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DNC arrives in Birmingham for #DNC2016 site selection visit

by: Oreo

Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 11:22:48 AM EDT


The site selection team for the 2016 Democratic National Convention comes to Birmingham today for a two-day visit to the Magic City.

Birmingham is the first of the remaining five finalist cities that will receive a visit from the team, which will be evaluating the city's capability of hosting the massive convention.

The committee's visit agenda has not been disclosed, but there is a public pitch party scheduled for Monday night at Iron City and reportedly a private event at Regions Field. The Birmingham City Council approved $14,000 in spending for the site visit. Signage about the DNC has been added in key locations around the city. - Birmingham Business Journal

Oreo :: DNC arrives in Birmingham for #DNC2016 site selection visit

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Alabama (0.00 / 0)
Why are wasting time in Birmingham? Alabama is the reddest state in the country. This is a waste of money.

actually, it isnt, but it is close (0.00 / 0)
but that's the point. if you take it to the reddest state in the union and say, hey, we are here, and we are going to stay here, because:

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

all these years later, with all the disappointments in the slowness of the curve towards progressiveness and justice, this man still gives me goosebumps, and he was right:

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.


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