February 15, 2020
First, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support! The last two years we have been able to not only break the Republican super-majority and elect Democrats and the local level, we have been able to push back against a radical conservative agenda
Second, as always, thank you for your dedication as Democratic leaders on the front lines.
Working together, we’ll continue to build on the progress we’ve made the last four years. With your tremendous help, we performed better than any other swing state in 2016 — by retaking the Executive Mansion, holding the Attorney General’s Office, electing an African-American to the N.C. Supreme Court, and making gains in the General Assembly. We also heralded both a record turnout of new or first-time attendees to precinct meetings statewide and had more organized precincts across North Carolina in 2017 than the year before. Also noteworthy is our municipal elections track record in 2017: We flipped 22 Republican seats to Democratic and helped elect the first female African-American mayor of Charlotte!
In 2018 with our successfully breaking the awful Republican super-majority in both the state House and Senate chambers, after recruitment of the most diverse slate of Democrats in our state’s history! Furthermore, we elected another African-American to the State Supreme Court, won all three Court of Appeals races on the ballot, elected the first LGBT candidate to statewide judicial office in the South, and elected Democratic races for Sheriff and other local offices around North Carolina.
We are off to a great start in 2020. We have successfully recruited candidates to run in every state senate district and in 119 of the 120 state house seats. We also have candidates running in every congressional district seat.
As a former precinct chair myself, I understand the importance of your position. Our precincts are the cornerstone of our party. Without organized precincts, we simply cannot win elections.
My challenge to you: Continue organizing as many new precincts as possible this presidential election year. Meeting that challenge is the difference between victory and defeat. Though not an easy task, I am confident that with the strength of our Party’s organization and the incredible energy we have witnessed over the last 4 years, we will be successful. Like President Obama would say: “Fired up, and ready to go!”
Thank you, again, for your support. I look forward to working with you throughout 2020.
Sincerely, Wayne Goodwin
NCDP Style Guide for writing Resolutions
2020 Precinct Packet
2020 Precinct Organizational Period: February 15th.
The make-up day will be March 14th
2020 County Convention: March 28th
2020 District Convention: April 25th
2020 State Convention: June 6th
Key Sections of PoO: There have been questions surrounding the dates of precinct meetings and county conventions. Per the PoO, in presidential years the precinct meetings and county conventions are held on the exact date designated by the state chair.
PoO Section 1.05: Precinct Meetings
Annual precinct meetings shall be held on a date designated by the county chair that is within the two (2) week period designated by the state chair pursuant to Section 4.08. In presidential election years, there shall be no two (2) week period allowed and the precinct meeting shall be held on the exact date designated by the state chair pursuant to Section 4.08. The county chair shall designate the time for the precinct meetings. Weekday precinct meetings shall begin no earlier than 6:00 PM and no later than 7:30 PM. Weekend meetings shall be held between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM. In the event that the originally scheduled meeting could not be held successfully due to a lack of a quorum or any other reason, there shall be a second meeting called within two (2) weeks of the original meeting date. The county chair, in consultation with the precinct chair or organizer, shall set the date, time and location for the second meeting. The county chair shall offer the precinct chair or organizer whatever reasonable assistance is needed to organize the precinct. In the event that a quorum is not present for the second scheduled precinct meeting, that precinct shall be considered an unorganized precinct.
PoO Section 5.01: County Conventions/Meeting and Function
Annual county conventions shall be held on a date designated by the county chair that is within the eight (8) day period designated by the state chair pursuant to Section 4.08 (2). The county chair shall designate the time for the county convention. Weekday county conventions shall begin no earlier than 6:00 PM and no later than 7:30 PM. Weekend county conventions shall be held between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM. In presidential election years, there shall be no eight (8) day period allowed and the county convention shall be held on the exact date designated by the state chair pursuant to Section 4.08 (2).