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Video recap of #DNC2012 kick-off event

Posted on 7 Sep 2011 by Justin Ruckman

There was an estimated crowd of some 2,000 people attending Tuesday’s year-out kickoff event for the 2012 DNC. I was particularly impressed with how many people were in force documenting the event and sharing it online. A great sign that meshes well with what Democratic National Convention Committee CEO Steve Kerrigan made a point in saying: that this will be the most open and accessible convention yet.

Mayor Foxx announced four points he and the city are focusing on as both guiding principles for the convention going forward, and components of the legacy the city will inherit as a result:

  • to engage youth and make them an active part in the convention, with a goal of involving at minimum 1,000 youth through internship and volunteer opportunities
  • to help children and families lead healthier lives, through leading by example in such initiatives as Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program that battles childhood obesity
  • to promote a broader, more inclusive business community (as evidenced already by the vendor directory set up at
  • to continue Charlotte’s leadership in energy issues, making the city a model of sustainability

The event ended with an unveiling of the official convention logo for 2012:

What do you think?


  1. Larry Bumgarner 10 Sep 2011 at 5:26 PM

    I was there outside protesting asking instead they spend the millions on helping people retrain for jobs instead of holding parties.

    Both the Dems and Repubs could do that this time around.

    But no way they could have had more than 500 or 600 people at that event.

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    Justin Ruckman 10 Sep 2011 at 6:35 PM

    2,000 does seem a little large from what I saw, but I’m no expert in estimating. Maybe they counted the protestors in attendance as well?