Convention Central: Weekly RoundUp

 July 1, 2016
Our DemList Weekly Convention Roundup on information, events, logistics and happenings at the Democratic Convention - just over three weeks away!
The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held July 25-28, 2016 in Philadelphia at The Wells Fargo Center & Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The Platform
The DNC Platform Drafting Committee is holding it's fourth and final public hearing before submitting the Party's plank of issues for passage at the convention.
When:  July 8th - 9th
Time:   8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Orlando, Florida
Go to Dem Convention Platform Hearings to participate via skype video message, submit written testimony or request to testify in person. To see a full draft of what the hearings have generated so far, visit


DNC Caucus Meetings
While most of the official convention schedule has yet to be finalized, the schedule for the DNC's 20+ constituency caucuses are public. See our DemDaily on the Caucus Schedule!
The DNC convenes every four years to choose our nominee for President and VP, adopt the Party's public issues platform, and to vote on rules governing party activities and process for the next nominating convention. The Convention marks the end of the primary election period in June, and the kick off to the November 8, 2016 general election race for our 45th President.


Function Space

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is booked for function space, but there are still exhibit tables available. For information, contact the DNCC today!


Vendor Directory
Visit the Philadelphia Host Committee's Vendor Directory for stores and services of all kinds available through local enterprises in Philadelphia. In keeping with the convention theme of diversity, the directory allows you to filter for vendors that are minority-owned, woman-owned, disadvantage-owned, disabled-owned, veteran-owned, and LGBT-owned. A great resource, helping to support local businesses in Philadelphia.

An anticipated 50,000+ people - including over 6,000 delegates and 20,000 media members - will attend, as well as thousands of elected and party officials, donors, activists, lobbyists, orgs, labor, celebrities and advocates. Another 35 million will tune in nightly by television.


Resource Links
DemDailys: Check out past Dailys on HousingDNCC Staff ListCaucus Schedule and other news.
DemList Convention Calendar:  Over 100 convention events posted already!

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