Below is a communication from the DNC Secretary Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake re our Convention and post-convention DNC meeting. I have also attached links to the 2016 Platform, Credentials & Resolutions Committee Reports, and the resolution that creates the Unity Reform Commission to address delegate selection issues for 2020 including Superdelegates, caucuses, and open primaries. DNC Meeting On..
The new (2016-2020) Democratic National Committee met the morning after adjournment of the National Convention (July 29, 2016). As is customary, it was a short meeting. The DNC will next meet in Washington DC in January to elect a chair and other officers. I want to recognize and thank our outgoing DNC Members George Wallace..
The Democratic National Convention’s Rules Committee adopted the proposed Convention Agenda, Officer Slates, and Rules, and a number of resolutions and charter amendments. Most importantly, one resolution calls for a Unity Reform Commission (URC) to make recommendations re 2020 Delegate Selection Rules, including reducing the role of “superdelegates.” The Committee met for 9 hours, with long..
Below is the final draft of the Democratic Party Platform, to be voted on at the Convention on Monday. And here’s the GOP 2016 platform. Clear choices, people!
The Democratic National Committee has control over its Superdelegates, but much less control over whether a state has a primary and how it is conducted, which are matters of state law. Indeed, state Democratic Parties may not be able to influence this process, especially in state with Republican Governors or Legislatures. Thus the DNC can provide..
After the 2016 election, the newly-elected Democratic National Committee (DNC) will take a hard look at the role of automatic, unpledged delegates or “superdelegates” (ADs) for the next cycle. Options range from expanding the number of ADs by, e.g., adding the highest ranking elected Democrat in states that lack a Democratic governor, to eliminating them..
I understand that the Democratic National Convention Rules Committee will meet in Philadelphia on Saturday July 23rd and the Credentials Committee will meet on Sunday July 24th. I have not seen draft committee reports, but the 2016 Call to Convention, Article 8, contains the Temporary Rules. Also, fyi, below are the final Rules and..
In connection with the Democratic National Convention, the DNC will hold meetings and events with its constituency group caucuses and councils. A schedule is below. In general, there are several sites that provide updated information on official – and unofficial events – around the convention – I think the best are the official site demconvention.com,..
The Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee has completed its draft platform – the full Platform Committee will meet in Orlando on July 8-9 from 8 am to 4 pm, and you can still submit comments at the Democratic Convention Platform site. Also, here’s a DNC summary of the Draft Platform.
Here’s a link to a DNC summary of the Democratic National Convention Draft Platform. The actual draft Platform will be released prior to the platform committee meeting, in Orlando on July 8-9; I’ll post it when I get it.
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