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LDP ANNOUNCES GENDER BREAKDOWN FOR DELEGATES OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Democratic Party today released a detailed breakdown of the gender make-up of each presidential candidates’ awarded delegates to this year’s nominating convention in Philadelphia. In keeping with the party’s values and stated goals for the delegate selection process, every effort has been made to assemble delegations which most accurately reflect the demographic composition of Louisiana Democrats in each congressional district by gender.

 

Pursuant to the rules governing the delegate selection process, the following determinations have been made regarding the gender composition of each candidates’ delegation:

 

Clinton Sanders Totals
Congressional District Male Female Male Female
CD1 1 1 1 1 4
CD2 3 3 1 1 8
CD3 1 2 1 1 5
CD4 2 2 1 0 5
CD5 3 2 0 1 6
CD6 2 2 1 0 5
PLEO Delegates 2 3 1 1 7
At Large 3 5 1 2 11
Totals 17 20 7 7  
At Large Alternate 2 1 0 1 4

 

 

Note that Party Leader and Elected Official (“PLEO”) delegates, At-Large delegates, and At-Large alternates will be elected by the Democratic State Central Committee on their May 28th meeting in Baton Rouge.

 

In addition, in keeping with the ideals of inclusiveness and the rules of the delegate selection process, the party has set the following demographic goals for the ultimate composition of our convention delegation— determined by demographic percentages within the Democratic electorate in Louisiana:

 

% in Democratic Electorate Numeric Goals for Delegation
African Americans 53% 35
Hispanics 2% 2
Native Americans <1% 1
AAPI <1% 1
LGBT Americans 8% 6
People with Disabilities 2% 2
Youth 22% 15
Labor 8% 6

 

 

For additional information on the Louisiana delegate selection plan, please download the full plan by clicking here.

 

 

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