COVID-19 Forces Dems to Push Back Convention

The Democratic National Convention has been moved to the week of August 17th in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

Washington, D.C. (Thursday, April 2, 2020) – Another indication that it’s going to take America some time to move beyond this cornavirus pandemic.  Democrats today announced the inevitable.  The Democratic National Convention is being pushed from July to August.

In a statement released today, the DNC announced the convention will be moved to the week of August 17th to give organizers more time to plan and determine the structure of the convention.  “In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can best position our party for a safe and successful convention. During this critical time, when the scope and scale of the pandemic and its impact remain unknown, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of health care professionals and emergency responders,” said Joe Solmonese, CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee.

The DNC will still be held in Milwaukee and will now come just days before the Republican National Convention, which is set for the week of August 24th in Charlotte, North Carolina.