Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mayor Nutter to speak at Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced this morning that Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will be among the speakers when the party's convention is held in Charlotte, N.C. in the first week of September. The Democratic Party plans to start the convention with a rally on Labor Day, Sept. 3, and then hold events that Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Mayor Nutter to speak at Democratic National Convention

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The Democratic National Convention Committee announced this morning that Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will be among the speakers when the party's convention is held in Charlotte, N.C. in the first week of September.  The Democratic Party plans to start the convention with a rally on Labor Day, Sept. 3, and then hold events that Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Other mayors scheduled to speak at the DNC are Newark N.J. Cory Booker, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.  Nutter will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 4 or Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Time Warner Cable Arena.  President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be nominated to run for reelection on Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Bank of America Stadium.

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