DNC shortens Charlotte convention to 3 days

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced today that its upcoming Charlotte convention program will be shortened from four days to three days, and that the event will begin on Labor Day with a party at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In an e-mail sent to supporters, DNCC chief executive Steve Kerrigan said "we are shortening the convention program from the traditional four days to three to make room for a day to organize and celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia and the South...."

That celebration will take place at the speedway, Kerrigan said, and will be dedicated to "families and the community hosting the convention."

The convention will be held at the Time Warner Cable Arena. The DNCC also confirmed at President Obama will accept the nomination with a Thursday night speech at Bank of America Stadium.

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