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Thursday, August 6, 2020



We’re less than three months until Election Day and 44 days until Wisconsinites begin voting. To that end, our campaign continues to move full speed ahead. I’m excited to share the below updates with you and as always, ask for your help amplifying the hard work of our friends, volunteers and leaders: 


1.     TOMORROW: Women for Biden Event with Ashley Biden. ASK: Sign up to join us and share the link with your networks. We’re thrilled to have VP Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden, join us for a Women for Biden organizing event with Wisconsin leaders Rep. Shelia Stubbs, Alder Arvina Martin, Progress Center for Black Women founder Sabrina Madison, and others. 

WHAT: Women for Biden Organizing Event with Ashley Biden

WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 4:00pm CT

WHERE: Virtually across Wisconsin 



2.     Weekend of Action. ASK: Sign up to join or host an organizing event and share the sign up link on social media. The August primary is less than a week away. Join this week’s Weekend of Action to help us make sure everyone has their vote counted in the primary!

    • Don’t forget that our voter assistance hotline is available to anyone with questions about voting early or on Tuesday. Please direct anyone who needs assistance to this number: 608-336-3232


3.     Governor Evers Endorsement. On Monday, VP Biden earned Governor Evers’ endorsement. We’re grateful to have the governor’s ongoing support and partnership: “Even during these immensely challenging times, we know there’s more that unites us than divides us--the problems we face can only be solved by all of us, together. I know Joe is the kind of leader who will bring us together rather than finding reasons to tear us apart. He will be a phenomenal president, and I will do everything I can do to help elect him.”


4.     Biden Agenda for the Latino Community: ASK: Share the Agenda on social media. VP Biden will be ready beginning on Day 1 to implement changes needed for the Latino community to thrive. He will: 

    • Invest in Latinos’ economic mobility. 
    • Make far-reaching investments in ending health disparities by race. 
    • Expand access to high-quality education and tackle racial inequity in our education system. 
    • Combat hate crimes and gun violence. 
    • Secure our values as a nation of immigrants.


Sample Tweet: 


.@JoeBiden just introduced a comprehensive Latino agenda that will restore our values and invest in health care, education, and economic mobility. Read more here: https://joebiden.com/latino-agenda/


5.     November Poll Worker Recruitment. ASK: Help us recruit poll workers by sharing this link with your networks: https://wisdems.org/voter-protection/ For the first time, Wisconsin Democrats are running a statewide program to recruit poll workers to fill our state's shortages. With your help, we’ll recruit a new generation of Wisconsinites to keep all our polling places open and help ensure free and fair elections.


After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts—who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic—the Democratic National Convention Committee announced today speakers for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will no longer travel to Milwaukee,




August 5, 2020


Convention Speakers, Including Vice President Biden, Will Not Travel to Milwaukee to Protect Public Health


MILWAUKEE, WI—After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts—who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic—the Democratic National Convention Committee announced today speakers for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will no longer travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention’s production teams, security officials, community partners, media and others necessary to orchestrate the event.

In accordance with this guidance, Vice President Joe Biden will no longer travel to Milwaukee and will instead address the nation and accept the Democratic nomination from his home state of Delaware. Details about the location of the speech will be released at a later time. Other speakers who had been planning to come to Milwaukee will not travel to the city.

“From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first. We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives. That’s the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserves. And that’s the leadership Joe Biden will bring to the White House,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez.

Democrats have been working for months to build flexible plans that modernize and transform the convention experience for delegates and viewers across the country.  From the start of the pandemic, contingencies were put in place for a successful convention that would ensure public health was protected. Today’s announcement represents a small adjustment to the overall planning, as the majority of speeches and segments were already taking place in locations across the country. Democrats will offer four nights of programming, which will include a mix of both pre-recorded segments and live broadcasts from locations across the country.

“2020 will always be remembered as a year of once-in-a-lifetime challenges and changes—but it will also be remembered as a time when Americans were their most compassionate and resilient selves. While we wish we could move forward with welcoming the world to beautiful Milwaukee in two weeks, we recognize protecting the health of our host community and everyone involved with this convention must be paramount,” said Joe Solmonese, CEO of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Scheduled to kick off in less than two weeks, the Democratic National Convention will air for two hours each night, 9:00-11:00pm ET, from August 17-20, 2020. A custom virtual video control room has been designed to take in hundreds of feeds from around the country, including the potential of interacting with Americans from around the country.

“This convention will look different than any previous convention in history.  It will reach more people than ever before, and truly be a convention across America for all Americans, regardless of which party you belong to or who you’ve voted for in previous elections. This “unconventional” convention will launch Joe Biden to victory in November,” Solmonese added.

In order to ensure that the convention will reach viewers wherever they are, convention officials have been working with partners to house convention content on over a dozen platforms, in addition to traditional broadcasts. The official live stream for the 2020 Democratic Convention will be hosted on DemConvention.com, where viewers can also find the full convention schedule, and a digital tool kit to get involved.

The Democratic National Convention Committee will work with the Network Pool and Congressional Press Galleries to establish pooled media opportunities to cover the program. As in past conventions, a feed of convention proceedings will be available at no cost for media and accessible in multiple formats, including via satellite and embeddable livestream. The campaign and convention team will also provide virtual coverage opportunities, including remote press briefings and interviews.





About the Democratic National Convention 

The Democratic National Convention is the formal event during which delegates of the Democratic Party choose the party’s nominees for president and vice president in the 2020 election. At the convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities, including the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle. www.demconvention.com 




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Khary Penebaker

DNC Member representing WI

DNC Black Caucus Treasurer

Twitter: @KharyP

Website: KharyPenebaker.com

Email:  Khary@KharyPenebaker.com



Khary Penebaker

Khary Penebaker, DNC Rep
336 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
United States

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