July 15, 2008

Democratic National Convention Countdown, No. 43-41

Democratic National Convention Daily Digest and Open Thread
Sunday July 13, Monday July 14 and Tuesday July 15, 2008--No. 43-41

Protest "tool" ban in Denver contemplated ahead of DNC would prohibit the use of PVC pipe, cement, and other devices for chaining protestors together, as well as the use of urine, feces, blood or any other "noxious substances" that might be poured on law enforcement or even by the protestors on themselves to prevent arrest; Gas masks and bulletproof vests okayed

•Dem leaders not notified about switch from Pepsi Center to Invesco Field until Barack Obama's campaign announced decision--Obama's campaign described as "insular, uncooperative, and inattentive"--ahh, hope and change redefined!

•ACLU lawsuit on behalf of protestors against Pepsi Center security restrictions now applies to Invesco Field, trial set for July 29

Public Demonstration Zone protestors will see a double fence, creating an 8 foot buffer zone between protestors and delegates

DNC bonanza isn't benefitting all Colorado businesses--many more details on the failure of local businesses to find DNC work; the Pepsi Center continues to make progress in its transformation, including the critical technology upgrades

•The switch from the Pepsi Center to Invesco Field has Denver law enforcement and the Secret Service pressed for time in developing new security measures

Hillary Clinton supporters may have other plans for the DNC next month

Denver homeless see park meals reduced, charities charge DNC with responsibility

•Colorado's mountain towns hope that places other than Denver will receive a benefit from the DNC, and are banking on fleeing Denver residents

•Host committee donors revealed--a who's who of corporations and organizations who can donate unlimited amounts to the party conventions

Obama supporter and singer Usher to perform at DNC

"Green Frontier Fest" in Denver on eve of DNC

Metro State has begun a history reenactment and exploration series that features highlights from the 1908 DNC and other themed events

DemConWatch also has a roundup of DNC news

All previous Daily Digests can be found here.

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