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Become a D2 Delegate

Kim Fay / January 16, 2024

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IATSE’s District 2 represents approximately 45,000 members, and the annual IATSE D2 Convention is an opportunity for delegates from 49 Locals in Arizona, California, Hawai‘i, and Nevada to come together to make connections, share issues and concerns, attend sessions to learn more about labor issues, and establish solidarity. Delegates represent their locals as they address issues that are important to not just their own unions, but to all their kin in the entertainment industry. 

Every year The Animation Guild can send a set number of delegates to the D2 Convention based on membership numbers. Along with 1 member for our charter, we can send 1 member for every 100 members. This summer TAG can send 58 members to the D2 Convention in Lake Tahoe.

As a Delegate, TAG members are assigned to at least one committee and expected to take part in committee discussions and actions, and then hear and approve actions from all the various committees that can affect this local and others in District 2. It’s important to note that the D2 delegation is not a judicial body, unlike delegations at the quarterly IATSE conventions. Resolutions, if passed, are commitments by the IATSE to proactively address issues. 

The process to become a delegate requires a nomination at the General Membership Meeting on January 30, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. PST. 

Register to attend the GMM here. To attend you must register by Jan. 30 at 12 p.m.—no exceptions will be made. 

All Active members in good standing (no fees owed, dues fully paid up) are eligible to be elected. 

If you want to be nominated and can attend the GMM:

  • When the time comes, you can simply nominate yourself or have another person nominate you, after which you accept the nomination. 

If you want to be nominated and can’t attend the GMM: 

  • Email the Executive Board Recording Secretary, Paula Spence, at, by 5 p.m. PST on January 30, 2024. Include this message: “I confirm that I will accept a nomination to be a delegate at the 2024 D2 convention.”
  • Ask someone attending the GMM to nominate you. Paula can make the nomination for you, if you choose.

Should we receive fewer delegate nominations than votes afforded us (58), our Recording Secretary will cast a unanimous vote for all candidates and shall dispense with the requirement of a secret ballot vote for the office of Delegate per Article Six, Section Six of our Constitution. Should we receive more candidate nominations than votes afforded us, we will engage the American Arbitration Association to hold a secret ballot election of the membership as soon as practicable. The certified results of that election will set our official delegation.

While we have new members in states outside California, each state belongs to a different district with different conventions. Those members not in the states represented by D2—Arizona, California, Hawai‘i, and Nevada—are not eligible to be delegates for the D2 convention. But if a vote is necessary, they may cast a vote for D2 delegates. As we learn more about conventions for our members in other districts, we will share that information.  

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