Convention Central: DemList Weekly Round Up!

Our DemList Weekly Convention Round Up on information, events, logistics and happenings at the Democratic Convention.

The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held July 25-28, 2016 in Philadelphia at The Wells Fargo Center & Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Sanders Announcement: Sources say Senator Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton at a rally in New Hampshire Tuesday (details to come!).

VeepStakes: Top Contenders DemDaily
Democrats: Senators Tim Kaine (VA), Cory Booker (NJ), and Elizabeth Warren (MA).
Republicans: Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Governors Mike Pence (IN) and Chris Christie (NJ) and Senator Jeff Sessions (AL).

The Platform

DNC Platform Committee Members

The DNC will hold its fourth and final regional public hearing today, July 8th & tomorrow, July 9th in Orlando, Florida. The full Convention Platform Committee will meet to review and deliberate the first draft of the Democratic plank of issues approved by the Platform Drafting Committee at the earlier June 25th meeting.

If approved by the full Platform Committee of 187 members from across the country, it will be presented for ratification at the Democratic National Convention.

Copy of The Draft Platform: Read it Here!
List of the Full Platform Committee
Details and access to the live stream:

Official Convention Schedule & Caucus Meetings
The official hall and floor schedule has not been released, but the schedule for the DNC's 20+ constituency caucuses are public. See DemDaily: Caucus Schedule!

The Secret Service has released a map of road closings during the Convention, so that attendees can begin to plan their routes to and from hotels, meetings and other areas of interest. See the Details and Map!

Open Events
Admittance to the Wells Fargo Center and the official convention floor activities requires credentials - which are designated to delegates, media, elected officials and volunteers. However, the smaller council and caucus meetings which take place throughout the day at the Pennsylvania Convention Center are open to the public.

There will also be a number of fun Convention-related events around town that will be open to the public, including Politifest, PhillyFest, Center City Sips, watch parties and DonkeysAroundTown. See Philly Host Events and check the DemList Convention Calendar for open events.

Donkeys Around Town!

Be on the lookout on Twitter for special DNC-related deals on drinks, food, attractions and retail, marked by the hashtag #DNCDeals!

Vendor Directory
Visit the Philadelphia Host Committee's Vendor Directory for stores and services of all kinds available through local enterprises in Philadelphia.

Resource Links
DemList Convention Calendar:  Over 120 convention events posted already!
DemDailys: Check out past Dailys on Housing and the DNCC Staff List.
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