PHILADELPHIA, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th at the St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, the 2016 Democratic Platform Drafting Committee will hold its final meeting, and members will review and discuss a preliminary draft of the Democratic National Platform. The St. Louis meeting marks the third in a series of four regional events designed to engage every voice in the Party. Platform Drafting Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and DNCC CEO Rev. Leah D. Daughtry will deliver opening remarks at the meeting.
The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in PhiladelphiaJuly 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.