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    Wanted: Minority, LGBT and Women Vendors for DNC
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    Final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    If you're a woman, minority, veteran, disabled or LGBT-owned business, organizers for next summer's Democratic National Convention want you.

    Philadelphia is hosting the DNC at the Wells Fargo Center from July 25 - 28, 2016.

    Planners want at least 35-percent of their vendors to be diverse. If they reach that level of participation, it would be the highest percentage of diverse vendors for any democratic convention, according to host committee Press Secretary Lee Whack. When the DNC was held in Charlotte, N.C. four years ago, Whack said 33-percent of the vendors were businesses that fall under the diverse umbrella.

    “This convention will be one of the most engaging, diverse, forward-looking conventions in history. And we can only do that by engaging with local and diverse vendors," Whack said.

    If you're interested, go to the host committee website: demconvention.com and click on the GET INVOLVED button. Or use this Vendor Directory form to register for contract consideration.

    The DNC host committee is also planning an outreach forum for vendors on Nov. 16. More information will be posted on their website in the coming weeks.

    Vendors are needed for more than 40 services including everything from organizing travel, fundraising, event rentals, opposition research to media buying, graphic art and managing petitions.