One Big Thing: Will you tune into the Democratic National Convention?
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What is it?
- This evening, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to formally announce Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the Democratic Party’s nominees ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.
- This year’s DNC will be held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will feature speeches from politicians including both Biden and Harris, Michelle and Barack Obama, and other prominent members of congress over the four nights.
Why is it important?
- The announcement of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s Vice-Presidential running mate is significant as she is both the first Black woman and first Asian American woman to be named to a major-party U.S. presidential ticket, and potentially the first woman vice president if Biden defeats President Trump.
- The convention was previously scheduled to take place in Milwaukee but due to the current social distancing restrictions, Biden and Harris will deliver their convention speeches from Biden's hometown of Wilmington, Delaware and delegates votes will be counted virtually.
What can you do?
- Tune into the convention HERE
- Read NPR’s 5 questions ahead of the Democratic National Convention
- Get more information on the Republican National Convention, starting next week
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