Testing New Democratic Party Rules: The Chicago Challenges

Bode, Ken
May 1972
New Republic;5/27/72, Vol. 166 Issue 22, p14
Focuses on reforms in the U.S.-based Democratic party rules. Agenda of Democratic convention to be held in Chicago, Illinois; National party guidelines violated by reformers; Challenge filed by a coalition of Chicago Democrats including civil rights activists, leaders of the black and Latin communities, and several reform Democratic to 59 delegates and 31 alternates elected in the March 21 primary; Claim that with no chance to win in the organization-controlled state court, attorneys for the challengers are seeking to remove the case to the federal judiciary; Information that to pick their rival delegation, the reformers have scheduled 48 meetings all over the city to be followed by representative assemblies in each of Chicago's eight congressional districts.


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