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Washington State Democratic Convention
Friday June 17th thru Sunday June 19th
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Events on Friday, June 17th
Party Building Trainings and Forums: Learn more about your role as a Delegate and the State Party’s goals, strategies, and tactics for winning in 2016. These events are included with your Convention Registration.
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
A. “Winning races up and down the Democratic ticket”
B. “The inner workings of the State Party and how it elects Democrats”
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
A. “Grassroots organizing workshop”
B. “New Delegate training: Understanding and working with the rules and guidelines”
Standing Committee Meetings: The Credentials, Rules, and Platform Committees are referred to as the Standing Committees of the State Convention. Members of these committees are selected a couple of months in advance of the State Convention by the Local Party Organizations from each County and Legislative District. Anyone can observe a committee meeting, but only committee members can participate unless invited to speak by the committee.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
A. Credentials Committee: Addresses challenges to delegate credentials.
B. Rules Committee: Determines convention agenda and procedure.
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
C. Platform Committee: Drafts updated Party Platform and reviews submitted Resolutions.
Constituency Caucus Meetings: Constituency caucuses are informal constituency groups organized independently by members of the State Central Committee. Delegation members are invited to attend and participate.
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
African American Caucus
Agriculture and Rural Caucus
Asian Pacific American Caucus
Disabilities Issues Caucus
Hispanic Latino Caucus
Native American Caucus
Small Business Caucus
Veterans and Military Families Caucus
Young Democrats of Washington
Welcome Reception: This event is included with your Convention Registration. Cash bars will be available.
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Private Reception: You must purchase a VIP Package by June 3rd in order to attend this event with our sponsors and elected officials. Complimentary drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres are included.
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Gala Banquet: Tickets must be purchased for this event by June 10th. This event will include a seated dinner and a program featuring some of our top elected officials and keynote speaker: The Honorable Thomas E. Perez.
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hospitality Suites: Campaigns and caucuses hold informal social gatherings at the host hotel. Meet your fellow Democrats and have some fun! Room numbers will be posted in the hotel lobby. Please be mindful of other guests in the hotel.
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Events on Saturday, June 18th
State Breakfast: Tickets must be purchased for this event by June 10th. This event will include a seated breakfast and a speaking program featuring some of our top elected officials.
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Convention General Session: Please review the proposed Agenda for more information.
9:00 AM to Adjournment
Convention Lunch Break: Meal tickets must be purchased by June 10th.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Events on Sunday, June 19th
Election of At-Large and PLEO National Delegates: Please see the National Convention Delegates page for more information.
9:00 AM to Adjournment