Many thanks to all Michigan Democratic Party members who voted to select our delegates to the DNC (Democratic National Committee) Nominating Convention, slated to take place in August in Minneapolis. 7th CD delegates will include, for VP Biden: Conner Wood, Robert Turner, and Leigh Kergerreis; and for Sen. Sanders: Peter Knox and Carolyn Hejkal. In the 12th Cd, for Biden: Michael Koen, Chuck Browning, LaChandra White and Lavada K. Weathers, and for Sanders: Bob King, Hedieh Briggs and Andrea Pierce. Congratulations to our WCDP members included!
It’s still uncertain whether it will be safe to hold the Convention in person, and it’s hard to imagine what an on-line alternative would look like. Whatever form it takes, this convention will be a unique opportunity for Democrats to develop a platform that addresses the extreme challenges facing the nation now. There has not as yet been any word on how the Platform Drafting Subcommittee will be constituted– if you’d like a look from the inside, our delegate to the DNC (and Chair of the DNC Environmental and Climate Crisis Council) Michelle Deatrick, has an article in Medium this week. it’s hard to find a chance to discuss these issues when we can’t meet in person, but if you know your delegates, it might be a good time to contact them and see how things look to them.