Host Committee and DNCC Announce Community Conversations


MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee and the Democratic National
Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced a series of three community
conversations in February to provide updates about the Democratic National
Convention. The meetings, to be held on the North Side, South Side, and in
downtown Milwaukee, will help ensure community members throughout the city
have the latest information about convention planning and opportunities to
engage with the convention.

“As we look to organize and host a convention that is both in Milwaukee and
with Milwaukee, we know that widespread community participation will be
essential to our success,” said Liz Gilbert, President of the Milwaukee
2020 Host Committee. “From their interest in volunteering to capitalizing
on business opportunities, Milwaukeeans continue to impress us with their
excitement to be a part of this convention. These community conversations
will help us ensure that residents across the city are aware of how they
can get involved.”

Through each community conversation, leaders from the Host Committee and
DNCC will provide updates related to volunteering for the convention,
taking advantage of business-related opportunities, and what residents and
businesses might expect in terms of moving around the city during
convention week.

“As we work with the community to prepare for a successful convention over
the course of the next six months, it is our commitment and priority to be
in continued conversation with Milwaukeeans about our plans,” said Joe
Solmonese, CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee. “We are
excited to kick start this series of community conversations and to engage
with all those who live and work in the city on what’s ahead.”

The 2020 Democratic National Convention Community Conversations will take
place:

Downtown – Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.


– Milwaukee Area Technical College – Cooley Theater (2nd Floor), 1015 N
6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
– Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

South – Wednesday, February 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

– Journey House – Gymnasium, 2110 W Scott St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
– Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

North – Thursday, February 27 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

– Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 3456 N 38th St, Milwaukee, WI 53216
– Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Democratic National Convention will take place in Milwaukee from July
13-16, 2020. The convention is estimated to bring approximately 50,000
visitors to Milwaukee and the surrounding region.