NCDP Update Regarding County and District Conventions
Good morning members of the North Carolina Democratic Party,
As we continue to work to safeguard against the COVID-19 outbreak, NCDP wanted to again update you on the latest steps our party is taking to protect the health and well-being of our Party members and staff while also continuing to work towards our shared goals this fall.
Last night, the Executive Council of the North Carolina Democratic Party met again to discuss the best possible solution for 2020 County and District conventions. The Council approved a resolution regarding county and district conventions that would, among other changes, move all conventions regardless of size to a virtual platform and change the dates of the conventions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The resolution and change are still subject to approval by the DNC. Read the full resolution online HERE. Among the key changes:
- All County Conventions scheduled for March 28, 2020 will now be held April 25,2020 and must be held as ‘Virtual County Conventions’ via North Carolina Democratic Party telecommunications tools.
- All District Conventions scheduled for April 25, 2020 will now be held May 16, 2020 and must be held as ‘Virtual District Conventions’ via North Carolina Democratic Party telecommunications tools.
These changes are on top of the additional precautions we as a party are taking to safeguard the health and well-being of our staff, our members, and all North Carolinians. As previously announced last week and earlier this week, those measures include: closing NCDP headquarters to the public through May 1, 2020; mandating remote working for all staff until at least April 1st; limiting in-person meetings when possible; and, postponing all party sponsored events, including fundraisers, until further notice.
NCDP has also launched a resource page on our website to direct visitors to appropriate guidance from state and local officials: http://www.ncdp.org/covid-19-response/. We have also created a pop-up on our website front page to encourage people to visit state leaders for appropriate information.
We understand that this is a difficult time, and that people are anxious and worried about the future. Our party is working diligently to protect the health and well-being of all of our members and all North Carolinians, and our state and local leaders are providing the sound, steady leadership this situation demands. Together, we will pull through this, ready and prepared for strong victories this November.
Chairman, North Carolina Democratic Party