National Political Conventions 101

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  • National Political Conventions FAQ
  • Political Party Platforms
  • Democratic Party 2012 Platform
  • Republican 2012 Party Platform
  • The Nomination Acceptance Speech
  • Historic Conventions
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  • What Is the Function of the National Convention?
  • 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions
  • The Virtual Convention
  • Convention Keynote Address
  • Black Convention Speakers

Democratic Party Platform

The 2012 Democratic platform supports same-sex marriage and calls for comprehensive immigration reform, such as the Dream Act. It supports preserving the Second Amendment right to own and use firearms, but also calls for "reasonable regulation," including a ban on assault-style weapons and more exhaustive background checks.