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In order to create a better America, with equality, opportunity, and freedom within a just and strong society, we dedicate ourselves to organizing the recruitment and participation of Democratic college students at SUNY-Binghamton.
Understanding the importance of participation in the Democratic Party to the preservation of our values and principles, we pledge to help organize and activate the latent people power of our nation’s Democratic students in order to further the philosophy of the Democratic Party. Although this goup shall favor Democrat candidates, this group should still consider whether or not it will endorse candidates.
For these ends and upon these principles, we, Democratic college students, do hereby associate ourselves and adopt this Constitution as the SUNY-Binghamton College Democrats.

ARTICLE I: Name and purpose: A. Name: The name of this organization shall be the SUNY-Binghamton College Democrats. B. Purpose: The SUNY-Binghamton College Democrats, upon chartering with the College Democrats of America (CDA) shall be a member organization of the Democratic Party, and pledges itself to support the philosophy and candidates of the Democratic Party. Furthermore, we declare our intention to support efforts to increase the participation of college students in Democratic Party affairs, working to educate students about the philosophy of the Democratic Party, and assist in the election of all Democratic candidates.

ARTICLE II: Membership: A. Members: Membership shall be open to any student currently enrolled at SUNY-Binghamton who wishes to be known as a College Democrat regardless of sex, race, ethnic origin, religion, physical handicap, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Alumni may claim membership for the period of one year after graduation. B. Members in Good Standing: A member in good standing is defined as a member that has attended two (2) club meetings and one (1) club function. Only members in good standing are granted the right to vote.

ARTICLE III: Executive Board: A. Authority and Responsibility: The Executive Board shall have general authority and responsibility for the ongoing affairs of the SUNY-Binghamton College Democrats. B. Composition: The Executive Board shall be composed of the President, Political Director, Treasurer/Fundraiser, Publicity Chair(s) and Webmaster. The President may, at any time, appoint ex officio members of the Executive Board, including but not limited to, a Legislative Director, a Membership/Social Director, and a Communications Director. These members will not have voting rights but will be considered members of the Executive Board for quorum and other purposes. There shall be one Publicity Chair, with Executive Board privileges including voting, but the president may appoint additional chairs with the title of Publicity Vice-Chairs. Positions may be combined and held by the same person, with the exception of combining the President and Political Director positions. 4/5 of the Executive Board shall be undergraduate students. Executive Board members must be currently enrolled students at SUNY-Binghamton. C. Meetings: the President shall call Meetings. D. Quorum: A quorum of the Executive Board shall be present when at least 3 of the Executive Board members are present. E. Elections: Elections for the Executive Board shall be held every Spring Semester, at least one week before the last day of classes. Only members in good standing may vote in elections. Elections shall be conducted by a majority vote. F. Removal: Cause for removal shall be defined as malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance of assigned duties, or being convicted of a felony. An Executive Board members must charge the officer in question with reasons for removal, and after a period of one week, a vote may be taken to remove the officer in question. Every voting member of the executive Board, except the officer in question, must vote for removal for the officer to be removed. A vacancy shall be declared when a member of the executive Board dies, resigns, or is removed from office. If the vacancy occurs in any other position except President, the President shall appoint a successor to carry out the remainder of the term. If the vacancy is for the office of president, the Political Director shall take over the duties of President.

ARTICLE IV: Duties of the Officers: A. The President shall: 1. Oversee the functions and oversee the meetings of the SUNY-Binghamton College Democrats. 2. Annually register the organization with the CDA. 3. Carry out the mandates, policies, and directives of the Executive Board. 4. Appoint members to standing and ad hoc committees as necessary, be responsible for ongoing communication with other organizations, including other SUNY-Binghamton clubs, allied organizations of the Democratic Party, and the Broome County Democratic Committee. 5. Monitor E-board commitment,  shall have the authority to remove an E-board member if that respective E-board member is considered to be detrmental to group efforts.

B. The Political Director shall: 1. Assist the other members of the Executive Board. 2. Carry out the political and electoral duties necessary during the election season, including but not limited to, organizing voter registration drives, carrying out Get-Out-The-Vote initiatives, coordinate activities with other organizations, including other SUNY-Binghamton clubs, allied organizations of the Democratic party, and the Broome County Democratic Committee. 3. Oversee lobbying and other legislative functions (unless the President appoints a separate legislative Director).

C. The Treasurer/Fundraiser shall: 1. Assist the other members of the Executive Board. 2. Be responsible for maintenance of monies, banking, and tax and FEC filings as necessary, maintaining complete and accurate records of all expenditures and receipts. 3. Oversee the fundraising activities of the organization, including but not limited to, an annual direct mail campaign to alumni and other local donors. 4. Be an undergraduate student.

D. The Publicity Director(s) shall: 1. Assist the other members of the Executive Board. 2. Oversee the necessary advertising for meetings and other events. 3. Oversee media relations, including but not limited to, sending press releases to the necessary media outlets for important events.

E. The Webmaster shall: 1. Assist the other members of the Executive Board. 2. Be responsible for the maintenance of our chapter website as necessary. 3. Be an undergraduate student.

ARTICLE V: Grievances: A. Any member in good standing with a grievance against any member of the SUNY-Binghamton College Democrats may take the issue up at the next Executive Board meeting.

ARTICLE VI: Amendments: A. A majority vote of the Executive Board or a 2/3 vote of all members in good standing may amend this Constitution.