Sunita Leeds, Co-Chair of the Rules Committee for the Democratic Convention and Vice Chair of the NJDC spoke on Monday at the podium of the Democratic Convention in Denver's Pepsi Center. The Rules Committee for the DNC Convention establishes the procedural rules under which the Convention will operate, and nominates the permanent officers of the Convention.
JTA blogged about Leeds role in the convention in a posting entitled, "Jews and Arabs Rule the Rules," noting:
Jews and Arabs can work out a few rules for getting along, at least when it comes to the Democratic convention.
Sunita Leeds, a member of the National Jewish Democratic Council’s executive committee, co-chaired the party’s Rules Committee with Mary Rose Oakar, the former Ohio congresswoman who is now president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
At the launch of the business part of the Denver convention on Monday, Leeds’ job was to note efforts by the committee to address difficulties surrounding the role of unpledged delegates – the thousand or so folks that under current rules can throw the popular vote out the window.