Let's talk about transparency in the Democratic Party. Three important meetings will happen this summer. The June joint Rules and Bylaws and Executive Committee meetings in Pittsburgh, the July Rules and Bylaws in DC and the August full DNC meeting in San Francisco. The Rules and Bylaws Committee will be reviewing and approving the Delegate Selection Plans. How will you know what happens at these meetings? You can:
A. Attend the meeting yourself, OR
B. Request transcripts from the DNC after the meeting (you really can do this) OR
C. Watch it on my Facebook LIVESTREAM so that you and others can watch this public meeting in our pursuit for truth and transparency.
I hope you help with Option C.
Why do we want to know what happens at these meetings? We just wrapped up two and a half years of advocating for major reforms within the DNC, especially reforming superdelegates, and had huge success! However, it is no secret that many of the DNC members fought the reforms, but felt pressure from grassroots Democrats across the country that were demanding transparency and fairness. It is also not a secret that DNC members were told that the reforms weren't permanent and could be changed later. I would hope that the DNC members would not reverse the reforms they just passed, but how will we know if we don't keep our eyes on them and hold them accountable?
After the 2016 DNC Convention, I have been at every DNC meeting possible and began LIVESTREAMING to share what I was learning with others. I've learned valuable information every time. At first, I did this all on my own dime. Then, one DNC member attacked me and accused me of being a Russian operative and working for Vladimir Putin with the intent to destroy the Democratic Party. The grassroots were furious and many people stepped up and offered to help not only cover costs, but to watch and share the LIVESTREAMS, which created even more transparency.
I want to be clear that my intention is to make sure that grassroots Democrats and left leaning voters know what is happening in the party. Republicans need to fix their dysfunctional party and Democrats need to fix ours. I do not want the Democratic Party to fail. In fact, as long as we have a two-party system, I want the Democratic Party to succeed and thrive and work for the people they claim to care about. Unfortunately, I don't trust that this will occur without us watching and advocating within the party.
If you can, and if you would like to support the DNC Watch Summer 2019 LIVESTREAMS for the next DNC meetings, you can make a donation here. I will Facebook LIVESTREAM the Meetings on my FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/selinavickerswv/
You can also find other LIVESTREAMS on that Facebook page by looking at the "Events". You can also find links at https://www.selinavickers.com/livestreams
Expenses for these summer DNC Watch trips will include travel to and from Pittsburgh, DC by car and San Francisco by plane, lodging, travel around the city (bus, uber, taxi), meals and wifi at conference centers, if needed. I travel inexpensively, stay at AirBNB's and hostels and with friends when I can.
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