DNC Chair Tom Perez announced today that the Democratic National Committee will hold the Democratic National Convention from July 13 to July 16, 2020.
The DNC will hold its convention ahead of the Summer Olympics, which begin on July 24, 2020, allowing the Democratic nominee maximum exposure heading into the fall.
The dates chosen will put the Party’s nominee in the strongest position possible heading into the general election by allowing the nominee more time to use general elections funds and travel across the country to discuss the issues that matter most to voters. DNC leadership consulted with party leaders, previous campaigns, and rank and file Democrats in making this decision.
“The Democratic Party is committed to organizing everywhere, and holding the convention in mid-July allows us to continue our work doing exactly that,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “My priority is to ensure that the 2020 nominating process is the most open, fair, transparent and inclusive in our party's history. That is exactly why the DNC has started this process early and before we have a full slate of candidates running for president. This will not only allow for a unified party, but will ensure that our nominee is in the strongest position to take on Donald Trump or whoever the Republican nominee may be.”
The DNC will conduct host site surveys over the next few months in order to determine the best location to hold the Democratic National Convention. Further details will be provided at a later date.