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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 10:06 AM
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30. The party's workers DO write the platform.
At least in my state, you can go as a delegate to the precinct convention and take a platform plank which can be voted on. This process repeats itself at the senatorial district convention and from there at the state level. I have served on the platform committee myself. From the state level, volunteers write the platform and then take what they can to the national level. Now, I don't know what goes on at national, but at least at state level, we write our own platform.

I would encourage you to get involved in the process of running the Democratic Party on a local level if you are interested in platform.

Now, good luck getting the nominees to follow it. In order to do so, the nominee would have to be truly beholden to the party apparatus in some fundraising or fiscal sense. When a nominee does all of their own fundraising and their own campaigning, of course they don't feel bound to support every plan of it.
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