The Democratic Party – 2016

The Democratic Party

WHO WE ARE Our Party

For more than 160 years, Democrats have represented the interests of working families, fighting for equal opportunities and justice for all Americans.

Our party was founded on the conviction that wealth and privilege shouldn’t be an entitlement to rule and the belief that the values of hardworking families are the values that should guide us.

We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world by rewarding greed and recklessness or by letting those with the most influence write their own rules. We got here by rewarding hard work and responsibility, by investing in people, and by growing our country from the bottom up.

Today Democrats are fighting to repair a decade of damage and grow an economy based on the values of Main Street, not greed and reckless speculation. Democrats are focused on rescuing our economy not just in the short run but also rebuilding our economy for the long run—an economy that lifts up not just some Americans, but all Americans.

To learn more:  http://www.democrats.org

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The Democratic Platform

MOVING AMERICA FORWARD

September 4, 2012 – The Democratic Party becomes the first major U.S. political party in history to publicly support same-sex marriage on a national platform at the Democratic National Convention.

REBUILDING MIDDLE CLASS SECURITY

Putting Americans Back to Work
The Middle Class Bargain
Cutting Waste, Reducing the Deficit, Asking All to Pay Their Fair Share
Economy Built to Last

AMERICA WORKS WHEN EVERYONE PLAYS BY THE SAME RULES

Wall Street Reform
21st Century Government: Transparent and Accountable
Lobbying Reform and Campaign Finance Reform

GREATER TOGETHER

Strengthening the American Community
Protecting Rights and Freedoms
Ensuring Safety and Quality of Life
Pro-Same Sex Marriage

STRONGER IN THE WORLD, SAFER AND MORE SECURE AT HOME

Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq
Disrupting, Dismantling, and Defeating Al-Qaeda
Responsibly Ending the War in Afghanistan
Preventing the Spread and Use of Nuclear Weapons
Countering Emerging Threats
Strengthening Alliances, Expanding Partnerships, and Reinvigorating International Institutions
Promoting Global Prosperity and Development
Maintaining the Strongest Military in the World
Advancing Universal Values

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Democratic National Convention Committee Convenes Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum
Democrats Asked to Make their Voices Heard by Providing Written Testimony, Submitting Video Testimony or Requesting to Appear in Person

Jun 07, 2016, 14:23 ET from 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee

PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

On Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., the 2016 Democratic Platform Drafting Committee will hold the first in a series of regional events designed to engage every voice in the Party. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Platform Drafting Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) CEO, Rev. Leah D. Daughtry will deliver opening remarks at the forum. The Drafting Committee will then hear from policy experts and Democrats from all walks of life to inform the Democratic National Platform.

In an effort to welcome every voice in the Party, the DNCC has announced multiple ways in which the public can participate in the series of regional events. Democrats interested in providing testimony can go to http://www.demconvention.com/platform to submit written or video testimony. Members of the public interested in attending the events can also RSVP online; seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

For more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/democratic-national-convention-committee-convenes-mid-atlantic-democratic-platform-forum-300281045.html

2016 Democratic National Convention Committee Platform Meeting

Forums will be held in the following regions:

Mid-Atlantic – Washington, DC on June 8th and 9th (forum with testimony)
Southwest – Phoenix, AZ on June 17th and 18th (forum with testimony)
Midwest – St. Louis, MO on June 24th and 25th (drafting committee meeting)
Southeast – Orlando, FL on July 8th and 9th (platform committee meeting)

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16 thoughts on “The Democratic Party – 2016

  1. WH

    Thursday, January 14, 2016
    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    Vice President Biden departs Washington, D.C. en route Guatemala City, Guatemala

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    President Obama holds a town hall
    McKinley Senior High School, Baton Rouge, LA

    12:00 PM
    12:30 PM
    President Obama holds a Twitter Q&A
    McKinley Senior High School, Baton Rouge, LA

    1:00 PM
    Vice President Biden holds a bilateral meeting with President-elect Jimmy Morales of Guatemala
    Intercontinental Real Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

    1:30 PM
    Vice President Biden holds a working lunch with the Northern Triangle leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
    Intercontinental Real Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

    2:00 PM
    2:20 PM
    President Obama departs Louisiana en route Washington, DC
    Baton Rouge Regional Airport

    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    Vice President Biden attends the inauguration of President-elect Morales
    Miguel Angel Asturias Cultural Center, Guatemala City, Guatemala

    4:35 PM
    President Obama arrives Joint Base Andrews

    4:50 PM
    President Obama arrives the White House
    South Lawn

    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    Vice President will depart Guatemala City, Guatemala en route Washington, D.C.

