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Alabama Democratic Party draft bylaws do not include disability caucus

BY: - November 27, 2023

A draft of new bylaws for the Alabama Democratic Party’s governing body restore almost all the diversity caucuses abolished by the party in May, but not one for people with disabilities. The new bylaws, ordered by the Democratic National Committee in October amid criticism of party leadership, must be voted on by Feb. 1.  The […]

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DNC gives Alabama Democrats February deadline to pass new bylaws

BY: - October 9, 2023

The Democratic National Committee will give the Alabama Democratic Party a chance to resolve a divisive battle over the rules and governance of the state party on its own. The DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC) Friday gave ADP Chair Randy Kelley a November 28 deadline to develop new bylaws and provide the DNC a […]

DNC hearing officer: Controversial Alabama Democratic Party bylaws ‘must be invalidated’

BY: - October 4, 2023

A Democratic National Committee official Tuesday said a controversial set of bylaws adopted the Alabama Democratic Party on May 6 should be overturned. The finding from Kim Keenan, a hearing officer for the DNC, came ahead of a Friday meeting of the national party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC), which is investigating complaints over the […]

Alabama Democrats clash over party direction in contentious DNC hearing

BY: - September 11, 2023

Two factions of the Alabama Democratic Party faced off in an intense, nine-hour hearing held Friday by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Washington, D.C. One faction, led by Minority Caucus Chair Joe Reed, doubled down on the notion that new bylaws approved at a May meeting of the state party – which led to […]

DNC sets fall hearings on complaints over Alabama Democratic Party

BY: - August 9, 2023

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has scheduled a September hearing in Washington, D.C. over the Alabama Democratic Party’s (ADP) internal battles over leadership and representation. The hearing of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC), scheduled for Sept. 8 at 9 a.m., will give the parties in the three challenges to bylaws adopted at a […]

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‘You be quiet, girl:’ Alabama Democrats’ board meeting made private after members protest

BY: - July 29, 2023

The leadership of the Alabama Democratic Party (ADP) Saturday kicked members of the public out of a meeting without starting it. ADP chair Randy Kelley said in an interview Saturday afternoon that they had to conduct the meeting in an executive session because members of the public were being disruptive. “They weren’t on the committee,” […]

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Alabama Democratic Party chair wants face-to-face meeting with DNC officials

BY: - July 13, 2023

The chair of the Alabama Democratic Party wants to meet with national party leaders face to face to address complaints about the adoption of new bylaws that abolished or demoted some diversity caucuses in the party. In a letter dated Tuesday and sent to Minion Moore and James Roosevelt, co-chairs of the Rules and Bylaws […]

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Democratic National Committee to review complaint over Alabama Democratic Party meeting

BY: - June 17, 2023

The Democratic National Committee’s Executive Committee Saturday voted to refer a complaint about the Alabama Democratic Party’s abolition of diversity caucuses to its Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC). The State Democratic Executive Committee voted on May 6 to eliminate caucuses for youth, LGBTQ+ individuals and people with disabilities and reduced the power of other caucuses. […]

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DNC committee members critical of Alabama Democratic Party dropping diversity caucuses

BY: - June 16, 2023

Members of the Democratic National Committee Friday sharply criticized the Alabama Democratic Party’s decision last month to dump diversity caucuses. Minyon Moore, a co-chair of the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, said at the meeting Friday that if the party’s State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) does not take action to address a recent complaint over […]

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Alabama Democratic Party members challenge new bylaws, elimination of caucuses

BY: - June 15, 2023

The chair of the Alabama Democratic Party wrote in a June 13 letter to state and national members of his party that the elimination of minority caucuses in May did not cost people their membership. Randy Kelley, the chair of the state party, also wrote that the new bylaws are “clean and clear for all […]

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‘Losers lost’: Alabama Democratic leadership defends new bylaws as DNC expresses concern

BY: - May 10, 2023

Leaders of the Alabama Democratic Party said they correctly and democratically passed new bylaws that eliminated some minority caucuses and reduced the power of others. The bylaws were approved on a 63-49 vote by the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) on Saturday after a contentious meeting that one faction of the Democrats called undemocratic, and […]

Chair and executive members of committee listen to arguments

Alabama Democrats eliminate youth, LGBTQ+, disabled caucuses at contentious meeting

BY: - May 6, 2023

The Alabama Democratic Party approved new bylaws Saturday that eliminated youth, LGBTQ+ and disabled caucuses and reduced the powers of others. The proposed bylaws, which passed the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) 63-49, eliminated the three caucuses because they don’t represent 15% of the executive council. The bylaws also reduced the powers of affirmative action; […]