Recently, Bernie Sanders challenged the Democratic Party establishment with the following question, “Are we on the side of working people or big-money interests?”
Regular or “pledged” delegates are split according to popular vote, honoring one person, one vote. Superdelegates – with their “superpower” votes – exemplify the failure of Democratic leadership to stand up for fairness and equality. Superdelegates can vote for anybody they choose – ignoring the will of the people which undermines a basic tenet of our democracy: one person, one vote.
That’s not right.
We deserve a fair nomination process, where every vote is meaningful. No one’s vote should count any more – or any less – than someone else’s.
The CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee, Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, in a Facebook post a few days ago invited our feedback:
The convention CEO plans on “opening up the Convention process, and engaging with more people than ever before.”
Let’s engage! Sign the petition and we’ll deliver it!
Joshua Grossman, President
Progressive Kick, Give Conservatives the Boot!