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May 2010

DPVA Steering and Central Committees to Meet on June 11-12

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The Democratic Party of Virginia will hold its quarterly meetings in Charlotesville – Steering Committee will meet at 7:30 on friday night, June 11 and Central Committee will meet at 10:00 am, saturday June 12.  The meetings will be held at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business’ Sponsors Hospitality Center in Charlottesville.  The Democratic Black Caucus will also be holding its Juneteenth Luncheon at 12:30 on Saturday, June 12. Read More »DPVA Steering and Central Committees to Meet on June 11-12

DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting UPDATE

The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee is meeting today at the Capital Hilton in DC.  Here are the highlights, which I will update over the course of the afternoon.

Patrice Taylor set forth the calendar for now to 2012 (to be posted later).  The RBC will meet today and tomorrow and then on July 9-10, 2010 in DC to finalize the Convention Call, which will be approved at the DNC meeting in St. Louis on August 21, 2010.

DNC Co-Chair James Roosevelt reported that the RNC Committee on delegate selection had issued at least an initial report. The Committee’s proposed calendar tracks the DNC Change Commission recommendations – only IA, NH, SC, NV may have primaries/caucuses in February, others must be in March or later. To encourage early processes, in contests held before April, delegates will be awarded on proportional basis, not winner take all has been their usual procedure. (All Democratic contests are proportional, of course.)

The RBC then reviewed the proposed rules seriatum, and then approved or decided to discuss in more detail later.  [periodic updates to follow.]

UPDATE #1 :Clarified that votes taken today are “final,” but can still be amended between now and the final adoption of the whole set of rules.  (I will post draft rules ater today.)  The draft rules have the same structure as the 2008 rules.  Specific rules addressed below.Read More »DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting UPDATE