National Convention

The 2019 DSA National Convention will be held August 2-4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Please see the preconvention rules passed at the January 2019 National Political Committee meeting here.

The national office will include general interest convention updates in the monthly Dispatch and in occasional member emails. If you are a DSA member in good standing, and want to receive more frequent and detailed National Convention update emails, you can opt-in for those here.


Important Dates 

February 1 Delegate apportionment ratio will be decided, with a target number of 1,000 delegates
 By March 1 National DSA will send a call for at-large delegates
 March 1 At-large nominations begin
 March 2 Any member or group of DSA members in good standing may propose changes to the DSA national constitution or bylaws through May 2
 By April 2 National DSA will inform locals of the number of delegates apportioned to them
 April 2 Any member or group of DSA members in good standing may propose political or organizational resolutions through June 2
 April 2  NPC nominees must complete a candidate questionnaire through June 2
April 2 Locals elect delegates and alternate delegates, through June 18
April 30 Deadline for at-large nominations
By May 2 National DSA will hold at-large delegate elections, through May 23
By June 13 Compendium of proposed resolutions and constitutional/bylaws amendments and compendium of candidate questionnaires released. At least one national NPC candidate forum or debate held by this deadline. 
June 13
Any member or group of DSA members in good standing may submit amendments to proposed resolutions and Constitutional and Bylaws changes through July 2
By June 23 Locals must report convention delegate election results to national DSA, including delegate contact information and requests for full or partial relief from travel share requirements
July 12 Deadline for National DSA to send a temporary roster of delegates and alternates to delegates, alternates, locals, national commissions and DSA officers
July 19 Deadline for challenges to the credentials of any delegate or alternate to be submitted to national DSA
By July 26 Final convention program released


Other Logistics

We will have an accessibility committee, travel scholarships, and child watch. More info coming soon!