[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hi WilCo Dems,
Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding the spread of COVID-19, we will NOT be holding our County Convention in Taylor on Saturday, March 21 as originally planned. We will, however, be adhering to Texas State Law and holding a streamlined convention at the WCDP Office, 1915 S. Austin Avenue, Suite 102 in Georgetown from 9am to 12pm in order to conduct the business necessary to send a delegation and submit resolutions to the Texas Democratic Convention in June. In-person attendance is NOT REQUIRED nor ENCOURAGED to be selected as a state delegate.
Agenda – Saturday, March 21
If you’d like to be considered for selection as a Delegate to the Texas Democratic Convention scheduled for June 4-6 in San Antonio and have not already preregistered, please register here – 2020.texasdemocrats.org. You do not have to be present on Saturday, March 21 in order to be considered.
Call to Order – 10am
Selection of State Delegates
A motion will be made to allow the Convention Chair Kim Collins Gilby and Nominations Committee, co-chaired by Audrey Amos-McGhee and Jessica Stempko, to create a delegate list to the State convention from those who pre-registered online, registered in person on March 21, and to allow the Chair to add additional at-large delegates for the next thirty days until the list is final.
A motion will be made to forward ALL resolutions submitted by 5PM CST on Thursday, March 19, as well as those submitted between 9am – 12pm on Saturday to the State Convention without recommendation and ask that the TDP Temporary Resolutions Committee give them due consideration.
Adjournment – 12pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to attend the convention on Saturday, March 21 in order to be a state delegate?
No, you do not have to be present on Saturday. You must, however, register at 2020.texasdemocrats.org in order to be considered for selection as a Delegate to the Texas Democratic Convention.
Shouldn’t you just reschedule the convention?
We are required by Texas Election Law to hold a convention in order to select delegates to our Party’s state convention. Texas Democratic Party Rules required that the convention be conducted on the third Saturday after the Primary Election, which was March 21. Therefore, rescheduling or cancelling the County Convention is not an option. In adherence with TDP guidelines, we have chosen to have a shortened convention that will allow us to conduct the business necessary to send a complete delegation and submit resolutions received in a timely manner to the State Convention.
How do I submit a resolution?
If you wish to submit a resolution, please submit it HERE at txdem.co/Resolution-Form no later than 5PM CST on Thursday, March 19. The forms will then be turned off and all submitted entries will be shared with convention chairs in a combined google doc on Friday, March 20. Once processed, each proposed resolution will appear in the “Proposed Resolutions for County/SD Conventions – 2020” folder at txdem.co/party-docs. The link to the txdem.co/Resolution-Form will be turned back on the day of the Convention, Saturday, March 21.
Will you be keeping minutes of the County Convention?
I have appointed Jose Orta to keep the minutes of our Convention on Saturday.
What about the meal I purchased on ActBlue?
We will be sending out information regarding meal purchases next week.
Will the County Party share additional information?
We will be updating our website, updating social media, and sending email blasts with additional information regarding our convention.
Our Convention Planning Committee has been hard at work for months in order to make our 2020 County Convention the best ever! Yes, we are all disappointed, but ultimately, during the spread of COVID-19, the well-being of all WilCo Dems is far more important. When we’re able, we will start working on our Coordinated Campaign and we will work together to elect Democrats up and down the ballot on November 3rd!
In the interim, please continue to follow CDC guidelines designed to lessen the risk of contracting the virus. Wash your hands, practice social-distancing, don’t touch your face, and please stay home if you are sick. Above all, try to stay calm during these very trying times.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-864-9900.
Kim Collins Gilby