Every 2 years, like the State, County and legislative districts, the caucus reorganizes our leadership. Our by-laws dictate that a Nomination Committee be created. As one of the outgoing Co-Chairs, that is not seeking re-election as chair, I appointed myself to chair that committee.
For the last 3 months I have been talking with people from around the state, looking for input as to the Caucus' strengths and weaknesses. At the same time I have been looking for the next generation of passionate Democrats who are able to step-up and commit to taking the caucus to the next level. Myself and the other members of the committee believe that the slate we have put forward represents a diverse group of forward thinking Arizonans who's desire to see the Caucus continue to grow. Presented below is the Nominations Committee's recommended slate of candidates:
Dear LGBT Caucus Member
It’s a really big day here in Arizona.
Moments ago, The Arizona Democratic Party's LGBT Caucus stood alongside Equality Arizona, ACLU of Arizona, Freedom to Marry, the Human Rights Campaign, and so many other allies to announce the launch of Why Marriage Matters Arizona -- an unprecedented grassroots campaign focused on building support for the freedom to marry right here in Arizona.
We know Arizonans are ready for a conversation on marriage. That’s why in the coming months, this campaign will knock on doors, pick up the phone and spark conversations in communities across the state about why marriage matters -- and together, we’ll move marriage forward in Arizona.
Dear LGBT Caucus Members:
The Arizona LGBT Caucus holds elections for its executive board every two years. Historically, this election has occurred in conjunction with the Arizona Democratic Party’s own reorganization meeting in January. This year will be no different.
Plan to attend the LGBT Caucus Reorganization meeting on the morning of January 26, 2013 at the Mesa Dobson High School. To meet the goals of the Bylaws, theNominating Committee has put forth the list of candidates for offices of:
- Chair - C.J. Carenza, Maricopa
- Chair - Carol Comito, Maricopa
- Vice-Chair - Mohur Sidwha, Pima
- Secretary - Brett Caldwell, Coconino
- Treasurer - Kristin Gwinn, Maricopa
In addition to the above names, the Nominating Committee may make nominations before the reorganization meeting, and nominations will be accepted from the floor at the reorganization meeting. If you wish to submit your name, or nominate another for one of the offices listed above, please notify Robert Donat, Chair of the Nominating Committee, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we may share your intent with the other caucus members in advance of the meeting. To vote you must be a member of the LGBT Caucus at least 15 days before the election.No proxys will be allowed. Membership is open to any registered Arizona Democrat who has completed theregistration form.
Following the elections, the newly elected Chair will be appointing the membership of the four standing committees. If you would like to become more involved with the Caucus, and don’t want to be elected to an office, consider becoming a member of the Fundraising,Membership, Rules & Bylaws, or the Regional Advisory Committees. Complete descriptions can be found in our Bylaws.
Time allowing, once the Elections are over we will move on to our general meeting with a host of topics. Please plan on sticking around and learning how to be involved and work within the Democratic Party for the rights of the LGBT community.
Chair, LGBT Caucus Nominating Committee
candidate statements after the jump...
Join the Arizona Democratic Party's LGBT Caucus, and the Maricopa Democratic Party's Affirmative Action Committee, as we celebrate the return of the Arizona delegates from Charlotte North Carolina.
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