“A national convention is as fascinating as a revival or a hanging. It is vulgar, ugly, stupid, and tedious, to be sure, and yet there suddenly comes a show so gaudy and hilarious, so melodramatic and obscene, so unimaginably exhilarating and preposterous that one lives a gorgeous year in an hour.” – H.L. Mencken (quoted..
College students can register and vote in their college communities. I have been working on this issue since I started at UVa – I was able to register and even served on the local committees, but registrars in other jurisdictions tried – and continue to try – to keep college students from registering and voting. ..
Virginia recently strengthened its voter ID requirements, but did not require government-issued photo IDs, as discussed in this post. The Brennan Center just issued a report on other states, however, that have this requirement: “Ten states now have unprecedented restrictive voter ID laws. Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin all..
As discussed in this post from Lee Dems, this fall Virginia is implementing new voter identification requirements. They Don’t Want You to Vote. When you go to the polls on November 6th make sure to bring one of the following identification: your Commonwealth of Virginia voter registration card, or your social security card, or your valid..
Middle-Class tax cuts, transportation and student loan bills, and “another terrible week for the Romney campaign.”
The DNC has announced the schedules, officers, and DNC-appointed members of the 2012 National Convention Standing Committees – Rules, Credentials, and Platform. The Platform Drafting Committee will hold a hearing in Minneapolis on July 27-29 and is accepting requests to testify and written testimony via online portal at http://www.democrats.org/platform – submissions must be provided prior to..
Via our friends at DemConWatch, here is some excellent guidance from the excellent Texas Burnt Orange Site, http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/12399/15-tips-for-attendees-of-the-democratic-national-convention-in-charlotte-nc: 15 Tips for Attendees of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC by: Karl-Thomas Musselman Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 09:00 AM CDT This list has been making the rounds among delegates and others who earned their..
The Democratic National Convention Committee today released information on how to volunteer for the September 6, Thursday night Convention session, at which the party will nominate President Obama at the BOA Stadium. Go to this site to sign up!
How do you get those treasured convention credentials – Guest, Honored Guest, Alternate, Floor, Delegate, VIP, Podium? This will be my fifth Democratic Party National Convention, but my first as an actual voting delegate. Here are 8 ways to get into the Democratic National Convention: 1. Get elected as a member of the delegation – as a delegate..
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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.