DNC Chair Announces Philadelphia to Host the 2016 Democratic National Convention
TODAY at Noon: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Philadelphia Mayor
Michael Nutter, and former Governor Ed Rendell will hold a press
conference call on the decision.
February 12, 2015 – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced
Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention the week
of July 25, 2016. The DNC signed the final contract
with Philadelphia this morning.
President of the United States,” Wasserman Schultz said. “In addition
to their commitment to a seamless and safe convention,
Philadelphia’s deep rooted place in American history provides a perfect
setting for this special gathering. I cannot wait to join Democrats
across the country to celebrate our shared values, lay out a Democratic
vision for the future, and support our nominee.”
across the country, looking at factors such as hotel capacity,
transportation, security, financing and logistics.
be selected as the host city for the 2016 Democratic National
Convention,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter said. “We believe that
it was our proven track record of hosting big events
safely and efficiently with a dynamic team of top-tier professionals to
organize and manage a conference of this magnitude, paired with our
City’s tremendous amenities, its accessible location and historical
significance, which made Philadelphia the ideal
choice for the 2016 DNC. I want to thank our great team at PHL DNC
2016, Governor Rendell and Governor Wolf, Senator Casey, Congressman
Brady, Congressman Fattah, and former Congresswoman Schwartz. I
especially want to acknowledge our great partners in the
Labor unions, business and political communities, clergy and our
citizens, who are eager to see Philadelphia on the national stage as the
host city. We’re all delighted to make history again, here in the City
of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.”
Additional details on the convention structure, host committee, and staff, will be made available in the coming weeks.
(Official City Press Release)