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DNC meeting prolonged: A motion to increase the number of debates!

Cecil from the Virgin ISlands, THANK YOU!

People are asking for new motions!

I am very proud of our candidate! A BIG THANK YOU TO MO'M!!!

Thank you to Martin O'MAlley for calling for more debates right there in the heart of the DNC and not doing it via the media, social or otherwise.

He took his party on right there in his Party's house!

WE NEED DEBATE!


DNC To Vote On Resolution Supporting #BlackLivesMatter

http://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/dnc-to-vote-on-resolution-supporting-black-lives-matter?utm_term=.rudQaokWJ#.ljvZkdlRJ

The Democratic National Committee is expected on Friday to adopt a resolution expressing its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, a DNC official said.

The resolution, the language of which was made available to BuzzFeed News, will be voted on by the full body during the general session on Friday at the DNC’s summer meetings in Minneapolis.

The draft of the resolution mentions by name Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza, the founders of the Black Lives Matter organization. They are from “a generation of young African-Americans who feel totally dismissed and unheard as they are crushed between unlawful street violence and unjust police violence,” the draft reads.

The DNC said it resolves “that the DNC joins with Americans across the country in affirming ‘Black lives matter’ and the ‘say her name’ efforts to make visible the pain of our fellow and sister Americans as they condemn extrajudicial killings of unarmed African-American men, women, and children.”



The text of the resolution is at the link.

Watch the DNC Summer meeting candidate speeches here: (live now)

http://www.c-span.org/video/?327791-101/democratic-national-committee-summer-meeting&live

Living room caucuses alive and well

http://www.ottumwacourier.com/news/2016_iowa_caucuses/living-room-caucuses-alive-and-well/article_5b3515f6-4c58-11e5-8a70-e309883b2ecc.html

(winning hearts and minds one house event at a time)


The campaign for Martin O’Malley held house parties around the state, one of which was hosted by Bob Beisch. Even in an age of technology, the basic laws of nature still prevent a person from being in multiple places at the same time. O’Malley wasn’t at Beisch’s home, though the campaign did plan a teleconference to bring him to the parties digitally.

What Beisch hosted was the image of the Iowa caucus campaign, where people gather in small spaces, living rooms and coffee shops and talk politics. Tyler Dillon, a field organizer for the campaign, spoke about pestering O’Malley’s early organization into a position with it because he believed in the candidate.

“I found that a lot of my personal, progressive beliefs aligned with him,” Dillon said. “It just kept going, a huge checklist. ‘Wow, I really like that idea. Wow, I had never thought about that in that way.’”

Not everyone who attended was a confirmed O’Malley supporter. Even Beisch, the former chair of the Wapello County Democrats, has not committed to his candidacy. “Chances are I will,” he said, “but I don’t know for sure yet.”

So what emerged was, in Dillon’s words, “a conversation within the Democratic Party.” Comments by O’Malley supporters aimed at persuasion, while the attitude from those who were not O’Malley backers was more “convince me,” than “you’re wrong.”

Virginia for O'Malley check in here!

I, and our fellow co-Host FSogol, attended a conference (along with a bunch of other people) call with the O'Malley campaign explaining how they are setting the ground work to get Martin O'Malley in the primary Ballot in Virginia.

Virginai is on of the stricter statesin the union when it comes to getting people on the primary ballot. I posted this in another thread but I think it is important to repost it again. These are the requirements for getting a candidate on the ballot:

Petition Requirements § 24.2-545
Circulate on or after Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

Must be on the form prescribed by the State Board of Elections (copy enclosed). It is suggested that the candidate or group complete the top portion of the petition form and then print or photocopy as many copies of the form as needed.

The form may not be altered in any way.

[font color="red" size="size" face="helvetica"]Must be signed by not less than 5,000 qualified voters in Virginia, including at least 200 qualified voters from each of Virginia’s eleven congressional districts, who attest that they intend to participate in the primary of the same political party as the candidate named on the petition.[/font]

Because many people who are not registered to vote will sign a petition, it is recommended that 7,500 - 10,000 signatures be obtained with at least 300 signatures from each congressional district.
there is a lot more here: http://elections.virginia.gov/Files/BecomingACandidate/CandidateBulletins/2016PresidentialPrimary-CandidateBulletin.pdf

I have pledged to gather signatures, but would be really happy if anyone would be willing to join me in collecting signatures. This requires actual boots on the ground.

Those on this conference call will be recieving ballot access packets in the mail. We would love to have volunteers come help us out.

Baltimore is already pledging over twenty pages of signatures!

We have people willing to help from Delaware as well.

WE CAN DO THIS!


Also mentioned on the conference call, and I am sure more details are to come, the campaign is hoping for house parties for the debate in October. once I get more details I will post them here.

I hung up feeling really energized, and ready to go. They are looking to grow the organization (grassroots style!), they are looking for volunteers and are really hoping to plan more local events.

PM me if you want to get involved!

Peace and O'MG!
Raine

When a Member has been PPR'd why are their OP's allowed to remain open?

Not sure if this has been asked before.

I guess the reason I am asking is that if an OP has been locked by a jury, people can no longer respond in said thread, is there a reason why a PPR'd member can still have responses made in a post?

This thread is an example: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027107427

It came to the hosts as an SoP alert and we bounced it up to ADmins to check for the Copyrite issue, ultimately it was a leave, but now that Member is gone.

