The DNC’s Unity Reform Commission, created by the 2016 Democratic National Convention to provide recommendations for strengthening the Democratic Party, held its second meeting in San Antonio on June 2-3, 2017. See post.  Part of the URC’s mandate is to consider national convention delegate selection issues and this meeting focused on primaries. The 21-member..

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention passed a resolution directing the creation of  DNC Unity Reform Commission to make recommendations concerning the party’s presidential nominating process.  See post on Commission Membership and post on 2016 creation of Commission.  The URC held its first meeting in DC on May 5-6, 2017.  I plan to attend this weekend’s meeting..

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention passed a resolution directing the creation of  DNC Unity Reform Commission to make recommendations concerning the party’s presidential nominating process.  See post on Commission Membership and post on 2016 creation of Commission.  The URC held its first meeting in DC on May 5-6.  Josh Putnam at Frontloading HQ reported on day..

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The DNC recently sent out two notices on important issues.  First, as directed by the 2016 National Convention Rules Committee, Chair Tom Perez has named a Unity Reform Commission to evaluate issues raised in the 2016 nomination process for consideration in drafting the 2020 Rules.  See Resolution here.  Second, the Chair issued details on the..

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UPDATE:  The DPVA approved a primary to choose our candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General in 2017.  Note that candidates must collect 10,000 names on their petitions, which are due April 17, 2017.  If only one candidate files for an office, the primary for that office is cancelled and the candidate is deemed..

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07 Dec 2016
December 7, 2016

From the DNC: Meeting Report

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Although the full Democratic National Committee meets twice a year, its Executive Committee meets quarterly, most recently in Denver, Colorado last weekend.  The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee met as well.  Here is a report from the DNC’s Secretary (Dec. 5, 2016) – I will post updates as I get them. REGIONAL FORUMS The DNC..

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19 Nov 2016
November 19, 2016

DNC Elections Feb 2017 – FAQs

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The DNC will meet in Atlanta Georgia on February 23-26, 2017 to elect new officers and conduct other business.  The DNC issued FAQs here and below: WHAT IS THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)? The Democratic National Committee is the governing body of the Democratic Party, with general responsibility for the affairs of the Democratic Party..

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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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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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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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