PRESS RELEASE from South Carolina Democratic Party

Thursday, September 29, 2011
For Immediate Release

SCDP Delegate Selection Plan Press Release

The South Carolina Democratic Party’s 2012 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action  Plan has been adopted by the South Carolina Executive Committee and approved by the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee. 

 “With the Democratic National Convention being in Charlotte in 2012, we expect there to be fierce competition for Delegate positions. Becoming a Delegate is an exciting process that is open to all Democrats,” said Dick Harpootlian, the Chairman of the SC Democratic Party.    “I hope it will be a reward for party activists who work non-stop for the Democratic Party and for our Democratic candidates.”   

Harpootlian encouraged all Democrats who would like to attend the National Convention as a delegate to review the plan, which is available on the SCDP website at this link or by calling 803.799.7798.

The Delegate Selection Plan describes how the South Carolina Democratic Party will select its Delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention which will be held Sept. 3 – 6, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. The Plan was adopted by the South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee following a 30-day comment period on the plan.

The SC Democratic Party will begin implementing the plan this fall, starting with outreach and education efforts. The major components of the 2012 plan are:

2012 Changes:  The 2012 Plan is not significantly different from the 2004 and 2008 Plans, but reflects changes that the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee has adopted since 2008.  The most important changes include:

The SC Democratic Party will conduct training sessions on the Delegate Selection Plan in November and December of this year. Information will be posted on the website for these sessions in October.

The SC Democratic Party Plan follows the processes set forth by the Charter of the Democratic Party of the United States, the Charter and By-laws of the South Carolina Democratic Party, the Democratic National Committee’s 2012 Convention Rules, the Democratic National Committee’s 2012 Convention Regulations, and the SC Code of Laws.

For further information, please contact Amanda Loveday at 803-799-7798.