21 Delegates from South Dakota to participate in DNC

Updated: Aug 10, 2020

The Democratic National Convention will take place over four nights from August 17-20, 2020 and will air live from 9:00-11:00 PM Eastern each night. Over the course of the four nights, programming centered around the following thematics will aim to unite Americans from coast-to-coast around the Democratic vision to build a better future for all.

This year’s convention will reach beyond the expected, engage delegates and voters in innovative ways, and unite the country around our shared values. In order to engage even more voters during this critical election year, Americans across the country are invited to add their voices to convention programming. Visit stories.demconvention.com to share your own story and engage with other stories from voters across the country.

In light of our nation’s continued challenges with the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s DNC is focused on ensuring that everyone involved with the convention can participate without risk to personal or public health.

After consulting with public health officials about the COVID-19 pandemic, convention organizers decided that speakers should not travel to Milwaukee and determined months ago that delegates should plan to conduct their official convention business remotely.

Connect Virtually

In look and feel, the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be different. More innovative, more creative—and engage with more Americans than ever before. “Uniting America” will serve as the primary theme for the four nights of programming. The Democrats’ convention stage is bigger this year than it ever was—located in cities and towns across America. This year, there will be fewer people behind podiums and more people in living rooms, on factory floors, at small businesses, and in schools and town squares. No one will need a floor pass to experience the biggest moments up close, and we’ll hear from the everyday Americans that represent our nation’s strength, decency and humanity.

There are convenient ways to connect this year's DNC: digital stream, online, on your mobile device, on television, and through smart speaker.

South Dakota Representation “I am excited for this year’s Democratic National Convention. Every state has put in a tremendous amount of work leading up to the convention. The convention gives the Democratic party the opportunity to show the culmination of all that hard work. It is an opportunity to see our platform and our candidates as we build momentum for the election. Please join us at the virtual Democratic National Convention and thank you for all the hard work that everyone has done leading up to this event,” said Remi Bald Eagle. Bald Eagle is one of 21 delegates from South Dakota, and he has co-chaired the State Democratic Convention, co-chaired the Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Environment, and serves on the newly-formed Native Caucus Committee.

Bald Eagle is also in the statewide race for South Dakota Public Utilities Commission and will be on the ballot November 3rd.

Virtual and Innovative DNC

“This convention is for all Americans, no matter who you voted for in the past. We will unite America around the critical task of electing Joe Biden as president in November so we can begin to build a more just, more democratic, kinder and stronger country—a better America,” said Stephanie Cutter, 2020 Democratic National Convention Program Executive. “The message we aim to deliver is simple: Joe Biden is the steady, compassionate and experienced leader America needs right now to bring us together and steer our nation out of Trump’s crises and constant chaos and build a better future for all.” Below is the a schedule of events: Monday, August 17: We the People—This convention is about Americans rising up to take our country back—and move forward as a nation together. As we have learned throughout our history, when we stand united, we can overcome anything, including the monumental challenges we face today. With Joe Biden as president, ‘we the people’ will mean all the people.

· Tuesday, August 18: Leadership Matters—A moment like now demands real leadership. A leader who has the experience and character to meet the moment. A leader who will unite us, tell us the truth, take responsibility, listen to experts and be an example for the nation. Strong people and strong countries rise up during crises, don’t shy away from what is tough, and lead with competence. With Joe Biden as our president, we will restore honesty and integrity to our government, and stake out a renewed leadership role in the world. And we will create more justice, more fairness and more equality for all. · Wednesday, August 19: A More Perfect Union—We are not going back to where we were before Donald Trump’s economy and mishandling of the pandemic—for too many Americans, that wasn’t good enough. As president, Joe Biden will lead us to a better America we know is possible. As he leads us out of Trump’s chaos and crises, he will help America build back better. · Thursday, August 20: America’s Promise—The measure of a president is the same as the measure of a person: What principles guide them? How do they handle adversity? Being president doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are. Joe Biden is a good man who believes in the promise of America, and as president, he will deliver on that promise for all.

Earlier today, convention organizers also announced over a dozen options for watching the 2020 Democratic National Convention, ensuring that this year’s “Convention Across America” will reach viewers where they are, however they prefer to watch, all across the nation. 

For more information about this year's Democratic National Convention, visit www.demconvention.com

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