A group of Democratic party activists has put up a website called “Building a Stronger ADP.” They are assembling a list of supporters of this plan, presumably to present it to the incoming chair. This is from the introduction of their plan:
We are undertaking this project for a simple reason: we love our state, and we want the Democratic Party to succeed here. Throughout the years we have seen the ups and downs, the wins and the losses, and we have always believed that there is greater potential in Arizona than most people realize. Still, having followed the state party over last year’s election cycle, we came to an unpleasant but undeniable realization: we failed.
Many of the items in there are problems that we all know about (lack of turnout in hispanic districts, for example), but they do tackle a couple of specifics with the party structure (calling on a committee to hire the executive director).
Many of these ideas and issues have been discussed before. The fact that they are out there, and have been out there for some time now, is a big part of my frustration with the argument that “we didn’t know how bad the problem was.” These concerns have been discussed for a while, it’s just that the people who had these concerns were ignored.
There are no authors listed on the site, and the people that contacted me about this wanted to remain anonymous. I’d rather that they didn’t. They believe that it is better for the discussion to keep the names and personalities out of this and keep it a discussion of the issues. I don’t agree with that premise, but I respect the decision and will not reveal their names. But their addresses are…just kidding.