Hundreds of Wisconsinites to run for National Convention Delegate

Feb 06, 2008

As the presidential primaries sweep across the country, Wisconsin’s delegate selection process continues. Over the next two months, the DPW will hold trainings in every county in the state about how to become a delegate to the national convention. There are already over 40 trainings scheduled for February. From La Crosse County to Chippewa County to Waukesha County, local activists are organizing to run for delegate; so they can represent Wisconsin at the national convention.

“Now more than ever, it’s clear that Wisconsin will play a significant role in the Democratic presidential primary, and our delegates will be crucial in deciding the nominee,” DPW Chairman Joe Wineke said. “In communities across the state, activists are organizing at the local level, in hopes of representing our state at the national convention.”

Wisconsin will send 92 delegates to the national convention in Denver. After the state’s February 19th primary, each county will meet and vote on delegates they will send to the congressional district caucuses in May. Congressional district caucus delegates will vote for the final delegates to send to Denver. The number of delegates for each candidate will proportionally reflect the primary results.
“Record democratic turnout in early primaries is a testament to the incredible enthusiasm and support for our field of Democratic candidates across the country – and Wisconsin will be no different,” Wineke said. “Already, Wisconsinites are organizing to become a delegate to the national convention.”
“We are committed to making this an open and inclusive process and to making sure that everyone that wants to run for delegate has the opportunity to do so,” Wineke said.
To find a delegate training in your community, visit the events page of our website: http://www.wisdems.org/ht/display/EventDetails/i/1131036/pid/688460.


For more information on the national convention or delegate trainings in your community, please contact Rachel Strauch-Nelson at 608-260-2406.