The Democratic National Convention Committee is a not-for-profit organization responsible for planning and executing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the week of September 3, 2012.
We are here in North Carolina because leaders in the state are doing what President Obama is doing across the country — reclaiming the security the middle class has lost by restoring the basic values that made our country great, strengthening and diversifying through education, technology, research and development, innovation, and entrepreneurship to make an economy that’s built to last.
This convention is going to be the most open and accessible in history. It isn’t about political ritual or simply renominating the president, it’s about Americans coming together to commit ourselves and our country to a path that creates more opportunity. Success depends on involvement at the grassroots, engaging the American spirit and enlisting people who want to put their shoulder to the wheel and change the country for the better.
We announced in late January, 2012 changes in format and venue that will allow tens of thousands more people to be engaged in the convention. Convention week will open with a family-friendly Labor Day event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday, September 3, that will be open to people from across the region and around the country. The convention’s opening session and convention proceedings will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena, on Tuesday, September 4, and Wednesday, September 5. And on Thursday September 6, the President will accept the nomination at Bank of America Stadium, where once again, the public will be invited to attend.
From format to funding, we want to increase the influence of the grassroots and empower more Americans to become involved in the political process.