PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Welcome to Philadelphia!
Our extraordinary team has worked tirelessly to make this week worthy of the history happening here at this, the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
We gather in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, to celebrate the most enduring of American values: that of "We The People."
When we, as Democrats, say, "We The People," it has, perhaps, a different meaning than it does for our friends on the other side of the aisle.
When Democrats say, "We The People," we actually mean "ALL The People."
This is the beauty of our party, that our tent is big enough for everyone.
We understand that whether we live in cities, suburbs or Indian Country, urban, rural or indigenous communities, we all want the same thing: to feel safe, empowered, and heard, and to have the tools and support we need to achieve the American Dream.
We understand that we have a mission, a mandate, and a moral obligation to work, fight, and act on behalf of all people, especially those who cannot work, fight, or act for themselves.
We have a mission to ensure our public leaders reflect the values of "ALL" the people they serve.
We have a mandate to leave no one behind, because none of us succeed unless all of us succeed.
We have a moral obligation, grounded in our common values, to live, not as islands unto ourselves, but in a beloved community with each other. And this beautiful idea requires that we recognize the intrinsic worth of every person, and starting right now to make an investment in their futures.
When the founding fathers wrote, "We The People," not even five miles from where we stand today, they set our country off on our ongoing journey toward a more perfect union.
This week, we will move one huge step closer to that goal by nominating a candidate, Hillary Clinton, who not only believes that "We The People" means "ALL The People," but that regardless of where you come from or what you look like, what you believe or who you love, we are always stronger together.
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 official website of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is www.demconvention.com.
SOURCE 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee