Williamson County, NOW is perfect time to throw your hat in the ring and help make a difference in our local community! Show your support for WCDP by attending our Biennial Reorganization Convention in August, where you can get plugged in, join our leadership team or just learn more about our agenda for the next two years. We hope to see lots of new faces turn out for WillCo on August 21st!
What is a Reorganization Convention?
County parties across the state hold Reorganization Conventions every two years to elect new Officers and District Captains. These leaders make up the Executive Committee, which is the body that governs the WCDP, guides the actions and presence of the party in Williamson County, and works to recruit and support Democratic candidates for local and state office. The governing bylaws for the county party will also be adopted at the convention. All Williamson County residents and registered voters, who pledge to support the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates in Tennessee, are able to run for Party offices and vote for candidates.
In addition to electing new leaders, the Reorganization gives Democrats the chance to meet fellow Dems, (let’s be honest, it’s sometimes lonely being a Dem in WillCo), learn about the County Party and how to volunteer. So even if you do not plan to run for an elected position, please come out to show your support for the WCDP.
This is our chance to show the rest of Williamson County that we are proud Democrats and we will stand up for the rights of every Tennessean and let the GOP know that we will stand up for democracy.
What happens at the Reorganization Convention?
Be prepared to register and sign the Pledge of Support for the Democratic Party when you arrive. To save time you can print out the Pledge at home, complete it, and bring the signed document with you. We will need to verify your current address and voter registration so please bring ID and your Voter Registration Card.
Once the doors close, the Rules of the Convention will be presented and must be approved by a majority of delegates in attendance.
The County Party Bylaws must be approved by a majority of delegates
Nominations & Elections of Party Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer)
District Caucuses to select 2 Co-Captains (Ideally one female, one male)
Officers & District Captains sworn in with Oath of Office
Do you want to serve as an Officer or District Captain?
Anyone who is ready to commit their time and passion to the WCDP is welcome to run for an elected position. Please review the duties and responsibilities of the positions laid out in the current Bylaws before deciding to serve. Officers typically commit several hours each week to WCDP business. District Captains serve on the Executive Committee and are required to attend monthly meetings in addition to helping with volunteer and campaign events sponsored by the party. All of the Officers and District Captains serve the mission of growing the party and representing Democratic values in Williamson County.
If you are ready to step up and serve as an Officer, someone will have to nominate you for the position at the Convention. You will then have 5-10 minutes to introduce yourself and explain why you want to serve and how you can help the party.
After the elections are held each Williamson County District will caucus in the convention room to choose District Captains. Ideally each district will have 2 Captains, 1 male and 1 female.
Democrats have taken the risk of COVID-19 seriously since the start of the pandemic. We continue to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations and the following safety measures will be in place at the event:
Everyone in attendance will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status
Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the door
Social distancing measures will be in place by maintaining an empty seat between every person in the audience of the auditorium
We ask that everyone in attendance acknowledge and pledge to the following:
I acknowledge that there are inherent risks associated with attending any in-person event and I agree that:
I will not attend if I am exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been recently exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
I will observe all local and national guidelines regarding public health and safety, wear a mask at all times, and observe social distancing.
1320 W Main St
1st Floor Auditorium
Franklin, TN 37064
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