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Democrats on "European and Mediterranean Americans"
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September 09, 2012, 01:06 AM
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From the official Democratic Convention website, here is the "Communities" page for "European and Mediterranean Americans:"
The culture and history of European and Mediterranean Americans contribute to America’s unique fabric. European and Mediterranean Americans will share their voices at the 2012 Democratic National Convention to keep the country moving forward.


This would seem curious, until I read another official Democratic Convention page:

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European and Mediterranean Americans Come Together 
Posted by Amaia Kirtland on Sep. 3, 2012
      
European and Mediterranean Americans met in the Ethnic Council meeting at Charlotte Convention Center on Monday, September 3 to discuss the engagement and empowerment of grassroots communities in the political process.

The Ethnic Council is a coalition of leaders representing Democrats who have organized among diverse backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities and demographic or geographic origins. At the convention, they are coming together to support President Barack Obama’s re-nomination and discuss strategies for increasing grassroots participation.

The personal stories of the delegates reflected American diversity and shared heritage.  Members offered ideas about connecting with specific communities as they work to keep our country moving in the right direction. 
Maryland State Senator Jim Rosapepe, an Italian-American, is excited to re-nominate President Obama. Senator Rosapepe said, “I think he stands for the values we grew up with: family, education, and community. When Italian-Americans came, we had to stand together. Italian-Americans got ahead by the way others got ahead, by standing together.” 


Okay, so the point is not for, God forbid, "European and Mediterranean Americans" to "stand together," but for, say, Italian-American Democrats to stand together with other Italian-American Democrats, for Irish-American Democrats to stand together with other Irish-American Democrats, and so forth.

And here are all 14 official Democratic Convention "Communities:" (Interestingly, the descriptions for 11 of the groups emphasize how their respective caucuses listed will meet during the Convention. The only three groups without their own caucuses are "Americans with Disabilities," "Labor," and "European and Mediterranean Americans.")
OVERVIEW 
The Democratic National Convention provides a platform for representation by people of many different origins, orientations and backgrounds. To get involved with a group, find the community that best fits you and see how you can connect with others. 
Select your community below: