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Old 8th July 2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Democratic Platform Mini-Conventions

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From July 19 to July 27, everyday people all across America will hold Platform Meetings in their own communities. From Atlanta, Georgia to Muncie, Indiana, from Bangor, Maine to Eugene, Oregon, Americans will meet to talk about what issues are most important to them and what should be at the heart of the Democratic platform for change.

The results of these Platform Meetings will be incorporated into the formal process that culminates in the adoption of the platform at the Democratic Convention in August. A few participants may even be invited to appear and testify at the National Hearing and at the Convention!
Linky.

I, of course, like the opening up of the process, though it is obviously difficult to do for a major party.

My problem is that the recommend focusing on a few issues or even just one at a meeting, and looking at the site most of them don't specify what will be discussed. Of course, this a problem with the people hosting, because some of them did specify, not with the process itself.

But still, they have quite a few meetings already set up.
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Old 9th July 2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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C'mon, no one?

Anyone planning on attending one, or hosting one?

I would host one for Skeptics, Secularists, Social Libertarians, Election Reformists, and Gay Rights Allies.

Of course, I don't have any place to host one, and I doubt I could get that many people back home in the Red suburbs .

If you don't at least attend one, I will get Obama to excommunicate you from the Church of Obamaology!
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Old 10th July 2008, 06:39 AM   #3
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Just a way to give people the illusion that their opinions mean something, much like the weekly office meetings I'm forced to attend. BS.
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