The 5th Congressional District Democratic Committee will hold a virtual convention Saturday morning to elect delegates to the state and national Democratic conventions later this year. Hosted as a video call instead of an in-person meeting, the convention will feature House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and DPVA Chair Susan Swecker as guest speakers.
Virginia’s 11 Congressional District Democratic Committees will all hold virtual conventions over the next few weeks, rallying Democrats across the Commonwealth ahead of larger conventions this summer. The Democratic Party of Virginia has seen an unprecedented amount of enthusiasm this year, with over 2,300 people signing up to be delegates.
“Even though we’re social distancing, Democrats in the 5th are fired up this year. After an exciting primary, we’re united and ready to nominate Joe Biden, and events like these help us lay the groundwork for a successful election year. Not only are we united and energized to win the White House, but we’re also building a strong organization to defeat Denver Riggleman in November as well. While we’ve put together a secure and transparent virtual convention and will have a successful Congressional primary on June 23, Republicans in our district remain disorganized and divided, tangled in a fight about how to undermine their own Congressman” said 5th CD Chair Suzanne Long.
Virginia will send 124 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Of them, 65 are allocated by congressional district and 34 are at-large. The Commonwealth also has 25 automatic delegates, or “superdelegates.”
The convention video call will take place at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 9. Press interested in attending should RSVP to Grant@vademocrats.org