The Democratic National Committee (DNC) previously announced that the Platform Drafting Committee will hold public hearings this week. In addition, the DNC announced today that the hearings will cover the following topics:
Monday, June 29 from 5-8pm ET: Addressing the COVID-19 Health Crisis and Building Back Better
Wednesday, July 1 from 5-8pm ET: A Vision for a More Equitable Future
Thursday, July 2 from 5-8pm ET: Restoring the Soul of America
All hearings will be livestreamed on the DNCC’s YouTube channel. The full Platform Drafting Committee will meet on July 15th.
“While Republicans are cutting and pasting their platform from 2016, Democrats recognize the massive challenges and changes before our nation, and we are committed to a platform process that includes voices from across our party that will generate proposals reflecting the values of our country,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “Vice President Biden is committed to developing a robust, forward-looking agenda for the next four years, and to do so by listening to the diverse voices that make our party stronger.”
Every four years, Democratic National Committee members come together ahead of their convention to forge a diversity of values and beliefs into the Party Platform—a roadmap for how they plan to move America forward. The project announced today will allow anyone who has ideas about the party’s agenda to record, upload, and share their story in a brief video message. These videos will be hosted through Countable, an innovative and user-friendly video content hub, and may also be shown on the convention’s website, social media, or during the event in August. Countable is a civic technology company powering a new wave of political engagement through community and user-generated video content.