Below is a communication from the DNC Secretary Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake re our Convention and post-convention DNC meeting.  I have also attached links to the 2016 Platform, Credentials & Resolutions Committee Reports, and the resolution that creates the Unity Reform Commission to address delegate selection issues for 2020 including Superdelegates, caucuses, and open primaries.  DNC Meeting On..

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VA DNC members Fred Hudson, Frank Leone, Steve Cochran, Doris Crouse-Mays, Atima Omara, Susan Swecker, Jennifer McClellan, and Yasmine Taeb

The new (2016-2020) Democratic National Committee met the morning after adjournment of the National Convention (July 29, 2016).  As is customary, it was a short meeting.  The DNC will next meet in Washington DC in January to elect a chair and other officers.  I want to recognize and thank our outgoing DNC Members George Wallace..

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The Democratic National Convention’s Rules Committee adopted the proposed Convention  Agenda, Officer Slates, and Rules,  and a number of resolutions and charter amendments. Most importantly, one resolution calls for a Unity Reform Commission (URC) to make recommendations re  2020 Delegate Selection Rules, including reducing the role of “superdelegates.”  The Committee met for 9 hours, with long..

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22 Jul 2016
July 22, 2016

2016 Democratic Party Platform

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Below is the final draft of the Democratic Party Platform, to be voted on at the Convention on Monday. And here’s the GOP 2016 platform.  Clear choices, people!     

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14 Jul 2016
July 14, 2016

Open Primaries and Closed Caucuses

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The Democratic National Committee has control over its Superdelegates, but much less control over whether a state has a primary and how it is conducted, which are matters of state law. Indeed, state Democratic Parties may not be able to influence this process, especially in state with Republican Governors or Legislatures. Thus the DNC can provide..

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14 Jul 2016
July 14, 2016

Superdelegates: A Modest Proposal

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After the 2016 election, the newly-elected Democratic National Committee (DNC) will take a hard look at the role of automatic, unpledged delegates or “superdelegates” (ADs) for the next cycle. Options range from expanding the number of ADs by, e.g., adding the highest ranking elected Democrat in states that lack a Democratic governor, to eliminating them..

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I understand that the Democratic National Convention Rules Committee will meet in Philadelphia on Saturday July 23rd and the Credentials Committee will meet on Sunday July 24th.   I have not seen draft committee reports, but the 2016 Call to Convention, Article 8, contains the Temporary Rules.  Also, fyi, below are the final Rules and..

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In connection with the Democratic National Convention, the DNC will hold meetings and events with its constituency group caucuses and councils.  A schedule is below.  In general, there are several sites that provide updated information on official – and unofficial events – around the convention  –  I think the best are the official site demconvention.com,..

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The Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee has completed its draft platform – the full Platform Committee will meet in Orlando on July 8-9 from 8 am to 4 pm, and you can still submit comments at the Democratic Convention Platform site.   Also, here’s a DNC summary of  the Draft Platform.

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28 Jun 2016
June 28, 2016

2016 Democratic Platform Summary

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Here’s a link to a DNC summary of  the Democratic National Convention Draft Platform.  The actual draft Platform will be released prior to the platform committee meeting, in Orlando on July 8-9; I’ll post it when I get it.

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