The Democratic National Committee says that Democrats have a messaging problem: no one knows what the Democrat Party stands for.
It is strongly believed that the Democratic Party is loosely understood as a long list of policy statements and not as people with a common set of core goals,” reads the party’s 2014 preliminary autopsy, released Saturday at the DNC’s Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The DNC’s report, nine pages including a front and back cover, lays out several party goals. They include:
Launching a “National Narrative Project” to create a “values-based” message to appeal to voters
Strengthening relations with state parties, winning state legislatures ahead of the 2020 redistricting
Finding more candidates at the state, local, and federal level.
The report also calls on the party to win back white Southern voters, and to build support for an explicit right to vote in the constitution. On Saturday, the DNC unanimously passed a resolution supporting a constitutional amendment protecting every individual’s right to vote at its winter meeting.