Thursday, January 16, 2020


Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee and Democratic National Convention Committee

Announce Series of Community Conversations 

Meetings throughout the city to provide updates on convention planning and opportunities to get involved 

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.


About the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee

The Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee is responsible for funding, organizing, and hosting the Democratic National Convention. Through community engagement, grassroots fundraising, and intentional inclusion, the Host Committee works to ensure that the convention builds capacity for and makes a lasting positive impact on Milwaukee and the surrounding region. This is not just a convention in Milwaukee, it’s a convention with Milwaukee. Learn more at, or follow the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About the Democratic National Convention

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 13-16, 2020. The Democratic National Convention is the formal event in which delegates of the United States Democratic Party will choose the party’s nominees for President and Vice President in the 2020 presidential election. At the Convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities, including the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle. The CEO for the 2020 Democratic National Convention is Joe Solmonese.

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