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Alabama Democrats set organizational meeting, will elect new chair

Rep. Chris England, the current chair of the party, is not expected to run for reelectison to the seat.

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The Alabama Democratic Party will select a new chair and officers of the state committee at an organizational meeting in Birmingham in less than a month.

Rep. Chris England, Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party, informed newly elected and at-large members of the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) that the 2022 organizational meeting of the SDEC will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham. 

A federal judge just dismissed a lawsuit in June that likely ends the myriad legal actions brought by the Alabama Democratic Conference and its chairman, Joe Reed, that challenged the bylaws changes. Those changes significantly reduced Reed’s power to control the leadership of the party and ushered in a change of leaders. 

The new bylaws also brought in dozens more young people and established LGBTQ+ people as equal minority participants. 

In addition to electing a new chair and officers to the State Committee, new at-large members, district vacancies, diversity caucuses, and the executive board will also be selected. England has indicated that he will not be seeking another term as chair. 

The diversity caucus meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and the SDEC meeting will be called to order at noon. Credentialing and doors will open one hour prior to the meetings. A formal announcement, agenda, and meeting details will follow in the coming weeks. 

This meeting is open to media and RSVP is requested.

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