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July 24, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
The stage is set. And organizers of the Democratic National Convention offered a sneak peek Friday when they invited reporters and about 2,000 others to see a transformed Wells Fargo Center. "Welcome to Philadelphia!" Leah Daughtry, CEO of the convention committee, called out from the silver-blue stage flanked by LED screens. "There is no better city, no better backdrop, to showcase our party's values than the birthplace of American democracy. " The convention begins Monday afternoon, with "gavels down" marking the start of business at 3 p.m., but delegate meetings, parties, and events will run throughout each day all week long.
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March 3, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Impact Dimensions, L.L.C., a minority-owned Center City promotional products supplier, has been selected as the official merchandise provider and manager for the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention. A spokeswoman for the Host Committee would not disclose how many Requests for Proposals (RFPs) it received, only that there was "a lot of interest . . . from both local companies as well as from firms across the country. " Impact Dimensions was formed in August of 2002 by Luis Liceaga, president, and Norbert McGettigan, Jr., chief operating officer, with headquarters at 18th and Market Streets and offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Missouri and California, according to its website.
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August 13, 2000 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One thing Ted Hayes can do without is a bunch of spoiled white kids with credit cards messing with his convention. The National Homeless Convention, that is. "I'm going to tell those little punks to leave while you can before you get spanked," said Hayes, who is an advocate for the homeless. Hayes, 49, a tall, slender, bearded black man with big eyes and shoulder-length graying dreadlocks, will launch his convention of homeless people tomorrow - the same day the Democrats launch their convention at the Staples Center, three blocks from Hayes' quarters at Dome Village, a transitional housing colony just off a freeway.
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June 11, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Some Bernie Sanders supporters are planning to camp out in South Jersey while protesting at the Democratic National Convention here next month. Laurie Cestnick, who has been organizing Sanders supporters through an Occupy DNC Convention July 2016 Facebook page, said protesters were "starting to book up all the campsites" as other lodging options fill up. Cestnick, who volunteered on phone banks for Sanders and lives outside Boston, said she...
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May 28, 2010
Philadelphia isn't interested in having the Democratic National Convention here in 2012 but is pondering a bid in 2016. Mayor Nutter recently told Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine that the high costs of holding a convention, including police overtime, precluded a bid for the next big Democratic get-together. "Our analysis suggests the costs associated with preparing for and hosting the 2012 DNC are important not to overlook," Nutter wrote to Kaine. He also said he wanted to "commit to being first in line to bid on the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
NEWS
July 29, 2016
A story Thursday on television coverage of the Democratic National Convention gave the wrong network identification for Stuart Varney. Varney is a Fox Business Network host who was substituting for Fox News' Neil Cavuto when he made the remarks quoted in the story.
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July 16, 2004 | By Shannon McCaffrey INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge misspoke when he said the costs of securing the Democratic National Convention in Boston could surpass those for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, a spokesman said yesterday. Brian Roehrkasse said the cost of the convention would fall below the $320 million spent protecting the 2002 Olympics. He could not provide an estimate of the cost of the convention, which runs from July 26-29. At a news conference Wednesday in Boston, Ridge said the cost for securing the convention "will be as high or even higher" than the Olympic Games.
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July 17, 1988 | By Charles Green, Inquirer Convention Bureau
Forget about learning the difference between the Credentials Committee and the Rules Committee. Most of the delegates don't, so why should you? Here's the glossary you need to enhance your viewing enjoyment of the Democratic National Convention. PLATFORM. No, not the one nobody reads. Keep an eye on the one in the convention hall. There's a section behind the podium that is electronically raised and lowered so every speaker appears to be the same height on camera. Try to catch it going up for 5-foot, 8-inch Michael S. Dukakis.
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August 3, 2016
A photo caption in some editions Sunday wrongly described a July 25 march on South Broad Street during the Democratic National Convention. The "March for Our Lives" was organized by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and not all those in it supported Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.
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July 24, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
The stage is set. And organizers of the Democratic National Convention offered a sneak peek Friday when they invited reporters and about 2,000 others to see a transformed Wells Fargo Center. "Welcome to Philadelphia!" Leah Daughtry, CEO of the convention committee, called out from the silver-blue stage flanked by LED screens. "There is no better city, no better backdrop, to showcase our party's values than the birthplace of American democracy. " The convention begins Monday afternoon, with "gavels down" marking the start of business at 3 p.m., but delegate meetings, parties, and events will run throughout each day all week long.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITER
Feeling the Bern, Ed Higgins incinerated his old life. In the last five months, Higgins, 39, shuttered his Arizona advertising company, broke up with his longtime girlfriend, and dedicated himself to planning a march from Washington to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. "I'm at the end of my rope, but somehow it feels like exactly where I should be," said Higgins, who is bouncing among friends' houses when not living out of his car. Higgins wars undeterred by Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
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June 11, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Some Bernie Sanders supporters are planning to camp out in South Jersey while protesting at the Democratic National Convention here next month. Laurie Cestnick, who has been organizing Sanders supporters through an Occupy DNC Convention July 2016 Facebook page, said protesters were "starting to book up all the campsites" as other lodging options fill up. Cestnick, who volunteered on phone banks for Sanders and lives outside Boston, said she...
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March 11, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Focus on Pa. race I find it strange that there has been so little coverage of the upcoming primary for U.S. senator from Pennsylvania ("Debate can impact Super Tuesday," Feb. 29). And stranger yet, that columnist John Baer called Democrats Katie McGinty and Joe Sestak unexciting candidates. McGinty is a strong progressive who has worked hard for environmental causes in various government positions. Sestak, a former Navy admiral and progressive congressman, walked across the state (with little Inquirer coverage)
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March 3, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Impact Dimensions, L.L.C., a minority-owned Center City promotional products supplier, has been selected as the official merchandise provider and manager for the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention. A spokeswoman for the Host Committee would not disclose how many Requests for Proposals (RFPs) it received, only that there was "a lot of interest . . . from both local companies as well as from firms across the country. " Impact Dimensions was formed in August of 2002 by Luis Liceaga, president, and Norbert McGettigan, Jr., chief operating officer, with headquarters at 18th and Market Streets and offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Missouri and California, according to its website.
NEWS
September 14, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marcel Groen, the long-time head of the Montgomery County Democrats, was elected chair of the statewide party Saturday, a key post heading into national elections next year. His immediate focus, however, is on voting that is just seven weeks away. "The most important thing now are the Supreme Court races," Groen said in an interview following his election by party committee members in Gettysburg. "They are extremely important, from a political perspective, because of redistricting.
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