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. read more →

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. read more →

From the DNC:  Wednesday marked the beginning of the platform drafting process with the first session of the Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum taking place in Washington, DC. The forum brought together those appointed by the two presidential campaigns and DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz to create an inclusive platform that will be instrumental in guiding.. read more →

The Democratic National Convention meeting in Philadelphia on July 25-28 will adopt a national party platform that will set forth the principles and issues that motivate us as Democrats, and make the choice very clear for the American people this November.  It is an open process and you can participate in two ways  – First,  all.. read more →

The next step in Virginia’s National Convention Delegate Selection process is our state convention, which will be held in Richmond on June 18 at the Richmond Convention Center.   This is a great event for all Virginia Democrats to attend – as elected delegates/alternates, as guests, or as volunteers.  It provides you with an opportunity.. read more →

I have been posting materials on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection process on the DemRulz References page, but I just set up a new page with these materials, including slides from yesterday’s presentation. Go to: 2016 Convention.  I will be updating, including with the draft convention rules and filing forms for the State.. read more →

03 Dec 2015
December 3, 2015

DNC Issues Victory Task Force Report

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Here is the recently issued DNC Victory Task Force Report.  Among other things, it reports on the current version of 50 State Strategy, which involves more financial support, training, and technical assistance to State Party organizations than ever before.  The Voter Expansion project is also providing resources for the important efforts of expanding and protecting.. read more →

30 Aug 2015
August 30, 2015

DNC Communications Update 8.21.2015

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GOP presidential candidates on immigration, health care, the middle class, and teachers, but still no references to Jim Gilmore.   Also – yet another nod to DPVA’s communications department In the States:  “On Friday, the Virginia Democratic Party released the following statement in light of the rough week that state Republicans had: “It was a.. read more →

14 Aug 2015
August 14, 2015

DNC Communications Update 8.14.2015

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The GOP hates women, social security, and new citizens, but likes war in Iraq.  But no mention of Jim Gilmore.  And DPVA makes the In the States column again. “On Thursday, Dewita Soeharjono, Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Asian-American Caucus, released the following statement, calling on John Whitbeck to denounce a party insider’s.. read more →

13 Aug 2015
August 13, 2015

#DNC to Meet in Minneapolis

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The Democratic National Committee meets twice a year – the last two summer meetings have been in Phoenix (113 degrees/dry heat) and Atlanta (100 degrees/ wet heat).  This time we are headed to cool Minneapolis and will be there August 27-29.  I’ve attached the Agenda, and the highlights will be addresses from our Presidential candidates.. read more →