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Milwaukee Mayor Barrett, Rep. Gwen Moore named co-chairs of 2020 DNC committee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There are 266 days before the 2020 Democratic National Convention opens in Milwaukee. Monday, Oct. 21 it was announced that a pair of elected officials are now taking on leadership roles in the planning process.

The committee announced that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Representative Gwen Moore will be co-chairs on the committee.

Officials say Mayor Barrett and Representative Moore have been essential in bringing the DNC to Milwaukee and they both have “tireless focus.”

The board of directors was also announced at the press conference on Monday.

Officials also spoke about a partnership the city has with Milwaukee Public Schools where they will do monthly community engagement projects.

Mayor Barrett says the DNC is really committed to Milwaukee.

“There is a lot of momentum starting to gain and I think what’s happened is Liz Gilbert put together a really first-rate team and there’s a lot of energy here, but what I’m particularly impressed by is how much they want to be part of this community. That this is not a fly-over event. This is an event where the Democratic National Convention is really going to sink its roots into the community and be part of the community and that was something Congresswoman Moore and I both felt was very, very important,” Barrett said.

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