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Put Travel/Tourism Issues on the National Agenda

July 10, 2008

Put Travel/Tourism Issues on the National Agenda
July 10, 2008 – The Democratic National Committee and Barack Obama’s presidential campaign will hold meetings in all 50 states to get voters more involved in developing the party platform.

Both political parties produce a platform, or statement of its principles, each presidential election year. In the past, the DNC has held a limited number of public meetings around the country to seek input on the document, generally from advocacy organizations or research groups.

Voters can go to Obama’s campaign Web site,, to sign up to host one of the meetings, which will take place July 19-27. From the "select the type of event" option, choose "platform meeting."

The drafting committee will receive a report with input from the meetings Aug. 1 before assembling a draft platform in Cleveland on Aug. 2-3.

The draft will serve as a working document for the full Platform Committee, which will meet Aug. 9 in Pittsburgh to consider and vote on the document.

NTA has contacted the Republican National Committee to see if a similar opportunity exists for input there and will make that known as soon as possible. This is an excellent opportunity to get travel and tourism issues the time and attention they deserve.

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