Over 2,000 Democrats assembled for the state convention on Saturday, June 2nd at George Mason University Center for the Arts. The Steering Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia convened Friday evening for their regular quarterly meeting, followed by the Democratic Asian-Americans of Virginia Reception as well as a tribute to Senator Jim Webb. At..
I am seeking election to a second term on the DNC (Democratic National Committee) at the DPVA State Convention on June 2, and I have been contacting folks around the state to ask for their support. Many of these are people I worked with in the Young Democrats, on local committees, on the DPVA Central Committee, in..
Gulf spill, our energy future and more
The 2008 caucus process generated an unusual amount of attention and controversy, largely because far more people participated in these processes than had ever done so in the past. Those who favor having caucuses instead of primaries in their states argue that a mix of caucuses and primaries is appropriate, candidates can have more direct..
Or, more accurately, automatic unpledged party leader and elected official delegates (“AUPLEOs”). In 2008, nearly 20% of national convention delegates were super delegates – Distinguished Former Party Leaders (DFPLs, e.g., former DNC Chairs), Governors, Senators, members of Congress, and DNC members. The 2008 Convention Resolution requires “a significant reduction in the number” of such delegates. It..
Here is my list of 10 blogs that do a fine job of covering party rules and related election law issues: Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight.com Dem Con Watch Frontloading Blog The Green Papers Cal Tech’s Election Updates Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog Edward Still’s Blog on politics and law The Forum – A peer reviewed journal of..
How in the world did the health care debate get so ugly? This isn’t about sacrificing the well being of the American people on the altars of Communism or Corporate Greed. It is – or it should be – about an issue that directly affects everyone and how to make the system work better for..
As discussed on this site, the DNC Change Commission was established at last year’s National Convention and is charged with recommending changes to the Party’s 2012 presidential nominating process,- focusing on: 1) changing the window of time during which primaries and caucuses may be held 2) reducing the number of superdelegates and 3) improving the caucus system…
Organizing for America (OFA) is the new DNC grassroots organizing arm – its mission is to build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering communities across the country to bring about our agenda of change. We will be taking a closer look at OFA in coming weeks. DPVA reports that the new OFA staff is..
VA DNC Member
I am proud to represent Virginia as one of our five elected members of the Democratic National Committee. This site features my regular reports from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party of Virginia , occasional news and comment regarding Virginia politics, and useful links and references. More about me, click here.