Last May, a group of 21 Democrats gathered in a drab conference room in Washington D.C. It was the first meeting of the “Unity Reform Commission,” a hodgepodge of Democratic operatives, activists and politicians nominated by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez. Three more meetings and six months later, the Unity Commission on Friday is set to vote on its official recommendations for reforming the Democratic Party’s presidential primary process and electoral strategy.
“The party cannot remain an institution largely dominated by the wealthy and inside-the-Beltway consultants,” Sanders wrote in POLITICO Magazine last month. “It must open its doors and welcome into its ranks millions of working people and young people who desperately want to be involved in determining the future of our nation.”
With a potentially historic number of Democrats getting ready to launch a bid for their party’s nomination in 2020, the DNC has barely 18 months to institute any reforms the Unity Commission recommends. We asked strategists, academics and members of Congress to weigh in on whether the party needs to change, and if so, how. Here is what they said about superdelegates, open primaries and renewing a party struggling with internal divisions and minority rule. …read more
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