ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL CHAIRS???

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    ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL CHAIRS

    It seems like a logical step towards what we have all seemed to echo on this board, which is to take steps to empower our local committees. One initial idea is to form an Assembly of Chairs, from the local and county chairs. This group could develop itself outside of any DPVA charter, but also being that it would be made up of one seat for each and every county chair, one would believe that it could wield considerable influence and somewhat oversight of the DPVA.

    The Assembly could meet a couple times a year and provide added strength to the DPVA and/or provide a voice of the “people” in regards to the DPVA’s future decisions. If a vote of confidence or no confidence came down from this Assembly, it could be quite a move by the county chairs in terms of the direction of the party.

    This would also allow the local committee’s a forum in which they feel desperately needed which actually be heard, from all parts of the Commonwealth. It would also be a proactive start towards a state-wide, but trickle down fund-raising effort that could support and ignite our grassroots efforts that are so poorly in need.

    There is no doubt that quite a bit more thought would need to be put into it, and the work to go along with such an endeavor. I ask though, does the end, justify the means?

    It’s time to start thinking outside the box my friends and something like this is a start.

    Shaun Broy

    This is just continuing this “THEATRE OF THE ABSURD!”

    It’s time folks…

    They CAN NOT… WILL NOT… “Bunker Down!”

    MORAN SHOULD RESIGN IMMEDIATELY.

    THE DPVA STAFF SHOULD FOLLOW HIM RIGHT OUT THE DOOR!

    NO WAY! NO HOW! NO MORE!

    Then we turn our heads towards the Central & Steering Committees… As we turn the page…

    Join me in calling upon them to step aside immediately. It is the right thing for our party… our state… AND our people…

    Let us move on!

    • JDevine01

      In Illinois there is the Democratic County Chair’s Association which is made up of the county chairs throughout the state. It functions independently of the party and it provides support to local parties. This also the organization that manages VoteBuilder access in the state.  

    • sbroy2013

      There is little reason to rebuff such an idea if it didn’t raise some eye brows! The 28 page Virginia Democratic Party Plan is flawed. This party should now be looking to waste no time empowering it’s local committees and quickly coming to terms with the fact that the will of the people starts from the bottom up and the DPVA must take decisive action to embrace, involve, empower, the very roots of this organization.

      If not… this effort shall only continue it’s rise and SHALL take back the heart of this very party… OUR PARTY.

      We have only just begun….  

    • Isaac Sarver

      The Association of Democratic Chairs exists within the state party apparatus already. Every local committee chair is a member. If I’m not mistaken, the current head of the group is Gene Magruder of the Newport News Democratic Committee.

    • sbroy2013

      http://ildcca.org/page/what-is

      I think maybe…. just MAYBE.

    • sbroy2013

      You are missing the point: A TOTALLY SEPERATE ORGANIZATION THAT IS FORMED BY THE LOCAL CHAIRS. One that is not tied into the web of the current DPVA that has clearly gotten lost in the shuffle. An organization that focuses on the BOTTOM up… Not just a vote on the Steering Committee. The local committees are the absolute largest group of folks that does not get it’s rightful weight when it comes to DPVA leadership.

      Hopefully this helps…….

    • sbroy2013

      First…

      I apologize for not knowing the proper etiquette for the rating system. I totally did not mean you any disrespect. We are all in the same boat here… gotta remember that myself!

      You raise some valid points, that would have to be completely clarified.

      In fact I will be at the DPVA Quarterly Meetings this weekend. You guessed it… I will indeed be at the chairs meeting as well!

      Thanks!

    • totallynext

      and it operates within DPVA.   Here is the kicker – the chairs do not have a vote on the steering / central committee.  Yes you heard that right the leaders who are charged with the local actions and actually support the

      organization infrastructure – offices – etc, etc do not have a voice at the table.

    • sbroy2013

      MORAN SHOULD RESIGN IMMEDIATELY.

      THE DPVA STAFF SHOULD FOLLOW HIM RIGHT OUT THE DOOR!

      NO WAY! NO HOW! NO MORE!