16 Nov 2018
November 16, 2018

Blue Wave Overtime: Please Help

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As you have probably noticed, the 2018 voting isn’t over yet in Mississippi which has a run-off senate election on November 27th, and vote counting o re-counting continues in Florida.  The DNC offers some ways to help:: Florida: As election officials continue to count ballots in Broward and Palm Beach counties, we’re all preparing for a..

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At its September 8, 2018 State Central Committee meeting, the DPVA endorsed two state constitutional amendments that are on the November ballot. Local committees may add that support to their sample ballots, speeding up voting process. Here’s a short summary of the Amendments: Question 1 would allow local governments to give tax breaks to residents..

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On August 25, the Democratic National Committee adopted the 2020 Democratic National Convention Call and Delegate Selection Rules and amendments to the National Charter.  It was a long process – starting at the 2016 convention, through the excellent work of the Unity Reform Commission, and 87 hours of Rules & Bylaws Committee meetings.  But I..

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This post sets forth my personal views and does not purport to set forth the views of the Democratic National Committee, the DNC’s Rules & Bylaws Committee, or the Democratic Party of Virginia. On August 25, 2018, the Democratic National Committee will vote to issue the Call to the 2020 Democratic National Convention and adopt..

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The DNC has issued its draft 2020 National Convention Call, Delegate Selection Plan, and relevant Charter Amendments.  The full DNC will vote on these documents at our August 25 DNC meeting in Chicago.  I will post a comment on these shortly, but I think that the proposals embody a great set of reforms.  They address..

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Here’s what we’ve been doing, including Voter Protection, from a recent Medium post. 100 Days Out: 10 DNC Efforts You Need to Know About FROM: Seema Nanda, DNC CEO DATE: July 29, 2018 RE: 99 Days Out: 10 DNC Efforts You Need to Know About With 99 days to go to Election Day, the DNC..

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Below is a statement from DNC Chair Tom Perez on the indictments issued on Friday.   You can see the actual indictment here. As you’ve probably seen, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has announced the indictment of 12 Russian nationals for their involvement in cyberattacks during the 2016 election. Here are the facts: the Russian government..

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Here’s an update from Amanda Brown Lierman, Political & Organizing Director of the Democratic National Committee: Last week, the DNC announced an additional $1.2 million in grants that will be distributed among 16 states. These grants are part of the State Party Innovation Fund, which helps Democrats fight and win elections on the state and local level…

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10 May 2018
May 10, 2018

DNC Organizing Update

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The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee met this week to draft the 2020 Delegate Selection rules and continue the party reform efforts, but in the meantime, the party organizing efforts continue full steam.  Here’s an update from Amanda Brown Lierman, DNC Political and Organizing Director: By now you’ve probably heard about the “new DNC” — and I’d..

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As part of the New DNC’s effort to build state parties, it has established what will be a $10 million State Party Innovation Fund (SPIF) Grant program, and as set forth below, issued its first grants.  (Virginia didn’t get one this time, but we got a lot of help from the DNC in 2017!)  Here’s..

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