Membership in the Reform Caucus is open to members of
the Democratic State Committee, the Executive Committee
and officers of the Democratic State Committee, and
Democratic County Chairs.
The Reform Caucus has its roots in the 1950's reform
movement led by such great Democrats as Eleanor
Roosevelt and Herbert Lehman. The Reform Caucus works to
make the Democratic Party more open and democratic in
its procedures, and progressive on the issues.
Meetings of the Reform Caucus are open to all
registered Democrats. The Caucus always meets in
conjunction with meetings of the Democratic State
Committee, and often between those meetings. The by-laws
and officers of the Caucus are listed under the links
shown on this page.
The Reform Caucus serves as a forum for independent-minded members of the
Democratic State Committee to discuss policy issues and formulate positions on
public policy for consideration the NY Democratic Party. The Party has not had a
formal Platform in many years, but the resolutions advanced by the Caucus, read
together, form a substantial and progressive Platform for the Democratic Party.
Those resolutions are reproduced under the Platform tab on this page. Some
forward-looking resolutions have failed of adoption, but we hope they will
become part of the Future Platform of the NY Democratic Party.
May 31st Meeting Mintues Click Here
Meeting, Minutes Click Here