How Can I Get Involved?
Posted on 08/30/2011 @ 09:33 AM
The Convention will draw an expected 35,000 visitors to the Charlotte area, including: 15,000 media; 7,000 delegates; members of both the U.S. House and Senate and other significant figures in public life from around the world.
Anyone can get involved in one of two ways:
- Donate funds to help support Charlotte in 2012
- Volunteer, either for the Convention itself or for service opportunities – specific roles and opportunities will be announced when they are available, but for now, just sign up and you'll be among the first to be notified.
It’s not just a Convention! A large variety of arts, cultural and social events will be taking place that are open to the public during the Convention. Join the Charlotte In 2012 Mailing List to stay informed about these offerings and other news.
Vendor Directory Launches
Posted on 08/29/2011 @ 09:33 AM
The Committee for Charlotte 2012 re-launched a new website on August 29, 2011 that features a Vendor Directory. The Vendor Directory will help national organizations connect with local and regional businesses in order to meet their Democratic National Convention-related needs. Business owners can register and create a company profile that can be searched by categories including services, company size and other demographics. It is anticipated that there will be more than 1,000 events held in Charlotte during the convention, in addition to official DNC activity. This vendor directory is a helpful tool for both outside vendors and organizations and the local business community.
Join the DNC and Charlotte In 2012 on September 6 to Mark One Year Out!
Posted on 08/23/2011 @ 10:40 AM
A Year Out kick-off event will take place at Time Warner Arena in uptown Charlotte on September 6, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until noon as the Democratic National Committee and Charlotte In 2012 Host Committee gear up to convene over 35,000 visitors from around the nation and world in just over 365 days!
Democratic National Committee Convention Chair Steve Kerrigan and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be joined by Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to set forth a vision for the Convention, describe involvement opportunities together with programs for youth to get connected, and unveil a new logo for the Convention.
Mayor Foxx will also issue a call to action to the community to create a Build A Legacy of opportunity in the community, leveraging the momentum from the Convention to meet key challenges in Charlotte.
Charlotte In 2012 is reaching out for volunteers for Year Out event (hyperlink to volunteer sign-up form or contact information for Year Out event) and looks forward to seeing everyone on September 6!