4/17 District Caucus Rules and Final Agenda

These are the District Caucus Rules with Final Agenda for the delegates and alternates elected by their Precincts to the 48th Legislative District Caucus of Washington State.

1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Spirit Ridge School, Bellevue.

The facilities are accessible on one floor.

DIRECTIONS TO SPIRIT RIDGE SCHOOL

Please bring your own digital or printed copy of the Caucus Rules and Agenda with you to the Caucus for your personal reference.  Printed copies will not be available for distribution Sunday.

These Rules comply with the final Washington State Democrat Central Committee Rules to be applied at all District Caucuses in the state. They may reflect changes made since, or clarifications of, information related to you at the Precinct Caucuses.

LINK TO THE CAUCUS RULES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RULES:

Q: What happens if I’ve moved to a new address since the precinct caucus?

A: If you have moved out of your precinct, you forfeit your seat as a delegate. (See rule 3.)

Q: Can I change my presidential preference?

A: Yes, delegates can change their preference at any time, up until the credentials committee compiles its final report. (See rule 6.)

Q: How will the delegates to be elected at the LD caucus be allocated by presidential preference?

A: The allocations will be proportional to the number of each candidate’s supporters attending the LD caucus. (See rule 11.)

Q: What happens if a precinct has insufficient alternates to replace its absent delegates?

A: An unseated alternate from another precinct in the district (with the same presidential preference) will be chosen by lot to replace each absent delegate. (See rule 2.)

Q: Do I need to be a precinct delegate/alternate in order to run for State/CD Delegate?

A: No, you just need to be a Democrat and a registered voter in the Legislative District. (See rule 13A.)

Q: If I’m an alternate who is not seated to replace a delegate, may I still attend the caucus?

A: You may stay and observe, but not vote. You could also volunteer to help the tally committee. (See rule 18.)

Q: Can I pay the $10 registration fee online?

A: Yes. Go to the 48th Dems Click and Pledge site  here and pay in the blank contribution box. Bring a copy of your digital receipt with you to Caucus sign-in (or Nominations table if you are a non-delegate candidate) to assist our registrars.  Payment of the fee is not a condition of participation or election.

IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS AFTER STUDYING THE RULES, PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THE 48TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ANSWER INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RULES. QUESTIONS WILL BE ADDRESSED AT THE CAUCUS SO ALL DELEGATES HEAR CLARIFICATIONS AT THE SAME TIME.

AGENDA

Doors open at 1:00 for Registration. After registration, Candidates for CD Caucus/State Convention precede to the Nominations table to get their Candidate Number and then post their resumes at their Sub-Caucus Area.  Alternates who are not seated for delegates are requested to volunteer to stay to serve on the tally committee.

PLENARY CAUCUS

Call to Order by Temporary Caucus Chair Phil Kouse (District Chair)

Pledge of Allegiance

Address by Jaxon Ravens, Chair of Washington State Democratic Central Committee

Greetings by 48th LD Senator Cyrus Habib and Representatives Joan McBride and Patricia Kuderer

Appointment of Temporary Officers

  • Secretary:  Yosefa Kouse (District Communications Director)
  • Sergeant at Arms:  Brad Helland (past State Committeeman)
  • Parliamentarian:  John Elsbree (District Parliamentarian)

Preliminary Report of the Credential Committee by Credentials Committee Chair Nick Pernisco (District 2nd Vice Chair)

Announcement of Preliminary allocation of delegates to State Convention by presidential preferences by the Temporary Chair.

Report of the Rules Committee by Rules Committee Chair John Elsbree

Election of Permanent Chairs by delegates from the 1st and 9th Congressional Districts.

  • Temporary Chair will conduct the election of a Permanent Chair for 9th CD Delegates. Nominee of the Rules Committee made by Chair John Elsbree: Becky Lewis, State Committeewoman. Other nominations will be taken from the floor.
  • The person elected Permanent Chair for 9th CD Delegates will conduct the election of a Permanent Chair for 1st CD Delegates.  Nominee of the Rules Committee made by Chair John Elsbree: Phil Kouse. Other nominations will be taken from the floor.

Appointment of Permanent Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms and Parliamentarian

Adoption of the Final Credentials Report.

Chairs announce the final allocations of the State Convention delegates and alternates.

DIVISION OF THE HALL AND DELEGATES INTO SUB-CAUCUSES BY PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE AND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Call of the delegates of the CD to Order by the Permanent Chair

Appointment by the Chair of Sub-Caucus Chairs

  • 1st CD Clinton Delegates: Karen Tennyson (District 1st Vice Chair)
  • 1st CD Sanders Delegates: Santiago Ramos (District Committeeman)
  • 9th CD Clinton Delegates:  Becky Lewis
  • 9th CD Sanders Delegates: Brad Helland

Sub-Caucus Chairs appoint a Sub-Caucus Secretary and conduct the election of delegates according to Rule 13. The District Chair and Rules Committee Chair will be available for consultation.

Certification of the Delegates to the CD Caucus and State Convention.

Adjournment by the Permanent Caucus Chair