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Democrats shorten 2012 convention from four days to three
|Contributor||Archbishop Katz |
|Last Edited||Archbishop Katz Jan 17, 2012 01:05pm|
|Author||Daniel Strauss |
|News Date||Tuesday, January 17, 2012 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Democrats will shorten their summer convention, where President Obama will accept his nomination for reelection, from four days to three, the party announced Tuesday. |
The convention was scheduled to begin on Labor Day in Charlotte, N.C. The change means it will start Tuesday, Sept. 4, instead.
“We wanted to find a way to truly make this convention different than any other in history. We want this convention to be about more than just the pageantry and speeches you see on television. This is about engaging Americans in a meaningful way,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.
The party also announced Obama will again accept his nomination at a football stadium. This year it will be at the Bank of America Stadium. In 2008, Obama gave his acceptance speech at what was then Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.
This year, he will make his speech on Sept. 6, the final day of the convention.
Bank of America Stadium, home to the Carolina Panthers, seats more than 73,000, according to reports.