Democratic National Convention Archives

Michelle Obama at virtual DNC: Vote ‘like our lives depend on it’

August 20, 2020

Michelle Obama called Joe Biden a “profoundly decent man” who will “tell the truth and trust science” in her Monday night, August 17, 2020, convention speech, seeking to draw a sharp contrast between President Donald Trump and her husband’s two-term vice president. Mrs. Obama is warning Americans to “vote for Joe Biden like our lives… [Read More]

Milwaukee DNC host committee reveals contracting criteria, diversity team leaders

August 15, 2019

The Democratic National Convention host committee announced its Milwaukee diversity and inclusion leaders and criteria for selecting contractors and vendors including environmental efforts and worker policies — specifically a $15 minimum wage and paid sick leave. The committee told the Milwaukee Business Journal that its process is designed to ensure that the July 2020 Milwaukee… [Read More]

Milwaukee Business Journal presents Flash Forum for Democratic National Convention

April 11, 2019

On Friday, April 5, 2019, Milwaukee Business Journal hosted a flash forum on the forthcoming Democratic National Convention in 2020, at Good City Brewing & Taproom. The forum entitled “Democratic National Convention: How Milwaukee-Area Business Can Get Involved,” featured a panel that included (from left) Wisconsin Center CEO Marty Brooks; Dynamic Events by David Caruso… [Read More]

Milwaukee to host 2020 Democratic National Convention

March 14, 2019

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced Monday, March 11, 2019 that Milwaukee, WI, will host the Democratic National Convention on July 13-16, 2020. This is the first time the Democratic Party has held a national convention in the Midwest outside of Chicago since 1916. After a decade of Republican attacks on working people, labor unions,… [Read More]

Milwaukee among three finalists for 2020 Democratic National Convention

June 21, 2018

It’s down to Houston, Miami Beach and Milwaukee. The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 named four cities as finalists to host the party’s 2020 national convention. Denver was among them but officials there immediately withdrew that city’s bid, citing scheduling conflicts. The announcement comes just two days after the deadline to submit… [Read More]

The undeniable aura of the black First Lady…and black women in general

September 20, 2012

The recent speech delivered by First Lady Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention was a true testament to the tenacity and perseverance of black women. After being dissected by the media and critics for the last four years as being an angry black woman, a militant black woman, and most recently reduced to a… [Read More]