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Resolution on Diversity Leadership Councils

Resolution on Diversity Leadership Councils

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A Resolution Concerning the Establishing of the Diversity Leadership Councils

The enclosed resolution seeks to amend the by-laws of the Party to formally establish the Diversity Leadership Councils as an arm of the Party and give it representation in the Party’s governing bodies. This is being done in conjunction with the revisions of current provisions regarding constituency and statewide organizations, and the outlining of programmatic operating rules and procedures of current Councils
A Resolution Concerning the Establishing of the Diversity Leadership Councils

The enclosed resolution seeks to amend the by-laws of the Party to formally establish the Diversity Leadership Councils as an arm of the Party and give it representation in the Party’s governing bodies. This is being done in conjunction with the revisions of current provisions regarding constituency and statewide organizations, and the outlining of programmatic operating rules and procedures of current Councils

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A Resolution Concerning the Establishing of the Diversity Leadership Councils
1
 
2 31.
 
WHEREAS,
 
America's
d
iversity
 
is
on
e
of 
the
 
c
oun
try's
g
reatest
 
stre
ng
ths
 
a
nd
is
 4
re
fl
ecte
d
i
n
the
 
va
lu
es
 
a
nd pol
icies
of  D
em
o
crats
 
acr 
o
ss
 
the
 
c
oun
try;
 
a
nd
,
 5 62.
 
WHEREAS,
 
the
D
em
o
cratic
P
arty
 
is
 
the
p
arty
of d
iversity,
 
i
n
c
lu
si
on
a
nd7
em
pow
erme
n
t
 
a
nd
is
 
a
pl
ace
w
here
 
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s
of 
a
ll
c
o
mm
un
ities
 
a
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d
e
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tities
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nd
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o
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ca
u
se;
 
a
nd
,
 9 103.
 
WHEREAS,
 
the
M
ary
l
a
nd D
em
o
cratic
P
arty
 
rec
ogn
ize
d
the
 
im
po
rta
n
ce
of 11o
g
a
n
izi
ng
a
nd
e
n
er 
g
izi
ng
a
ll
c
o
mm
un
ities
 
thr 
oug
h
ou
t
 
the
 
state
 
i
n
the
 
s
uppo
rt
of 12D
em
o
cratic
l
ea
d
ers,
 
ca
nd
i
d
ates
 
a
nd pol
icies;
 
a
nd
,
 13 144.
 
WHEREAS,
 
the
M
ary
l
a
nd D
em
o
cratic
P
arty
 
estab
l
ishe
d L
ea
d
ershi
p Coun
ci
l
s
 
i
n152009
t
o und
ertake
ou
treach
 
t
o
tra
d
iti
on
a
ll
y
D
em
o
cratic
 
c
on
stit
u
e
n
cy
g
oup
s
w
ith
 16
the
du
a
l pu
po
se
of 
reactivati
ng
v
olun
teers
 
a
nd
activists
w
h
o
ha
d p
artici
p
ate
d
i
n17p
revi
ou
s
 
e
l
ecti
on
cyc
l
es
 
a
nd
e
n
er 
g
izi
ng n
e
w p
ers
on
s
w
h
o would
s
uppl
eme
n
t
 
the
 18P
arty's
 
e
ffo
rts
 
t
o
reach
 
a
nd
t
u
nou
t
D
em
o
cratic
 
v
o
ters;
 
a
nd
,
 19 205.
 
WHEREAS,
 
that
 
i
n 2010
these
L
ea
d
ershi
p Coun
ci
l
s
 
recr 
u
ite
d
h
und
re
d
s
of 21
members,
o
g
a
n
ize
d
a
do
ze
n
eve
n
ts
 
a
nd fund
raisers,
i
ll
e
d
m
o
re
 
tha
n on
e
 22
th
ou
sa
nd
v
olun
teer 
 
shi
ts,
 
a
nd
i
nj
ecte
d
a
n
e
w d
y
n
amism
 
i
n
t
o
the
P
arty's
 
activities;
 23
a
nd
,
 24 256.
 
