Democracy Now: Democrats Drop “Bank of America” from Name of National Convention Site


Democrats organizing the party’s upcoming national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, have quietly stopped calling the host venue by its name, “Bank of America Stadium.” In fundraising appeals ahead of the September event, Democrats have referred to the site as “Panthers Stadium,” even though Bank of America purchased the sponsorship rights in 2004. The move appears to mark an effort by the Democratic National Committee to distance itself from symbols of the Wall Street bailout like Bank of America after reneging on a pledge to stage the convention without corporate donors.

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~ by wheresthemic on July 19, 2012.

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