NJ Dems Should Plan for a Remote Democratic National Convention


As a result of COVID-19, the New Jersey State Democratic Committee is advising prospective delegates to the Democratic National Convention of changes made to the process.

The Democratic National Convention Committee is currently transforming and modernizing elements of the convention which will allow it to go on as scheduled from August 17-20. Delegates are being advised to prepare to conduct official convention business remotely and not to plan to travel to Milwaukee.

“I commend the DNC for taking the responsible step to move to a remote convention environment that will allow our party to unite behind Joe Biden in a safe way,” said NJDSC Chairman John Currie. “It’s unfortunate that our delegation will not be traveling to Milwaukee, but we must remain focused on the bigger picture of defeating Donald Trump this November and this is the right way to proceed in that mission.”

The host city of Milwaukee will still anchor events during the week of the convention with programming, live broadcasts and curated content from Milwaukee as well as satellite cities, locations and landmarks across the country. The changes being made by the host committee are to ensure the safety and well-being of delegates, party members, convention guests and the host community.

A process is still being developed so that all delegates can cast their votes on all convention matters.

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