WHEREAS,
 
the
M
ary
l
a
nd D
em
o
cratic
P
arty
 
is
 
seri
ou
s
 
ab
ou
t
 
mai
n
tai
n
i
ng
a
nd26
c
on
ti
nu
i
ng
t
o
b
u
i
ld
a
 
c
on
stit
u
e
n
cy-base
d g
rassr 
oo
ts
n
et
wo
rk 
of 
activists
w
h
o w
i
ll27
serve
 
as
 
the
 
backb
on
e
of 
the
P
arty;
 
a
nd
,
 28 297.
 
WHEREAS,
 
c
on
stit
u
e
n
cy-base
d ou
treach
 
a
nd o
g
a
n
izi
ng
sh
ould
be
 
see
n
as
 
a
n30
i
n
te
g
ra
l p
art
of 
the
P
arty's
 
missi
on
;
 
a
nd
,
 31 328.
 
WHEREAS,
 
i
n
stit
u
ti
on
a
l
izi
ng
the
D
iversity
L
ea
d
ershi
p Coun
ci
l
s
 
i
n
the
B
y-
l
a
w
s
 33of 
the
M
ary
l
a
nd D
em
o
cratic
P
arty
p
o
vi
d
es
 
a
n
ave
nu
e
 
t
o p
erma
n
e
n
t
l
y
 
estab
l
ish
 34
the
 
existi
ng p
og
ram
 
a
nd
e
n
s
u
re
 
its
 
re
l
eva
n
cy
 
i
n pl
a
nn
i
ng
a
nd d
ecisi
on
-maki
ng
;
 35 369.
 
T
HEREFORE,
B
E
IT
RESO
LV
E
D
that
 
Artic
l
e
V of 
the
M
ary
l
a
nd D
em
o
cratic
 37P
arty
B
y-
L
a
w
s
 
be
 
ame
nd
e
d
t
o
rea
d:38 393.
O
ther Members
 
-
T
he
C
hair 
 
may
 
a
ppo
i
n
t,
w
ith
 
the
 
c
on
se
n
t
of 
the
 40
Exec
u
tive
Co
mmittee,
up
t
o fou
(4) p
ers
on
s,
 
each
of w
h
o
m
 
resi
d
e
 
i
n41d
i
ff 
ere
n
t
pol
itica
l
s
u
b
d
ivisi
on
s,
 
t
o
serve
 
as
 
re
p
rese
n
tatives
of 
State
w
i
d
e
 42D
em
o
cratic
 
c
on
stit
u
e
n
cies
o
o
g
a
n
izati
on
s
.
To encourage full
43
participation African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific
44
Islanders, Hispanics, the LGBT community, organized labor, women
45
and youth shall be entitled to representation. Constituencies or
46
 
organizations not specifically mentioned in this section shall not be
1
precluded from representation.
 
O
n
e
of 
these
 
seats
 
sha
ll
be
 
reserve
d fo
 
a
 2
re
p
rese
n
tative
of 
the
M
ary
l
a
nd L
e
g
is
l
ative
Bl
ack 
C
a
u
c
u
s
.  T
hese
p
ers
on
s
 3
sha
ll
serve
 
a
 
term
of 
t
wo
years
o
m
 
the
 
time
 
they
 
are
 
a
ppo
i
n
te
d
a
nd4
c
onf 
irme
d.  In
a
dd
iti
on
,
 
the
Young D
em
o
crats
of M
ary
l
a
nd
a
nd Un
ite
d5D
em
o
cratic
 
W
o
me
n of M
ary
l
a
nd
sha
ll
each
 
be
 
e
n
tit
l
e
d
t
o
a
 
re
p
rese
n
tative
 6on
the
 
Exec
u
tive
Co
mmittee
 7 810.
 
