Press Release to Chairman @TomPerez: Let Black Women Set the Terms of Debate.

For Immediate Release January 25th, 2018

Contact: Andrea Burns 413-210-5276

BOSTON, Massachusetts


The 24 member Representative Council of Our Revolution Massachusetts sent a letter this week to the Massachusetts members of the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the DNC. The letter urges members to reform the 2020 presidential debate process by assembling a “Debate Commission” in advance of the 2020 Presidential Primary debates.

In solidarity with the black women activists who requested Chairman Perez heed the leaders in their community, Our Revolution Massachusetts urges the appointment of women – who span the fields of labor, politics, academia – to the Debate Commission: Nina Turner, Opal Tometti, Alicia Garza, Patrice Cullors, Heather McGhee, Michelle Alexander, Kimberle Crenshaw, Monique W Morris, Tamika Mallory, Valerie Long, Karen Lewis and Barbara Fisher.

“…(these appointments) will help inspire confidence in the fairness of the scheduling process and help the Democratic Party…(to) ensure a more productive policy analysis of our national challenges.”

The Representative Council is encouraging activists, affinity groups and organizations to join Our Revolution in actively supporting this effort for reform and broader representation.

(See the Unity Reform Commission Report and ORMA letter to Chairman Perez and other Democrats. Local affiliate support is encouraged, see another example letter by FCCPR. 

Edited to include email addresses:

MA DNC Members:

Gus Bickford
Kate Donoghue
Deb Kozikowski
Elaine Kamarck
David O’Brien
Melvin Poindexter
Jim Roosevelt Jr.
Susan Thomson

Our Revolution is a non-partisan American progressive political action organization spun out of Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Our Revolution has three intertwined goals: To revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate the political consciousness.