The Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee (MMPCDC) has scheduled a Reorganization Meeting for the evening of Wednesday, January 17, 2024 to elect its members and officers for the 2024-2025 biennium. The mass meeting, also known as an assembled caucus, will be held at The Social Soiree, 8270 Shoppers Square, Manassas, VA 20111 and will formally begin at 7:15 pm.
All registered voters who live in the City of Manassas or the City of Manassas Park and who identify as Democrats are invited to participate, whether as a candidate for MMPCDC membership (either as a regular [voting] or an associate [non-voting] member and a caucus voter) or as simply a caucus voter. The Democratic Party of Virginia requires all city and county Democratic committees to completely reorganize every two years, between mid-December in each odd-numbered year and mid-January in each even-numbered year.
To join the local Democratic Committee, local Democrats must file in advance with the MMPCDC by 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Prospective members must also pay their first-year membership dues of $30 by that deadline, unless their dues payment is waived for financial hardship. Those unable to attend the meeting in person or via Zoom may still stand for election as a member or an officer of the MMPCDC if they file for election in advance and submit their dues payment by the January 14th deadline.
To become a regular (voting) member of the Manassas & Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee, interested persons must file a membership application certifying that they are registered to vote in either city; consider themselves to be a Democrat and support the principles of the Democratic Party; will not support any candidate opposing a Democratic nominee in any 2024 or 2025 election; and intend to regularly participate in the activities of the MMPCDC. The annual dues payment of $30 will be waived for applicants who certify in writing that the payment would be a financial hardship. Democrats who live outside the two cities or who wish to support the MMPCDC without any requirement to attend meetings or participate in volunteer activities are welcome to join the MMPCDC as an associate member.
To simply vote in the reorganization caucus to elect the regular MMPCDC members, registered voters who live in either the City of Manassas or the City of Manassas Park must sign a declaration form that includes several of the certifications contained in the membership application. This caucus voter declaration form may be filed in person between 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm on January 17.
Complete details–including the Call for the Reorganization Meeting, the membership application and filing form, and the proposed Rules for conducting the elections of MMPCDC members and officers–are contained in the documents linked directly below.
All referenced documents: