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Black Issues Addressed in Democratic Platform Document to be Issued at Convention This Week


By Zenitha Prince



U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.)

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other minorities were well represented on the committee that drafted the Democratic Party’s platform, a groundbreaking document that will be presented at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, being held this week July 25-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, a Democratic leader told the AFRO.

“This is, without a doubt, the most progressive platform we have all seen in a long time,” said U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), who chaired the Drafting Committee responsible for the initial draft of the platform, 97 percent of which comprises the final document. “I kept saying over and over from the beginning: I am not interested in finding common ground, I am interested in finding higher ground. And I think this document can take us there.”

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