A meeting, especially a preliminary meeting, of persons belonging to a party, to nominate candidates for public office, or to select delegates to a nominating convention, or to confer regarding measures of party policy; a political primary meeting.
To hold, or meet in, a caucus or caucuses.
A term derived from politics in the USA, meaning a group of people who meet together to devise a common political strategy.
A meeting of Members of the same party to discuss positions on legislation and other matters before the House.
"A private session with any one party in which the mediator explores ways of resolving the dispute".
A closed meeting of party members within a legislative body to decide on questions of policy or leadership, or a group within a legislative or decision-making body seeking to represent a specific interest or influence a particular area of policy.
An informal meeting of a group of legislators, most often called on the basis of party affiliation or regional representation.
Generally refers to the entire membership of the Democratic or Republican party in the House of Representatives. Can also be used to refer to a meeting in which these members of Congress determine policy and/or choose leaders.
An informal meeting of a group of the members; most commonly based on political party affiliation, but may have other bases, such as gender, race, geographic location or specific issue.
A group of Members with a common interest. The most powerful are the Democratic and Republican caucuses or conferences in each chamber. There are at least 100 caucuses representing interests from sugar growers to the Democratic Task Force on Hunger.
meeting of members or leaders of a political party to make plans, choose candidates, or decide how to vote
a private meeting of a group of people that belong to the same political party or have the same goal that decide policy, choose candidates or promote certain causes
A private meeting or series of meetings that take place in concert with a dispute resolution process. Can include a meeting between the neutral third party and each of the interested parties separately. In large scale group processes, it can consist of an informal meeting of parties with similar interests. The caucus serves to give parties a chance to create new alternatives, clarify their proposals and interests, gather information, and/or allow for a "cool-down period."
state gathering of political party members to select candidates for office.
the name for the group of elected MLAs from a single party. Caucuses meet regularly as a group and usually function as a unit in the Legislative Assembly. Members of a party caucus can be expected to vote together on legislation and other matters before them.
"Caucus" is used as both a noun and a verb. A caucus, n., is a group of people who share something in common (e.g. they are members of the same political party, such as the Senate Republican Caucus or the House Democratic Caucus, or come from the same area of the state, such as the Coastal Caucus or the Eastern Oregon Caucus, or share something else in common, such as the Freshman Caucus or the Women's Caucus). When these people caucus, v., they meet to address their group's policy questions and to select political candidates for office, or political party leaders. Both major party caucuses have meeting rooms in the Capitol.
a closed political meeting
meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
a bunch of people of a political party who show up at a party meeting and decide, by whatever system they want to use, who their choice is
a gathering of people who discuss the issues and the candidates at a central location and then cast their votes for candidates
a gathering of voters from the same party at the local level which has the authority to select the party's candidates
a grass roots community oriented alternative to a primary during which party activists gather to select candidates and craft platforms by voice vote instead of secret ballot
a group of members of lawmakers in Congress who identify and sympathize with a particular cause, i
a group with a common belief or interest such as party affiliation
a lively event at which party leaders and activists debate issues, consider candidates, choose delegates, and discuss the party platform, or statement of principles
a meeting between one of the parties and the mediator without the other party or parties present
a meeting of a political group to make decisions about policies or candidates
a meeting of legislators from the same party to discuss party stances on bills
a meeting of legislators of any one party to discuss parliamentary strategy and party policy
an excellent way, through regular meetings and regular briefings, to educate Congress and their staffs about how important an industry can be to their constituents
an informal group of legislators organized to promote a specific interest
an informal meeting with candidates and potential voters in which participants discuss their preference for a certain candidate, and delegates, pledged to a particular candidate, are selected to go to party conventions
an interest group within the Democratic Party, provided for by the rules of the party
a primary that is limited to registered party members only
a small convention where Presidential candidates give speeches and party members vote for delegates to support and represent a candidate at the national convention
a statewide organizing unit within the State Democratic Party (in some states called a Club or an Initiative)
a town hall style meeting where voting delegates to the convention are elected and topics are discussed by voters, a primary is simply a popular election where you can vote for a candidate
Caucus can be defined as a group of legislators who form an interest bloc around a particular issue. Or, alternatively, a caucus is a smaller group of legislators assembling for the purposes of discussion.
All of the elected members from one party; a private meeting of this group.
Conference of members of a legislative group to decide on policies or strategies; most commonly, a "party caucus" is for members of one or another political party.
a meeting among delegates to discuss policy and topics outside of the formal meeting
A meeting of members of a political party where party leaders may be elected and plans are made concerning issues and agendas.
the members of a party who hold a seat in Parliament or appointees of a party that hold a seat in the Senate. There may also be sub-units of the caucus, such as a regional caucus or a women's caucus.
(See PARTY CONFERENCE)
A group composed of all Senators and Members of Parliament from the same political party. Private caucus meetings are held regularly.
A closed meeting of Members of Parliament from a political party to determine policy and/or elect positions in the party.
Meeting of a group of legislators called on the basis of party affiliation or other interest. Caucuses are usually closed to staff, the media, and the public.
A private meeting of each bargaining team that interrupts the main bargaining session during contract negotiations. Can be called by either party to resolve internal disagreements, plan strategy, etc. TAA members who observe bargaining sessions are invited to participate in caucuses of the TAA bargaining team.
An informal group of members sharing an interest in the same policy issues. Examples include the Arts Caucus, the Black Caucus, the Hispanic Caucus, the Rural Caucus, the Steel Caucus - and about 150 others. Caucus members will share the expenses of one or two staffers to supply them with research and issue support in their special area of interest.
