With many headed back from Tampa's Republican National Convention this weekend, a number of Gwinnettians are heading to Charlotte to take part in the Democrat National Convention, which begins Monday.
The group includes Amreeta Regmi of Peachtree Corners, James L. Cherry of Lilburn, Dot Shaw of Snellville, Steffini Bethea of Snellville, Robert Byars of Peachtree Corners, Ilene Johnson of Lilburn, Austin Thompson of Duluth, Cheryl Williams of Duluth and George Williams of Duluth.
Of course, Loganville lawyer Mike Berlon, who serves as the head of the state party, will be there, along with many politicians; local Sens. Gloria Butler and Steve Henson, Duluth Rep. Pedro Marin and Congressman Hank Johnson are among the group that includes former President Jimmy Carter, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and other major party players.
If you can't make the trip but want to keep up, several of the delegates are planning to blog about it at DelegateDiaries.com.
"We have several contributors that will be updating the blog through Sept. 9, the weekend after the convention," said Eric Gray, DPG communications director and fellow author on the site. "We want to share the real life experiences of regular Georgians as they embark on their Charlotte road-trip."
The highlight of the week will be President Obama's acceptance of the party nomination on Thursday, and Gray said all of the bloggers will be there.
"Its real people detailing one of the greatest moments of their lives," Gray said. "We're not sure what to expect once we arrive in North Carolina and we want others to experience the event with us."
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