DemDaily: DNC Teaser

August 24, 2018

The gathering of Democratic National Committee (DNC) members at their bi-annual meeting is usually a matter of procedural and party business, reconnecting and planning with state leaders, and strategizing around this point in the election cycle.

At this Summer's meeting in Chicago, Illinois, however, conversation in the corners of the Hyatt Regency lobby bar, meetings, caucuses and receptions, is focused around a controversial resolution by the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee regarding the voting rights of DNC Members themselves.

The debate is over the presidential nominating process and an attempt to counter perceived public perception of the influence of "Superdelegates" in deciding the Party's eventual nominee.

Houston has waged a major PR campaign in Chicago

The complex, largely insider's game, has ignited claims of disenfranchisement by both sides of the issue, which will be voted on in the open General Session and conference closing on Saturday.

DemList will bring you the final decision and debate rundown on Monday.

In the interim, other aspects of the 2020 presidential were front and center throughout the conference as three finalist cities courted DNC members to become host of the July 13-16, 2020 Democratic Convention.

Chicago's stunning skyline from the Miami Pitch Party Boat

On Thursday Houston, which has launched a very visual public relations campaign in Chicago, hosted a rousing reception at the Hyatt, which overlapped with Miami's scenic boat soiree, complete with takeaway towels and flipflops.

Tonight the third city, Milwaukee, will be hosting a reception with basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

DemList will keep you informed.

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DemDaily: What is the Democratic National Committee? 8/23/18

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