In February, a Resolution to Ensure Inclusion & Representation was sent to our then Caucus Chair Guillermo Lopez by a member of the MDP Executive Committee, and calls for all Caucuses to have representation on the Party Executive Committee (only some Caucuses are currently represented). While the Resolution references the Anishinaabek Caucus, the MDP Hispanic Latino Caucus would be named in an otherwise duplicate Resolution.
The Hispanic Latino Caucus membership voted via email to support this Resolution. We'll post follow up information here as we learn more.
RESOLUTION TO ENSURE INCLUSION & REPRESENTATION
WHEREAS diversity is the strength of the Michigan Democratic Party and, as outlined in our
platform, we believe Michigan should lead the way for the rest of the nation in building a
successful multicultural society that welcomes and accepts all who seek to make this state their
WHEREAS affirmative action is crucial to amending past de facto and de jure discrimination
WHEREAS the majority of caucuses of the Michigan Democratic Party are dedicated to specific
WHEREAS the diversity of our party is not currently reflected by the Executive Committee.
WHEREAS an indigenous land acknowledgement is read at the beginning of all party meetings
yet there are no Anishinaabek represented on the Executive Committee.
WHEREAS the caucuses dedicate tremendous work for the party yet rely on Executive
Committee members for information on statewide proceedings and do not have a voice over
WHEREAS caucus representation would allow direct access to knowledge of MDP proceedings
and allow a more efficient distribution of information to their members.
WHEREAS the Executive Committee has historically been a smaller body of the State Central
Committee charged with questions of policy arising in the interim of State Central Meetings.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Michigan Democratic Party amend the
rules and bylaws so as to provide representation for the caucuses on State Central’s Executive
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following the following recommendation be sent
before the rules committee to amend to the rules as follows:
6.7.1 All Caucuses of the Michigan Democratic Party shall provide one representative as an ex
officio member of the Executive Committee with all voting and other rights accorded to the
6.7.2 The caucus representative to the Executive Committee are to be elected among the caucus
Alternative Bylaws Proposal:
6.7.1 Chairpersons of Caucuses of the Michigan Democratic Party shall be ex officio members of
the Executive Committee with all voting and other rights accorded to the members thereof.
6.7.2 In the event of a Chairpersons resignation or termination, the former chairperson shall fill