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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:56 PM
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Courage Campaign: Confrontation at the Resolutions Committee Meeting
Confrontation at the Resolutions Committee Meeting
By Julia Rosen - Nov 17th, 2007 at 5:26 pm PST

Things took a pretty nasty turn, unfortunately.

I entered the California Democratic Party Resolutions Committee meeting room with Eden James, Courage Campaign's Managing Director, bearing our sign and easel. We found a free space at the front of the room and set up the sign.

Almost immediately, Resolutions Chair John Hanna approached us, demanding that we remove the sign. Eden politely asked if there "was a rule" against signs in the meeting rooms. Hanna replied "yes."

Kathy Bowler, CDP Executive Director, then calmly approached me, stating that the sign should be removed because the room was getting full and she had staff she needed to get into the room.

John then grabbed ahold of one side of the sign, attempting to remove it from Eden's hands. Eden, maintaining his hold on to the other side, repeated the question to John about whether a rule existed against signs inside the meeting room. John said "yes"again and Eden asked to see the rule, saying that if there was an actual rule against signs inside the room -- he would respect it.

http://www.couragecampaign.org / (sorry, no permalink that I can find)

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:21 PM
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1. Kick. This is a good example of grassroots interacting
with party structure. There's a negotiation to be handled here, somehow.
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