Mississippi Democratic Party
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Mississippi Democratic party Constitution

Article VI

Standing Committees

1.  The Standing Committees of the State Executive Committee shall consist of not less than ten (10) members nor more than twenty (20) members on each Committee, and shall be chosen from among members of the State Executive Committee as follows:

(a) Elections Committee – the function of which is to keep abreast of all election laws, and to supervise the conduct of primary elections, the certification of candidates and election returns according to state and Federal law;

(b) Budget & Finance Committee – The functions of which are to recommend an annual budget for the operation of the State Party and to plan, develop and implement fundraising activities for the State Party.  The treasurer of the Executive Committee shall be an ex-officio member of this Committee;

(c) Party Development & Organization Committee – the function of which is to develop and implement plans for the strengthening of Party organization at all levels;

(d) Education & Membership Committee – The function of which is to develop and implement plans for carrying out educational activities for citizens of Mississippi and Party members on the purpose, philosophy, and activities of the Democratic Party;

(e) Young Democrats Committee – the functions of which are to serve as liaison between the official Mississippi Young Democrats organization and the State Party organization and to assist in the development of Young Democrats organization;

(f) Affirmative Action Committee – the function of which is to develop and implement an affirmative action plan for the Party as hereinafter provided;

(g) Campaign Committee – the functions of which are to serve as a liaison between duly certified Democratic candidates and the candidates’ campaign organization during general election campaigns and to assist in the election of Democratic candidates;

(h) Voter Registration Committee – the function of which is to effect an on-going process, as well as special, concerted efforts and drives, for registering as many potential Democratic voters as possible;

(i) Platform Committee – the functions of which are to provide a forum for discussing issues of importance to Mississippi Democrats, to bring the results of those discussions to the State Executive Committee, to develop the process by which a State Party platform shall be produced and published during each Presidential election year, and to help provide platform deliberations of the National Party with input from the State Party;

(j) Federation of Democratic Women Committee – the functions of which are to serve as a liaison between the official Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women and the State Party organization and to assist in the development of Democratic women Federations;

(k) Senior Democrats Committee – the function of which is to serve as a liaison between senior citizens and the Democratic Party and to develop an on-going process by which the State Party encourages the active participation of senior citizens in State Party activities.

2.  The Chairperson of the State Executive Committee shall appoint members and chairpersons to the various standing committees subject to the ratification of the Executive Committee, provided, however, that each member of the State Executive Committee shall serve on at least one standing committee and no member of the State Executive Committee shall serve on more than two standing committees.

3.  The Chairperson of the Executive Committee may name such other committees, their chairpersons and members as shall be deemed necessary, subject to ratification of the State Executive Committee.

4.  The members of all committees shall serve until elections of new Executive Committee officers or until their successors are chosen.