State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed appointed to the 2012 Democratic National Convention Platform Committee
State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, District 92, has been appointed as a member of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Platform Committee. The Platform Committee will meet August 10 -12 in Detroit, Michigan.
The National Platform is an official statement of the Party’s position on a wide variety of issues. Each issue category included in the Platform is a “plank.” A new Platform is adopted every four years by the Democratic National Convention.
The Platform Committee is one of three “Standing Committees” of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The other two standing committees are the Credentials and Rules Committees.
The Committee is responsible for drafting and recommending a proposed National Platform for approval at the Democratic National Convention. Its recommendation is presented as a Committee Report voted on by the delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
Each Convention Standing Committee has a total of 186 members (not including Committee officers) that cast 183 votes. Members are allocated as follows:
- A total of 157 members are proportionally allocated among the states based on population and Democratic voting strength. (The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are treated as states.)
- Four members are allocated to represent American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (“Democrats Abroad”) with each member casting ¼ vote. (These jurisdictions are collectively referred to as the “territories.”)
- Each committee includes 25 Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) members. These members were nominated by DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and elected by the DNC Executive Committee.