The DNC Change Commission, which is reviewing the Democratic Party Presidential candidate nomination process will meet on Saturday, October 24, 2009, at 9:30 (tentative) at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington DC. The Commission will continue to focus on state nomination process calender, superdelegates, and caucuses. I plan to attend and report.
Here are the resolutions adopted at last weekend’s DNC meeting and pictures of Chairman Kaine, the Texas BBQ, and the Texas Capitol dome.
Virginian election update – Virginia national commiteewoman Mame Reiley was re-elected as Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Alfonso Lopez was elected as the Southern Region Vice Chair of the Hispanic Caucus.
SOUTHERN CAUCUS — The caucus spans states from Texas to Virginia, and includes West Virginia. The Caucus elected new officers, including our own DNC committeeman Lionell Spruill as Southern Caucus 1st Vice Chair. Other officers are Chair Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), 2nd Vice-Chair Karla Bradley (ARK), Secretary Lenora Sorola-Pohlman (TX), Treasurer David Parker (NC), and Southern Regional representatives to..
Today we will have a general session, regional caucus meetings which will elect officers (Virginia is in the Southern Caucus), and the DNC Executive Committee meeting.
RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The Committee, which is chaired by James Zogby (DC) and Maria Echaveste (CA), and includes Barbara Easterlin from Virginia, considered and passed a number of resolutions: (1) Celebrating the life of Senator Kennedy; (2) Recognizing the events of September 11, 2001; (3) Commending President Obama’s leadership and accomplishments setting the country in a new..
This morning’s first meeting is of the Association of State Democratic Chairs. This group, chaired by Ray Buckley (Vt.), includes State party chairs, highest ranking vice chairs of the opposite gender, and state party executive directors. The group recognized new Va ED Leigh Anne Collier and it was also good to see former Va. ED Lindsey..
All Virginians who want better health care and health insurance reform should support Creigh Deeds. Here’s Creigh’s health care plan. Here’s Creigh’s statement on President Obama’s game-chaging speech last night: The President challenged all of us to help solve America’s health care crisis. I think Democrats and Republicans all agree that rising health care costs..
In Austin, Texas for the 2 1/2 day Fall Meeting of the DNC. We are at a Marriott about 10 miles from downtown, so not certain will make it to 6th Street. Will try. I’ll be posting updates over the next few days. Here’s the Agenda:
Northern Virginia’s premier Democratic fundraiser — our 16th Kennedy King Dinner — will be held Friday, September 25, 2009, at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Rd., Alex. Va, 23221. The special guest speaker will be Senator Jim Webb. You can order your tickets online at the 8th District Democratic Committee Website or by mail — $150..
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