ICYMI: Midwest Democratic Leaders Emphasize Party Strength and Unity Ahead of 2024 Democratic National Convention


Midwest Democratic Leaders Emphasize Party Strength and Unity Ahead of 2024 Democratic National Convention

Democratic state party chairs from Midwest battlegrounds highlighted the stakes of the 2024 election and the split screen the DNC will bring directly to the American people in August

CHICAGO – As more than 400 Democratic leaders from across the country visited Chicago this week to preview the Democratic National Convention, Convention Chair Minyon Moore and state party chairs from Midwest battleground states highlighted the role of Midwest Democrats in bringing the story of the party and President Biden to the American people at this year’s DNC.

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“This summer, our convention will show America a split screen. The Republicans will show how they have fallen to the extreme, while Democrats will show how we are working for the mainstream,” said Convention Chair Minyon Moore. “Come August, we will renominate the Biden-Harris ticket, tell the story of our party and the President, and you will see Joe Biden back at the White House in November.”

“This week was just one example of how Democrats from around the country are working towards a common goal: to build the stage for our President and our party to bring the story of President Biden's record accomplishments for the American people, to the American people,” said Ken Martin, ASDC President, Minnesota DFL Chair, and DNC Vice Chair. “This is going to be a fantastic display of what our President and Vice President have done to deliver for people throughout this country.”

“The Midwest is the perfect place to tell the story of the Biden-Harris Administration's historic accomplishments for the American people and the Midwest people. Just look at Michigan, where Democratic leadership is benefiting Michiganders’ everyday lives all the time: creating jobs, lowering costs, improving health care, protecting freedoms, and much, much more,” said Lavora Barnes, Michigan Democratic Party Chair. “Democrats in the Midwest and across the nation are focused on protecting freedoms and making real progress…That's the difference that America will see when they watch this DNC convention.”

“What we're going to see in the Republican Convention in July in Wisconsin and in this Democratic Convention here in Chicago, is a tale of two parties, a tale of two conventions, and a tale of two visions for this country. One that tries to move us back, not just to the 1950s, but to the 19th century, on the Republican side, ripping away freedoms that people have fought and died for,” said Ben Wikler, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair. “And on the Democratic side, a message about growing the economy from the middle out and the bottom up and defending the freedoms and the basic principles that make this country great.”

“Chicago is a Democratic stronghold that has given us so many Democratic legends. It represents the diversity of the Democratic Party and America,” said Lisa Hernandez, Democratic Party of Illinois Chair. “Chicago is a union town in the heart of the heartland, where we can tell the real stories of how Democrats are improving the lives of working families. In August, we'll tell the story of how the Biden-Harris administration's Investing in America agenda is improving lives, including right here in Chicago.”

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