From an email from our friends at the Democratic National Committee, Jason Rae and Khary Penebaker:

The DNC Executive Committee met on Saturday, June 9 in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Executive Committee heard from a number of current and former elected officials from Rhode Island. RI Dems Vice Chair and Representative Grace Diaz provided a welcome to members and talked about the importance of diversity within the party. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza highlighted how cities are leading the way on issues because of the federal government’s lack of action. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse shared his insights on the Administration and this fall’s election. US Representatives David Cicilline and Jim Langevin both spoke about the work they are doing and the working going on nationally. Our other speaker was DNC member and former Providence Mayor Joseph Paolino, Jr.

Chair Tom Perez provided remarks during the meeting and gave an update on the work the new DNC is doing. He highlighted that with the next round of State Partnership Innovation Fund grants, 41 state parties will have received funds for their work. He spoke up the IWillRun marketplace that was recently set up to provide tools to down ballot candidates running for office and spoke about the IWillVote initiative to register and talk to 50 million voters by Election Day.

The DNC Executive Committee met on Saturday, June 9 in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Executive Committee heard from a number of current and former elected officials from Rhode Island. RI Dems Vice Chair and Representative Grace Diaz provided a welcome to members and talked about the importance of diversity within the party. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza highlighted how cities are leading the way on issues because of the federal government’s lack of action. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse shared his insights on the Administration and this fall’s election. US Representatives David Cicilline and Jim Langevin both spoke about the work they are doing and the working going on nationally. Our other speaker was DNC member and former Providence Mayor Joseph Paolino, Jr.

Chair Tom Perez provided remarks during the meeting and gave an update on the work the new DNC is doing. He highlighted that with the next round of State Partnership Innovation Fund grants, 41 state parties will have received funds for their work. He spoke up the IWillRun marketplace that was recently set up to provide tools to down ballot candidates running for office and spoke about the IWillVote initiative to register and talk to 50 million voters by Election Day.

DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee Co-Chairs Lorraine Miller and Jim Roosevelt provided an update to the Executive Committee on the work that has been done since the last meeting to implement the recommendations of the Unity Reform Commission. They highlighted that the RBC has met several times, including for 12 hours the previous day, to work on the 2020 Delegate Selection Rules and the Call to the Convention. They also shared information on a number of the proposals that would work to reduce the perceived influence of automatic delegates on the nominating process. No final decisions have been made and the RBC will continue to discuss the various proposals on the table as they finalize the Rules and the Call. These documents will be shared with members 30 days prior to our meeting in Chicago. The RBC Co-Chairs announced questions and solicited input from Executive Committee members that they would take back to the full committee as it continues its deliberations.

Following the updates, Chair Perez opened the floor to DNC members to provide input and suggestions in a town hall. Members talked about the work going on in their states and provided updates on what they are seeing on the ground.

The meeting adjourned at 12:48 p.m. The next Executive Committee meeting will be taking place in Chicago in conjunction with our full meeting.

Yours,
Jason
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Jason Rae
Secretary
Democratic National Committee

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