State Convention is finally here!

Despite the convention contention that we have felt over the past few weeks, the time has come for us to fulfill our delegate duties and vote for our new Executive Committee, Constitution and Bylaw changes, as well as our first new Platform in over eight years—and for those of us in CD3, vote on our nominee for the soon to be unoccupied Jason Chaffetz seat.

I am not asking you to show up just to come and vote for me to be our next State Chair; I want you to show up because this is how we move forward. This Saturday will decide the course of our party for at least the next two years, so participating is imperative.

Whatever the outcome, please know that I am deeply committed to this party, because I am committed to the stewardship of our Democratic family.


8:30am – Delegate registration opens

9am – Caucus Session #1

Healthcare – Room 321
Outdoor – Skyroom South
Senior Citizens – Room 305
Stonewall Democrats – Skyroom North
Veterans – Room 316
Women’s – Wildcat Theater

10am – Caucus Session #2

African-American – Room 305
Disability – Room 305
Environmental – Room 321
Labor – Sky Room North
LDS Dems – Wildcat Theater
Progressive – Room 305

11am – Caucus Session #3

Asian Pacific Islander – Room 321
Education – Room 305
Hispanic – Sky Room South
Native American – Room 312
Public Employees – Sky Room North
Rural – Room 316
Young Democats – Wildcat Theater

12pm – Call to Order

Presentation of the Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
Prayer
Welcome to Weber County
Chairman Corroon
Recognition of Elected Officials, Candidates, and Executive Committee Members
Rules Committee Report
Credentials Committee Report
DNC Members Report
Candidates for TREASURER
Candidates for SECRETARY
Candidates for VICE CHAIR
Candidates for CHAIR
Recess for Voting
Candidates for CD3
Platform and Committee Report and Platform Approval
Second Ballot Candidate Speeches
Recess for Voting
UDP Constitution Amendments
Election Report
Elections for Chair of County Chairs and Chair of Caucus Chairs
Adjourn

Let’s Get Together!

Meet Daisy for a face-to-face opportunity to tell her what you want the Utah Democratic Party Chair to do for your community.

Tuesday, May 30 from 6-8pm: Meet and Greet at the Taylorsville Library

Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm: UDP Chair Candidate Town Hall – POSTPONED: TBD

Saturday, June 3 from 3-5pm: Stanza (Please RSVP)

Convention Chaos!

Oh boy, oh boy! This is going to be quite the weekend! Tonight is the Chris Stewart Town Hall at Richfield High School, located at 495 W Center Street in Richfield, begining at 7pm. If you’re able to make it, please do so he can hear from Congressional District 2 constituents exactly how you feel about the job he’s done representing you. I will be attending this event as well, alongside the Sevier County Democratic Chair, Garon Coriz, who was one of the first people to endorse me and someone I am proud to call a friend and ally.

Saturday is going to be a big day for all of the State Executive Committee candidates. We have FOUR conventions in one day! That’s a lot of Utah miles to cover in a day, but it will be so worth it because driving around this state is postcard worthy and makes a fabulous road trip.

Sevier County – 9am: 75 E Center Street, Richfield.

Kane County – 10am: Little Hollywood, 297 W Center Street, Kanab.

Washington County – 3pm: Dixie State University in the Holland Room, St George.

Iron County – 6pm: Southern Utah University, Sharwan Smith Student Center in the Starlight Room, 351 W 200S, Cedar City.

Utah and Juab Counties, It’s Convention Time!

Who doesn’t love spending the day surrounded by friends and family? Well, that’s what’s happening tomorrow, April 15, 2016, when both Utah and Juab County have their Organizing Conventions. I will be attending both and I’m looking forward to all the excitement that convention brings.

Utah County’s 2017 Organizing Convention

Last year, my family and I volunteered to help the Utah County Convention, and while this year I am a candidate for Utah Democratic Party Chair, we will all once again pitch in as needed.

The convention will be held Saturday, April 15, from 1-2:30pm in the Bullock Room #309 of the Provo Library.

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Report on 2016 election and other activities
  • Report on upcoming elections and opportunities
  • Speeches by county candidates (2 minutes each)
  • Voting
  • Speeches by state party chair candidates during ballot counting
  • Announcement of winners
Juab County’s 2017 Organizing Convention

This Saturday, April 15, at 7pm, we will meet at the Juab County Government Center to elect your new executive committee.

Welcome New Salt Lake County API Board Members

As Secretary for both the Salt Lake County and State Asian Pacific Islander caucuses, I am so pleased to welcome Jen Koh, as Treasurer, and Karen Sewell, as Vice-Chair of Community Outreach. These ladies rock and will be a fabulous addition to our county board.

From left to right: Vice-Chair Margarita Satini, Chair Verona Sagato Mauga, Vice Chair of Community Outreach, Karen Sewell, Treasurer Jen Koh, and Secretary Daisy Thomas.

It’s time for the Salt Lake County Democratic Party Convention!

Hard to believe it’s been a year, but here we are on the eve of the 2017 Salt Lake County Democratic Party’s Organizing Convention. The convention will be held Saturday, April 8, at Granger High, 3580 3600 West, West Valley City, UT 84119. Registration begins at 8am.

Stop by the Daisy for Utah Democratic Party Chair table #17 for a snack and a chat.

Agenda
8am – Delegate and Precinct Chair and Vice-Chair registration

9am – Caucus Session 1

  • YUD – Black Box (B104)
  • Veterans – Room D108
  • Environmental – Room D110
  • Labor – Room D118
  • Healthcare – Room E101
  • Women’s – Choir Room (E101)
  • Progressive – Band Room (E105)

10:30am – Caucus Session 2

  • LDS – Black Box (B104)
  • Disability- Room D108
  • Education – Room D110
  • Public Employees – Room D116
  • African American – Room D122
  • Asian Pacific Islander – Room D118
  • Stonewall – Choir Room (E101)
  • Hispanic – Band Room (E105)

12pm – Call to Order in the Auditorium

1pm – Balloting for Executive Committee and Legislative District Caucuses
Delegates go to voting hall for Executive Committee
Precinct Chairs/ Vice Chairs go to voting hall for Executive Committee, then to your Legislative District Caucus room.

2:30pm – Election results