Your party needs you: call for Open Labor candidates to Victorian State Conference
The Victorian state conference in April next year is another opportunity to introduce genuine democratic reform of the ALP. But we won't win the debate from the visitors' gallery – we need Open Labor delegates on the floor who can work with other pro-democratic forces in the party to achieve change.
State Conference matters. It not only discusses and determines the direction of party policy, it elects members of the all-important Administration Committee, which runs the state party, and the Public Office Selection Committee, which preselects candidates for parliament. Let's work together to have an Open Labor delegation at conference for the first time. Remember that even if you can’t nominate as a delegate and you are a member, you can still be a big part of the process by voting at the conference for our delegates.
If you have been a financial member of the ALP since July 31st 2014-- including (for the first time) a central branch member -- you are eligible to stand in your electorate as a delegate to state conference. We urge you to do so as an Open Labor candidate. Nominations close on October 31 and voting is on the last two Sundays in November.
To express an interest in standing or for more information, please contact Kath Cozens at firstname.lastname@example.org.