Thanks for your time and I hope you all are having a nice summer!

Fellow MO'M supporters! I am super exited!

I was just invited to be on a conference call with O'Malley tomorrow night to discuss gathering signatures to get him on the Virginia Ballot!

It's ON!

I will report back here with details after the call!

The NRA decides to go after O'Malley.

I think this could be interesting. Evidently the NRA (Like Jeb Bush and Donald trump) take issue with Martin O'Malley's comments after the NetRootsNation interaction (for lack of a better way of putting it).

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/08/21/nra-smears-martin-omalley-as-a-friend-to-crimin/205084

The NRA's feature attacks O'Malley on two fronts, claiming that he poses a threat to Second Amendment rights and accusing him of taking the side of criminals in Maryland -- even though courts have sided with O'Malley on gun laws and violent crime fell significantly during his tenure as governor.

Angered by O'Malley's strong support for a package of gun safety laws enacted in Maryland in 2013 following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, the NRA claims O'Malley "imposed the most draconian new gun bans anywhere in the country" before offering attacks from the top two members of NRA leadership. (snip)

Violent crime actually fell 27.3 percent in Maryland while O'Malley was governor. Crime in Baltimore also fell significantly while O'Malley was mayor between 1999 and 2007. (snip)

The NRA concludes its attack on O'Malley's record on crime by claiming that as governor he "was quick to offer hope and change to convicted killers and criminals" and that "he also did his best to take away the last, best hope of innocent, law-abiding citizens to protect themselves from those criminals."

In one final unhinged attack that ties together claims about O'Malley on gun policy and crime, the NRA riffs on O'Malley's comments on "Black Lives Matter" to argue that "the lives that apparently don't matter to O'Malley are those of law-abiding citizens":

In June, speaking to the United States Conference of Mayors' annual gathering in San Francisco--where the current mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, was sworn in as president of the organization--O'Malley said, "One of the sad triumphs of white racism is the degree to which it has succeeded in subconsciously convincing so many of us, black and white, that somehow black lives don't matter."

In truth, the lives that apparently don't matter to O'Malley are those of law-abiding citizens--no matter what their background.








Just to refresh MO'M members: About that Rain Tax….

Call me crazy, but I have a strong feeling after seeing the NRA going after O'MAlley for his stance on Gun control, (See here, I am going to make this an OP is it isn't already) someone is going to inevitably come after him about the raine tax (and no, it wasn't a tax on me… )

Bookmark it and make this link your friend.


http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/06/10/bogus-conservative-media-talking-point-martin-o/203935

But referring to the 2012 legislation in question as a tax on rain is misleading. The Post wrote in an editorial that the "rain tax" is "a good applause line" but "a tougher sell on the merits":

The "rain tax" is, in fact, a federally mandated levy on pollution caused by storm water run-off, one of the main culprits in the tragic, decades-long environmental degradation of the Chesapeake Bay. Established by state legislation passed in 2012, the tax applies to the state's 10 most heavily populated urban and suburban jurisdictions, places with an abundance of hard surfaces -- parking lots, roads, driveways. In those built-up places, storm water carrying sediment, nutrients, trash and a variety of other pollutants washes into nearby streams and rivers, which drain into the bay. Revenues from the tax are meant to help localities adopt programs and build infrastructure to limit the damage from that runoff in order to protect the body of water.


The Baltimore Sun wrote in a June 2014 editorial that "rain tax" claims are "nonsense" since "Maryland does not tax the rain. It has directed its 10 most populous jurisdictions to raise revenue to pay for stormwater management upgrades that will prevent pollution from choking the Chesapeake Bay, per federal environmental regulations." Washington Post reporter Jenna Johnson wrote in a fact check article that "it's more of a pollution tax than a rain tax."

The nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation called the "rain tax" moniker "blatantly false," stating: "The truth is that we are talking about a fee to reduce pollution from water that washes off hard surfaces and empties into local waterways. Runoff pollution is real--it is responsible for no-swimming advisories and beach closures in local waters, fish consumption advisories, and dead zones in the Bay that can't support aquatic life. It also causes localized flooding and property damage. And in many areas, it is the largest source of pollution."

The misleading "rain tax" talking point has repeatedly been used by Maryland Republicans, especially during Larry Hogan's successful run for Maryland governor. In May, Hogan signed SB 863, the "Rain Tax Mandate Repeal (Watershed Protection and Restoration Programs, Revision), which repeals the requirement that forces local jurisdictions to collect a stormwater remediation fee, and instead authorizes such jurisdictions to do so." The Sun reported that "environmentalists worked to get the proposal from an outright repeal of stormwater fees to the version that passed."


http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/fact-check-did-maryland-lt-gov-anthony-g-brown-really-tax-the-rain/2014/09/07/4e587672-36bd-11e4-9c9f-ebb47272e40e_story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/md-gop-attacks-on-the-rain-tax-ignore-the-risk-of-runoff-pollution-to-the-chesapeake/2014/08/11/de1a45ba-215f-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-06-26/news/bs-ed-hogan-brown-ad-20140626_1_republican-larry-hogan-ad-tax-hikes

http://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/offices-operations/annapolis-md/the-issues/annapolis-maryland/the-issues/stormwater-fee#rain-tax

The Rain Tax is actually a TAX ON POLLUTION.



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