Party Platforms Make Nov. 4 Decision Clear
Gandy, Kim, National NOW Times
Political party platforms aren't discussed or debated much anymore, which is too bad, because they reveal priorities and perspectives that might not make it into the candidates' speeches or through the media filters. So, I decided to take a closer look at the two major party platforms in search of illumination beyond the daily sound bites and "horse race" reporting that make up most election coverage.
I'm pleased to report that the 2008 Democratic Party Platform is a giant leap forward from previous platforms on a whole array of issues. Karen Kornbluh, designated by Sen. Barack Obama to draft the platform, made sure women's issues were covered throughout - included in sections on …
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Publication information: Article title: Party Platforms Make Nov. 4 Decision Clear. Contributors: Gandy, Kim - Author. Magazine title: National NOW Times. Volume: 40. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2008. Page number: 4. © National Organization for Women, Inc. Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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