The DNC will meet in Atlanta Georgia on February 23-26, 2017 to elect new officers and conduct other business. The DNC issued FAQs here and below: WHAT IS THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)? The Democratic National Committee is the governing body of the Democratic Party, with general responsibility for the affairs of the Democratic Party..
Having gone from shock, to panic, to sadness, to calm resolution (with alternate periods of panic and sadness), I can finally put together some words on the path forward. As a member of the Democratic National Committee during a time when the Republican Party has the Presidency and Congress, I feel a special responsibility. And..
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..
After the Virginia Supreme Court overturned Gov. McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of voting rights to over 200,000 former felons, he begin the process of issuing individual orders, including to the 10,000+ who have already registered. But I had the opportunity to read the Supreme Court Order (Howell v. McAulife) on the way to Philly, and the..
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..
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,..
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