NOTE: If you just want to know the relevant deadlines, they are here. Anyone who plans to run for a delegate or alternate position for the Democratic National Convention should familiarize themselves with the procedures outlined below and detailed further at the...
Nominating Bloomberg would be the Democratic Party welcoming Caesar across the Rubicon. The final Capitulation to Reagan Republicanism.
DNC Delegate Selection Rule 10.b requires that “membership on the State Party Committee is apportioned on the basis of population and/or some measure of Democratic strength.” The Michigan Democratic Party State Central Committee does not meet this requirement. Approximately 90 members were added who were not apportioned on that basis. Adding 90 members increases SCC membership by 52%. Put another way, a full third (34%) of current SCC members do not meet the requirements of DNC Delegate Selection Rule 10.b.
Progressives need to join the Michigan Democratic Party in massive numbers, by April 15th (signup link below). They need to show up to their congressional district conventions in overwhelming numbers on May 16th. That’s the only way to ensure the most dedicated supporters are elected national delegates. Strong supporters need to run, so their candidate has a group of dedicated delegates who will stick with them through however many ballots – until their candidate wins or says stop.
This is about challenging established power. We need people willing to stand up to power. People who are ready to hold their ground and push back. People who are ready, willing, and able to fight, to challenge power and stay the course until we win.
At the December 7th MDP State Central Committee meeting, the establishment pushed through an amendment to the bylaws banning recording any meeting, of any party organization, without prior written permission of the state party chair. On December 20th two appeals were...