The planned DNC Candidate Endorsement at our February General Membership Meeting was cancelled due to a blizzard.
We were disappointed that we were unable to have a membership meeting due to the weather in order to make a DNC Candidate endorsement as a Democratic club. However, the VID Executive Committee felt that this election is too important not to voice our opinion. As a result, after background research, much deliberation and discussion the Executive Committee endorsed Keith Ellison with the following resolution:
Whereas, the scheduled and advertised endorsement meeting of the Village Independent Democrats (VID) regarding the chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was canceled because of a blizzard, and
Whereas, the DNC will choose a chair before the next general VID meeting, and
Whereas, the VID is dedicated to a vibrant and effective Democratic party, both locally and nationally,
Whereas, the members of the Village Independent Democrats executive committee have considered the candidates for DNC chair by studying their websites and viewing other forums at which they spoke, and
Whereas, members of the VID Executive Committee have voted regarding all 10 candidates for this position,
Therefore, the VID Executive Committee strongly supports Keith Ellison for the next DNC chair. His plan as Chair would revitalize both the states and national Democratic parties, build a stronger Democratic platform, and focus on a grassroots approach.
You can review the candidates qualifications and the process to be followed in this thorough National Public Radio piece or in this updated CNN coverage.
From left: Democrats Keith Ellison, Jaime Harrison, Tom Perez and Pete Buttigieg are competing to become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. Other candidates include Sally Boynton Brown and Jehmu Green. Photograph: NorthCountryPublicRadio.org