New York City is rolling out the welcome mat for Democratic officials to strengthen the case for the party’s bid for the 2024 convention, Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday.
The political couple announced that in the coming days they will argue to the hosting committee of the Democratic National Convention that the Big Apple is the best place to host the presidential candidacy event.
“This is the right place for it. We’re not just nominating a brand new Democratic ticket; we are charting a new course,” Adams said during a news conference at the Javits Center — one of the locations where convention events would be held if Manhattan were chosen to host them.
The mayor cited the city’s liberal policies on gun control, reproductive rights and immigrants as reasons it upholds Democratic Party values and should therefore be the place where its presidential and vice presidential elections are officially nominated.
“So we are making it very clear that New York is where Congress will be held in 2024,” the former NYPD captain told reporters.
Adams said it is estimated that hosting the 2024 gatherings would bring an economic boon of about $230 million to the city.
In May, local officials announced that New York City was vying to host the Democratic National Convention for the sixth time.
If the Big Apple is chosen for DNC 2024, Madison Square Garden would be the central location for the event, and the nearby, newly expanded Javits Center would house other gatherings.
On Wednesday morning, the governor told reporters she was “excited” at the chance to shine the national “spotlight” on the Big Apple.
“The symbolism of the National Democratic Committee, which selects New York City for its 2024 location, will be a symbol of rebirth — not just of a community — but of the Democratic Party, as we engage the people in the values of our party, the Democratic Party , remember , are uniquely American values,” she said.
Jaime Harrison, chairman of the DNC, showered praise on Hochul and Adams and gushed about Gotham.
“We are the party that stands for freedom. … At the moment there is only one party that has a voice in this country. We’re looking for a city that can help us represent this case, that can demonstrate all that diversity, not just for the people who are participating in that city, but for people across the country and around the world,” he said .
“It’s just great to be here with two great Democrats who truly embody everything we are as a party and I thank them for their friendship and leadership.”
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