MCDP Central Committee Rejects Setting Standards For Itself That Are Generally Expected Of Legislative Bodies

The MCDP Central Committee meeting last night rejected making any requests of Chairman Mark Owens to implement changes to its standards of procedures of operation.

Originally the five proposed rules (below) were suggested changes to the MCDP by-laws — requiring a two-thirds vote to be approved. The motions were changed so that rather than a vote to change the by-laws, the motions were simply requests of the Chairman — requiring only a majority vote.

Last night’s action culminated in complaints going back to January of this year that the Central Committee procedures were unacceptable. The complaint was that the

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At August 29 Meeting, The Montgomery County Democratic Party Will Vote On Rules For Central Committee Meetings.

Zach Dickerson, Chairman of the MCDP Rules Committee, at the coming August 29 MCDP meeting, will present five possible additions to the MCDP Constitution. The purpose of these additions is to establish standards to strengthen the MCDP Central Committee. According to Ohio Revised Code the Central Committee is the legislative body that is the “controlling committee” for the county party organization.

The proposed addition to the MCDP Constitution arose from complaints of members. I met with Mark Owens in April and he agreed to present to the Central Committee five proposed changes to the MCDP Constitution. These were printed

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Note To Kurt Hatcher: The Four Goals Established For MCDP Strategic Planning Were Democratically Determined

This is a note to Kurt Hatcher that I wrote in response to his recent comment on Facebook. Kurt responded to my recent post and expressed his dissatisfaction with the goals established for the MCDP Strategic Planning Committee. He wrote: “A group’s strategic plan should reflect the specific goals that the body agrees upon — not the generalizations crafted by one person. Wouldn’t it be more ‘Democratic’ for everyone to have input?”

Kurt, I want to address your statement that, “A group’s strategic plan should reflect the specific goals that the body agrees upon — not the generalizations crafted

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Note To A Disappointed Young Democrat On The Montgomery County Democratic Party Strategic Planning Committee

In April, Mark Owens, the Chairman of the MCDP, asked that I chair the MCDP Strategic Planning Committee. I wrote a letter distributed at the June MCDP Central Committee meeting inviting any interested Central Committee member to join the committee. One person who signed up expressed strong disagreement with the fact that goals have already been established for the committee and in an exchange of several emails urged that a new process for goal identification be initiated. Yesterday, I finally had an opportunity to meet this individual in person. I was surprised by the stubbornness with which she maintained

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At June 27 MCDP Meeting, Leadership Should Urge Central Committee To Approve New Rules By Unanimous Consent

This morning I sent an email to Karl Keith and Mark Owens asking that they consider making a motion of unanimous consent for the four new rules to be added to the MCDP Constitution.

Mark and Karl —

The four suggested changes to the MCDP Constitution are in keeping with the Preamble of the MCDP Constitution — “We the Representatives of the Democrats living in Montgomery County — in order to form a strong party organization that empowers representative democracy within our party and throughout the county — do establish the Montgomery County Democratic Party Constitution.”

The argument for

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