I wanted to share a quick update on our push to reform superdelegates here at the Democratic National Convention.
As a member of the DNC Rules Committee, I was proud to help lead this fight and to introduce an amendment to abolish superdelegates in future nominating contests. Yesterday, after 12 hours of organizing and negotiating, the committee struck a significant compromise. Here's how the Washington Post describes it:
"After a lengthy debate and a deal between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party's Rules Committee voted to create a 'unity commission' that would dramatically limit the role of convention superdelegates, binding roughly two-thirds of them to the results of state primaries and caucuses."
I am really excited that together we won this significant step towards ensuring our party's nominating process reflects our core values of democracy and diversity. And I'm proud that our passionate efforts - including the organizing and advocacy around my amendment by many committee members and grassroots groups (shout-out to Demand Progress, led by RI's own David Segal) - pulled this outcome much further towards the goal of one person, one vote than it otherwise would have been.
Obviously, this work is not done. I will continue to work hard to improve our party and to advocate for a structure that reflects our votes and our values. But now, I believe our focus must turn to November. As I have said before, we need to do everything in our power to ensure Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump's hate-filled, misogynist, racist campaign, and that's what I plan to do.
And after November, we need to keep working to hold our Democratic Party and new Democratic administration accountable to their - and our - progressive ideals.
Signing off from Philadelphia!