Note To David Pepper: Go For the Big Win — Invite All Ohio Democrats To Become Voting Members Of The ODP

To: David Pepper, ODP Chairman and Nina Turner, ODP Leadership Team Chair:

Congratulations on being selected as leaders of the Ohio Democratic Party. Thanks for producing your document: “Turning The Tide: Our Vision.” It gives Democrats a lot to think about. I like the “five basic principles” you outline — that you indicate will be the foundation for a “Blueprint to Victory” document that will be published in early spring.

The principle that most stands out to me is:

“ENERGIZING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE: The Party needs to touch voters where they are, and do so with passion — not just

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The New MCDP Constitution Sets Forth Big Pro-Democracy Goals For The Democratic Party County Organization

Glad to see that the MCDP Constitution approved last year at the June MCDP Reorganization Meeting has, at last, been posted on the MCDP website. It’s great that Kurt Hatcher, the new MCDP Executive Director, is bringing the website up-to-date.

The signing of the United States Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

The new MCDP Constitution sets forth some big pro-democracy goals for the Democratic Party county organization:

The new preamble says that the MCDP should seek to be “a strong party organization that empowers representative democracy within our party and throughout the county.”

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The Transformation Needed In The Democratic Party Is Starting Here In Montgomery County

The Democratic Party needs transformation — one from a political boss structure to a representative democracy structure, from rule by clique to rule by representative body, from a party of the few, to the party of the people.

Of the 60,000 Democrats in Montgomery County, only a handful have a voice in the local party organization. The MCDP has operated with a “political boss” structure stretching back to its beginnings. This structure is consistent throughout the party. For example, David Pepper, the ODP Chairperson, was chosen to be the leader of Ohio’s 1.4 million Democrats by a committee of

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Democrats Should Fight A Contest We Can Win — Not One We Are Doomed To Lose

As Democrats, we should acknowledge that we can’t out-polarize the Republicans. We can’t be more divisive than they are. The battle of partisanship is not a battle we seem to be able to win. We should fight a battle we can win. We need to capitalize on our big advantage. Our big advantage is the system itself — if it is a system that works as it should. If the system was fair — if our system of representative democracy worked to produce a government for the people — Democratic candidates would be elected in droves, Democratic policies would

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To Transform the Local Democratic Party, Democrats Should Focus On Preparing For 2018 Reorganization Meeting

Blue Ohio is a Dayton group that started in response to the horrendous 2016 election results. Today, I sent the group an email urging that they focus their efforts on a big opportunity to transform the Democratic Party — The Montgomery County Democratic Party’s Reorganization Meeting scheduled for June, 2018.

I’ve read notes of your meetings and these three statements stand out:

The purpose of “Blue Ohio” is to create a sustainable progressive Democratic electoral majority in Ohio. motivate a strong majority of Ohioans to vote for Democratic candidates in local state and national elections How: Through education

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