A group of legislators unified by common goals or characteristics. The largest congressional caucusses are the Republican and Democratic party caucuses. Other caucuses include the Black Caucus, the Hispanic Caucus and a variety of issue-oriented caucusses.
Political party meeting at which voters choose nominees to represent their political parties in general election contests.
(1) A closed meeting of legislators of one's own party; (2) any group of legislators who coalesce formally because of their interest in specific issues.
A meeting of legislative party members to determine a course of action.
In U.S. presidential politics, a system used by some states to select delegates to state and national nominating conventions. In a caucus, local party members gather to discuss candidates and issues, and then vote. In Congress, a caucus is a meeting of members of the same political party or special interest group.
A caucus is a common step or procedure in mediation. It is a private meeting that each party holds with the mediator during the mediation. These private meetings give participants a chance to talk to the mediator freely, without the pressure of the other party being there. Anyone participating in a mediation may request a caucus, including the mediator. Other names for caucus include â€œindividual meetingâ€, â€œprivate meetingâ€ or â€œtime outâ€. Typically, a caucus is a confidential process, however, a party may want the mediator to relay some or all of the caucus discussions to the other party(s). As such, it is important to confirm expectations at the beginning of a caucus. During the caucus, the mediator may seek clarification on issues of concern, and explore creative ways of resolving the conflict.
An informal meeting with candidates and potential voters in which participants discuss their preference for a certain candidate, and which candidates will send delegates to a county or state level convention. In Iowa, one of the six U.S. states to hold a caucus, a candidate must have at least 15 percent of the vote to send delegates on to a county convention. The supporters of candidates who do not receive at least 15 percent of the vote must choose a more viable candidate or none at all. A caucus is the most local form of election politics, with voters being directly involved in the process.
A powerful group of party.
Noun: a meeting with one's own team members or associates or with a mediator or a representative of another party in a confidential setting--a meeting held away from the negotiating table. Verb: to caucus--the act of caucusing, of meeting privately with one's own teammates or associates.
1) a group of House members or the same political party or faction such as the "DFL Caucus," the "Republican Caucus," the "Majority" or the "Minority Caucus''; 2) a meeting of such a group.
A group of legislators with a common interest. Although usually a Democratic Caucus or a Republican Caucus, the term can be used to describe any group of legislators, such as an Indian Caucus. As a verb, the term "to caucus" means to have a meeting.
An informal meeting of local party members to discuss candidates and choose delegates to the party's convention.
an informal meeting at which potential voters and candidates (or their representatives) talk about the issues and their preferred candidate, and then decide which candidate they support and which delegates to send to their political party's convention. Not every US state has caucuses.
n. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates.
noun: cant name of secret meetings for electioneering purposes
All the elected members from one party; private meeting of the parliamentary members of a party.
(1) A closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction to decide policy, choose candidates or promote certain causes. (2) To meet or hold caucus.
a meeting of certain members of a legislative body to select leaders or policy
A meeting of the members of a political party.
The meeting of members of a political party, usually to decide policy or select members to fill positions. Also, the group itself.
A group composed of all Senators and MPs of a given party.
(1) A group of legislators made up of all the members of a particular political party or a group within a party. (2) A private meeting of such a legislative group.
A closed meeting of party members to decide nominations or legislative strategy.
a private meeting between the mediator and one party to explore new options, to clarify proposals, to allow the parties to cool down, to gather facts for the mediator's use, or to give the parties a break from negotiations.
A meeting, in particular a meeting of people whose goal is political or organizational change. In American presidential politics, the word has come to mean a gathering of each party’s local political activists during the presidential nomination process. In a “layered” caucus system, local party activists, working at the precinct level, select delegates to county meetings, who in turn select delegates to state meetings. These state-level conventions select delegates to their party’s national nominating convention. The purpose of the caucus system is to indicate, through delegate choice, which presidential candidate is preferred by each state party’s members. Its effect is to democratize presidential nominations, since candidate preferences are essentially determined at the precinct level, at the beginning of the process.
A gathering of all members of a political party represented in the House of Commons or the Senate, for the purpose of discussing the party's plans and policies.
From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of Members of the House or the Senate, or both, that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
the organization or meeting of MPs and Senators from the same party, e.g., the Liberal caucus. A party caucus may also have sub-units, such as a regional caucus or a women's caucus. The organization has no official standing. How a caucus is organized and managed is entirely an internal party matter.
Both houses often recess for "caucus," which is a meeting of the members of that house who belong to the same political party. Caucuses are called to discuss the party's position on a bill or an amendment. "Caucus" also refers to the permanent staff, administrative aides, and administrative assistants who support the members of a particular party. Hence, there are four caucuses the House Democratic Caucus, the House Republican Caucus, the Senate Democratic Caucus, and the Senate Republican Caucus.
Meeting of legislators of the same political party to decide policy and course of action.
Conference of members of a legislative group, most commonly a political party, to decide on policies or strategies.
a meeting of a political party, usually to appoint representatives to party positions.
A private, confidential meeting between the mediator and each party separately. Caucus meetings are often used to examine the important issues and needs of each party, encourage openness about weaknesses as well as strengths and discuss options for settlement.
A common term for the official organization of each party in each house. However, caucuses are also informal groups of senators or representatives who share legislative interests.
A private session between the mediator and any one party in which the mediator explores the issues involved in the case and the options available to the parties to resolve the matter. If the mediator meets separately with one party, the mediator will almost always then meet separately with the other parties to the mediation.
A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. The exact definition varies between many different countries.