4th Congressional District Democratic Convention
May 16, 2020 I 10:00 am
via Zoom Webinar & Conference Call
In accordance with contingencies from the North Carolina Democratic Party, the 4th Congressional District Democratic Convention was postponed to May 16, 2020 and held in a virtual format. This contingency plan aligned with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and exercised best efforts to protect the health and well-being of North Carolinians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite these changes, the 4th Congressional District Democratic Convention was one of the marquee events of the Democratic organizing season in North Carolina. The convention served as an official venue for the election of a Democratic Presidential Elector, four Delegates to the Democratic National Convention pledged to Vice President Joe Biden, three pledged to Senator Bernie Sanders, and two pledged to Senator Elizabeth Warren.
More information on the virtual 4th Congressional District Democratic Convention is available below.
Among other items of business, the agenda included: elections for nine Delegates to the Democratic National Convention and one Presidential Elector, a keynote address from Democratic Congressman David Price, and messages from our 2020 statewide Democratic candidates.
Meeting Minutes from the 2019 4th Congressional District Democratic Convention. The 2019 4th Congressional District Democratic Convention occurred prior to recent congressional redistricting.
The convention operated under the following order of priority of rules (1) the NCDP Plan of Organization, (2) Special Rules adopted by the delegates of the Convention, (3) guidance contained within “Resolution on North Carolina Democratic Party County and District Conventions in Response to COVID-19 State of Emergency” as adopted by the NCDP State Executive Council on 3/18/2020 and (4) Robert’s Rules of Order.
Frequently Asked Questions
What did the transition to a virtual format mean for the convention process? How did delegates participate? What precautions were taken to ensure for equal access to the virtual convention platform? Find answers to these questions and more.
Resolutions & Platform Report
The convention did not address policy-based resolutions for consideration for the NCDP Platform. As per the recommendation of the NCDP, resolutions emanating from constituent counties were advanced to the NCDP Resolutions and Platform Platform Committee for further consideration.
The 4th Congressional District Democratic Executive Committee maintained its treasury through recent redistricting-related reorganization. For an overview of the financial standing of the 4th Congressional District Democratic Executive Committee, please reference the Financial Report submitted by our District Treasurer.
Statewide Committee Interest
Pursuant to contingency plans from the NCDP, the 4th Congressional District Democratic Party did not hold elections for statewide committees at the 2020 4th Congressional District Democratic Convention. The 4th Congressional District Democratic Executive Committee will fill vacancies at a later date. Those who are interested in serving on any of the statewide committees should complete the interest form linked below.