The Democratic Party of Georgia is in the process of finalizing its Delegate Selection plan for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. In this regard, the Party has requested and obtained an extension from the May 2nd deadline from Democratic National Committee so that it can carefully evaluate the latest Census numbers and properly determine:
- The Proper Procedures for electing and certifying delegates and alternates;
- The timing of caucuses and allocation of delegates per Congressional District as well as the manner of notification of these events;
- The Method of awarding delegates and alternates to Presidential candidates; and,
- An appropriate Affirmative Action Plan to make sure to include under-represented minorities in the process.
Extensive research is currently being conducted and reviewed by counsel to make sure that both the goals and the methodology of the rules of the Democratic National Committee are both inclusive and comprehensive.
The proposed Plan will be added to this site as soon as possible and should be in place on or before June 2, 2011. After a thirty (30) day period of public comment, the plan will be confirmed by the State Committee and submitted to the DNC for final approval.
The Affirmative Action Committee has been working diligently on this matter. If you have any questions, you may direct them to either Mike Berlon, the Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia or to State Representative and Vice Chair Pedro Marin, who is the chair of the Affirmative Action Committee.