The Official Community for Tennessee's Democrats
The Democratic National Convention is firmly held in American history as an historic event in the life of the nation. Nothing can compare to the thrill, excitement and exhilaration of witnessing our nation’s Democratic leaders share their vision, ideas and passion with fellow Democrats from all over the United States.
If you are interested in becoming a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, please refer the following resources and timeline.
County Conventions will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12 Noon (CT) or 1 PM (EST). County Conventions and the delegate selection process is restricted to Democratic voters who have signed a Pledge of Support Form. The completed form must be filed Credentials Committee during registration at the County Convention. All voting participants are required to sign the Pledge of Support form, which contains a declaration that the participant is a registered voter in the convention county, is a supporter of the Democratic Party and will support the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2012 Presidential election.
The Congressional District Conventions will be held on March 24, 2012 at 12 Noon (CT) or 1 PM (EST). Only people who were elected at the County Conventions will be allowed to participate in the District Conventions.
The participation and delegate selection process is restricted to those delegates that have been elected at the County Conventions on March 10, 2012 to attend the Congressional District Conventions. Only the following whose names appear on the State Party Lists shall participate:
In 2012, Tennessee will send a total of 91 Delegates and 7 Alternates to Charlotte, N.C. to attend the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 3 - 6.
If you want to join Tennessee's Delegation for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, you must be a bona fide Democrat and be selected as on of three types of Delegates: District-Level, At-Large or PLEO.
District-Level: Tennessee is allowed 53 District-Level Delegates and 5 Alternates chosen by our two-tier convention system, explained in "How to Become a Delegate." Each of Tennessee's nine Congressional Districts (CDs) are allocated a number of District-Level Delegates and Alternates, based on population and presidential voting from the 2004 and 2008 elections. Candidates for District-Level Delegate must submit a Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support form to the TNDP by 12 p.m. on March 1. The District-Level Delegate process starts March 10 with County Conventions and concludes on March 24 at Congressional District Conventions.
At-Large: 18 At-Large Delegates and 2 Alternates are selected by the TNDP Executive Committee from a statewide pool and offer another way for Democrats to participate in the Democratic National Convention. Candidates for At-Large Delegate should submit a Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support form, specifying their "At-Large" status, to the TNDP by 5:00 p.m. CST March 1st. There is an alternative filing deadline of March 31st, after the selection of PLEO candidates. At-Large Delegates and Alternates will be selected at the March 31 meeting of the TNDP Executive Committee in Nashville.
PLEO: Individuals shall be eligible for the pledged Party Leader and Elected Official Delegate position according to the following priority: big city mayors and statewide elected officials (given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. PLEO Delegate candidates must submit a Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support form, specifying PLEO Filestatus, to the TNDP by 12 p.m. on March 26. Selection of PLEO Delegates will be confirmed at the March 31 meeting of the TNDP Executive Committee in Nashville.
MEET THE DELEGATES
DNC Delegate Candidates, these are the people running to be district, At Large, and PLEO delegates
District Delegates, theses are the folks who get to vote at the district level convention (this list is being updated as we get more information)
2012 Democratic National Convention Resources
Official Democratic National Convention Website - http://www.demconvention.com/
Tennessee Delegate Selection Plan for 2012
The full Tennessee Delegate Selection Plan for the 2012 National Convention has been approved by the Democratic National Committee. You can view the entire delegate selection plan by clicking here: 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.
Affirmative Action Committee Roster
Nika Jackson, Co-Chair
Chris Anderson, Co-Chair
Maura Black Sullivan, Co-Chair
Fabian Bedne, Co-Chair
TaJuan Stout Mitchell
County Convention Packets for County Chairs