29 Aug 2008
August 29, 2008

Democratic National Committee Meets

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New VA DNC Members Leone & Crouse-Mays The DNC, including its newly elected officers, met briefly this morning.  After four plus days of intense activity, there was little substantive work to be done.  Chairman Dean addressed the committee and the committee passed a resolution recognizing his service in connection with the convention.  The committee also..

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Barack Obama proved this week that he has the skills to unify the Democratic Party and present a vision for the country’s future.  The convention was an extraordinary experience to meet and learn from other Democrats around the Commonwealth and the Country.  We leave Denver fired up and ready to go!

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26 Aug 2008
August 26, 2008

Convention Adopts Committee Reports

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As its first (and thus far only) Official Actions, the Democratic National Convention yesterday adopted the Reports of the Credentials, Rules, and Platform Committees, without controversy.  (See posts below re substance of the reports.)  The Convention then shifted to its primary focus of presenting Barack Obama, our next president.  And with Ms. Obama’s speech last..

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26 Aug 2008
August 26, 2008

Convention Seating

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For those of you in Denver with Purple — Alternate, Honored guest, special guest credentials. Special guests – let’s try to gather in section 334 Alternates/Honored Guests — not yet determined — 222 to 228 – IF AVAILABLE Check in with DPVA during 1:30 office hours to see if there is an update Convention Seating..

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24 Aug 2008
August 24, 2008

Unity Rules Credentials

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The Democratic National Convention Committee met today and unanimously approved the seating of all delegations and adopted 12 resolutions.  The Committee voted to honor the requests of the Obama campaign, agreed to by the Clinton campaign, to reverse the prior decisions of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee and seat all delegates from Michigan and..

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23 Aug 2008
August 23, 2008

Changing the Rules for 2012

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The Democratic National Convention Rules Committee today unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the DNC to establish a Democratic Change Commission to consider controversial issues which arose in this year’s presidential nomination process and recommend changes in that process to the DNC.  The Resolution directs the Commission to move the delegate selection process back so..

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The Democratic National Convention Rules Committee met this morning and unanimously adopted proposed Convention Rules and a resolution calling for the establishment of a Democratic Change Commission which will make recommendations regarding the 2012 Presidential nomination process, and address issues including timing, caucuses, and super delegates.  [See next post.] The proposed Convention Rules are similar..

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23 Aug 2008
August 23, 2008

On the Eve of 2008, Looking to 2012

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Denver.  On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, both parties are looking ahead to the 2012 nomination process.  Democrats this week will likely vote to establish a commission to address calendar (moving back most primaries a month), primary vs. caucus, and super delegate issues. The GOP, however, will consider a proposal to fix its..

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The current DPVA resolutions process explained and justified. At this year’s state convention, the Virginia Democratic Party (DPVA) adopted a broad-ranging platform setting forth the party’s views on a variety of issues – from support for early childhood education to restoring voting rights to former offenders.   The Republican Party, near as I can tell, adopted..

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Thanks to Voncille Hines, from Arlington, for providing this report, and thanks to all of the Virginia members of the Platform Committee. DNC PLATFORM COMMITTEE ENDORSES DRAFT PLATFORM In an effort to provide every American an opportunity to give their input in shaping the principles of the Democratic Party, Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic..

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