January 3, 2020 / Press Releases

Governor Tony Evers, Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski to Join Democratic National Convention Committee in Welcoming Media to Milwaukee on Jan. 7

Milwaukee, WI—Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski will join the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee in welcoming members of the media to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 for the winter media walkthrough.

Media walkthroughs—which are held once in winter and once in spring—provide members of the media with an opportunity to be updated on convention planning, and to learn operational details as they begin to develop their own plans to attend and cover the Convention next July.

As part of Tuesday’s morning speaking program, Governor Tony EversLieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski will come together in a conversation moderated by DNCC CEO Joe Solmonese to reflect on the importance of this year’s convention being hosted in Wisconsin, and to share stories about the views and values of voters across the state. This 30-minute portion of speaking program will be on-the-record. Broadcast media that wish to send cameras to cover these remarks should contact press@demconvention.com by Monday, January 6th to receive set-up instructions. The remainder of the program will be off-the-record and for planning purposes only.

The winter media walkthrough will kick off on Monday evening with a welcome reception featuring remarks from Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Mayor Tom Barrett, and Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee President Liz Gilbert.

The main programming on Tuesday will include the speaking program, a walkthrough of the convention complex, city tours, and other opportunities for the media to be provided with information regarding credentials, workspaces, housing, the general convention timeline, and security.

“Members of the media play an important role in bringing the story and the message of the Convention to millions of voters during this critical election year,” said Joe Solmonese, the CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee. “We look forward to welcoming the media to the important battleground state of Wisconsin and the beautiful Fiserv Forum, and to share with them our excitement about the values and future of the Democratic Party.”

“Our mission at the Host Committee is to make the most of the incredible spotlight that will be on Milwaukee leading up to and during the 2020 Democratic National Convention. That work doesn’t start next July — it’s already begun,” said Liz Gilbert, President of the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee. “We’re thrilled to continue our efforts with the winter walkthrough by showing members of the media what a special place Milwaukee is to live and visit.”