THE PREAMBLE
We, the members of the Democratic State Central Committee of Michigan, do hereby establish and adopt these rules of the Democratic Party of Michigan based on the following principles:

The Principle of People – giving service to the needs and aspirations of all people. The Principle of Democracy – working for equal opportunity for access and full participation of all elements of society in all political and governmental processes. We further state that the Democratic Party of the State of Michigan consists of those qualified members of the Democratic Party as described in these rules that work for and support the principles of the Democratic Party.

 

ARTICLE 1. STATUTORY PROVISIONS
The Democratic Party of Michigan, in the exercise of its constitutional rights of association and speech, reserves the right to accept or decline the application of Michigan statutory provisions, which appear to govern its affairs. The incorporation of statutory provisions in these rules is voluntary and is subject to the foregoing reservation.

 

ARTICLE 2. POLICY

A. Fundamental Principles

  1. All public meetings at all levels of the Democratic Party in Michigan shall be open to all members of the Democratic Party regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, economic status, religion, ethnic identity, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical appearance or disability.
  2. No tests for membership in, nor any oaths of loyalty to, the Democratic Party in Michigan shall be required or used which has the effect of requiring prospective or current members of the Democratic Party to acquiesce in, condone or support discrimination on the grounds of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, economic status, religion, ethnic identity, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical appearance or disability.
  3. The time and place for all public meetings of the Democratic Party on all levels shall be publicized fully and in such a manner as to assure timely notice to all interested persons. Such meetings must be held in places accessible to all Party members and large enough to accommodate all interested persons.
  4. The Democratic Party, on all levels, shall support the broadest possible participation without discrimination on grounds of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, economic status, religion, ethnic identity, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical appearance or disability.
  5. The Democratic Party in each County/District shall publicize fully and in such a manner as to assure notice to all interested parties a full description of the legal and practical procedures for selection of Democratic Party officers and representation on all levels. Publication of these procedures shall be done in such a fashion that all prospective and current members of each County/District Democratic Party will be fully and adequately informed of the pertinent procedure in time to participate in each selection procedures at all levels of the Democratic Party organization.