WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, June 9th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., the 2016 Democratic Platform Drafting Committee will hold the second session of the Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum, the first in a series of regional events designed to engage every voice in the Party. Platform Drafting Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) CEO, Rev. Leah D. Daughtry will deliver opening remarks at the forum. The Drafting Committee will then hear from policy experts and Democrats from all walks of life to inform the Democratic National Platform.
In an effort to welcome every voice in the Party, the DNCC has announced multiple ways in which the public can participate in the series of regional events. Democrats interested in providing testimony can go to www.demconvention.com/platform to submit written or video testimony. Members of the public interested in attending the events can also RSVP online; seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Members of the media interested in attending must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Democratic National Platform Forum
Thursday, June 9 , 2016
Session 2 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM*
Moving America Forward: Education, Jobs, and the Economy
Session 3 –1:00 PM to 5:00 PM*
America's Role in the World
(*All times are approximate)
WHERE: The Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008. Event to be held in the Palladian Room.
All Platform forums and meetings will be live streamed at www.demconvention.com/platform and open to press. Members of the media interested in attending must RSVP by emailing email@example.com
The following individuals are scheduled to speak under the theme "Moving America Forward: Education, Jobs, and the Economy" in the order listed below:
Honorable Nancy Pelosi
United States House of Representatives
Economic Policy Institute
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Social Security Works
BCTGM Local 300
Honorable Kurt Campbell
The Asia Group
American Postal Workers Union
Teacher, American Federation of Teachers
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Lily Eskelsen Garcia
National Education Association
Honorable Brad Miller
Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
National Partnership of Women and Families
Homecare Worker, Service Employees International Union
Dr. David Wilson
Morgan State University
Americans for Tax Fairness
Fatima Goss Graves
National Women's Law Center
Communications Workers of America
Auto Manufacturing Worker
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The following individuals are scheduled to speak under the theme "America's Role in the World" in the order listed below:
Honorable Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senate
Honorable Mike Posner
New York University, Stern Center for Business and Human Rights
Lawrence J. Korb
Center for American Progress
Center for Global Development
Honorable Robert Wexler
S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Institute for Policy Studies
Center for American Progress
Center for a New American Security
Foundation for Middle East Peace
About the Democratic National Convention
The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016. Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Host Committee, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our goal is to make this the most engaging, innovative and forward looking Convention in history. The 2016 Democratic National Convention will leverage technology to take the Convention experience well beyond the hall in an effort to engage more Americans than ever before in the event. With the birthplace of American Democracy as a backdrop, the 2016 convention in Philadelphia will highlight our shared Democratic values and help put the Democratic nominee on a path to victory.
The Democratic Convention is the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. At the Convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities including the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle.
The CEO for the 2016 Democratic National Convention is Reverend Leah D. Daughtry.
The DNCC will hold platform events in the following locations: Mid-Atlantic – Washington, DC on June 8 and 9 (forum with testimony); Southwest – Phoenix, Arizona on June 17 and 18 (forum with testimony); Midwest – St. Louis, Missouri on June 24 and 25 (drafting committee meeting); Southeast – Orlando, Florida on July 8 and 9 (platform committee meeting). Members of the public will be admitted to platform events on a first come, first served basis.
The official website of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is www.demconvention.com.
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SOURCE 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee