MY VISION FOR OUR PARTY’S FUTURE


Transformation requires willingness, radical candor and strong change management. We have to inspire with our ideas and then deliver results that matter. In order to rebuild the Democratic Party, we must:

 PRIORITIZE ONGOING, SUSTAINED INVESTMENT IN - AND ENGAGEMENT OF - LOCAL COMMUNITIES, SO THAT WE ARE HAVING CONVERSATIONS BEYOND TWO-YEAR ELECTION CYCLES.
 

 MAKE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN STATES WHERE OUR BASE IS RAPIDLY GROWING, EVEN IF THE ELECTORAL PAYOFF ISN’T IMMEDIATE. 
 

 DEVELOP A ROBUST, DIVERSE PIPELINE OF CANDIDATES EAGER TO ADVANCE OUR PRINCIPLES -- AND SUPPORT THEM WHEN THEY RUN.

 COMMUNICATE BETTER WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO SHARE OUR VALUES AND YET AREN’T SHOWING UP TO VOTE BECAUSE THEY FEEL LEFT OUT OF THE PROCESS, SO WE CAN BUILD AN INCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP BASE.
 

 BE WARY OF OVERCOMPENSATING FOR STRATEGIC MISTAKES, SO AS NOT TO THROW OUT THE GOOD WITH THE BAD.
 

 TAKE A GOOD, HARD LOOK AT OUR ELECTORAL PROCESSES AND MAKE SOME TOUGH DECISIONS CONCERNING SUPERDELEGATES AND OUR PRIMARY CALENDAR. 

I don’t have all the answers -- no one person does. But as chair, I will be a real partner to state and local party leaders. I will seek out and elevate the best practices from the grassroots. I will commit resources to building a diverse grassroots army of volunteers, messengers, trainers, staff and candidates. I will ensure the party has the necessary financial resources to compete.I will defend our principles and policies by standing toe-to-toe with conservatives who lie for a living and I’ll win with the truth.