The Democratic National Convention Committee today announced it is launching a 100-county outreach effort to engage activists in the convention process.
Starting in January, convention staffers will travel around the state to identify “convention community organizers” for each county who will serve as ambassadors to the Charlotte convention.
“With the 100 county plan, we hope to engage a convention community organizer from each county in the state and gather ideas to help ensure that this convention is truly representative of the state and representative of the state of North Carolina, and reflective of the ideas of it citizens,” said Steve Kerrigan, the convention's CEO.
The committee hopes to announce organizers for all 100 counties by March.
The effort in North Carolina is similar to what occured during the Democratic convention in Colorado in 2008. Republicans said the Denver convention effort was tranformed into a fall campaign effort on behalf of Democrat Barack Obama. The Charlotte convention will begin next September 3.