The Democratic Party is the big tent party – we pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming to all. The 2016 primary season prompted the delegates of the Democratic National Convention in calling for a review of our Party’s nominating process in order to ensure that inclusivity is upheld in all things that we do. As a result, the The Unity Reform Commission was created by a resolution proposed at the Convention Rules Committee, which was subsequently approved by the delegates of the 2016 Democratic National Committee. The resolution establishing the Unity Reform Commission will be can be found here.
The Unity Commission is made up of members appointed by Secretary Clinton, Senator Sanders, and the new National Chair Tom Perez, chair of the DNC. They will begin to meet formally in the early spring of 2017 and will look at key elements of our party’s processes that include but are not limited to increasing participation in the presidential nominating process, ways to engage new and unaffiliated voters, the role of unpledged delegates, and how to rebuild our Party so that we are competitive all across this country.The resolution establishing the Unity Reform Commission can be found here:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.democrats.org/Downloads/Unity_Reform_Commission_Resolution.pdfThe chair of the Unity Reform Commission is Jennifer O’Malley Dillon. Larry Cohen is the vice chair. See a full list of the members of the Unity Reform Commission.