Our Revolution: We now have over 70 DNC members and a number of state chairs
October 9, 2019 at 11:02 AM - Views: 39 #179559
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From an email yesterday:
I’m writing to you today with an urgent message.
Our work of transforming the Democratic Party is just as important as winning the presidency and electing progressive candidates up and down the ballot. That’s why Our Revolution is fighting so hard to make the party more democratic, transparent, accountable, and representative of the 99%.
It’s we the people vs. corporate politicians willing to sell out our best interests for career advancement. To win this fight, we all need to come together.
Can we count on you to chip in whatever you can here to help us show the Democratic establishment that we are committed to supporting and electing progressive candidates in Nebraska and all over the country?
One state where progressives are really on the move is Nebraska, where the Democratic Party — under the leadership of state chair Jane Kleeb — is doing the important work of bridging the urban-rural divide, bringing progressive populism back to the prairie states.
Under Jane’s leadership, Nebraska Democrats have been on the front-lines of the Keystone XL pipeline fight and efforts to bring together farmers, ranchers, and Tribal Nations.
Here’s the problem: some establishment Democrats have a problem with reformers. They just don’t get why her work is so important to building the progressive coalition we will need to win and govern. That’s why I’m writing to you now.
Can we count on you to chip in whatever you can here to help us show the Democratic establishment that we are committed to supporting and electing progressives in Nebraska and all over the country?
Our Revolution now has over 70 DNC members and a number of state chairs, like Jane Kleeb, fighting with us to advance the debate on climate change, to end the party’s reliance on corporate PAC money, to stop “superdelegates” from putting their thumbs on the scale in primaries, and to push for accountability and transparency in party affairs.
Party positions like state chair and DNC members are often overlooked, but they are critical to how the party recruits candidates, how they reach voters, and the nuts and bolts of reforms that expand the vote like opening up primaries to Independent voters and encouraging more vote-by-mail programs. Jane Kleeb is doing all of this in Nebraska.
As Our Revolution board member Jim Hightower says, we are not here to overthrow the party; we are here to become the party — the party of the people.
So I’m urging you to make a contribution now to advance the important work taking place in Nebraska. Let the farmers, progressives, and Tribal Nations in that prairie state know that Our Revolution is fighting with them.
Thank you for being a part of the political revolution.
Our Revolution, Board Member
Bernie and Our Revolution have actual plans to make a political revolution happen. There are around 200 members total in the DNC. In less than 3 years OR has been able to successfully grab over 70 of those memberships.
Our Revolution and Justice Democrats are making a great deal of progress. It is possible that after the 2020 elections progressives could have enough to gain the majority of members within the DNC.
This is a big deal. These efforts are the best opportunity progressives have had in a very long time to gain a great deal of power and get things done on a national scale..
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October 9, 2019 at 11:28 AM #179565
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This is great news, but leaves me worried: as the primaries draw near, can’t the DNC just purge all members that don’t toe the corporate/plutocrat line? i.e., if Warren is the “chosen one”, can’t the DNC just replace all members that don’t support her?
Just seems to me that the DNC made it very clear in 2016 that they can legally do anything they want – for example, override the primary elections, lie, cheat, steal, etc.
October 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM #179568
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DNC members are elected at the state level.
The DNC is composed of the chairs and vice-chairs of each state Democratic Party committee and more than 200 members elected by Democrats in all 50 states and the territories. Its chair is elected by the committee. It conducts fundraising to support its activities.
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