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DNC to hold party platform forums before convention


The Democratic National Committee will hold hearings around the country to develop a platform for the July convention in Philadelphia.

Supporters of Bernie Sanders hope to influence the platform at the convention, where Hillary Clinton is expected to become the Democratic presidential nominee.

A platform drafting committee will hold hearings in Washington, D.C., on June 8 and 9 and in Phoenix on June 17 and 18. The committee will discuss the platform in St. Louis on June 24 and 25; and hold a final meeting in Orlando, Florida, on July 8 and 9.

Democrats will be able to go online at www.demconvention.com to submit written or video testimony or request to testify in person.

The drafting committee will be chaired by Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings.

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