During the first week of September, a delegation from California will travel to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, to officially nominate President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to our party's ticket. We'll send 365 district-level delegates and 34 alternates. As one of the President's most committed supporters, you could be one of them.
You should run for a spot -- and see history in the making. The energy and electricity of the convention is what kicks off the last stretch of this election, and it's a great way to hear about what organizers are doing in all 50 states. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to cast a vote for the President on behalf of Democrats in our state.
Join a call on Wednesday, April 4th, at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time to learn more about what it takes to run for delegate and win.
In the meantime, here's what you need to know about running:
How to run: Becoming a delegate candidate is easy -- just complete the form on this page and submit it by April 11th. After you fill out the form online, you'll receive a PDF copy at your email address that you can then print, sign, and mail.
Who can run: Any registered Democrat can run for delegate in the district where they live.
Where to caucus: Each congressional district is holding a caucus on April 29th -- caucus locations will be announced soon. And of course, you don't have to be a delegate candidate to attend and support your fellow Democrats!
How to win: You can bring friends and neighbors with you, as long as they're eligible to vote and live in your district -- then you'll make your case to other folks at the caucus. If you're one of the top vote-getters at your site, you'll be elected as one of the delegates for your district.
Going to the convention is a great way to take on a leadership role in this campaign, and be a part of something big.
Join the call on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and learn everything you'll need to know to run.
Whether or not you end up representing our great state this fall, I'm excited to be working with you.