2012 NCDP State Convention


*(SEC business was completed at the May 12th, 2012 Meeting in Greensboro)

2012 NCDP State Convention

Saturday June 16th


Raleigh Convention Center 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 


Public Parking garages on Lenoir Street between Salisbury and McDowell Street; one on McDowell Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street; One on Salisbury Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street. Charge: $7.00 Accessible Parking: 1st level of each garage. Need Directions ?


Nearby Hotels with special rates for the convention are available for Convention Delegates.


Registration will open on site at 08:30am with the General Session Scheduled to start at 10:00am.  All Attendees must register and have credentials displayed in order to enter the convention meeting.  There is no charge for registration to attend the convention, however, allied events such as the JJ Breakfast and JJ Dinner require a separately purchased ticket.

Who Can Attend:

All registered Democracts are welcome to attend and observe. Official convention delegates who were selected to represent their county at the 2012 North Carolina County Conventions and Elected Officials may attend and vote.

Convention Materials:

To see the platform and resolutions reports, please click HERE.

Standing Meeting Rules:

Please click here to download the standing meeting rules. 


Members of the Press should contact Walton Robinson, Communications Director, 919-821-2777, wrobinson@ncdp.org regarding credentials. 

Become a Vendor or Advertise your Campaign: 

We have limited space set aside for Vendors and Campaigns who wish to have a presence at the convention. To apply, please download and fill out the vendor contract and vendor registration forms and return them to Karen Jasmine at kjasmine@ncdp.org.

Allied Events:

Democratic Women of Wake County will host the 43rd Annual Jefferson-Jackson Breakfast at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. A plated breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Keynote speaker is the Honorable Nina Turner, Ohio State Senator. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorship packages will be used to help fund democratic candidates in 2012 and 2013 elections. For more information about the 43rd Jefferson-Jackson Breakfast, contact event chair Carolyn Mayo at carolynemayo@yahoo.com or Publicity Coordinator Judy Austin at (919) 696-4287 or jcaustin@nc.rr.com.

The North Carolina Association of Teen Democrats (NCATD) will hold their 50th Anniversary Convention at the Raleigh Convention Center at 10:30 am in room 305B. The NCATD is the official high school auxiliary of the North Carolina Democratic Party. The NCATD is a statewide organization made up of local chapters all across North Carolina. It was founded by former Governor Terry Sanford in 1962, becoming the first state high school Democratic organization in the country. Through the NCATD, teens can play an active role in the Democratic Party and the political process.

The NCDP will host the annual Jefferson-Jackson Fundraising Dinner. Ticket information is available here.



 Please note this agenda is preliminary and subject to change, the final agenda wil be given to Delegates at registration.

June 16th         8:00am           43rd Annual Jefferson Jackson Breakfast Registration
  8:30am Convention Registration

Teen Democrats 50th Anniversary Convention

  11:00am Caucus Under OLD District Lines To Elect Uncommitted Delegates





  • Call to Order
  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • National Anthem
  • Remarks








  • Declaration of Quorum
  • Adoption of Convention Rules
  • Election of National Convention Unpledged Add-On Delegates
  • Election of National Convention Party Leader/Elected Official Delegates
  • Election of National Convention At-Large Delegates
  • Election of National Convention At-Large Alternates
  • Committee Report on the Platform
  • Committee Report on Resolutions
  • Other Business
  • Closing Remarks/Adjourn
***Caucus Under NEW District Lines To Elect Presidential Electors (Approximately 2pm)
  Post-Convention Mandatory Meeting of Delegates Selected for the 2012 DNC Convention
  6:30pm  Jefferson Jackson Reception 
  7:30pm  Jefferson Jackson Dinner with Special Guest Beau Biden