46th Legislative District Caucus this Sunday

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

By Phillippa Kassover, Vice-Chair
46th District Democrats

Lake Forest Park Democrats elected as delegates and alternates at the April 26th Precinct Caucuses will join their colleagues from Kenmore and North Seattle at the 46th Legislative District Caucus on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Shorecrest High School, 15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline. Registration begins at 11:30am and the meeting will be called to order at 1pm.

The purpose of the Caucus is to elect delegates to attend the Congressional District Caucuses and the State Party Convention and to adopt a platform for the 46th District Democrats.

During the LD Caucus, the assembled delegates and alternates will split into sub-caucuses for the two candidates for presidential nominee, Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton. Each sub-caucus will elect delegates to the Congressional District Caucus and the State Convention.

If Delegates fail to register, Alternates from their precinct who have the same presidential preference will be seated in their stead. Alternates will also have the opportunity to fill in for other precincts where both the Delegate and Alternate are absent.

Members of the 46th District Democrats who are not delegates or alternates are encouraged to attend. They cannot vote during the delegate selection process, but are eligible to vote during the adoption of the platform.

The meeting will likely take a few hours as we work through the election of delegates and adopt a platform. Light snacks and drinks will be available, however we encourage attendees to bring their own food.

Congressional District Caucuses
The 46th Legislative District includes parts of two Congressional Districts, the 7th CD and the 1st CD. Delegates from Kenmore will be elected to the 1st CD, and delegates from LFP and north Seattle will be elected to the 7th CD.

The Congressional District caucuses will be held on Saturday, May 21st. Locations will be announced soon.

The Washington State congressional district caucuses will elect 67 delegates to the National Convention. Each congressional district caucus will also elect one presidential elector and one alternate.

State Convention
Delegates and alternates elected at the legislative district caucuses also serve as delegates and alternates to State Convention, which will be held from Friday, June 17th through Sunday, June 19th in Tacoma.

The State Convention will elect presidential electors, adopt a state party platform, and address resolutions. In addition, those members of the Washington State Democratic Central Committee who represent Legislative Districts will meet on Sunday, June 19th to elect 12 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Official delegates (PLEOs), 22 at-large delegates and 7 alternates to the National Convention.

National Convention
Delegates and alternates elected at the congressional district caucuses and the State Convention will attend the 2016 National Convention, which will be held from July 25th to July 28th in Philadelphia, PA. The National Convention will nominate the Democratic candidates for President and Vice-President, and adopt a platform.


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