Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee announced Monday morning its team of local leaders and the latest efforts for the 2020 DNC. Mayor Tom Barrett and Representative Gwen Moore are two of a small number of people tapped to serve.
“This is not a flyover event," Mayor Barrett said. "This is an event where the [Democratic National Convention] is going to really sink its roots into the community."
The committee announced its board of directors, and Mayor Barrett and Representative Moore will serve as co-chairs. Together, the two of them along with the committee, want to ensure the delegates touch the neighborhoods and the neighborhoods touch the delegates.
“I cautioned the national chair of the DNC, Tom Perez, and said to him, 'We really don’t want you if there’s not going to be a real strategy for engaging the entire community,'" Rep. Moore said.
And although the convention is 38 weeks away, the process of engaging the entire city is already underway —it’s also why intergenerational facilities like the St. Ann Center play host to committee announcements. The goal is to be intentionally inclusive and keep everyone informed.
The committee is also focused on recruiting efforts —they need 15,000 volunteers to pull off the convention and will soon start at statewide search.