Chicago to Host 2024 Democratic National Convention

April 11, 2023 by Dan McCue
Chicago to Host 2024 Democratic National Convention
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WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee on Tuesday selected Chicago to be the host city for the 2024 Democratic National Convention.

The convention is slated to be held at the city’s United Center from Aug. 19 to 22, and the party said its choice is indicative of the Midwest’s importance as a stronghold of Democratic support.

“I am thrilled that Democrats will take the stage in Chicago to share our party’s vision and values,” said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison in a written statement.

“The Midwest reflects America and will give Democrats an opportunity to showcase some of President Biden and Vice President Harris’s most significant accomplishments for American families. I’m grateful to the leadership of Chicago’s bid for being great partners, as well as to the other cities for putting forward such strong bids,” he said.

In a press release the party said the choice of Chicago will help showcase the president’s economic agency and how it has unleashed “a manufacturing boom” in the region.

Biden agreed, saying in a written statement distributed by the party that Democrats will gather in Chicago “to showcase our historic progress including building an economy from the middle out and bottom up, not from the top down. 

“From repairing our roads and bridges, to unleashing a manufacturing boom, and creating over 12.5 million new good-paying jobs, we’ve already delivered so much for hard-working Americans — now it’s time to finish the job,” Biden said.

Chicago was selected at the conclusion of a rigorous site selection process, which was led by DNC Director of Convention Planning Alex Hornbrook and included a Technical Advisory Group of party veterans who have worked several cycles of conventions.

During their deliberations, Hornbrook and members of the advisory committee traveled to Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and New York to assess their bids as convention hosts.

The DNC entered into contract negotiations with a final set of cities late last year before selecting Chicago as the host to the 2024 Democratic National Convention. 

“The 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago will welcome people from across the nation to an unforgettable event highlighting our party’s vision for lifting up working families and those who too often have been left out and left behind,” said Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

“Our great global city and its diverse communities, unparalleled hospitality and world-renowned venues shows off the best of America and its people represent the heart of our country,” he said.

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