Democratic National Committee members voted on policy before picking their next chairman or chairwoman in Atlanta on Saturday. First up was a vote on whether or not to ban donations from registered federal corporate lobbyists. The committee struck down the resolution because "they feared it would limit donations from liberal activist groups at a time when the party is in the throes of a massive rebuilding projects," according to The Hill.
Progressives, as you can imagine, were disappointed in the outcome.
Saturday #DNC meeting opens w/ a refusal to take up the issue of rejecting money from corporate lobbyists. A very, very bad start. #DNCChair— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) February 25, 2017
With its rubber stamp on corporate lobbying, Dems just doubled down on the strategy that lost party 1000+ seats over last 8 years. #DNCChair— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) February 25, 2017
Is this first vote an indication that the committee is going to elect an establishment Democrat?
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