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 1 and tweeted on day 2 (@FHQ) (if you aren’t following Josh, do so).  It was essentially an introductory meeting to familiarize members with the history and issues of the nomination process.   There was some discussion of calendar, caucuses, and party building through state parties support and other approaches.  Also valid concerns about transparency and the need to make additional information available in the DNC website.  The DNC has provided a video of the 5 hr/45 meeting here.

Here is the schedule for upcoming meetings – the agenda for the next meeting has not been finalized.

June 2-3 San Antonio, TX (Grand Hyatt)
August 25-26 Chicago, IL (W Chicago)
October 18-21 Las Vegas, NV (in conjunction with DNC meeting)

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