Convention 2018

The 2018 State Convention will convene at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 23rd in Reno, Nevada.

Dear Delegates,

We are very excited to welcome you to the 2018 Nevada State Democratic Party State Convention. We are also excited to welcome U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who will be our special guest along with our Democratic ticket.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
We are thrilled to have U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren as our keynote speaker at this year’s Nevada State Democratic Party convention in Reno! Join us at the Grand Sierra Resort on Saturday, June 23rd at 9am to hear remarks. Sen. Warren’s remarks are open to the public and will begin at 9 AM, so be sure to arrive early to grab a seat!

Please RSVP here as a guest to attend or feel free to show up as a guest on the morning of June 23rd.

Call to Convention 
Pursuant to the authority provided by the Charter and Bylaws of the Nevada State Democratic Party, as approved by the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Nevada State Democratic Party, the Nevada State Democratic Central Committee (SCC) hereby calls a State Convention to convene at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 23rd in Reno, Nevada.

Elections
The State Convention shall elect 14 at-large members to the Executive Committee (eight from Clark County, four from Washoe County, and two from the remaining counties); adopt a party platform; elect a State Central Committee; and conduct any other business placed by the Nevada State Democratic Party Chair. Check out the candidates here. Filing is now closed.

General Provisions
All Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention must be registered Democrats residing in the county they are representing at the convention. All Delegates and Alternates must have been elected at their respective County Conventions on either February 24 or April 14, 2018. The Nevada State Democratic Party may solicit a voluntary contribution from attendees to the State Convention, but under no circumstances shall a contribution be mandatory for participation.

In-person registration for the State Convention shall be open on Friday, June 22 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on Saturday, June 23 from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Reno, Nevada. Delegates and Alternates must register in-person by 12:00 PM on Saturday. Pre-registration is available and will end at 12:00 AM (midnight) on Friday, June 22. All online pre-registrants must also check-in during the in-person registration period to receive their credential.

Logistics 
Pre-registration Form 
Delegates can pre-register for the convention below. Day of registration will open Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 7:00 AM. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-nevada-state-democratic-party-state-convention-tickets-45988415589

Welcome Reception Info
There will be a welcome reception Friday, June 22, 2018, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Your ticket to the welcome reception includes one complimentary drink. General reception tickets are available here. Link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/6-22

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, you can email sponsorships@nvdems.com.

Room Blocks
Room blocks are available at the Grand Sierra Resort. We encourage you to use this block to stay on site for the reception and convention.

Call the dedicated toll free reservation line, 1-800-648-5080 and identify yourself by Nevada State Democratic Party to secure reservations. The reservation group code is NVDP8. The cut-off date for reservations is Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at midnight PT. The rate and dates available are:
Friday, 6/22 – $160.00
Saturday, 6/23 – $160.00

Transportation 
You can fly into the Reno-Tahoe Airport. The airport code is RNO.
Please sign-up HERE if you are interested in taking a bus from Las Vegas to Reno and willing to pay a small portion of the cost. We will need 50 people to RSVP by Wednesday, May 30 and pay a fee in order to reserve the bus. 
Link: https://goo.gl/forms/jQV78mX5QVK59z0t2

Attachments
Convention Rules, as adopted by the Executive Committee on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Election Rules, as adopted by the Executive Committee on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018.
Nomination form (RuralWashoe, and Clark) to be considered a candidate for the Executive Board election. Please submit your nomination form to nominations@nvdems.com.

Check out the candidates and their messages to delegates on our Election Page.

Filing will be open on Friday, May 25th at 8:00 AM. Nominations closed on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

In Unity,

William McCurdy II
Chair, Nevada State Democratic Party

First In The West

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