DNC creates new restrictions for corporate donations

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday passed a resolution banning donations from corporate contributors whose areas of interest come into conflict with the DNC's stated values.

The resolution, which was introduced by California member Christine Pelosi, passed unanimously. Christine Pelosi is the daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Christine Pelosi has introduced similar resolutions before that were shot down over concerns about which industries the measures would target.

The move was celebrated on Twitter by progressive members of the Democratic Party who have been pushing to reduce corporate influence in the party.

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An online petition created by MoveOn member Sandy Phillips indicates that the resolution was designed to target "gun, tobacco, payday lender, and other corporate donations counter to our values."

"Thnx Pelosi for taking a stand. Admire that you have always been for eliminating these positions of cronyism," wrote Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on Twitter.

The resolution's strength in the DNC is unclear. Hours after the resolution passed, Pelosi warned that DNC officials were whispering that the vote is not legally binding, allowing DNC Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE to ignore it. Pelosi issued a call on her Twitter account, challenging Perez to uphold the vote of DNC members.

"Amid scuttle from staff that " resolution is legally 'nonbinding' let's ask : will you heed Members' vote or not?" Pelosi tweeted.

The DNC met this weekend in Las Vegas for the party's fall meeting. Along with scheduled speakers such as Perez and vice chairman Rep Keith EllisonKeith Maurice EllisonMinnesota sues Juul over rise in youth vaping Jane Fonda calls for protecting water resources at weekly DC climate protest Progressives ramp up fight against Facebook MORE (D-Minn.), the event also featured a surprise appearance from former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidNevada journalist: Harry Reid will play 'significant role' in Democratic primary The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - A crucial week on impeachment The Hill's Morning Report — Pelosi makes it official: Trump will be impeached MORE (D-Nev.).

A previous rule implemented during the Obama administration by the DNC banning contributions from federal lobbyists was rolled back last year by former DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).

--This report was updated on Oct. 23 at 4:21 p.m.