Here are some of my favorites – let me know about yours. Paul T. David, et al., The Politics of National Party Conventions, Vintage Books: 1964 – This is a condensed Brookings Institution Study that provides a comprehensive analytical account of the nominating conventions from 1832 to 1960. (There is a 1972 update.) Douglas E…

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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.

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28 Jun 2016
June 28, 2016

2016 Democratic Platform Summary

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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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24 Jun 2016
June 24, 2016

#Brexit and Trump

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Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some..

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Thanks to all who made the Democratic Party of Virginia’s convention weekend a success, including DPVA Chair Susan Swecker,  the DPVA staff, volunteers, elected officials, candidates, state party officers and committee members, delegates, alternates, guests, and facility staff.  The 2016 convention went relatively smoothly with the election of National convention delegates, at large Electors, and..

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18 Jun 2016
June 18, 2016

DPVA Convention today!

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The Democratic Party of Virginia State Convention begins at 9:30 am today – registration – and the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus breakfast – starts at 7:30 am.   For the weekend’s schedule, see here.  Please join us!

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From the DNC:  Wednesday marked the beginning of the platform drafting process with the first session of the Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum taking place in Washington, DC. The forum brought together those appointed by the two presidential campaigns and DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz to create an inclusive platform that will be instrumental in guiding..

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Here’s an updated schedule of events for the very busy DPVA June 18 State convention weekend In Richmond.  All Virginia Democrats should be part of this. Friday, June 17 5:30 pm: DPVA Steering Committee Meeting, SunTrust Building, 919 East Main Street – 4th Floor – Piedmont Room, Richmond, VA 23219 5:30 pm: Convention Credentialing and Registration Desk Opens, Richmond..

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The Democratic National Convention meeting in Philadelphia on July 25-28 will adopt a national party platform that will set forth the principles and issues that motivate us as Democrats, and make the choice very clear for the American people this November.  It is an open process and you can participate in two ways  – First,  all..

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The next step in Virginia’s National Convention Delegate Selection process is our state convention, which will be held in Richmond on June 18 at the Richmond Convention Center.   This is a great event for all Virginia Democrats to attend – as elected delegates/alternates, as guests, or as volunteers.  It provides you with an opportunity..

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