DemList: Convention Caucuses and Councils Up!

July 30, 2020 

The Democratic National Convention schedule of official DNC Council and Caucus meetings is up on the DemList Convention Calendar!

In addition to the meetings, and the initial schedule for the convention's four nights of programming, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced the leaders from across the nation who have been asked to serve as permanent officers for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

The "unconvention convention," held August 17-20, 2020 and anchored in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be held almost 100% virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Caucuses and Councils
The DNC has two types of Caucuses: Regional, which represent the Eastern, Mid-Western, Southern and Western US, and Constituency, which include Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, LGBT, Native American, Poverty and Women.

DNC Councils represent certain communities and are organized around an issue or cause, including: Disability, Environmental and Climate Crisis, Labor, Interfaith, Vets & Military Familes, Rural, Small Business, Ethics, Youth & Seniors.

Schumer and Pelosi are Honorary Chairs (Alex Brandon/AP)

Convention Officers
The committee also released the proposed Permanent Officers of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which were ratified by the Democratic National Convention Committee Rules Committee today.

Co-Chairs: Governor Phil Murphy (NJ), Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL), Senator Tom Carper (DE), Mayor Tom Barrett (WI), Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (GA), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA)

Secretary: Jason Rae (WI)
Vice Chairs: Senator Bob Casey (PA), Congresswoman Sharice Davids (KS), Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL), Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH), Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes (WI), Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall (NV), Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist (MI), Former Congressman Tony Coelho (CA)
Parliamentarians: Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD), Helen McFadden (SC), Sarah Merkel (AL), State Senator Yvanna Cancela (NV)
Sergeant-At-ArmsCongresswoman Gwen Moore (WI)
The Convention Credentials Committee will meet Friday, July 31st at 2:00pm EST

The official convention program includes the nomination of the vice presidential and presidential candidates and swing state speakers from each state, among others to be announced. Themed names are tentative.

Dr. Jill Biden. Traditionally, the future First Spouse speaks on the first night (Anthony Behar/SIPA USA)

Convention Program
August 17th, Monday
9:00-11:00pm EST
Theme: "A United America"
*  Opening Ceremonies
*  Committee Reports (Credentials, Rules and Platform)
*  Select Speakers

August 18th, Tuesday
9:00-11:00pm EST
Theme: "Steady Leadership"
*  Keynote Address
*  Presidential Candidate Nominating and Seconding Speeches
*  Roll Call Vote for the Presidential Nominee
August 19th, Wednesday
9:00-11:00pm EST
Theme: "A Future for All"
* Vice Presidential Candidate Nomination and Acclamation
* Acceptance Speech by the Nominee for Vice President

Go to the DemList Convention Calendar (CLICK)

August 20th, Thursday
9:00-11:00pm EST
Theme: "A New American Promise"
* Presidential Nominee Joe Biden Acceptance Speech
* Adjournment


For the third convention, DemList is hosting the convention events calendar, dedicated to profiling and promoting Party and allied organization events. Go to the Calendar for more information and to Submit your virtual events now!


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