The Unity Reform Commission (URC) Recommendations was unanimously adopted by 4,500 Democratic Convention Delegates in Philadelphia in 2017.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC)'s Rules and Bylaws Committee took up the URC's final Recommendations, and Chairman Tom Perez said publicly that he wants them Passed in Full.
The URC Mandates are not aspirations. They have already been Debated and Negotiated. The DNC should Adopt and Implement these Reforms.
Here are the Major URC Mandates:
- 60% Reduction in Unpledged Delegates, from 715 to 300.
Reform Caucuses to include:
- Same-Day Registration
- Same-Day Party Switching
- Voting by Mail
- Push for State Law Reform for Same-Day Registration, Party Switching, and Voting by Mail in Primary States.
- Party Financial Transparency and Eliminating Conflicts of Interests.
Most of these Actions require State Party Reform, a critical step to opening the Democratic Party to the Grassroots. The Reforms are meant to Deconstruct those obstacles and promote Grassroots participation in our Democracy.
After Nine Months negotiation these Reforms which required compromise from all sides. It wasn't always easy and, in the end, everyone may not have gotten everything they wanted.
But in the end, these are important Reforms that should be Implemented.
NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker