DNC Summer Meeting

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Friday, August 23, 2019 at the  Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

13 CANDIDATES: Bennet, Booker, Castro, Harris, Klobuchar, Moulton, Ryan, Sanders, Sestak, Steyer, Warren, Williamson and Yang.  Others via video.

Background: The meeting ran from August 22-24.  "The DNC has invited all 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates to speak on Friday, August 23 in front of the full DNC. Those who were not able to attend were invited to submit videos."  Other highlights of the DNC meeting included a speech from San Francisco's own, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and a rousing oration by Rev. William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign.  A major subtext of the meeting was the push by activists, particularly from the Sunrise Movement, to persuade members of the DNC to support a presidential candidate debate devoted specifically to climate change.  The effort, which has been percolating for several months, came to a head at the Resolutions Committee meeting on Thursday (>) and carried over to the general session on Saturday.  In an unusual step Chairman Perez set an hour for debate on the matter, after which DNC members, voting by paper ballots, rejected the proposal (>).  Confusion, not drama was the watchword for the Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting on Thursday, as members bogged down for several hours over how to handle an ongoing dispute involving the Alabama Democratic Party; eventually the committee was able to return to its work reviewing states' delegate selection plans.  

DNC Summer Meeting Info

The Meet the Candidates session will be held on Friday, August 23 between 10am and 3pm. All 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates were invited to speak, and those who were not able to attend were invited to submit videos. In addition to the candidates, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Reverend William Barber will also be delivering remarks.

The DNC is partnering with Larkin Street Youth Services during our time in San Francisco for an essentials donation drive to benefit their homeless clients. If you would like to help out, please bring new t-shirts, socks, and underwear in all sizes to donate. You can drop-off donations at registration.


Thursday, August 22:

8:00am - 10:00am: Resolutions Committee - Imperial A 
10:00am - 11:30am: Seniors Council - Yosemite B 
10:00am - 11:30am: Small Business Council - Franciscan A
10:00am - 11:30am: Youth Council - Yosemite A 
10:00am - 11:30am: Poverty Council - Yosemite C
11:00am - 1:00pm: Credentials Committee - Imperial B 
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Rule & Bylaws Committee - Imperial A 
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Interfaith Council - Franciscan B 
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Rural Council - Franciscan C 
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Disability Council - Yosemite B 
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Vets & Military Council - Franciscan D 
3:30pm - 5:30pm: LGBT Caucus - Plaza B 

Friday, August 23:

7:00am - 8:00am: Executive Committee - Imperial A-B 
8:00am - 9:30am: Labor Council - Franciscan A-C 
9:00am - 5:00pm: Exhibition Hall - Yosemite Foyer
10:00am - 3:00pm: Meet The Candidates 
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Women’s Caucus - Imperial A
5:30pm - 7:30pm: AAPI Caucus - Yosemite A
5:30pm - 7:30pm: Black Caucus - Franciscan A-B
5:30pm - 7:30pm: Hispanic Caucus - Plaza B 
5:30pm - 7:30pm: Native American Caucus - Franciscan C
5:30pm - 7:30pm: Ethnic Council - Franciscan D 

Saturday, August 24:

8:00am - 10:00am: Eastern Regional Caucus - Imperial A 
8:00am - 10:00am: Southern Regional Caucus - Franciscan C/D
8:00am - 10:00am: Western Regional Caucus - Imperial B 
8:00am - 10:00am: Midwestern Regional Caucus - Franciscan A/D 
10:30am - 1:30pm: General Session - Grand Ballroom 

Democratic National Committee
August 23, 2019

DNC to Meet in San Francisco, CA, August 22-24

2020 Presidential Candidates Have Been Invited to Address the Full DNC

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – This month, members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from across the country will gather for the DNC’s Summer Meeting in San Francisco, CA. 
The DNC meeting will begin on Thursday, August 22 and conclude on Saturday, August 24. The DNC has invited all 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates to speak on Friday, August 23 in front of the full DNC. Those who were not able to attend were invited to submit videos. 

Candidates attending the meeting include: Sen. Michael Bennet, Sen. Cory Booker, Sec. Julian Castro, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Seth Moulton, Rep. Tim Ryan, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Adm. Joe Sestak, Mr. Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ms. Marianne Williamson, and Mr. Andrew Yang

In addition, the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee will meet on Thursday, August 22 to go over state party delegate selection plans, and DNC members will participate in one general session meeting to discuss party business on Saturday, August 24. Over the course of the three days, DNC members will participate in caucus, council, and committee meetings.

The DNC caucus, council and committee meetings will be open to the press and the public. There will be a media filing center available throughout the duration of the DNC meeting, beginning Thursday morning.

WHAT:          DNC Summer Meeting
WHERE:       Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel
333 O'Farrell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
WHEN: August 22-24, 2019

Republican National Committee
August 22, 2019



Washington – The Democrat National Committee (DNC) announced major changes to the schedule for our Summer Meeting from August 22-August 24 in San Francisco, California.
DNC Summer Meeting
WHERE: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
WHEN: August 22-24, 2019
Thursday, August 22nd
5:00pm           “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
                        An education roundtable featuring Joe Biden.
6:30pm           Music make you lose control
Zumba class led by Nancy Pelosi on how to lose control of your own caucus.
Friday, August 23rd
9:15am            Ready, Set, Reset…
How to reboot your struggling 2020 campaign featuring Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders.
10:00am          Making something out of nothing
An update from Jerry Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, Al Green, and The Squad on the status of impeaching President Trump based off of the Russia collusion hoax.
11:00am          Grin and bear it
Every 2020 Democrat must film a totally not forced video in support of the DNC in order to access our data.
2:00pm           Pow wow with Elizabeth Warren’s campaign
Elizabeth Warren and her campaign lead a discussion on avoiding decades of lies about your heritage in order to advance your career.
3:00pm           Lessons in Midwestern values
A discussion on how to relate with voters led by New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, California’s Kamala Harris, Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren, and New Jersey’s Cory Booker. Black tie is strongly encouraged.
4:30pm           Getting Our “Sh*t Together
Meet with members of our fundraising team so you too can apply for a loan today!
6:00pm           Profiles In A Lack Of Courage
Kamala Harris leads a discussion on how to waffle and flip-flop on all major policy positions.
9:00pm           Whiskey Happy Hour
Enjoy a glass of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s favorite comfort food as she reminds everyone that she’s STILL running for president.
Saturday, August 24th
10:00am         “Born to be in it”
Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, and Stacey Abrams lead an open discussion about how to fail upwards and get the glossy magazine cover.
11:00am         Breakout Sessions:
Sorry not sorry
How to disingenuously apologize for everything you’ve ever done in public service if you think it might help you get the nomination featuring Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand.
DNC Data
Presentation canceled due to lack of funds
12:00pm         2020 Platform Meeting
Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib lead a discussion about the next radical position the Democrat Party will embrace.