Friday, August 8, 2008
The Democratic National Committee Platform Committee will meet in Pittsburgh Saturday with the goal of approving a party platform that will be sent to Denver later this month. The document will voted on by all convention delegates. More than 16-hundred meeting were held in communities across the country as the platform writing committee built the document. Committee chair Michael Yaki says the platform is a “unifying document” that reflects the thoughts of senators Obama and Clinton. He says they chose Pittsburgh for the meeting because of the city’s past problems and future potential. He says they want to highlight how manufacturing jobs and their good wages, healthcare and pensions left the city and it is now ready to roar back to life with a new identity. He says the nation can do the same under the policies contained in the platform. The meeting is open to the public but only delegates will be able to speak and vote.