Yesterday, Chris Bowers postedabout the Superdelegate Transparency Project. That's an incredibly important campaign to shine light onto the superdelegates and the working of the nominating process.
But, we here at DFA want to take this a step further. Our position is very simple.
If super-delegates don't like who you choose to be our nominee, they can overturn your vote. We can't let that happen. Our nominee must be chosen by Democratic voters not by back room deals of the party elite.
The first step in our campaign is to add your name to our call to action:
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Yesterday, I sent out a message to DFA members explaining why we're running our superdelegate campaign.
This is an unprecedented year. Thirty-seven states and U.S. territories have already voted and we don't have a clear nominee. Senators Clinton and Obama are in a delegate race to the nomination.
There are a lot of ways that delegates get assigned to a specific candidate, but almost all of the allocated delegates are directly tied and bound by the actual votes in each primary or caucus -- all of them that is, except super-delegates.
Super-delegates are a contingent of almost 900 elected officials, party insiders, and current DNC members and they aren't required to follow the voters. In fact, after every Democrat has voted and the last allocated delegates are assigned, super-delegates have the power to overturn the popular vote and crown a different winner.
That's right, if super-delegates don't like who you choose to be our nominee, they can overturn your vote. We can't let that happen. Our nominee must be chosen by Democratic voters, not by back room deals of the party elite. Sign our petition now to let the voters decide:
We must respect the 20 million Democrats who have already voted and the millions more who will vote before the convention. It's up to us to make sure the almost 900 super-delegates do the right thing.
Sign the petition today and we'll deliver all of the signatures directly to super-delegates.
And this is just the beginning of our campaign to let the voters decide. The longer it takes to win, the more we'll escalate the campaign. We'll write letters, make calls, and hold media events. Because when it comes to protecting the will of Democratic primary voters, DFA members know exactly where we stand.
Thank you for taking action today.
On Wednesday February 27th, we'll be delivering the collected signatures to superdelegates across the country.
Look for more updates in the days and weeks ahead from myself or our Field Director, Ilya Sheyman. We're going to continue to ramp up this campaign until DC Insiders and Party operatives announce that they'll respect your vote.