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until WisDems 2023 Convention
Please find the agenda for the 2023 WisDems State Convention below, or at wisdems.org/conventionschedule.
**Note: this schedule is subject to change.
Hotel rooms can be reserved by calling the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center at 920-494-7300 and asking for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin roomblock, or by clicking the link below.
Reserve Your Hotel Room at the Radisson: CLICK HERE
If you need to request an ADA or virtual attendance accommodation, please fill out the form below.
Accommodation Request Form: CLICK HERE
If you are a delegate and will need the ability to vote remotely, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both sets of rules linked below have been passed by their respective Convention Committee, and will be affirmed by the Convention delegation on the Convention floor.
**For delegates interested in participating in the resolutions process, please note pre-submission deadlines for the resolutions process, outlined in the General Rules.
Please find all links related to the 2023 WisDems State Convention collected below.
For more information & context on each of the below-included links, please continue reading further down this web page.
Candidates for all of the WisDems offices are up for election this odd-numbered year: the Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Per Article III, Section 8 of the WisDems Constitution, each officer is elected to a two-year term, and shall hold office until July 1 in the year of the succeeding election.
In order to run for an officer position, candidates must file a declaration of intent with the state party twenty-one (21) days prior to the state convention. In addition, candidates must file nomination papers containing no fewer than sixty (60) signatures of dues paid party members, with at least ten (10) signatures each from at least six (6) of Wisconsin’s congressional districts at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the state convention. Candidates may submit more than the required sixty signatures.
NOTE: Officer candidates may not begin collecting signatures until March 12th (no more than 90 days prior to the State Convention), per the WisDems Constitution.
State Party Candidate Declaration of Intent Form: CLICK HERE
Nomination Signature Form: CLICK HERE
Interested candidates must submit the above linked declaration of intent form & nomination signature forms to email@example.com as photographs or scans no later than May 20th.
PLEASE NOTE: Typed names WILL NOT be considered signatures on either the Declaration of Intent form or the nomination signatures form. Only physical signatures on a scanned/emailed physical form OR e-signatures on an electronic form will be considered valid.
For an overview of the candidate nomination process for all State Party officer candidates, please review the one-pager below.
State Party Officer Candidate Packet: CLICK HERE
Per Article III, Section 8 of the WisDems Constitution, the elected members of the Democratic National Committee shall be elected at the regular state convention each presidential election year, and shall assume office in the manner specified by the Democratic National Committee.
This year, the WisDems will host a special election for one DNC Member, who shall serve until the DNC member elections at the State Convention next year. Interested candidates must submit the below-linked Nomination Form to firstname.lastname@example.org as photographs or scans no later than May 20th.
DNC Declaration of Candidacy Form: CLICK HERE
As a whole, the WisDems platform & resolutions outline the principles that guide our work as a State Party, as well as the policies we believe in, and the beliefs we hold. The WisDems Constitution, on the other hand, is the governing document for the State Party, dictating the policies & procedures we must follow as an organization.
This odd-numbered year, the State Convention delegation will consider constitutional amendments and resolutions on the floor, but not platform amendments.
Any constitutional amendments and resolutions to be considered by the delegation will be circulated prior to the Convention.
Prior to their circulation, a draft resolution must be passed by county party membership, and no more than 10 passed resolutions may be sent by the county to the Congressional District chair, no less than ten days before the Congressional District Convention. CD Convention delegates will then consider the drafts, and may forward no more than 10 resolutions to the WisDems Platform & Resolutions Committee via state headquarters. If passed & forwarded by the CD, the P&R Committee will review the submitted resolutions & send them to the State Convention floor for delegates to accept or reject.
Are you a partner organization or campaign wanting to be involved in our Convention?
Don’t miss an opportunity to make an impression on the Party faithful; check out the exhibitor guide linked below!
2023 State Convention Exhibitor Guide: CLICK HERE
Should you have any questions, please contact Cecelia McDermott at email@example.com.
Business at this year’s Congressional District Conventions will include the election of CD officers, the election of 1 Platform & Resolutions Committee member and 1 alternate, and consideration of resolutions, among other topics as determined by CD leadership.
Please find the schedule for all Congressional District Conventions below. For registration details please reach out to the CD Chair.
Saturday, April 29
Saturday, May 6
Sunday, April 30
Black River Falls
Saturday, March 25
Saturday, May 13
Sunday, May 7
Saturday, April 29
Saturday, April 29
NOTE: Delegates to State Convention are not required to attend CD Conventions, but can get priority access to State Convention Delegate spots within their county party if they first attend the CD Convention.