Update from the Unity Reform Commission

The Bernie 8
2018-02-02 19:05:10
Friends, We've come a long way since the Unity Reform Commission was unanimously adopted by 4,500 Democratic convention delegates in Philadelphia. Recently, DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee took up the URC's final recommendations, and Chairman Tom Perez said publicly that he wants them passed in full. Our mandates are not aspirations. They have already been debated and negotiated. The DNC should adopt and implement these reforms. We're working with progressive partners across the country to push these changes over the finish line. Join us in taking the first step by signing the petition to your state's DNC members today and tell them to support the URC recommendations. SIGN THE PETITION » go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/dnc-reforms Here are the major URC mandates: Sixty percent reduction in unpledged delegates--from 715 to 300. Reform caucuses to include same-day registration, same-day party switching, and voting by mail; push for state law reform for same-day registration, party switching and voting by mail in primary states. Party financial transparency and eliminating conflicts of interests. Most of these actions require state party reform, a critical step to opening the Democratic Party to the grassroots. Our reforms are meant to deconstruct those obstacles and promote grassroots participation in our democracy. Sign the petition to DNC members in your state and tell them to support all of the URC recommendations. SIGN THE PETITION » go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/dnc-reforms Our team spent nine months negotiation these reforms which required compromise from all sides. It wasn't always easy and, in the end, we may not have gotten everything we wanted. But we believe that these are important reforms that should be implemented to begin the long work to rebuild our party. It's time to implement these changes so that we can have real unity and reform. In solidarity, Larry Cohen Lucy Flores Gus Newport Jane Kleeb Nomiki Konst Nina Turner Jeff Weaver Jim Zogby SIGN THE PETITION » go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/dnc-reforms

Our Revolution

Friends,

We've come a long way since the Unity Reform Commission was unanimously adopted by 4,500 Democratic convention delegates in Philadelphia.

Recently, DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee took up the URC's final recommendations, and Chairman Tom Perez said publicly that he wants them passed in full. Our mandates are not aspirations. They have already been debated and negotiated. The DNC should adopt and implement these reforms.

We're working with progressive partners across the country to push these changes over the finish line. Join us in taking the first step by signing the petition to your state's DNC members today and tell them to support the URC recommendations.

Here are the major URC mandates:

  • Sixty percent reduction in unpledged delegates—from 715 to 300.
  • Reform caucuses to include same-day registration, same-day party switching, and voting by mail; push for state law reform for same-day registration, party switching and voting by mail in primary states.
  • Party financial transparency and eliminating conflicts of interests.

Most of these actions require state party reform, a critical step to opening the Democratic Party to the grassroots. Our reforms are meant to deconstruct those obstacles and promote grassroots participation in our democracy.

Sign the petition to DNC members in your state and tell them to support all of the URC recommendations.

Our team spent nine months negotiation these reforms which required compromise from all sides. It wasn't always easy and, in the end, we may not have gotten everything we wanted. But we believe that these are important reforms that should be implemented to begin the long work to rebuild our party. It's time to implement these changes so that we can have real unity and reform.

In solidarity,

Larry Cohen
Lucy Flores
Gus Newport
Jane Kleeb
Nomiki Konst
Nina Turner
Jeff Weaver
Jim Zogby

SIGN THE PETITION »