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ALL ABOUT REORGANIZATION 2023
 

What Is It?

In the beginning months of odd-numbered years, all levels of the Colorado Democratic Party (CDP) hold meetings to elect officers and leaders for the next 2 years. This includes county parties, house, senate, judicial and congressional districts, initiatives, and the CDP's central and executive committees. It's a big deal and we fondly refer to it as Reorg. We encourage you to consider running for one of the many positions at any level of interest. Being a member of county, district, and state central committees is the primary way you can influence the future of the CDP, your community, the state, and the country. 

Montezuma County Democratic Party Reorg Details

When & Where?

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 6 p.m. via Zoom 

We are requiring registration to attend the Reorg. Once you register you'll get a personalized link to join.  

 

 

Who May Attend Reorg & Who May Vote?

Anyone may attend but only Montezuma County Democratic Central Committee Members (County officers and precinct organizers only) may vote. This is one of the most important functions of the members of our central committee and we hope for 100% attendance at Reorg.

 

What Montezuma County Dem Officer Positions Are Open for Election?

We'll elect a Chair, 1st Vice-Chair, 2nd Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. County level officer positions, role descriptions and approximate time commitments can be found here. These positions are volunteer positions.

What Other Positions Are Open for Election?

We'll also elect additional representatives to serve on the central committees of the CDP, and of all multi-county districts to which Montezuma County belongs, as permitted by the CDP Central Committee Composition Chart. The Chair, Vice-Chair, and sometimes the Secretary are automatic members on some district central committees, provided they live within that district. If they don't live in that district, residents of that district will be appointed by the Chair, after county Reorg. These are our allocations:

  • State Central Committee - Chair & 1st VC + 2 bonus members

  • Congressional District 3 - Chair & 1st VC + 2 bonus members

  • State Executive Committee - Chair & 1st VC (not all counties get representation on the state EC - we earned it because of our achievements for the top of the ticket in 2020 and our performance in 2022)

  • State Senate District 6 - Chair, 1st VC, & Secretary + 1 bonus member

  • State House District 58 - Chair, 1st VC, & Secretary if they reside in the district, otherwise appointed by the Chair

  • State House District 59 - Chair, 1st VC, & Secretary + 2 bonus members

  • State Judicial District 22 - Chair & 1st VC + 2 bonus members

  • State Platform Committee - 1 member

 

Automatic and elected representatives must be able to attend the Reorgs of those committees, which will be held via Zoom, with the exception of the State Central Committee Reorg, which will be in person on 4/1/23 in Denver. If you're elected as a representative for one of these districts you'll receive an official Call at least 10 days prior to the district Reorg meeting. At these meetings a Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary will be elected and you may run for these positions regardless of whether or not you're a central committee member of that district. If you're interested in running for an officer position in these districts, email us to request the email address of the current district Chair. For an excellent description of the responsibilities associated with these seats, check out what the El Paso Democratic Party has provided here. We also have a brief summary here.

  • Congressional District 3 Reorg - Saturday, March 4, 2023 @ 2:00 PM

  • State Senate District 6 Reorg - Sunday, March 5, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

  • State Judicial District 22 Reorg - Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

  • State House District 58 Reorg - Sunday, March 26, 2023 @ 2:00 PM

  • State House District 59 Reorg - Sunday, March 26, 2023 @ 3:00 PM

 

Who Can Run?

Any registered Democrat who lives in Montezuma County can run for an officer position and/or to be a member of the central committees of any of the districts in which they live. County officers must meet county executive committee attendance requirements as specified in our Bylaws. The monthly executive committee meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. either in person, via Zoom, or hybrid. Interested people may also run for officer positions in the districts listed above as well as for CDP officer roles. Check out the CDP roles and instructions for running here.

How Do I Run?

The deadline to have your name on the Call, ballot, and agenda has passed. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. You must have a member of the central committee nominate you, and your "seconder" may be any Democrat in attendance. The ballots will have a place for write-ins.

DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT,
it's a participatory event. If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be democracy.

~Michael Moore

Democracy is not a state.
It is an act, and each generation
must do its part.

~John Lewis

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