In May, the Maine Democratic Party voted to abolish the influence of superdelegates. Now, 20 other states have followed their lead.
Ultimately, to truly restore one person, one vote to our nomination process, the DNC needs to change the rules. The good news is that forty-three members of the party’s Rules Committee have signed on to an amendment to end superdelegates. We only need four more members to potentially force a floor fight on the amendment.
Now, it’s time to send a message directly to the rules committee.
As President of Progressive Kick, I’m traveling to Philadelphia to personally deliver our signatures to the rules committee before their meeting on Saturday.
Superdelegates have the “superpower” to choose the party’s presidential nominee irrespective of the voters’ choice.
The sponsor of the rule change in Maine, Representative Diane Russell, stated, “It’s really quite simple. If you want to build a fair economy that works for everyone, you must first build a fair election system that works for everyone.”
The rule changes made by states across the country mean Superdelegate presidential preferences will be allocated in the same proportion as voter preferences.
We have a real chance to abolish superdelegate dominance. But, change won’t happen unless you make your voice heard. Please help by adding your name today.
Onward and Upward,
Joshua Grossman, President
Progressive Kick, Give Conservatives the Boot!
Progressive Kick is an organization of pragmatic progressives, dedicated to construction of a society that values the needs/rights/responsibilities of all of its members-from the most powerful to the least. Since the most powerful are already being taken care of, our capacity building focuses on the rest of us.