WHEREAS, It was previously discussed what resolutions are and what they do;
WHEREAS, It has not yet been addressed how they come to a vote;
WHEREAS, The previous explainer should be brought to a conclusion;
WHEREAS, a committee helps in the resolution process;
Any Democrat can draft and submit a resolution idea. Resolutions are first submitted to the Platform, Resolution, Legislation Committee (PRLC) then brought to a vote of precinct committee persons (PCP) at the monthly Multnomah Democrat Central Committee (MDCC) meeting. (Whew, that’s a lot of acronyms!)
Most resolutions are developed and refined with the help of a study group and then passed to MDCC by the PRLC. Alternatively, 5 PCPs can sign on to a resolution and bring it before the MDCC after the PRLC has been shown the draft.
Regardless of which route the authors take, resolutions must be posted on the website and distributed to all PCPs at least six days in advance of the MDCC, giving them the opportunity to read over and study the issue. Occasionally, a major political issue or event can happen too late for a resolution to make that deadline. If so, 5 PCPs can bring it to the MDCC as an emergency resolution that requires a much higher threshold for passage.…