    7:00 PM
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    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  2. Democratic Donkey

    The Democratic Party

    WHO WE ARE – Our Party

    For more than 160 years, Democrats have represented the interests of working families, fighting for equal opportunities and justice for all Americans.

    Our party was founded on the conviction that wealth and privilege shouldn’t be an entitlement to rule and the belief that the values of hardworking families are the values that should guide us.

    We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world by rewarding greed and recklessness or by letting those with the most influence write their own rules. We got here by rewarding hard work and responsibility, by investing in people, and by growing our country from the bottom up.

    Today Democrats are fighting to repair a decade of damage and grow an economy based on the values of Main Street, not greed and reckless speculation. Democrats are focused on rescuing our economy not just in the short run but also rebuilding our economy for the long run—an economy that lifts up not just some Americans, but all Americans.

    To learn more: http://www.democrats.org

  3. President Obama to speak at high school in Baton Rouge

    Jan 12, 2016 Associated Press

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – President Barack Obama will be speaking at McKinley Senior High School during his trip to Baton Rouge this week.

    The East Baton Rouge Parish school system said in a news release that the president is scheduled to be at the school between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday.

    School system spokeswoman Adonica Duggan says the speech in the gym will be a public event, but only a limited number of the school’s students will be able to attend.

    The visit will mark Obama’s 10th trip to Louisiana during his time in office. The stop comes after Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

    McKinley High, which first opened a century ago, is a landmark in Louisiana history and for years was the only African-American high school in that part of the state

  4. January 14, 2016

    Remarks by the President in State of the Union Rollout Town Hall

    McKinley Senior High School

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    10:14 A.M. CST

    THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Louisiana! (Applause.) Hello, Baton Rouge! Geaux Tigers! (Applause.) For those of you who are not aware, that’s “geaux” with an “x.” I got it.

    Can everybody give Che a big round of applause? (Applause.) We could not be more proud of her. I was backstage — I asked her, “Are you nervous?” She said, no, I got this — (laughter) — I’m fine. That is a serious leader of the future. And we are so proud of her. And I want to thank everybody at McKinley for hosting us today.

    There are a couple of people I want to make sure we acknowledge. Your Mayor, Kip Holden, is in the house. (Applause.) There he is. We got Congressman Cedric Richmond here — (applause) — who’s got a really cute little boy. (Laughter.) And New Orleans Mayor and great friend of mine, Mitch Landrieu is in the house — (applause) — whose son is not so little, but looks pretty cool. I want to congratulate your new governor who’s going to do outstanding work — (applause) — John Bel Edwards is in the house, and his lovely family. We are so grateful to have them here.

    Since LSU has pretty good sports teams, historically, I thought I might mention you got an okay basketball player named Ben Simmons in the house. (Applause.) His dad played in Australia with my Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. So they can hoop. But I think they would both acknowledge that Ben is better. (Laughter.) And it’s wonderful to have him here.

    Now, it is my intention not to give a long speech, because this is sort of a town hall. I want to spend a little time having a conversation with all of you. (Applause.) But I do want to make mention of what your incoming governor is already doing. He’s already delivering for the people of Louisiana. This week, he took the bold and wise step to expand Medicaid — (applause) — to cover hundreds of thousands of hardworking Louisianans, providing them with the financial security of health care. It was the right thing to do. And, by the way, it will actually help the state’s finances. And it shows you why elections matter.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/14/remarks-president-state-union-rollout-town-hall

  5. January 14, 2016

    Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting With President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala

    The Vice President met today with President Jimmy Morales before his inauguration to congratulate him on his assumption of the presidency of Guatemala. The two leaders discussed a range of important issues in the bilateral relationship, including cooperation in the areas of security, energy, economic development, and migration. They also agreed on the important contributions of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, known as CICIG, and pledged to work together to advance reforms related to good governance and greater transparency. The Vice President and President Morales agreed that strong ties between the United States and Guatemala were vital to both countries and the hemisphere as whole and pledged their commitment to deepen the bilateral relationship.

