Idaho Statesman: Democratic Party needs ‘monumental cultural change,’ Idaho party leader says

BY DAVID LIGHTMAN
dlightman@mcclatchydc.com

WASHINGTON – Sally Boynton Brown, the Idaho Democratic executive director vying to become the party’s national chairwoman, Thursday offered a multi-part plan that includes a “monumental cultural change” for the ailing party.

Brown offered a plan Thursday with four pillars, involving purpose, partnership, culture and structure, that stressed how the party should build itself from the grass roots.

IT IS A BLUEPRINT THAT REDEFINES OUR PURPOSE, AND INCLUDES THE CONCRETE STEPS THAT WILL RESULT IN ELECTION WINS ON ALL LEVELS.
Sally Boynton Brown, Idaho Democratic Party executive director, on her plan to revitalize the national party

“Creating a service-oriented, innovative, resilient DNC for the 21st century will require a monumental cultural change,” she said. “It will require everyone in the Democratic Party to start looking deeply at our own actions, assumptions and judgments.”

That means changes in the entire party structure, governing documents and infrastructure, she said. Read More