Democrats who reside in Lynchburg; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in Lynchburg. In addition, reasonable actions shall be taken to promote participation in the caucus in accordance with the Affirmative Action provisions of the Party Plan of the DPVA.

  1. Membership Allocation

Specific to your locality.  

  1. Participation

Every Democrat who is a registered voter in Lynchburg is urged to attend and participate. If an individual does not appear on the Registered Voter List, they will not be allowed to participate. Participants will also be required to sign a Caucus Participation Form stating that they:

  1. Are a Democrat;
  2. Are a registered voter within the City of Lynchburg
  3. Believe in the principles of the Democratic Party; and
  4. Does not intend to support any candidates opposed to a Democratic nominee in the next ensuing election.

VII. Conduct of the Caucus

The virtual doors to the caucus will open at 6:30pm and close at  7pm (one hour). Upon the closing of the doors, only those participants who have registered or are in line to register at  7pm will be permitted to participate. 

VIII. Determination of Winners

In the event that only one person files for a position, that person shall be declared the winner and the election for that specific position shall be cancelled. 

If more individuals file than there are positions available, the candidates will be listed alphabetically on the ballot and will be elected by a plurality of the votes at the assembled caucus.

Vacancies may be filled by the new committee at the first meeting following the election of Officers. 

VIII. Affirmative Action

It shall be the duty and goal of all members of the Lynchburg  Democratic Committee to seek out and encourage the broadest possible participation within the committee, and in its membership, of all duly qualified citizens without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic identity, disability, or economic status.

  1. Officer Elections

Immediately following the adjournment of the assembled caucus, the newly formed Lynchburg Democratic Committee will meet for the sole purpose of electing the officers of the committee.