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DNC Rules: “Organized, Unified, and Ready to Lead”

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The Democratic National Convention Rules Committee met this morning and unanimously adopted proposed Convention Rules and a resolution calling for the establishment of a Democratic Change Commission which will make recommendations regarding the 2012 Presidential nomination process, and address issues including timing, caucuses, and super delegates.  [See next post.]

The proposed Convention Rules are similar to rules used in prior years.  The Rules, and the agenda, which the Committee also adopted, provide for Reports from the Credentials, Rules, and Platform Committees on Monday night and nomination of the President and Vice President on Wednesday.  (Obama’s acceptance speech is, of course, Thursday night.)  Here are the Rules —

  National Convention Rules (499.3 KiB, 1,061 hits)

(thanks State Party Staff)

City HallThe Committee nominated the following convention officers – Chair – Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Co-Chairs – Gov. Kathleen Sebelius,State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Mayor Shirley Franklin; Vice Chairs – Gov. Christine Gregiore, Congressman Robert Wexler, Mayor Michael Coleman, and Maria Elena Durazo; and DNC’s wonderful secretary Alice Germond (almost a Virginian) as Convention Secretary.

DNC Chair Howard Dean, who has done a terrific job managing  all this, addressed the committee.   The Rules Committee was chaired by former Governor David Walters of Oklahoma (who provided the quote in the title), former Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar of Ohio, and Sunita Leeds of DC.  Special thanks and recognition to our own Virginia representatives Delegate Mark Sickles, Marcia Caryln, and Sheila Johnson who attended the meeting.