B
E
IT
F
U
T
HER 
 
RESO
LV
E
D
that
 
Artic
l
e
VI of 
the
M
ary
l
a
nd D
em
o
cratic
P
arty
 9B
y-
L
a
w
s
 
be
 
ame
nd
e
d
t
o
rea
d:10 11
ARTICLE VI  DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP C
OUN
CILS
12
 
13T
he
M
ary
l
a
nd D
em
o
cratic
P
arty
 
sha
ll
have
 
a
n
et
wo
rk 
of D
iversity
 14L
ea
d
ershi
p Coun
ci
l
s
fo
 
the
pu
po
se
of 
c
ondu
cti
ng
c
on
stit
u
e
n
cy-
ou
treach,
 15fo
steri
ng D
em
o
cratic
 
activism
 
a
nd
i
n
v
ol
veme
n
t,
 
a
nd
c
o
mm
un
ity
 16o
g
a
n
izi
ng
a
nd
em
pow
erme
n
t
. T
he
L
ea
d
ershi
p Coun
ci
l
s
 
sha
ll
serve
 
as
 17off 
icia
l
re
p
rese
n
tatives
of 
c
on
stit
u
e
n
cies
 
i
n M
ary
l
a
nd
t
o
the
D
em
o
cratic
 18
State
C
e
n
tra
l Co
mmittee,
 
a
nd w
i
ll wo
rk 
 
t
og
ether 
w
ith
o
ther 
 
estab
l
ishe
d19o
g
a
n
izati
on
s
.20 211.
Establishment
± T
he
C
hair 
of 
the
M
ary
l
a
nd D
em
o
cratic
P
arty
 
sha
ll22
estab
l
ish
 
each
Coun
ci
l
as
 
i
nd
icate
d
by
 
their 
p
rese
n
ce
 
i
n
the
D
em
o
cratic
 23
e
l
ect
o
rate
 
a
nd p
artici
p
ati
on
i
n p
arty
 
a
ff 
airs
 24 252.
Membership
-
 
A
n
y
p
ers
on w
h
o qu
a
l
i
ies
fo
P
arty
 
membershi
p und
er 
 26
Artic
l
e
II
,
o
w
ishes
 
t
o
s
uppo
rt
 
the
P
arty's
p
ri
n
ci
pl
es
 
a
nd
i
d
ea
l
s
 
sha
ll full
y
 27p
artici
p
ate
 
i
n
the
 
activities
of 
a
n
y
Coun
ci
l.28 293.
O
fficers -
T
he
C
hair 
(
s
) of 
each
Coun
ci
l
sha
ll
be
 
a
ppo
i
n
te
d
by
 
the
C
hair 
 30of 
the
P
arty
 
a
nd
serve
 
a
 
t
wo
-year 
 
term
.
Other 
off 
icers
 
sha
ll
be
 
se
l
ecte
d
i
n31
acc
o
d
a
n
ce
w
ith
 
the
C
harter 
of 
the
D
iversity
L
ea
d
ershi
p Coun
ci
l
s
.32V
aca
n
cies
 
i
n
a
n
y
off 
ice
 
sha
ll
be
i
ll
e
d w
ithi
n
thirty
d
ays
.33 344.
Representation
 
-
T
he
C
hair 
of 
the
P
arty
w
i
ll
a
ppo
i
n
t
 
a
 
member 
o
m
 35
each
 
active
Coun
ci
l
t
o
serve
on
the
 
Exec
u
tive
Co
mmittee
und
er 
 
terms
of 36
Artic
l
e
V
,
 
Secti
on 3
a
ter 
 
the
 
rec
o
mme
nd
ati
on of 
the
Coun
ci
l
membershi
p.37 385.
Governing Document
± T
he
 
Exec
u
tive
Co
mmittee
 
sha
ll
estab
l
ish
 
a
nd39
a
dop
t
 
a
C
harter 
of 
the
D
iversity
L
ea
d
ershi
p Coun
ci
l
s
. No p
o
visi
on
i
n
the
 40C
harter 
 
sha
ll
vi
ol
ate
 
the
Con
stit
u
ti
on o
B
y-
L
a
w
s
of 
the
M
ary
l
a
nd41D
em
o
cratic
P
arty
.42
 
4311.
 
B
E
IT
F
U
T
HER 
 
RESO
LV
E
D
that
 
a
ll o
ther 
 
artic
l
es
 
i
n
the
B
y-
l
a
w
s
w
i
ll
shi
t
 
a
nd44
be
 
re
nu
mbere
d
;
 
a
nd
,
 45 46

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