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Democratic National Convention begins Tuesday

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By Katiana Krawchenko-WUFT-FM

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Last week, all attention was on the Republicans in Tampa for the Republican National Convention.

Today, the Democratic National Convention will begin in Charlotte, N.C.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the U.S. representative for Florida’s 20th District and chair of the Democratic National Committee, will speak tonight.

In addition, the Democratic Party will unveil and vote to adopt a platform. This platform includes extending tax cuts to those who earn less than $250,000 a year, supporting safe and legal abortions for women and backing President Obama’s health care plan.

Other speakers include first lady Michelle Obama and actor Kal Penn, of the “Harold and Kumar” series. Penn has worked periodically throughout the Obama administration as the associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.

The convention will continue Wednesday. On Thursday, President Obama and Vice President will accept the nominations for the Democratic Party. President Obama will also give a speech on Thursday.

Cassandra Vangellow edited this story online.

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