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#DNCAZ13 Rules & ByLaws Meeting

The Democratic National Committee meetings started this morning with the Association of State Democratic meeting, which included discussion of  support from the DNC for state parties, including for Virginia’s 2013 races.  The Rules and ByLaws and Resolutions Committees held their last meetings with their 2009-2013 membership.  The new committee members will be ratified at the full DNC meeting tomorrow.

No old business.  New business included the rules for the election of At-Large DNC member and Exect Comte members at the DNC meeting tomorrow.  under the rules, there will be no nominations from the floor and vote will be on the chair’s slate.  The RBC recommended a Charter amendment addressing  gender balance for DNC officers – providing that they be equally divided by gender as practicable.

Next meeting likely in New Orleans in Nov – RBC will start looking at 2016 national convention delegate selection process and may address issues including calendar and state order and convention delegate affirmative action guidelines.  The DNC will consult with RNC re calendar as was done for 2012.

Off to the regional caucuses.