DNC wants to reach all 100 N.C. counties

Convention organizers launch county-by-county outreach initiative

CHARLOTTE — Officials with the Democratic National Convention Committee said Wednesday they want the national political event to be representative of the full diversity of North Carolina. To accomplish that goal, organizers are launching a community outreach program they hope will touch each of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

The Democratic National Convention will take place in Charlotte next September.

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The convention committee’s Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach team wants to engage community leaders, citizens and elected officials in the convention’s planning process. They also hope to find 100 community organizers who will help bridge the gap between local communities and event organizers.

“With the 100 County Plan, we hope to engage a Convention Community Organizer (CCO) from each county in the state and gather ideas to help ensure that this Convention is truly representative of the state of North Carolina, and reflective of the ideas of its citizens,” Democratic National Convention Committee CEO Steve Kerrigan said in a release.

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Kerrigan and his team say the outreach plan will help promote the event and its importance to the entire state.

The names of those chosen to serve as county community organizers will be released in March.

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