At Our Revolution, we work for change inside and outside the Democratic Party. We work on local, state and national issues, support candidates that support our issues, and organize politically. That’s why we were excited when Sen. Bernie Sanders pushed for the creation of the Unity and Reform Commission during the 2016 election and appointed several allies and Our Revolution board members to the Commission.
Since the creation of the Commission, I’ve worked with my fellow appointees – Our Revolution president Nina Turner and board members Lucy Flores, Jane Kleeb and Jim Zogby, and Gus Newport, Nomiki Konst and Jeff Weaver -- to push the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to be a model for that which it seeks. We did this by advocating for policies that would expand the base of the Democratic Party. Through four working groups (Caucuses, Primaries, Unpledged Delegates and Party Reform), we offered recommendations such as:
Converting 60 percent of the Superdelegates to pledged delegates based on
the results of presidential primaries and caucuses.
Electoral reforms including same-day registration, same day party change, and absentee voting in caucus states
Greater disclosure of Democratic National Committee spending and an Ombudsman Council of elected DNC members to review complaints about Charter and Bylaws violations
An open nominating process for party leadership positions at the DNC and in all state parties, based on greater diversity and differences in viewpoints.
Now, the recommendations will go to the 447-person DNC and we need your help! Will you take a moment to read the Commission report, found here, and commit to working for reform in your state and urging the DNC to adopt the Commission’s full report?
If you are committed to transforming the Democratic Party from the inside, please work with us to push the DNC to expeditiously adopt reforms outlined by the Unity and Reform Commission. As you know, voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. It’s not enough to criticize Republicans for attacking the right to vote; Democrats must examine their own internal policies that restrict voting as well.
Our Revolution Board Chair