Every four years, the Democratic Party assembles a "platform" that outlines the party's position on a variety of issues. Traditionally, the platform is written by paid professionals and then presented to the American people. This year, that's going to change.
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.
This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard about issues that you are concerned about right here in the 15th Congressional District, as well as, national and global issues. Issues like health care, global warming and urban greening, education, job creation, housing foreclosures and affordability, the economy, gas prices, civil and human rights ,America's reputation abroad and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Harlem for Obama (H4O) will host this platform meeting
Saturday July 26th, 2008
African Services Committee, Inc
429 West 127th Street
New York , NY 10027, 3rd floor.
12PM - 4PM
Space is limited so please RSVP at http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/4gggk
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!
You can write the next chapter in the history of the Democratic Party.
(Cross posted at my Barack Obama's website..)
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