Here is the final report of the DNC Resolutions Committee, including recognition of the accomplishments of the Obama Administration, support for voting rights, and saluting America’s working families – in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
The DNC held its General Session meeting on Saturday morning. Highlights: DC Mayor Vincent Gray welcomed the DNC, pointed out DC’s lack of democratic representation in Congress, and endorsed Statehood for the District. New White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley discussed the President’s plans to balance the budget, but cautioned against “balancing the budget..
The DNC Women’s caucus, chaired by our own Mame Reiley, met this morning and heard speakers and reports. Jenny Kaplan, Special Assistant to the Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Deputy Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, spoke, inter alia, about encouraging science education for girls, advancing equal..
The DNC leadership and staff puts a tremendous amount of work into our twice-annual DNC meetings, but we should consider restructuring the meetings to make them more worthwhile. Per our agenda, of the 30.5 total hours of meeting time over the 2 ½ day meeting, 16.5 hours were spent in various constituency group caucuses. We could..
The Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC) (composed of the chair and vice chair of each state party) had an extensive and frank discussion of DNC-state party partnership (including funding issues). Under the 50 State Strategy of former Chair Howard Dean, DNC hired and funded certain state Democratic Party staff people. The current DNC has..
The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee held its “shortest meeting on record” today. In its meeting in San Juan last fall, the RBC finalized the rules and regulations, which were sent to State parties by Dec. 15. Patrice Taylor reviewed the upcoming deadlines (see below). The DNC will present a delegate selection plan webinar (to..
A new addition to JJ weekend was a presentation by the Democratic Black Caucus on Richmond’s important black historical landmarks sites, chaired by DBC President Evelyn Morris-Harris. State Senator Henry Marsh and former Delegate Ferguson Reid shared their recollections and Party Chair Brian Moran presented former Delegate Jean Cunningham with a resolution thanking her for her work as Chair..
The DNC will meet in Washington DC at the Wardman Park Marriott on Feb 24-26, 2011. Below are the updated schedule and the Resolutions package. I will be posting form the meeting.
The Governor signed the bill changing the primary date for General Assembly and local offices to August 23, 2011. Thanks to Arlington Democratic Chair Mike Lieberman for forwarding this update, which reports on changes from the original bill: Window in which political parties must notify the State Board of Elections (SBE) if a primary has..
Saturday of JJ weekend featured the annual awards luncheon and an address by Ray Buckley, the President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, which is the DNC’s State Chairs organization. For a number of years, each Congressional District Democratic Committee has given a “grassroots” award to a volunteer party activist. This year’s winners were..
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I was proud to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee for 12 years. I am in DC now, but still active in voter protection and Democratic Party rules. More about me, click here.