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. The NPC Election Committee will also host three national candidate forums via Zoom.
When will the national candidate forums be held, and how can I RSVP?
We will hold three NPC candidate forums on Zoom. Each call will feature a different group of candidates. Members will receive a form to submit questions in advance. Each call will be two hours long. These calls will be recorded. You can RSVP at the links below:
- NPC Candidates Zoom forum: Session 1, Sunday, 6/30 5pm ET/4pm CT/3pm MT/2pm PT
- NPC Candidates Zoom forum: Session 2, Sunday, 7/7 5pm ET/4pm CT/3pm MT/2pm PT
- NPC Candidates Zoom forum: Session 2, Sunday, 7/14 5pm ET/4pm CT/3pm MT/2pm PT
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.
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 could members be nominated for NPC?
NPC candidates must be have been nominated either by their 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. Members who wished to run for NPC were required to fill out a candidate questionnaire by June 16.
When was the deadline for NPC candidate nominations?
The deadline to submit all NPC nominations was June 16th, 2019.
Who was eligible to run for the National Political Committee?
Any member of DSA in good standing was eligible to run for NPC.