The Democratic Party of Virginia has timely submitted its 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan to the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee.  The plan follows the approach of recent plans – a March 1, 2016 primary will allocate delegates among presidential candidates, and localities will then hold caucuses to elect delegates to..

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At its March 2015 meeting, the Democratic Party of Virginia voted to adopt a National Democratic Convention delegate selection procedure similar to the ones adopted in recent years.  We will use the March 1, 2016 primary to allocate delegates among presidential candidates and then use a caucus process to elect delegates to congressional district and..

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The Democratic Party of Virginia meeting this weekend will vote on a series of resolutions concerning the 2016 Democratic National Convention delegate selection process.  The resolutions call for the party to follow a similar process as we did in 2004, 2008, and 2012 – participate in Virginia’s Presidential primary (March 1, 2016) and use that..

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28 Feb 2015
February 28, 2015

#DNC2015 – DNC Meeting Report

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In addition to the Victory Task Force and the 2016 Delegate Selection Plan Workshop, the DNC’s Winter Meeting on February 19-21 had the usual activities of meeting and learning from Democrats around the world, including regional and constituency group caucus sessions. I am glad that many Virginia Democrats could join us. The highlights certainly included an..

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15 Feb 2015
February 15, 2015

DNC Communications Update 2.13.2015

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In case you missed it, the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be in Philadelphia, Walker/Paul/Bush/Jindal, and Democratic state initiatives.  

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The DNC announced today that Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, the week of July 26, 2016.  Here’s the press release. Post by Democratic Party.

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23 Jan 2015
January 23, 2015

2016 Dem Convention Starts July 25th

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will announce today the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016. The Committee is still in final contract negotiations to decide a host city for the convention and will announce the decision in the coming weeks. So will it be Brooklyn, Columbus,..

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The DNC recently issued its guidance documents and the 2016 Democratic National Convention Call, Delegate Selection Rules, Regulations, and model plan.  State Democratic Parties now must take these materials and draft their own state plans, to be submitted to the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee for approval by May 4, 2015.  As I’ve noted in..

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25 Nov 2014
November 25, 2014

DNC 2016 Convention Update

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The DNC has narrowed the list of potential locations for the Democratic National Convention in 2016 to Philadelphia, New York (Brooklyn), and Columbus Ohio.  It will likely make a final choice in January 2015.  Sign up for updates here – http://my.democrats.org/Convention-Updates.  As Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said:  “I’m so excited for this convention, and I..

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25 Aug 2014
August 25, 2014

#DNCSummer2014 – 2016 Starts Here

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The Rules for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nominating process are fixed as the Democratic National Committee met in Atlanta on August 23, 2014 and adopted the Call to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and Delegate Selection Rules (final drafts below).   The Call and Rules are very similar to those of 2012.  The DNC Rules and..

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