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 instituting these four rules for Central Committee meetings is that such rules will contribute to making our party stronger and to empowering representative democracy within our local party organization. It just seems to me that the MCDP should not be in disagreement about establishing such basic rules for the Central Committee.

Here is my thought for this morning:   Please consider recommending to the Central Committee that these rules be added to the Constitution by acclamation — by unanimous consent.  Such a recommendation, I believe, would be very much appreciated by the membership. I just don’t think there would be any opposition to such a motion — if it was recommended by either of you.

I’m forwarding this email to Nan Whaley when I find her email address.    Thanks.  — Mike

The Motion For Four New Rules:

  1. Minutes of Central Committee meetings shall include a record of all members in attendance at the meeting and shall identify the precinct that each attending member represents.
  2. Each Central Committee meeting will include a review of the minutes of the previous meeting for changes and approval by vote of the Committee.
  3. Each Central Committee meeting will include a Treasurer’s report.
  4. Each calendar year, the Central Committee will discuss, vote on changes, and approve the MCDP budget for that year.
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