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Florida Democratic Party Approves 2012 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan



For Immediate Release: June 2nd, 2011
Contact: Eric Jotkoff, (850) 222-3411

The Florida Democratic Party announces today the approval of the Florida Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan that lays out the process for selecting Delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The plan was approved unanimously at the State Executive Committee meeting held during the Jefferson-Jackson weekend.

“I would like to thank Florida Democratic Party Secretary Rick Boylan, the members of the Select Committee on Delegate Selection, and the Subcommittee on Affirmative Action Chaired by Ron Mills for their work in crafting the Florida Democratic Party’s Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan, as well as the State Executive Committee for passing the plan” said Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith. “This plan ensures that the voice of Florida Democrats will be heard and our Delegation will be seated at the 2012 Convention in Charlotte. While we sincerely hope that the Republicans choose to follow the rules by setting the primary for March 6th, this plan provides us with the flexibility needed in our delegate selection process so Florida Democrats won’t be disenfranchised by the actions of Republican politicians in Tallahassee.”

The Delegate Selection Process will work as follows:

Additionally, this Florida Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan ensures that our delegation will reflect the great diversity of our state and the Florida Democratic Party.

Click here to download the 2012 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan, which was passed unanimously by the State Executive Committee and is currently pending final approval from the Democratic National Committee Rules and By-Laws Committee.



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