Convention Central: The People’s Platform

May 31, 2016
In a joint statement Friday, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wassermann Schultz and DNC Platform Drafting Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD), announced a series of regional hearings intended to open the process of finalizing the party's official plank of issues to "all voices."
Each of the four events will include experts from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, encouraging input from those most directly affected - the American People.
How can You Participate? 
The Platform hearings will be held throughout June and early July on a regional basis and will be open to the public:
Region
Location Date  Details 
Mid-Atlantic Washington, DC June 8th &9th Forum with Testimony
Southwest
Phoenix, Arizona June 17th & 18th Forum with Testimony
Midwest St. Louis, Missouri June 24th & 25th Drafting Committee Meeting
Southeast Orlando, Florida July 8th & 9th Platform Committee Meeting
"We are broadening the process to welcome and include input from across the nation. I want to ensure we take up the issues at the center of people's lives, so I hope Democrats will make time to share their perspectives."
Congressman Elijah Cummings

Democrats around the country are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to have their voice heard in person, through video, or in writing
Those interested can upload written testimony or video testimony by Skype, in lieu of attending one of the meetings.
To learn more about the committee and its members, go to DemDaily: Platform Committee Announced!
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