Young Democrats of North Carolina and Mecklenburg County Oppose RNC 2020 in Charlotte / by Young Democrats of NC YDNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: July 9, 2018

Communications Contact: Lorenzo Pedro / lorenzopedrophoto@gmail.com

Charlotte, North Carolina - The Young Democrats of North Carolina and Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County call on the leaders of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to reject any bid to bring the Republican National Convention to Charlotte in 2020.

Donald Trump’s Republican Party does not reflect the values of our city,” said Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County President Jonathan Peebles. “The City Council and leaders throughout Charlotte should reject any attempt to bring the RNC to Charlotte.”

This isn’t just business as usual. North Carolina should not sacrifice our values in order to reward a party that continues to spew vitriol and contempt towards people across the state,” said Young Democrats of North Carolina President Anne Evangelista. “Any potential claim to an economic impact from the Convention will undoubtedly be outweighed by the civil unrest and reputational harm we would receive from welcoming Trump’s divisive rhetoric to our community.”

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Founded in 1928, the Young Democrats of North Carolina (YDNC) is an organization for all registered Democrats age 36 and under, including College Democrats and Teen Democrats. YDNC is one of the oldest political organizations in our state, and is the founding state federation of the Young Democrats of America. YDNC is the official youth auxiliary of the North Carolina Democratic Party.