Meeting Will Focus On Electing New Officers, Fighting for All Americans

ATLANTA – Next week, DNC members from across the country will gather at the DNC’s Winter Meeting in Atlanta, where the party will elect new officers and focus on ensuring all Americans have access to a good job with good pay, affordable health care, a secure retirement, and a quality education for their children.

The DNC Winter meeting will begin on Thursday, February 23 and will conclude on Saturday, February 25. Over the course of three days, DNC members will participate in caucus, council, and committee meetings as well as training sessions. There will be two general sessions: one on Friday, February 24 at 10 a.m. to discuss party business, and another on Saturday, February 25 beginning at 10 a.m. to elect new DNC officers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to accommodate increased public demand, Saturday’s session has been moved from the Westin Peachtree Hotel to a ballroom at the AmericasMart facility close by. There will be a press file with tables and electrical power and a step-and-repeat for interviews, and a riser with a mult box and power. Wifi will be provided; Ethernet will not.

The DNC Winter Meeting general sessions, including the election of officers, will be open to the press and the public and will be livestreamed on Democrats.org and on social media for maximum audience participation.

Members of the public wishing to RSVP to the DNC Winter Meeting can visit this page: http://my.democrats.org/page/s/dnc-winter-meeting-guest-rsvp?source=release

In the lead up to the Winter Meeting, the DNC has held the most open and transparent officer election in party history. The DNC held four regional forums for DNC members and the public to hear from candidates for officer positions of Chair, Vice Chair At-Large, Vice Chair for Civic Engagement and Voter Participation, Secretary, Treasurer, and National Finance Chair. About half of the 447 DNC members attended one of our regional forums in person. All of these forums were open to the public and livestreamed on social media, and have since been posted in full on the DNC’s website.

In order for a candidate to qualify for the ballot, they must submit 20 DNC member signatures to the DNC Secretary by 8pm on Tuesday, February 21. The DNC will then release the names of the candidates that have qualified for the ballot on Wednesday morning.
Additional details, including a detailed schedule of events, will be made public in subsequent media advisories.

WHAT: DNC Winter Meeting
WHERE: Thursday and Friday: Westin Peachtree, 210 Peachtree St in Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday: AmericasMart, 240 Peachtree St NE, 4th Floor
WHEN: February 23-25

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