Proposed 2004 Party Charter Amendment
CHARTER CURRENTLY SAYS:
ADHERENCE TO PLATFORM BY DEMOCRATIC OFFICIALS
recent Democratic platform and/or agenda is the official
position of the Democratic Party. Every Democratic committee
member, every Democratic nominee, and every official elected as the
Democratic nominee shall adhere to the national, state, and any
local platform, in that order of priority, in all official statements and actions.
Failure to do
so shall not result in any removal or loss
of rights within the Party, but may be publicized by resolutions or
other appropriate action of any Party convention, conference,
committee, or caucus.
TO WHICH WE PROPOSE TO ADD THE FOLLOWING:
Democratic Party shall annually implement a "scorecard" of
legislative roll call votes for votes which directly relate to the Party Platform.
scorecard shall include at least 10 votes, and a score
indicating the percentage of votes in which each legislator voted
in accordance with the party platform.
Legislators shall be provided a means to add comments explaining
d. The selection of votes to include on the scorecard, and their
interpretation regarding the party platform, shall be determined by
a subcommittee of the Public Policy Committee.
e. The public
release of the scorecard shall be completed by March
1 of each year, except 2004 in which the public release shall be
completed by August 1.