FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Vermont Democratic Party Friday, June 17, 2020 CONTACT: RCDiMezzo@vtdemocrats.org
“Convention Across America” Media Guidance
MONTPELIER, VT -- Please find in this message important information regarding media guidance for the 2020 Democratic National Convention -- “Convention Across America.” Look out for future communications regarding any in-state programming.
Vermont’s Democratic National Convention Delegation
District-Level Delegates for Vice President Joe Biden: Aimee Alexander, Andrew Champagne, Carolyn Dwyer
District-Level Delegates for Senator Bernie Sanders: Jim Dandeneau, Noah Detzer, Linda Gravell, Kate Larose, Olivia Pena, Brian Pine, Bruce Olsson, Maria Rinaldi
Party Leader/Elected Official Delegates for Biden: Brenda Churchill
Party Leader/Elected Official Delegates for Sanders: Steffen Gillom
At Large Delegates for Biden: Alison Liebly
At-Large Delegates for Sanders: Kayla Arena, Lisa Ryan
Unpledged Delegates: Terje Anderson, Governor Howard Dean, Tim Jerman, Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mary Sullivan, Tess Taylor, Congressman Peter Welch
A few weeks back, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced that the host city of Milwaukee would anchor a series of virtual events, and that programming would include both live broadcasts and curated content from Milwaukee and other satellite locations around the nation. This program has been dubbed "Convention Across America."
Due to public health guidance and social distancing protocols,the DNCC has made the decision to reduce the number of authorized media and attendees. The DNCC will work with the Congressional Press Galleries to update news outlets as plans move forward. The Congressional Press Galleries will communicate directly with credentialed outlets regarding how this will impact credential requests and convention coverage plans.
The DNCC will schedule a series of media logistical briefings, where we will provide more information to the media and give a visual tour of the convention complex. These briefings will take place remotely and while they have not yet been scheduled, you can join the DNCC’s press list to be made aware of these opportunities.
Look out for more information from the DNCC or the Vermont Democratic Party regarding how to cover the convention remotely for those for those outlets unable to attend in August.