To gain access to the primary ballot, presidential candidates in Virginia have had to submit 10,000 signatures of qualified voters.  This was the strictest requirement in the country, and because the DNC had a 5,000 max requirement, the Democratic Party of Virginia had to get hard-earned waivers of  that requirement from the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee.. read more →

[UPDATED] The DNC’s Rules & Bylaws Committee met today and approved most of the proposed Delegate Selection Rules for 2016.  The Rules are substantially similar to the 2012 Rules.  Highlights: The RBC adopted Rule 11 governing the calendar – Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina may have their primaries/caucuses in February 2016; everyone else starts on March.. read more →

Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers, GOP budget, minimum wage, Equal Pay Day, Veep BIden on voting rights, job training, YALI network, and GOP ethical problems.  read more →

Affordable Care Act, Christie Bridgegate, contraception benefit cases, immigration, the President and the Pope, and FLOTUS in China.  read more →

Here’s a DNC update on Voter Expansion efforts at college campuses (from the 3.14.21 Communications Update), with links to cited articles: On Tuesday [March 11, 2014], DNC officials held a press conference call with college and university reporters in key states to discuss the DNC’s new Voter Expansion Project. The initiative, introduced by former President.. read more →

If you somehow missed President Obama’s exchange with Zach Galifiankakis on “Between Two Fearns” to promote the ACA, you can find it here; DNC goes to colleges to promote Voter Expansion; DNC Webinar on Women’s outreach and the 2014 Women’s agenda; raising the minimum wage; and more.  AND DNC launches SameOldParty.com website to mark the one year.. read more →

07 Mar 2014
March 7, 2014

DNC Communications Update 3.7.2014

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@TheDemocrats update – Factivists response to CPAC meeting, #DNC14 Winter Meeting videos, raising the minimum wate, Women’s History Month, and state updates read more →

07 Mar 2014
March 7, 2014

#DNC14 Winter Meeting Report

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Here is the DNC’s report on our recent  meeting (I provided a summary earlier this week).  The report provides information on the four initiatives discussed at the meeting:  Project Ivy (data and technology), Voter Expansion, Factivist (issue rapid response), and Supporting State Parties through training and investment.  The Report contains video links discussing these initiatives.  Also below are.. read more →

01 Mar 2014
March 1, 2014

Thanks #Mame

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#DNC14 – As always, Virginia’s National Committee Woman Mame Reiley Chaired  the Women’s Caucus (and ran a great meeting) and participated in the DNC Executive Committee, Rules and Bylaws, and general session meetings.  Thanks Mame!  – here with @DWStweets read more →

The Democratic National Committee just concluded an excellent three days of meetings, which featured new data, voter, and communications initiatives, and exhoratory words from President Obama, Vice President Biden, Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other leaders.  I posted on @demrulz (and FB) as we went along, but here are some highlights. Project Ivy – The DNC.. read more →