April 17, 2019
Contact: Kaleb Harmon

Louisiana Democratic Party Releases 2020 DNC Draft Delegate Selection Plan

BATON ROUGE, LA – Wednesday, the Louisiana Democratic Party released its draft delegate selection plan for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The delegate selection plan is the first step Democratic State Parties take to select the delegation that will nominate the next democrats for President and Vice President at the convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin next July.


“I’m excited to share the draft of our delegate selection plan with you and take another step toward 2020,” Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “Developing a plan that prioritizes inclusivity and embraces all of Louisiana was key this year.  Our goal is to see our delegation reflect and represent Louisiana’s diversity, and I believe this plan is the best first step toward that. While there’s still work to do, we want this process to be as open and transparent as possible. I hope folks will work with us to fine-tune the plan and feel open to share their comments with us.”


“In my role with the national party along with serving as state chair, I’m so proud of the work our two organizations have done together to ensure Louisiana is fully represented in 2020,” Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “One of the Democratic Party’s central initiatives is equal representation and after seeing my team’s hard work on this plan, I’m confident our delegation from Louisiana will be the most diverse and inclusive delegation yet!”   


You can find the entire delegate selection plan here. The public is also encouraged to submit comments and suggestions on the plan here. Delegate and alternate candidates may obtain statement of candidacy forms beginning February 13, 2020.