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Selected Press Releases
Context: Biden withdraws, endorses Harris

July 13, 2024 - DNC Releases 2024 Party Platform Draft, Outlining Historic Record and Bold Agenda for President Biden and Vice President Harris to Finish the Job

July 10, 2024 - Chicago 2024 Host Committee Successfully Recruits 12,000+ Volunteers

June 24, 2024 - Democratic National Convention Officially Moves into the United Center

June 21, 2024 - Democratic National Convention Opens Credentials to Content Creators

June 4, 2024 - Secret Service Director Participates in DNC Briefing with Public Safety Partners

Apr. 17, 2024 - Chicago City Council passed the ordinance [PDF] establishing the security footprint in a 49 to 0 vote (1 absent)

Apr. 8, 2024 - USSS Begins Canvassing Neighborhoods, Businesses Ahead of 2024 Democratic National Convention

Apr. 3, 2024 - Democratic National Convention Committee and Chicago 2024 Host Committee Announce Sustainability Advisors

Mar. 28, 2024 - Chicago 2024 Host Committee and Democratic National Convention Committee Select Women-Led Local, Diverse-Owned Enterprises for Official Hospitality Events

Jan. 17, 2024 - Democratic National Convention Announces the Selection of Major Venue Contractors

Apr. 11, 2023 - DNC Announces Chicago to Host 2024 Democratic National Convention

Platform Process

Standing Committees

Call for the 2024 Democratic National Convention (adopted Sept. 10, 2022) [PDF]
*In a mail vote finalized on June 20, 2024, DNC members approved, by a vote of 360 to 2 with 5 abstaining, a resolution [PDF] to amend the Call for the Convention in several particulars. Ohio Republicans instituted "an unnecessarily early deadline of August 7, 2024 for major party Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates to be nominated." The Convention does not start until August 19; the amendments to the Call  will allow for an electronic roll call to certify President Biden and Vice President Harris as the Democratic Party nominees before Ohio’s August 7 deadline. Democrats will still do a roll call at the Convention, building upon the memorable "Roll Call Across America" from the 2020 virtual convention.

Sites of Recent Democratic Conventions
Milwaukee, WI / virtual / Wilmington, DE Aug. 17-20
Philadelphia, PA July 25-28
Charlotte, NC  Sept. 4-6
2008 Denver, CO  Aug. 25-28
2004 Boston, MA  July 26-29
2000 Los Angeles, CA  Aug. 14-17
1996 Chicago, IL  Aug. 26-29
1992 New York, NY  July 13-16
1988 Atlanta, GA  July 18-21
1984 San Francisco, CA
1980 New York, NY
1976 New York, NY
1972 Miami Beach, FL
1968 Chicago, IL
1964 Atlantic City, NJ
1960 Los Angeles, CA