DNC Convention Partnering with Gay Community

    Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean and Democratic Convention CEO Rev. Leah Daughtry will be in Denver today, in part to discuss the importance of the LGBT community in the 2008 elections.Representatives from the DNC Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council and the National Stonewall Democrats will join Dean and Daughtry at today’s luncheon meeting at Palettes in the Denver Art Museum.

    PhotobucketOther dignitaries at the special event include Colorado Democratic Party chair Pat Waak, state Stonewall chair Jeffrey Shaw, Sen. Jennifer Veiga and Rep. Mark Ferrandino.

    The gay community is playing a big part in convention activities. Dean appointed seven LGBT members to sit on the convention’s standing committee that oversees the platform, credentials and rules sub-committees.

    In 2006, the DNC adopted new rules that will increase the number of LGBT delegates at the 2008 Democratic Convention.

    For more information contact Thomas Petrillo at PetrilloT@dnc.org.

    Photo: DNC Chair Howard Dean