Wall Street Reform and Government Waste Reduction. If folks would quit hating and evaluate what this administration has accomplished, they would be impressed.
Thanks to former Virginia Teen Democrats Caucus Chair Boyd Tinsley and the rest of the Dave Matthews Band for rocking Nats Park last night.
The Democratic National Committee is holding its summer meeting in St. Louis on August 18 and 19. Below are the agenda, an update on the 2012 Rules process, and a DNC Charter amendment. The primary work of the meeting will be to adopt the 2012 Call to Convention and Delegate Selection Plan. The Charter amendment..
Wall Street reform, economic recovery, and the following statement on the DNC Rules and Bylaws Commitee on the 2012 National Convention Delegate Selection Plan. (see recent posts for coverage of the meeting). 2012 Presidential Nominating Process: Last weekend, members of the DNC‘s Rules and Bylaws Committee made progress toward finalizing the Party‘s delegate selection rules..
Discussion of Call (continued): Article 2 – Delegate qualifications. Note that delegates are pledge to support Democratic nominees. State parties to adopt affirmative action – change adds inclusion plans. Adopted. Article 3 – Delegate selection deadline – states must finalize their delegations by June 23, 2010. Adopted. Article 4 – Delegate certification requirements – delegates must..
The Committee reviewed the draft Call – Articles 1-5, to be completed (Articles 6-8) at August 18 meeting. But first – clarified that unpledged delegates must declare their presidential preference, but “uncommitted” is a presidential preference. Call Article 1 – Distribution of Delegate Votes– allocation among states, assignment of alternates, and discussion of “bonus delegates,” e.g.,..
Rule 11 – Timing of the Delegate Selection Process – as discussed, calender window would start first Tuesday in March (March 6, 2012). Proposal also would set forth pre-window dates, primaries/caucuses can occur no earlier than: Feb. 6 – Iowa caucus; Feb. 14 – New Hampshire primary; Feb 18 – Nevada caucus; Feb. 28 – SC primary…
Note that the RBC will meet on August 18, prior to the August 19 DNC meeting, if it wants to make changes. Rule 7 – Inclusion programs – amended to add youth to LGBT and people with disabilities as categories subject to inclusion programs. (Well done) Rule 9 – Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Official..
The DNC RBC commenced its meeting today at 2 pm to continue the process of adoption of the draft 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan and adopt a draft Call to Convention. (The Call governs the conduct of the convention itself.) These documents will be voted on by the DNC at its Fall meeting..
Check out the President’s Weekly Address: A Solar Recovery. As part of the explosion of Recovery Act projects this summer and as a move towards a clean energy future, the President announces nearly $2 billion in conditional commitments to key solar companies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s1OP5eqWKY Isn’t the basic solar energy technology similar to what is was when I..
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