Native Leaders Fill Six Democratic Convention Posts

January 28, 2008

Author: Jerry Reynolds

Source: Indian Country Today

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DENVER - The standing committees of the Democratic national convention include six American Indians after January elections, an unprecedented number that national party chairman Howard Dean said reflects the strength-in-diversity of Democrats and their convention.

The convention, to be held in Denver in August, will nominate the Democratic candidate for president. Three committees to the convention - the Credentials, Rules and Platform committees - will develop recommendations and submit them to convention delegates for review and approval. Each committee has 186 members, with 25 on each nominated by Dean and elected by the DNC executive committee.