Elections 2012

Convention Central: The Basics

The Democratic National Convention takes place Sept. 4 through 6, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.

You can still sign up for a chance to attend the Sept . 6 acceptance speeches.

The pre-convention CarolinaFest on Sept. 3, which is also Labor Day, takes place on Tyron Street in Uptown Charlotte. The free event promises to bring  families “into the heart of convention activities” with interactive features, live music and speakers.

There will about 6,000 delegates from all fifty states at the convention. There were more than 4,400 at the convention in 2008.

The DNC chairman is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

  • Read More – Dazzling Democrats: Party Hopes its Stars Will Shine Brightly in Charlotte

10,000 volunteers will help make the convention happen

15,000 members of the media are expected to cover the convention

The DNC has created mobile apps for both iPhones and Android devices.

  • Read More – Connecting With the Convention: Social media may be the next best thing to being in Charlotte as Democrats gather in September


Sources: Charlotte2012.com, DNC2012, Wikipedia

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