New Dem Website Offers ‘Convention 101′ for Denver ’08

By Paul Fidalgo

Apr 10, 2007 12:30pm

ABC News’ Paul Fidalgo Reports: As the city of Denver, Colorado braces itself for the onslaught of Democratic enthusiasts that will pour into the city next year, the Democratic National Committee unveiled its official website Tuesday for the 2008 Democratic National Convention at www.demconvention.com.

While the convention itself does not begin until August 25, 2008, the website takes care to make sure everyone is prepared well in advance.  Eager Democrats can find out how to become delegates to the convention and who they should contact if they would like to volunteer or apply for a job.  The site also has a detailed history of conventions past, and will soon post video of the acceptance speeches of previous Democratic presidential nominees.

While only delegates can attend the convention itself, restless Democrats need not despair. "The 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver will be a first-rate convention that utilizes cutting-edge technology to engage and involve Democrats across the country who may not be able to attend in person but still want to be part of the convention," said DNC chairman, Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt., in a statement.  "The web site will be a place to keep Americans informed of all the latest convention news and will be updated daily as the convention nears."

Gov. Dean will join Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper in a celebration of next year’s convention on Wednesday.

The Republican National Committee plans to host its convention in St. Paul, Minnesota the following week, beginning on September 1, 2008.

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