Friday, August 1, 2008

The Denver Group: Friday Morning Update, 1 August 2008

A number of readers have asked whether Dr. Dean has responded to The Denver Group's open letter. As of Friday August 1, 2008 9:30 am eastern Dr. Dean has not replied to us. The open letter has close to 1100 signatures and many polite and respectful comments that we believe Dr. Dean might even enjoy reading. If you want to see the signatures or have yet to sign the open letter go here.

Thanks to the support of hundreds of people we are accumulating funds to run a 30 second TV spot. We are budgeting with care because in addition to TV we want to continue to use print media to get our message across and to force, if neccessary, those responsible at the DNC to adhere to their own rules, procedures and democratic principles for an open convention where Senator Clinton has the same opportunity to be voted on by super delegates as Senator Obama since, as the DNC should know, democratic principles are bigger and more important than any particular candidate's personal ambitions.

Leah D. Daughtry (pictured right) is the CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee. According to the official DNCC website:
The Reverend Leah D. Daughtry is currently Chief of Staff of the Democratic National Committee and leads the DNC’s outreach to faith communities. Daughtry held various senior posts at the United States Department of Labor during the Clinton Administration, including Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Chief of Staff, and lastly, Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, with oversight for the development of the Department’s management programs and policies, including responsibility for the Department’s $35 billion budget. Daughtry also served on the Clinton-Gore 1992 Transition Team, as Managing Director of the 1992 Democratic National Convention, and as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns.
Perhaps Reverend Daughtry will address our concerns.

1 comment:

PUMA.SF said...

Yes that would be a splendid idea if she would address your concerns. After all, we saw Hillary yesterday and she said she thinks having her name put into nomination and giving her 18 million supporters a voice and her delegates a chance to vote for her in the roll call would be a very good way to bring about party unity.

Don't you agree?