Platform and Resolutions Committee

Dear Democrats:

Please click here to find the 2016 draft platform as prepared by the Platform Committee, who were elected by your State Central Committee delegates. Please review.

The Platform Committee has been meeting quarterly at the SCC meetings for the past two years.  After working with interested members of the caucuses of the Nebraska Democratic Party and members of the community at large, the Committee produced this statement of our beliefs as a party.

The Committee, following NDP bylaws, has established a procedure for NDP members to offer amendments to the platform through Congressional District hearings prior to the convention.

In addition to updating the planks of the platform, the Committee incorporated an important format change which has streamlined and clarified the content. Suggestions for changes should be presented in the format of this draft platform and must be submitted to the Platform Committee in writing at the designated hearings for each Congressional District. Members of the Committee will assist with formatting. Changes should be submitted in printed form and if possible in electronic format, e.g. email or flash drive. Electronic format will streamline their inclusion in the platform. Submissions may be emailed to: [email protected]

Resolutions may also be submitted at the Congressional District hearings. The format for resolutions has not changed from past platforms.

The dates and locations for the Congressional District hearings are:

Congressional District 1
June 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Lancaster County Democratic HQ,
830 L St., Lincoln, NE. (Come in via 8th Street).

Congressional District 2
June 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Hillcrest Landing
7561 Main St., Suite 408, Ralston, NE (Main is off of 72nd Street near Builders Supply).

Congressional District 3
June 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM
EW Union Hall, 3302-B W. Capitol Ave., Grand Island, NE (East of Hwy 281 on Capitol Ave.)

Respectfully,

John Yoakum

2016 Platform Committee Chair

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