The new rules for the Democratic County Central Committees are in place and folks are signing up now to be on their county committees. The way this works, you go down to your county court house, pick up the form, pay the fee which varies from county to county (from 5 dollars on up to 40) and file to run in the May 22nd primary. Until recently, there were limits to how many people could serve on the committees and thus those that signed on were often forced into contested primaries or simply blown off. County Chairmen could run the committees like their own private fiefdoms and never lift a finger for the party without any accountability. Some counties don’t even have active committees in them. Well, now that’s starting to change. The new rules mean that anyone can get on and that there’s no limit to membership so no contested primaries pitting would be members against each other and no monkey business to keep people out. You’ve still got two days to file, so if you haven’t yet get down to the courthouse and do it. This is the chance to change the party we’ve been wanting for years, from the ground up. Let’s act on it! The cutoff is at noon on Friday, so if you haven’t joined your county committee yet you need to hurry up and do so.