Who is eligible to run for the National Political Committee?
Any member of DSA in good standing is eligible to run for NPC.
What do NPC members do?
The NPC is the highest decision making body between national conventions and acts as DSA’s Board of Directors. Please see a description of NPC member responsibilities here.
How do I nominate myself for NPC?
To run for NPC, you must be nominated either by your chapter or organizing committee (through a vote at a general or regular meeting open to the whole membership or an online vote) or by a National Working Group, Committee or Commission or the AFROSOC-POC Caucus. The leadership of the nominating body should send a signed and dated copy of the nominating resolution to the Convention Planning Committee (email@example.com), OR you can include a copy of the resolution in the required NPC Candidate Questionnaire.
How do I nominate someone else for NPC?
To nominate someone else for NPC, you must put their nomination up to a vote of your chapter or organizing committee, the AFROSOC-POC Caucus or a National Working Group or Committee or Commission you’re involved with. The leadership of the nominating body should send a signed and dated copy of the nominating resolution to the Convention Planning Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org), OR you send a copy of the resolution to the nominee for them to include in the required NPC Candidate Questionnaire when they fill it out.
When is the deadline for NPC candidate nominations?
All NPC nominations must be submitted by June 2nd, 2019.
How will members learn about NPC candidates?
The NPC Election Committee will compile and release the candidate questionnaires via email and on the Convention website no later than June 13, 2019. The NPC Election Committee will also host at least one national candidate forum or debate via Zoom.
How will the NPC be elected?
Members will vote through preferential ballot at the 2019 DSA National Convention. The DSA Constitution requires that no more than eight shall be men, and that at least five be reserved for people of color.