    • January 14, 2016

      Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden and Guatemala President-Elect Jimmy Morales at a Bilateral Meeting

      Intercontinental Real Guatemala
      Guatemala City, Guatemala

      PRESIDENT-ELECT MORALES: (As interpreted.) For us it’s a privilege to have you here and to have you having an interest in the nation. We have a lot of projects together, and that we have initiated in the past, and we want to continue. And there is a saying that you don’t have what you haven’t done.

      I will not ask anything for myself, but I will ask something for the Guatemalans. There is a petition — it’s a very difficult position — but I want to give you this petition. It comes from 10 senators and 139 legislators (inaudible).

      For the rest, we are (inaudible) responsibility, we want to work together. We want to work for Latin America. And excuse me for my bluntness, and for being so direct on this occasion, but this is something that we need to do for our (inaudible).

      VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Well, Mr. President, let me begin by saying congratulations — President-elect, let me say congratulations. And I’m not going to present my list. (Laughter.) Because I don’t want him to miss his inauguration.

      The first time I visited your country several years ago to meet with your colleagues from El Salvador and Honduras, they made a request: Could I find a billion dollars? This is modest comparatively speaking.

      Mr. President, I’ve engaged in the business of foreign policy for a long time. And I truly believe that the next great success story in this hemisphere can be the Northern Triangle — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/15/remarks-vice-president-joe-biden-and-guatemala-president-elect-jimmy

  6. WH

    Friday, January 15, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    2:15 PM
    President Obama is interviewed by YouTube creators

    3:00 PM
    3:15 PM
    Vice President Biden tours the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    3:45 PM
    Vice President Biden Participates in a Roundtable at the Abramson Cancer Center
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    4:00 PM
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  7. The YouTube Interview with President Obama

    Jan 15, 2016

    Top YouTube creators Destin Sandlin, Ingrid Nilsen and Adande Thorne interview President Obama from the East Room of the White House.

  8. January 14, 2016

    Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Attack in Jakarta

    The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack today in Jakarta, Indonesia that killed and wounded several–including law enforcement officers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of this heinous attack. The United States is strongly committed to our strategic partnership with Indonesia and will stand by the Government of Indonesia as it works to bring those responsible for this barbaric terrorist attack to justice and build a more secure future.

  9. Joe Biden’s effort on curing cancer will begin in Philadelphia

    Jan 13, 2016

    WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden has a big assignment for his final year in office: aiding scientists across the country who are searching for a cancer cure.

    He’ll kick off that effort in Philadelphia on Friday, where the Scranton native will talk with doctors and researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.

    It’s a personal mission for Biden, who lost his son, Beau, to brain cancer last year. It’s also an assignment that he asked for. In announcing late last year that he would not run for president, Biden called for a “moonshot” to find a cure for cancer, alluding to President John F. Kennedy’s call to put a man on the moon.

    He has a reach-for-the-stars goal to match. Responding to questions from Twitter users Wednesday, Biden wrote that he hopes to spur “a decade’s worth of progress in five years.”

    In assigning the task of leading that effort to Biden during his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama praised the vice president’s work with Congress last year to boost funding for the National Institutes of Health.

    “Because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past 40 years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control,” Obama said. “For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.”

    National research groups such as the American Association for Cancer Research praised the effort’s timing, saying that with the fast pace of current discoveries, the initiative could help in “translating these exciting scientific discoveries into improved treatments for cancer patients.”

    For more; http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-pa-biden-cancer-moonshot-philadelphia-20160113-story.html

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