AMHERST COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
REORGANIZATION MEETING TO ELECT MEMBERS OF THE AMHERST COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
Pursuant to the authority provided by the Democratic Party of Virginia Democratic Party Plan, The Amherst County Democratic Committee hereby calls a reorganization meeting. This meeting will be held on Saturday, January 4th, 2013, at 7PM in the Community Room of the Madison Heights Library at 200 River James Dr, Madison Heights, VA 24572. Doors open at 6:30PM
2. Incorporated Documents:
All appropriate provisions of the Virginia Democratic Party Plan (“State Party Plan”), as amended, and the Bylaws (“Bylaws”) of the Amherst County Democratic Committee are incorporated into this Call by reference and made a part hereof.
The sole purpose of this reorganization shall be to elect members of the Amherst County Democratic Committee for two-year terms, in accordance with the State Party Plan and Bylaws.
4. Candidate Filing Deadline and Requirements:
All candidates for membership on the Amherst County Democratic Committee must meet the requirements specified by the State Party Plan and the Bylaws and must pay yearly Amherst County Democratic Committee dues of $10 (individuals who cannot afford dues may obtain a confidential waiver by contacting the Chair of the Amherst County Democratic Committee).
Any candidate for Membership or for a position as an officer on the Committee who has not yet filed a membership form (see below) and paid their 2014 dues must apply to Anne Bailey, Chair of the Nominating Committee, either by mail sent to the Committee Post Office address, PO Box 1411, Amherst, VA 24521, Att: Anne Bailey, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, containing all information set forth below in the sample application. Candidates for Committee membership may apply at the meeting. Candidates for Committee Officer must apply as set forth in paragraph 9.
5. Notice Requirements:
It shall be the duty of the Amherst County Democratic Committee and its officers to insure that this call receives the widest possible dissemination.
6. Voting Eligibility and Requirements:
Any Democrat who is registered to vote in Amherst County may attend and vote in the reorganization, provided that he or she signs a declaration that he or she is a Democrat, is a registered voter in Amherst County, believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, and does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the next ensuing election.
7. Caucus Committees and Officers:
The Chair of the Amherst County Democratic Committee shall appoint a temporary rules and credentials committee which will publish rules and credentials procedures for the reorganization.
Participation in the Caucus is open to all registered voters who wish to participate as Democrats. The Amherst County Democratic Committee shall conduct a vigorous outreach effort to insure that all members of the Democratic community are aware of the reorganization and how to participate. Such outreach shall be directed to all Democratic constituencies, including groups such as ethnic minorities, young people, persons over 65 years of age, lesbians and gay men, persons with a high school education or less, persons with differing abilities, and persons of low and moderate income.
9. Election of Amherst County Democratic Committee Officers:
The officers of the Committee shall be elected by the newly-organized Committee at a called meeting of the Committee on January 4, 2013, at the Madison Heights Library Community Room, immediately following the reorganization meeting. Officers to be elected are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and five executive Board positions. Candidates for office must Notify Anne Bailey, Chair of the Nominating Committee of their interest using the attached form or other format containing the same information, by a method set forth in, to arrive by noon on January 2, 2014.
Chair: Edward “Ned” Kable
Amherst County Democratic Committee, PO Box 1411, Amherst, VA 24521
Committee Membership Application for Term Beginning January 4, 2014 and ending January 1, 2016
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Last Name MI First Name
Address where you are registered to Vote:
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Street Address City ZIP Voting Precinct
Excerpt from The Charter of the Democratic Party: “We seek individual freedom within the framework of a just society, political freedom within the framework of meaningful participation by all citizens. Bound by the United States Constitution, aware that a party must be responsive to be worthy of responsibility, we pledge ourselves to open, honest endeavor, and to the conduct of public affairs in a manner worthy of a society of free people.”
I the undersigned candidate for membership in the Amherst County Democratic Committee, declare:
- I am a registered voter in the County of Amherst, Virginia, qualified to vote in the next General election.
- I support the principles of the Democratic Party as set forth in its Charter and By-laws
- I do not intend to support a candidate opposed to any Democratic nominee in a General or Special election.
Signature (as on voter register) Date
Application for Officer for Term Beginning January 4, 2014 and ending January 1, 2016
I wish to participate as an elected Officer or Executive Board Member of the Committee (positions include Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and five Executive Board positions):
I am qualified for this office by virtue of the following skills, experience and education.
Please submit your completed Application to the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Anne Bailey, either by mail at PO Box 1411, Amherst, VA 24521, or to, by e-mail at email@example.com. It must arrive no later than Noon on January 2, 2014