PHOENIX – On January 14, the Democratic National Committee will hold its first of four regional DNC Future Forums in Phoenix, Arizona.
The morning portion will feature presentations, success stories, and looking ahead to opportunities on the horizon. In the afternoon portion, each Officer position will be taken up separately during the Forum in the following order: Chair candidates, Vice Chair candidates, and Treasurer candidates, Finance Chair candidates, and Secretary candidates.
The candidate forums will be moderated by Jon Ralston of the Nevada Independent.
The DNC Future Forum will begin at 9 a.m. local time and end at approximately 6 p.m. local time.
The DNC Future Forums will be open to the press and the public and will be livestreamed on Democrats.org and on social media for maximum audience participation.
Members of the public wishing to RSVP to the event can visit this page: https://my.democrats.org/page/signup/phoenix-dnc-regional-future-forum-rsvp
Members of the public can use this form to submit questions for the chair: http://my.democrats.org/page/s/phoenix-questions-for-future-dnc-leaders
See below for a schedule and list of candidates that have confirmed their participation in the Phoenix forum.
WHAT: DNC Future Forum
WHERE: Phoenix Sheraton Downtown, 340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
WHEN: The program will run from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Press credentialing and check-in will be open at 7 a.m. There will be a press riser and a mult box provided for cameras. If you are planning to bring a satellite truck, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for logistical information.
Future Forum Schedule
9am – 12pm Regional Political Presentation
Regional Success Stories
DNC Look Ahead Discussion
Featured Speakers: DNC Chair Donna Brazile, Washington Governor Jay Inslee
12pm – 1pm Lunch Break
1pm – 6pm DNC Candidate Forums
The list of candidates below includes those individuals who have confirmed their participation in the Phoenix forum.
Candidates for Chair
Sally Boynton Brown, Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director, President of Association of State Democratic Executive Directors
Ray Buckley, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair, Association of State Democratic Parties Chair
Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IN
Keith Ellison, U.S. Representative (MN-5)
Jehmu Greene, Fox News Political Analyst
Jaime Harrison, South Carolina Democratic Party Chair
The Honorable Tom Perez
Candidates for Vice Chair
Michael Blake, New York State Assemblyman (79th District)
Melissa Byrne, Former National GOTV Digital Director for Bernie 2016
Mitchell Ceasar, Former Broward County Democratic Party Chair
Grace Meng, U.S. Representative (NY-6)
Elizabeth Jaff, Head of Business Development and Campaigns for Crowdpac, Inc.
Lorna M. Johnson, Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Los Angeles
Latoia Jones, Assistant Director of Human Rights, American Federation of Teachers and Co-Founder of Black & Engaged
Rick Palacio, Colorado Democratic Party Chair
Candidates for Vice Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Participation
Karen Carter Peterson, Louisiana Democratic Party Chair
Melissa Fazli, Executive Board Member and Delegate for the California Democratic Party for Assembly District 55
Candidates for Secretary
Ana Cuprill, Wyoming Democratic Party Chair
Roberta Lange, Nevada Democratic Party Chair
Jason Rae, DNC Youth Council Chair
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, DNC Secretary and Former Baltimore Mayor
Candidates for Treasurer
Joyce Amico, President of JPCM Incorporated
William Derrough, Managing Director of Moelis & Company
Candidates for National Finance Chair
Henry Munoz III, DNC National Finance Chair