Democrats Overturn Party Elections

Full disclosure: I am a founding member of the MISolidarity team. MISolidarity is a grassroots organization working for democracy and progressive policies at every level of politics. Remember 2018 when McConnell and Republicans held a 52 to 48 majority in the Senate?...

Why I Ran and Why I Withdrew

By Kyle Jurek The Michigan Democratic Party is about to kick off its spring convention this week, including the election of the State Central Committee. For those unfamiliar, it’s like the congress of the MDP. Historically, most people are picked in a closed-door,...

A New Era in the MDP

This week, MISolidarity is conducting an open primary election in each CD for spots on the Solidarity Slate. The people of each CD will decide who should and who should not stand for election to represent them on the State Central Committee. More than 100 candidates are running in the MISolidarity primaries across the state, from Ironwood to Detroit.

The Unconventional Call to Convention

The Call also says that none of the elections for Convention Committees matter in the slightest, because CD Chairs can just decide who gets on to these Committees regardless of what the members decided by their vote at the election. From the Call to Convention: “the Congressional District Chairperson shall have the final responsibility for approving appointments to Convention committees”. It doesn’t matter how you vote, your CD Chair has the right to approve or disapprove any decision made by the membership, according to the Call. Nothing in the MDP rules suggests this is allowed. Nothing in Robert’s Rules of Order (Party rules default to Robert’s Rules on issues they don’t address) suggests this is allowed. It’s just a power grab.

Democrats Overturn Party Elections

Full disclosure: I am a founding member of the MISolidarity team. MISolidarity is a grassroots organization working for democracy and progressive policies at every level of politics. Remember 2018 when McConnell and Republicans held a 52 to 48 majority in the Senate?...

Why I Ran and Why I Withdrew

By Kyle Jurek The Michigan Democratic Party is about to kick off its spring convention this week, including the election of the State Central Committee. For those unfamiliar, it’s like the congress of the MDP. Historically, most people are picked in a closed-door,...

A New Era in the MDP

This week, MISolidarity is conducting an open primary election in each CD for spots on the Solidarity Slate. The people of each CD will decide who should and who should not stand for election to represent them on the State Central Committee. More than 100 candidates are running in the MISolidarity primaries across the state, from Ironwood to Detroit.

The Unconventional Call to Convention

The Call also says that none of the elections for Convention Committees matter in the slightest, because CD Chairs can just decide who gets on to these Committees regardless of what the members decided by their vote at the election. From the Call to Convention: “the Congressional District Chairperson shall have the final responsibility for approving appointments to Convention committees”. It doesn’t matter how you vote, your CD Chair has the right to approve or disapprove any decision made by the membership, according to the Call. Nothing in the MDP rules suggests this is allowed. Nothing in Robert’s Rules of Order (Party rules default to Robert’s Rules on issues they don’t address) suggests this is allowed. It’s just a power grab.

Democrats Overturn Party Elections

Full disclosure: I am a founding member of the MISolidarity team. MISolidarity is a grassroots organization working for democracy and progressive policies at every level of politics. Remember 2018 when McConnell and Republicans held a 52 to 48 majority in the Senate?...

Why I Ran and Why I Withdrew

By Kyle Jurek The Michigan Democratic Party is about to kick off its spring convention this week, including the election of the State Central Committee. For those unfamiliar, it’s like the congress of the MDP. Historically, most people are picked in a closed-door,...

A New Era in the MDP

This week, MISolidarity is conducting an open primary election in each CD for spots on the Solidarity Slate. The people of each CD will decide who should and who should not stand for election to represent them on the State Central Committee. More than 100 candidates are running in the MISolidarity primaries across the state, from Ironwood to Detroit.

The Unconventional Call to Convention

The Call also says that none of the elections for Convention Committees matter in the slightest, because CD Chairs can just decide who gets on to these Committees regardless of what the members decided by their vote at the election. From the Call to Convention: “the Congressional District Chairperson shall have the final responsibility for approving appointments to Convention committees”. It doesn’t matter how you vote, your CD Chair has the right to approve or disapprove any decision made by the membership, according to the Call. Nothing in the MDP rules suggests this is allowed. Nothing in Robert’s Rules of Order (Party rules default to Robert’s Rules on issues they don’t address) suggests this is allowed. It’s just a power grab.

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