24 Aug 2013
August 24, 2013

DNC Meeting Report #DNCAZ13

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Atima Omara, Charnielle Herring, George Wallace, Frank Leone, Fred Hudson, Juanita Luis (Mame Reiley)

So what did we accomplish at the DNC’s two-day summer meeting in Phoenix?  The full DNC meets twice a year, and here are some of things that DNC members did this week. The Virginia delegation included DPVA Chair Charnielle Herring, DNC members Mame Reiley, George Wallace, and me (Frank Leone), YDA president Atima Omara-Alawa, At-Large..

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22 Aug 2013
August 22, 2013

#DNCAZ13 Rules & ByLaws Meeting

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The Democratic National Committee meetings started this morning with the Association of State Democratic meeting, which included discussion of  support from the DNC for state parties, including for Virginia’s 2013 races.  The Rules and ByLaws and Resolutions Committees held their last meetings with their 2009-2013 membership.  The new committee members will be ratified at the..

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18 Aug 2013
August 18, 2013

Virginia DNC Members

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At this week’s Democratic National Committee Meeting, the DNC will elect 75 At-Large DNC members and ratify Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s appointments to the Rules & Bylaws, Credentials, and Resolutions Committees (30 members each) and the Budget and Finance Commitee (10 members).  The DNC has released the Chair’s nominees and appointments, and we are fortunate to have additional Virginia..

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18 Aug 2013
August 18, 2013

DNC Communications Update 8.16.2013

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New and much needed student loan legislation, Disabled American Veteran’s Convention, 78th Anniversary of Social Security, and congratulations to Cory Booker! 

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The Democratic National Committee will meet on August 22-23, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The full DNC meeting will consider the Chair’s nominations for the DNC’s Credentials, Rules & Bylaws, and Platform Committees and election of 75 at-large members.  Various regional caucuses, constituency caucuses, and councils will meet and elect officers.  I am happy to report that..

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President Obama thanks the Troops, a better bargain for the middle class, new DNC Voting Rights website, Donna Brazile on the Voting Rights Act, Florida voter purge, and Happy Birthday, Mr. President!  Here’s the direct link to the new DNC Voting Rights website –http://www.votingrightsmatter.com/   

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Recent actions of the Supreme Court and GOP-led state governments highlight the importance of the Voting Rights Act in preserving that most fundamental of rights for all Americans. Some thoughts from DNC Secretary Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:    Today marks the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. To honor that historic milestone,..

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05 Aug 2013
August 5, 2013

DNC Communications Update 8/2/2013

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President Obama continues his fight for the Middle Class tour, important meeting with civil rights leaders on protecting voting rights, economic recovery continues, DNC Director of Women’s Outreach re the terrible stuff GOP-lead state governments are doing, Chair DWS on the 48th anniversay of Medicare and Medicaid, congrats to UConn Huskies and SF Giants. 

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