New DNC Chair Tom Perez promised “culture change” and a complete restructuring of the DNC and that process is underway. One area that is still under construction (and being staffed) is voter protection and empowerment – I will post more on that as I get details. In the meantime here is the DNC (5/18/2017) notice..
During his campaign for DNC Chair, Keith Ellison talked about using the DNC to organize volunteers to contact voters during the summer of 2017. As DNC Deputy Chair, he is now supervising that program. The program’s focus is on state’s unfortunate enough not to have a Governor’s Election this year, but Virginia Democrats will participate..
I am happy to be joining an excellent group of presenters at a couple of DPVA regional summits this Sunday and next Sunday. The summits will feature training for candidates and activists on important topics such as party structure, messaging, fundraising, field organizing and social media. My presentation will address party committee issues. Here are..
The DNC recently sent out two notices on important issues. First, as directed by the 2016 National Convention Rules Committee, Chair Tom Perez has named a Unity Reform Commission to evaluate issues raised in the 2016 nomination process for consideration in drafting the 2020 Rules. See Resolution here. Second, the Chair issued details on the..
The Russia connection, the FBI NY connection, the Hungarian Nazi connection, the numerous Trump Inc. scandals, and the fact that we still have yet to see Donald’s tax returns are important, but although the effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act failed, Trump, Ryan and the gang are working hard to reverse and subvert numerous..
Governor McAuliffe has been nominated for a 2017 StateScoop 50 Award in the category of Golden Gov: State Executive Leader of the Year. In addition to creating more than 150,000 jobs and adding a record $15.5 billion in capital investment, the McAuliffe administration has reformed Virginia’s transportation system, created the first pay-for-performance workforce credential grant,..
And a good thing too – here is a release re its current needs: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is staffing up for many different roles across departments. Roles range from leading a department to support staff. If you are interested and have experience in the following fields: • Fundraising • Marketing • Finance &..
DNC Chair Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison had an hour long call with DNC members to discuss the status of a number of projects – below are my notes and the notes from our excellent DNC Secretary Jason Rae. The Call was substantive, informative, and open to member’s ideas. It really is a..
DNC Secretary Jason Rae just provided the information below on a DNC Chair turn-around tour, which will feature a stop in Virginia. I’ll post when I get more info. Tom Perez and Keith Ellison to Kick Off Democratic Turnaround Tour DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison announced today that they..
From DNC Chair Tom Perez: We’re launching something really exciting tomorrow tonight, and I wanted you to be the first to know about it. It’s called Democrats Live. We’ll be streaming live from DNC HQ to give you an inside look at what we’re up to here in Washington and at state parties around the..
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