DCCC Memo Worries Progressive Activists

The group calls for unity events to be held after primary battles.

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Ally Mutnick
Dec. 8, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

“A recently released document from the” DCCC “has a lot of progressive activists worried. A copy of the DCCC’s Memorandum of Understanding for candidates running in the DCCC’s ‘Majority Maker districts’ — districts that it considers competitive — details the organization’s criteria for supporting a candidate.”

“The candidate agrees not to engage in tactics that do harm to our chances of winning a General Election. In addition, the Candidate agrees to hold a unity event with their primary opponents following the primary,” according to the memo.

“Progressives have voiced concerns that these stipulations are an attempt to bring leftist candidates in line with the party’s more mainstream values.” (Mic)

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