Democratic platform committee urged to protect voting rights


PHOENIX (AP) — Rank-and-file activists want Democratic leaders to ensure that the party platform protects voter rights, advocates equality for women and recommends reducing the role of money on politics.

The final day of the Democratic National Convention Committee’s forum in Phoenix has centered on how to attract supporters and appeal to their interests.

There are no public hints of tensions between backers of presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders, whose campaign energized progressives.

The hearings were the second of four rounds of meetings, with additional ones planned for St. Louis in late June and Orlando, Florida, in early July, before the convention in late July in Philadelphia.

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