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Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Announce 2012 Convention Platform Committee

BY IN News On 12-07-2012

Today, the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America announced the 2012 Platform process. In the weeks leading up to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, Democrats from across the country will come together to draft a Platform that outlines Democratic priorities and highlights the President’s vision for the middle class and his efforts to create an economy that’s built to last. A national hearing will take place July 27-29, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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