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Monday, September 03, 2012
While Republicans Stressed Unity, Democrats’ Convention Schedule Already Shows Division
First Lady Michelle Obama, arriving in North Carolina Monday afternoon, will address the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, the Obama campaign announced on Sunday.
But on Wednesday and Thursday, Mrs. Obama will address -- separately -- several key Democratic constituencies as they divide themselves into smaller groups based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexual preference.
Each of those groups comes to the Democratic convention with different grievances or demands -- immigration reform, same-sex marriage, free contraceptive coverage, and abortion rights, for example.