Democratic National Convention Committee Invites Americans to Sign Up for Community Credentials and Witness History Public Can Sign Up For the Opportunity To Attend President Obama and Vice President Biden’s Nomination Acceptance Speeches on Thursday, September 6
CHARLOTTE – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and Obama for America today announced that the public can sign up for the opportunity to attend President Obama and Vice President Biden’s acceptance speeches for the Democratic Party’s nomination at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, September 6th.
These community credentials will allow Americans to participate in the final night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and be there in person to witness history as President Obama gives his last convention speech as a candidate for president. Eight years ago, the President gave the keynote address that propelled him onto the national stage. Four years ago, he gave a historic acceptance speech in front of Americans in Denver. This year, in Charlotte, is the last opportunity for a convention audience to see him give a speech as a candidate for president.
“We are thrilled to invite North Carolinians and Americans from across the country to witness the Vice President and President Obama accept the Democratic Party’s nomination on the final night of the convention,” said 2012 Democratic Convention Chair, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “The 2012 Democratic National convention will define the election as a choice between two very different paths for our nation. The President will lay out his vision for an economy built to last: that if you work hard and act responsibly, you should be able to find and keep a good job with decent wages and good benefits, retire securely and leave your kids a little better off. And you can be there to hear it.”
“The Democratic National Convention is engaging more Americans than ever before by opening the doors to the public to attend the acceptance speeches of President Obama and Vice President Biden and be a part of history,” said DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan. “From the beginning of our convention planning, Democrats have used this convention as an opportunity to engage Americans in a conversation about moving our country forward. By opening and closing our convention with open events, we have an unprecedented opportunity to organize and engage the American public and particularly residents of North Carolina and surrounding states.”
Just last month, Obama for America in North Carolina announced the opportunity to receive community credentials through the 9-3-1 campaign which asks people to commit nine hours of time over three shifts to receive one guaranteed community credential for the acceptance speeches. This effort has already recruited thousands of North Carolinians and will continue over the next several weeks.
The distribution of community credentials will allow more Americans to attend the final night of the convention. The first two nights of official convention proceedings, Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th, will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena. All delegates and guests credentialed for the first two nights of the convention will also be seated at Bank of America Stadium.