CNN just announced the official lineup for the second Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit, Michigan.
NIGHT ONE, Tuesday, July 30:
- Steve Bullock
- Pete Buttigieg
- John Delaney
- John Hickenlooper
- Amy Klobuchar
- Beto O'Rourke
- Tim Ryan
- Bernie Sanders
- Elizabeth Warren
- Marianne Williamson
NIGHT TWO, Wednesday, July 31:
- Michael Bennet
- Joe Biden
- Cory Booker
- Julián Castro
- Bill de Blasio
- Tulsi Gabbard
- Kirsten Gillibrand
- Kamala Harris
- Jay Inslee
- Andrew Yang
You won't want to miss out on seeing this incredible group of Democratic candidates take the stage to debate our country's most pressing issues, so be sure to mark your calendar. You'll hear directly from 20 of our Democratic candidates as they share their ambitious plans to win the White House and get our country back on track.
All of our presidential candidates will require a strong, well-resourced DNC to take on Trump and win back the White House.
The DNC is working around the clock to build the rock-solid party infrastructure required to help our eventual presidential nominee and Democrats nationwide win, but that won't be possible without the help of our most committed supporters like you. This election is going to be won by all of us -- candidates, supporters, and the DNC working together. That's why I am asking you to make a donation to the Democratic Unity Fund ahead of the second Democratic debate.
Dear DNC Member,
Please find a message from DNC Youth Council Chair Michael Kapp, below.
Democratic National Committee
The time has come to elect our eight at-large regional members on the Democratic National Committee's Youth Council.
Applications are now available for the 2019-21 at-large positions on the DNC's Youth Council. The application can also be found online at https://my.democrats.org/page/s/dnc-youth-council-application-2019. Applicants must be registered Democrats, under the age of 36, and must provide two letters of recommendation (including one from a DNC Member of the state you will represent). Applications must be submitted via the DNC website link.
The Youth Council will elect one male and one female from each of the DNC's four regions (East, South, Midwest and West) to serve on the Council for a two year period beginning immediately upon election.
Applications will be accepted starting now until August 15 at 11:00 p.m. PT. Any applications received after that day and time will not be accepted. After that time, the applications will be reviewed and recommendations made by the Youth Council officers. All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been recommended in advance of the fall DNC meeting to be held in San Francisco, CA on August 22-24, 2019. All DNC Youth Council meetings are open to all registered Democrats.
Current at-large members of the Council who wish to continue serving must reapply and be reelected. DNC Members under 36 are automatic members of the Council.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.
We look forward to receiving your application, and thank you for all you do on behalf of our Democratic Party!
Chair, DNC Youth Council
TO: DNC Disability Council Members
FROM: Anna Perng, Disability Council Co-Secretary
Nellie Wild, Disability Council Co-Secretary
DATE: July 1, 2019
RE: Message from Chair Coelho
Dear Disability Council members,
The 2020 presidential campaign season is officially in full swing with the first of twelve debates having taken place in Miami last week. As you know, we made great progress in 2016 with Hillary, and more since then, thanks to you and your perseverance.
However, I would be out of touch if I didn’t recognize the communal disappointment in the Miami debates. I know that many of you are feeling ignored and discouraged because there was no mention of disability – other than inappropriate comments concerning mental health and gun violence. I share your frustration!
We also recently learned that none of the Democratic candidates’ websites are fully accessible, which is unacceptable.
I am writing to ask you not to give up, but instead, do as Ed Roberts said, “advocate, advocate, advocate!” Our community’s influence has grown significantly within the DNC in the past three years, and even though we have seemingly gotten off to a less than optimal start with these debates, we are just getting started.
We must insert ourselves into this process and one way to do that is by submitting debate questions. As each debate nears, the opportunities to submit questions will be provided by the DNC and the host networks. Keep a watch on emails from the DNC and the Disability Council with links to submit questions - and make sure you share the link on social media.
If you submitted questions for this last debate and they were not asked, submit the same questions again next time. Also, let me know that you did! I’ll do everything in my power to ensure that we are heard during the next round of debates.
Together, as the Disability Council, we can prepare for the upcoming Detroit debates on July 30th and 31st. We all need to work hard together over the next couple of weeks to prepare debate questions – lots of them – so we have a repository of questions to submit for the next and subsequent debates.
We will be in touch again soon with pertinent information, including the timeline and process for submitting questions for the upcoming debates. We must all work together to ensure that our voices are being heard in future Democratic debates, and for nothing less than full inclusion in the 2020 presidential race.
DNC Disability Council Chair