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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 08:10 PM

 

Sanders: Democratic party DNC won't allow union representatives on platform drafting committee!

WASHINGTON POST
Sanders: DNC vetoed union leader pick for platform committee
By David Weigel
June 1, 2016



SPRECKELS, Calif. — When the Democratic National Committee announced that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont would get to pick five of the 15 people who'll write the party platform, it was seen as a small coup. But at a news conference today, Sanders revealed that the DNC had actually vetoed his nomination of a key labor ally, and said he was told not to pick anyone else from the labor movement.

“What we heard from the DNC was that they did not want representatives of labor unions on the platform-drafting committee,” he said. “That’s correct.”


Yesterday, Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Nicholas was the first to report that Sanders had included RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, on his list of preferred platform committee members. "He told me that he really wanted me on the committee to advocate for Medicare for All, especially," DeMoro told The Washington Post today.

According to Sanders and DeMoro, the DNC nixed her, resulting in a Sanders delegation of four men, one woman (Native American activist Deborah Parker), and no one from organized labor. While many progressive commentators cheered Sanders's picks, which include the environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben and the academic iconoclast Cornel West, the gender and work balance opened him up to criticism.

"I think it was a set-up," said DeMoro. "It fed into the 'Bernie bro' narrative and meme -- oh, Bernie picked one woman, he's a sexist. As soon as the list was out, there were articles about how he chose two 'anti-Israel' people. The truth of the matter is that they were choices the DNC had signed off on."

In an interview Wednesday, DNC platform committee spokeswoman Dana Vickers Shelley confirmed that the DNC had not wanted labor leaders on the platform drafting committee, limiting labor's presence to Paul Booth of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union.

“Because union leadership was represented on the full platform committee, a decision was made no union leadership would be represented on the platform drafting committee,” said Vickers Shelley. “That was communicated to the campaigns, and they understood our rationale.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/06/01/sanders-dnc-vetoed-union-leader-pick-for-platform-committee/










































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Reply Sanders: Democratic party DNC won't allow union representatives on platform drafting committee! (Original post)
imagine2015 Jun 2016 OP
lmbradford Jun 2016 #1
YouDig Jun 2016 #2
Matt_in_STL Jun 2016 #3
YouDig Jun 2016 #4
Matt_in_STL Jun 2016 #6
YouDig Jun 2016 #7
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2016 #14
YouDig Jun 2016 #17
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2016 #18
YouDig Jun 2016 #19
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2016 #21
YouDig Jun 2016 #23
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2016 #25
Tom Rinaldo Jun 2016 #8
YouDig Jun 2016 #9
Tom Rinaldo Jun 2016 #11
YouDig Jun 2016 #13
imagine2015 Jun 2016 #20
YouDig Jun 2016 #22
imagine2015 Jun 2016 #16
AtomicKitten Jun 2016 #5
B Calm Jun 2016 #10
highprincipleswork Jun 2016 #12
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2016 #15
Tarc Jun 2016 #24
EndElectoral Jun 2016 #26
LoverOfLiberty Jun 2016 #27
Jester Messiah Jun 2016 #28

Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:04 PM

1. Wow

Am i suppose to get behind Dems that are anti-labor?

Kiss my butt.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:09 PM

2. Obviously not true, since Paul Booth is on it from AFSCME.

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Response to YouDig (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:27 PM

3. As was said in the article, he was the only one allowed

 

The DNC refused any other labor leaders beyond him.

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Response to Matt_in_STL (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:34 PM

4. Why would the OP change the headline to make it untrue?

It was only one person who they didn't pick, someone from a pro-Bernie SuperPAC.

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Response to YouDig (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:36 PM

6. I have an awesome idea. Two, actually.

 

1. Ask the OP about the title, not me.
2. Read the article and don't just rely on a headline.

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Response to Matt_in_STL (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:40 PM

7. Good idea. Maybe the OP will reply to me about the untrue headline.

I can't imagine why someone would change a headline to make it untrue like that, especially since it was just one person from a Bernie SuperPAC who didn't get on and there was another labor representative chosen, but maybe there is a good reason.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:14 PM

17. WaPo headling: "Sanders: DNC vetoed union leader pick for platform committee"

I'm used to you being severely wrong, but this one is special.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:19 PM

19. So you can't even bring yourself to compare two headlines and see if they are the same?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:25 PM

23. Is that your way of saying "I was wrong"?

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Response to YouDig (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:44 PM

8. Yes it is true, read it again

“Because union leadership was represented on the full platform committee, a decision was made no union leadership would be represented on the platform drafting committee,"

That's quoted above from a DNC rep

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:46 PM

9. You're right! A technicality! That's so Berner, hanging on a technicality.

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Response to YouDig (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:53 PM

11. You claim the headline is wrong, I point out that it is correct

and you turn that into a dig at Sanders supporters. No further comment needed. People can draw their own conclusions about all of it.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:02 PM

13. And you're right. Blatantly misleading, not technically wrong.

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Response to YouDig (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:22 PM

20. Perhaps you should read the article before commenting on it.

 


The labor movement is being excluded from the Democratic Party platform drafting committee.

That's because the union movement only has about 15 million members while Wall Street and has zillions!

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:24 PM

22. But not the platform committee. Important detail there.

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Response to YouDig (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:13 PM

16. You're mistaken. Paul Booth in not on the platform drafting committee. Didn't you read the article?

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:35 PM

5. They'd almost certainly clash with the lobbyists the DNC has appointed to the committee.

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:48 PM

10. Why does the DNC hate labor?

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:00 PM

12. Lobbyists can be on committees, but only 1 union leader allowed. This is Hillary's Democratic Party.

 

http://thehilltalk.com/2016/05/12/dnc-rule-changes-allow-lobbyists-on-convention-committee/

Sometimes you gotta ask, do Hillary supporters even know what they're supporting?

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:04 PM

15. And people get their fifis hurt when I point the nature of the party these days

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:26 PM

24. What they rejected was some of Sanders hand-picked endorsers, not a blanket ban on "union reps"

lets not be silly here.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:35 PM

26. RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United - read op but don't get why this women

was denied...

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:38 PM

27. Sanders is lying

but no surprise at this point. He will say anything to stir up shit and make Democrats look bad.

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:21 PM

28. I'll take his word over yours.

 

Over most anyone's in politics, really.

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