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At The MCDP Reorganization Meeting, The Central Committee Votes To Make No Change In Endorsement Policies

Last evening was the quadrennial MCDP Reorganization Meeting. My five proposed changes to the MCDP Constitution (see below) received strong support by some members, but in the end all proposed changes were all handily defeated.

The most revealing part of the evening happened when a long-time member of the Central Committee said that she was insulted that anyone would dare to take away her right to a secret ballot. She had quite a head of steam expressing her indignation. She said that she was totally opposed to requiring her to sign a ballot. In the discussion that followed, several

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Republican National Committee Letter Seeking New Donors Says Democrats Are Focused On Vicious Personal Attacks

A friend, who has never voted in a Republican Primary, is baffled why the Republican National Committee would send him a letter asking for money. I ventured a guess that maybe it’s just the fact of his financial status. I’m wondering if, maybe, this is a fishing letter that everyone in the top 5% of incomes received.

The RNC is looking for new donors and it is interesting who they are appealing to and what they are pitching. They are looking for people who agree with Trump that Democrats are engaging in “vicious personal attacks, insults, fabrications and accusations.”

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To Become A Strong Organization, The MCDP Central Committee Must Commit To Acting As A Representative Body

I recently got a scalding email from a Central Committee member who had attended the meeting that approved the Rev. Ward endorsement. He was indignant that I had written: “Nobody in that group wanted the vote concerning Ward / Fairchild to be on record and to be made public.” He wrote: “I was in that group, and your assessment of my motives is simply incorrect. What proof do you have to back up your claim?”

I replied that the proof of such a claim starts with the fact that not one person in the group called for a roll-call

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At the MCDP Reorganization, Amending The Constitution To Nullify “One Must Be Present To Vote” Rule Will Initiate Needed Debate In The DNC

One proposed change to the MCDP Constitution nullifies the “one must be present to vote” rule. Change #6 (see below) allows a Central Committee member three days to contact the Central Committee Secretary to register his or her vote on endorsements.

An administrator at the Ohio Democratic Party has ruled that this proposed change in the MCDP Constitution is inconsistent with ODP policy and, as such, is not allowable. If the Central Committee at the Reorganization ratifies a rule that allows remote voting, then the MCDP will need to appeal to the ODP Executive Committee to overturn the administrator’s

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Seventeen MCDP Central Committee Members Work In Prosecutor’s Office — My Email Urges Matt Heck To Stand For Transparency At Reorganization

Shown is County Prosecutor Matt Heck (in the front and in the middle) with his staff. Twenty members of the Prosecutor’s office were elected to the MCDP Central Committee and are eligible to vote at the MCDP Reorganization Meeting on June 6.

 

Seventeen of the 138 Democrats that were elected on May 8 to serve on the MCDP Central Committee work at the County Prosecutor’s office. This includes the prosecutor, Matt Heck, who was elected to be represent Centerville 1-B.

I’m wondering how such a large group emerged from Mr. Heck’s office and I wonder if they

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