2012 Democratic National Convention

2012 Democratic ConventionThe 2012 Democratic National Convention details have been released. The convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Video Archive: C-SPAN DNC Video Archive

Schedule: Awaiting final schedule for the week

Location: The Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina

Dates: September 3-6, 2012

Official Convention Website: Charlotte in 2012

Report on the decision to bring the event to Charlotte from the Sun Journal:

BURLINGTON – A key player working to put together the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte called next year’s event “rather historic.”

The last Democratic National Convention to be held in the South took place in Atlanta in 1988. Before that, it was in Miami in 1972, Kevin Monroe, deputy director of intergovernmental affairs and outreach for the Democratic National Convention Committee, told the Democratic Women of Alamance County gathering in Burlington Tuesday night.

Before that, you have to go all the way back to 1860 when it was in Charleston, S.C.

“The eyes of the world are on your city for a full week,” Monroe said. He said people will no longer have to put “North Carolina” after Charlotte. People will know where it is.

Efforts to get the convention in Charlotte were successful because of cooperation by both Democrats and Republicans, Monroe said. All Charlotte City Council members and congressional delegations – both Democrats and Republicans – signed letters of support, he said. Richard Vinroot, the former GOP mayor of the city and 2000 Republican gubernatorial nominee, is on the convention’s host committee, he said.