Sunday, August 24, 2008

The woman behind one of the biggest events of the year!

There was no way I was going to miss out on commenting on one of the biggest events of the year. And no, I'm not talking about Madonna's Sticky and Sweet Tour. I'm talking about the Democratic National Convention! All eyes will be on Denver for all the juicy political happenings and party hoopla. Tomorrow kicks off this massive convention and the media over load has left me wondering, who in the world is in charge of making this thing happen? Behind every large-scale event is a an even bigger planner making it all happen.

It was more than a year ago that the Democratic Party announced the appointment of the Reverend Leah D. Daughtry to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC). Daughtry, the Chief of Staff at the DNC, was already responsible for managing daily planning and operations for the national party. With years of substantial experience, Daughtry stepped into the role without batting an eye. Pastor of the House of the Lord Church in Washington, D.C., she has incorporated the first ever Convention interfaith gathering into the opening event.

This week's convention promises to be one of the most technologically advanced, accessible, and community oriented conventions of our time. In addition to the usual caucuses and speeches, this year's convention will feature a delegate service day and a community open house. The three main venues for all the festivities will be the Colorado Convention Center, The Pepsi Center, and the Invesco Field at Mile High. Shuttles have been arranged to transport delegates, volunteers, and the media from local hotels to the convention sites. Invesco Field will be the site where 75,000 people will take part in Barack Obama's acceptance of the Democratic nomination.
I took a look at the website for Invesco Field and it looks fantastic.

Don't miss a moment of this historic event! For streaming live video and more details on the convention schedule go to

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