Call to Caucus for Reorganization


January 10, 2018


Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Fredericksburg Democratic Committee hereby calls an assembled caucus beginning at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7 PM) on January 10, 2018 at the Fredericksburg Veterans of Foreign Wars (2701 Princess Anne St).  The purpose of the caucus will be to elect the new members of the Fredericksburg Democratic Committee.

I. Candidate Filing:

Each person seeking to become a member of the Committee shall file a Declaration of Candidacy form with the Fredericksburg Democratic Committee Chair.  Filings shall be made from 7 AM on December 21, 2017 until 7 PM on January 10, 2018 using the form linked here. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed a Declaration of Candidacy form will have their names placed in nomination.


II. Notice:

The Fredericksburg Democratic Committee shall provide notice of this caucus by placement of a general notice of the caucus, including noticing the caucus date, time, and location, along with the Call to Caucus, on the Democratic Party of Virginia, the Fredericksburg Democratic Committee websites; by email notification to the members of the Fredericksburg Democrats who reside in the City of Fredericksburg; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in the City of Fredericksburg. In addition, reasonable actions shall be taken to promote participation in the caucus in accordance with the Affirmative Action provisions of the Party Plan of the DPVA.

III. Participation:

Every Democrat who is a registered voter in the City of Fredericksburg is urged to attend and participate. Each participant must sign a written declaration the he or she:

  • Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party;
  • Does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the upcoming Election;
  • Has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for this election; and
  • Is registered to vote in the City of Fredericksburg.

Affirmative Action:

It shall be the duty and goal of all members of the Fredericksburg Committee to seek out and encourage the broadest possible participation within the committee, and in its membership, of all duly qualified citizen without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic identity, disability, or economic status.

IV. Conduct of Caucus

The doors to the caucus will open at 7 PM and will close at 7:30 PM and no further persons will be permitted to enter. Those in line will be permitted to complete the check-in process and will be permitted to participate.

The Chair of the Fredericksburg Democratic Committee, or his or her designee, shall be the Temporary Chair of the Caucus and shall appoint a Temporary Secretary and such other Officers of the Caucus as is deemed appropriate. The Fredericksburg Democratic Committee will prepare Temporary Rules for the Caucus. Participants will adopt permanent Rules for the Caucus.


December 20, 2017                    Jason Graham, Chair, Fredericksburg Democratic Committee

Paid for by the Fredericksburg Democratic Committee, not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee