DA Global Progressive Caucus Leadership:
Global Progressive Caucus calls on all eight DNC members elected by DA members to join the Party Modernization Group
Among our core goals is increased inclusion, fairness, accountability, and transparency in our domestic political processes. That holds true for the work of our Democratic Party, too. We strive to achieve that goal with information, discussions, events, and calls to action.
At our May 30th 2022 Progressive Snapshot of the Primaries, Larry Cohen, Our Revolution Board Chair, Vice Chair of the DNC Unity Reform Commission, and currently co-initiator of the DNC Members for Party Modernization, encouraged us to focus on the need to revise DNC and State Party rules to enhance their inclusion, fairness, accountability, and transparency. Larry cited the case of India Walton’s thwarted 2021 mayoral candidacy in Buffalo, NY as one of many powerful examples for how rules can stand in the way of progress. His goal is to change them to promote progress!
At our July 2nd Progress for Progressives Monthly Members Meeting, Larry returned to promote the DNC Members for Party Modernization.
The key modernization components strive to
- render DNC budget operations more transparent;
- distribute more financial resources to the State Committees;
- ensure greater diversity and more regional DNC member representation on DNC committees;
- protect the Unity and Reform Commission reforms around Superdelegates;
- operationalize the already-ratified Ombudsman Committee.
After listening to Larry’s comments and considering the initiative components, the Global Progressive Caucus endorsed the DNC Members for Party Modernization unanimously. We now urge other DA caucuses, task forces, councils, country committees, and leaders to support the effort, and together encourage DA’s 8 elected DNC members to become members of the Party Modernization Group.
If you would like to assist with this effort, please contact us: [email protected]
Recording and Slide Deck from January 22nd, 2022
View the slide deck (with lots of of resource links)
This event took place on January 22nd, 2022.
Join the next Progressive Caucus monthly members meeting Progress for Progressives on Feb 5th, 2022.
In July of 2020, presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and Senator Bernie Sanders announced their Unity Task Force recommendations for a Democratic presidency. Their bold plans to address the pressing needs of working-class families, combat climate change, and much more helped us win the presidency and Senate majority, as well as hold the House majority. We entered 2021 with high expectations!
As we begin 2022, many of our expectations remain unfulfilled. The scope of the Build Back Better Act has narrowed dramatically, remaining two votes short of passage. Existing filibuster rules stand in the way of passing the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Delivering victories for all three of these and more is crucial to millions of us and for Democratic electoral success in the midterms.
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Progressive Priorities for 2023 and Beyond
• What are our highest overall goals?
• What policies must we champion?
• What must be our primary activities?
• What can we do to prepare for the DA Annual General Meeting?
Our members are providing their input on these questions with our membership survey. If you have not yet done so, please complete it now. Then join us to analyze the results and craft our plan for 2023 and beyond!
Our Global Chair, Candice Kerestan, and Executive Director, Jarryd Rauch, have agreed to join us briefly to discuss how we can optimize our effectiveness in collaboration with them.
We also invite all interested in learning more about the roles of DPCA Voting Representative and DA leaders to attend a 30-minute information session following the meeting.
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Please join us for a conversation with Lotte Lieb Dula and Briayna Cuffie, creators of reparations4slavery.com, as we explore different aspects of the movement for reparations for slavery. We’ll look at the genesis of white wealth in parallel with the historical harms that resulted from the enslavement of African Americans, creating the current 10-to-1 racial wealth gap, using Lotte’s and Briayna’s ancestral narratives as the backdrop for our conversation. We’ll also look at retooling harmful family narratives that uphold the culture of white supremacy. Includes brief Q and A session.
Lotte Lieb Dula: After discovering that she was a descendant of slaveholders Lotte Lieb Dula, retired financial strategist, founded www.reparations4slavery.com, a portal for white families wishing to walk the path of racial healing through making reparations. Lotte co-convenes Coming To the Table’s Denver Chapter and is a founding donor of Reparations Circle Denver.
Briayna Cuffie is a strategist, advocate, and future author based in Annapolis, Maryland. She leverages her political expertise, teachings from her elders, and history, to help others understand the complexity of Blackness in the United States. Briayna is involved with Coming To the Table’s Annapolis chapter and is the racial equity advisor for reparations4slavery.com