Salt Lake City Named as Possible Host to 2016 Democratic Convention

Written by Bryan Schott on . Posted in Today At Utah Policy

Salt Lake City is one of 16 cities invited to bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

CNN reports Salt Lake City is part of a list that also includes Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Pittsburgh.

The cities have until June 6 to submit their bids.

In a letter accompanying the RFP, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz noted that Democrats, in addition to logistical requirements, will consider a city's relationship with a key political constituency, labor, as well as a city's approach and handling of certain issues.

"While many of the requirements are specific to the various logistical and administrative goals of putting on the Democratic National Convention, we do seek a city that shares our values of equality, inclusion, diversity, respect and dignity," said Wasserman Schultz, who also serves as a congresswoman from Florida. "And because of the significant security and construction related issues that we will face, we also look for a city with strong relationships with organized labor and those they represent. Our priority is to work with a community that will partner with us as we plan this historic event."



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