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At The MCDP Meeting — Wonders Of Wonders — The Central Committee Votes To Continue The Discussion

Here is the link to the youtube video of the March 28 MCDP meeting. (For some reason I’m unable to embed it.)

I appreciate David Esrati’s efforts to make transparent the Central Committee meetings of the Montgomery County Democratic Party. David was unable to attend and video this March 28 meeting but, thankfully, he found a substitute to attend the meeting and do the recording.

Prior to the start of the March 28 meeting, I spoke with Diane Walsh, the Vice-Chairperson of the MCDP. She was to chair the meeting because Mark Owens was unable to attend. I’ve never

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Should The Attendance Records Of Central Committee Members Be Kept Secret? In The Montgomery County Democratic Party There Is Disagreement About Transparency

Interesting exchange last evening with Kurt Hatcher, Executive Director of the MCDP, following the March meeting of the MCDP Central Committee. I told Kurt that I’d like to be sent a list of members in attendance. Kurt replied that he would not honor my request because the Central Committee had voted in the January meeting to omit any record of attendance in the minutes of the Central Committee meetings.

I have no memory of a vote to make Central Committee attendance a secret. We checked the January minutes and agreed that there is no record in the January minutes

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How Appropriate: Mike Turner Is Offering His Constituents A Free Copy Of The United States Constitution

Congressman Mike Turner — Constitutional expert!

Wow. Congressman Mike Turner wants to send you a copy of the U.S. Constitution. His website has this notice:

 

The office of Congressman Mike Turner would be happy to send you a complimentary, pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution. For more information please contact me at:

Congressman Mike Turner Attn: Pocket Constitution 2239 Rayburn Building Washington, DC 20515

Additional information may also be obtained by contacting my Washington office: Phone: 202-225-6465

 

Turner promised to uphold and defend the U. S. Constitution, yet he is

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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 In-Depth Discussions And Planning That The Central Committee Of The MCDP Should Have

This is a draft of a note I intend on sending to some members of the MCDP Central Committee

Mark Owens, Chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Party and Clerk of Courts

I’m looking forward to working together with you this year as a fellow member of the Montgomery County Democratic Party Central Committee. I know you agree with me that we need to insist that the Central Committee become a legitimate legislative group, not the rubber stamp that it is famous for being.

If we are to be effective Central Committee members, we need to be well-informed.

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