Larry Cohen Joins DNC "Unity Reform Commission"

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Democracy Initiative is proud to announce that our Larry Cohen, our Chair, will be serving as Vice-Chair of the new "Unity Reform Commission" of the Democratic National Committee. The Commission is the result of grassroots efforts to enhance voter representation by protecting and expanding voting rights and reducing the role of money in politics.

Larry will help lead it in producing recommendations to increase voter participation and inclusion.  This election has illustrated the effectiveness of Americans when they fight collectively to change our system for the better. The Commission is mandated to eliminate about 2/3 of the super delegates from effecting presidential nomination results beginning with the 2020 election cycle. In addition, it will address key elements to enhancing the democratic process by increasing inclusivity and representation as well as broadening the donor base of the Democratic Party in order to weaken the influence of corporate money. The creation of this commission is both an accomplishment for our democracy and a recognition of Democracy Initiative allies who testified before the DNC Platform Committee in June.