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..
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..
The Democratic National Committee Rules& Bylaws Committee met in D.C. today to (nearly) finish work on the draft 2016 Delegate Selection Rules and draft the Call to Convention. The RBC will meet next on August 22 in Atlanta and present the final documents for adoption by the DNC on August 22nd. RBC staff will then..
[UPDATED] The DNC’s Rules & Bylaws Committee met today and approved most of the proposed Delegate Selection Rules for 2016. The Rules are substantially similar to the 2012 Rules. Highlights: The RBC adopted Rule 11 governing the calendar – Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina may have their primaries/caucuses in February 2016; everyone else starts on March..
The Democratic National Committee just concluded an excellent three days of meetings, which featured new data, voter, and communications initiatives, and exhoratory words from President Obama, Vice President Biden, Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other leaders. I posted on @demrulz (and FB) as we went along, but here are some highlights. Project Ivy – The DNC..
The Democratic National Committee holds two meetings per year (with the Executive Committee, the Association of State Democratic Chairs, and Rules & Bylaws holding an additional two meetings). The next meeting will be from February 27-March 1, 2014 at the Capital Hilton (16th & K Sts.) Washington DC. I’ll be attending and posting/tweeting items of..
This is not a surprising idea, but periodically people need reminding. The Democratic Party of Virgnia Party Plan section 10.8 (reprinted below) provides that Democratic committee members cannot publicly support, endorse, or assist any candidate opposed to a Democratic nominee – that includes Republicans, Greens, Independants (or all of the above) who are running against..
The recount for the Attorney General’s election starts on monday morning at 7 am (for Fairfax County, Alexandria and Chesapeake), and tuesday for everyone else. Cities and counties need to complete their recounts by Wednesday, and the Circuit Court panel will start resolving disputes over ballots and then declare the winner. A recent post reviewed..
The Democratic Party of Virginia held its quarterly State Central and Steering Committee meetings in Harrisonburg this weekend. Highlights included: Attorney General Mark Herring and State Senator Dick Saslaw talked about the importance of electing the Democratic ticket – 38 days from now. The Committees got updates from the Statewide and coordinated campaigns and their..
So what did we accomplish at the DNC’s two-day summer meeting in Phoenix? The full DNC meets twice a year, and here are some of things that DNC members did this week. The Virginia delegation included DPVA Chair Charnielle Herring, DNC members Mame Reiley, George Wallace, and me (Frank Leone), YDA president Atima Omara-Alawa, At-Large..
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I was proud to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee for 12 years. I am in DC now, but still active in voter protection and Democratic Party rules. More about me, click here.