The DNC in Milwaukee, originally scheduled for July, will move to August – with potential changes to what has been set to be the biggest event in the history of Milwaukee.
The convention will happen in mid-August, during the week of August 17th. The DNC says Fiserv Forum, the Wisconsin Center District and necessary hotels will be available during that week.
“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 in a statement.
“I have always believed that American innovation and ingenuity shine brightest during our darkest days, and for that reason, I’m confident our convention planning team and our partners will find a way to deliver a convention in Milwaukee this summer that places our Democratic nominee on the path to victory in November.”
There was no specific word on a change in format to the convention.