Our planned in-person caucus for April 20th is now a statewide unassembled caucus due to the Corona Virus outbreak. The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) has worked hard to make this adjustment, and below is a letter from the state party explaining how it will work.
DPVA Caucus Update
Tonight the Democratic Party of Virginia leadership, Chairwoman Swecker, and Staff convened a call to update us on the upcoming caucuses in April 18/20th. Please see the following guidelines as the caucuses will no longer be in person. The biggest change is that anybody who wishes to participate (either by running for state delegate or alternate and/or just to vote) in the upcoming caucuses must pre-register with the State Party. This was done to ensure that caucuses can be conducted in an open, inclusive, transparent manner but also to abide by the Governor’s guidelines as to how we should conduct ourselves in the current times.
The information below should answer all the questions you have but as always DPVA staff are ready to answer your questions if you have them. You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read this note from DPVA Political Director Shyam Raman on new Local Caucus process for Presidential Delegate Selection:
Dear Local Chairs,
Here’s the language we would like you to send to your committee members about the new process that we will be using in the Caucus process.
Please see below for a link to the new Statewide Call to Caucus. As a reminder, this will supercede any Calls that have currently been released, and you should be sending this to anyone interested in participating in the Caucus Process.
Again, please send us any other questions you may have, and we’ll get you an answer as soon as we can.
Thank you all for your support and patience!
DPVA Political Director