Watch live: DNC marks up the draft Election 2020 Democratic Platform
Hey folk, @TheDemocrats are marking up the draft 2020 platform right now. I found out because I happened to check the DNC Youtube channel, not because anyone told me.
By RL Miller
Meantime, I delivered 5000 signatures to @MDeatrick of @DNCClimate and @VarshPrakash of @sunrisemvmt showing public support to #FixDNCPlatform – restore science, bolder goals for renewable energy, more. bit.ly/2OTm9jf
If you’re watching the livestream, @TheDemocrats have disabled both public comments and public chat, so this again is performative transparency — no chance for input from the public. I may tweet more, if anything interesting is said.
So apparently a massive chair’s amendment has just been adopted, but people watching have no idea what’s in the amendment.
DNC platform folk now voting on some controversial amendments. A health care vote just failed 33 Y, 127 N, so I’m guessing that it was a #MedicareForAll-type vote. I am multi tasking on a separate conf call so missing a lot of deets, sorry.
now up: a marijuana legalization amendment.
huh, very pro-marijuana legalization speech from very pro-Biden @Bakari_Sellers. Swayed a few folk. Final vote 50 Yes, 102 No. Worth watching this issue to see how/ whether Biden evolves.
Now up: a pro-Bristol Bay, anti-Pebble Mine speech. Not a platform amendment, but a pretty darn strong signal that President Biden will reverse Trump on this.
Now up: motion by @LtGovGilchrist to, simply, ban chokeholds and carotid holds. Passes unanimously.
Climate change: Keep it under 1.5 degrees
If you’ve read any of my #Underwhelmed, #BidenClimate, or #FixDNCPlatform threads over the last few weeks, you know that my single biggest demand has been 1.5 degrees. Biden is running on a pro-science platform. Platform MUST respect 1.5 degrees.
and the amendment passes 163 yes, zero no, zero abstentions — unanimous. WE WON!!! 1.5 degrees is now in the Dem Party Platform!!!