Democratic Party of Wisconsin Announces U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth as State Convention Special Guest

Apr 19, 2017

This year’s Democratic Party of Wisconsin State Convention will feature U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) as its special guest speaker in Madison on June 2nd. 

The convention is the state Party’s biggest annual event where Democrats from all corners of Wisconsin join together to build the Party, hear from outstanding Democratic leaders who share a vision of building an economy that works for everyone – not just the millionaires and billionaires, and work together to build towards electoral victories in 2018. 

We’ve seen enormous growth in the gap between the economic security Wisconsinites work so hard to achieve and the economic uncertainty that they are asked to settle for. The Wall Street lobbyists and wealthy special interests have written all the rules and rigged the game in Washington against American workers. That’s why this year’s convention will focus on the shared economic vision of Democrats all over the state who want a Made in Wisconsin economy that is built to last and will help us strengthen and grow our middle class by out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building the rest of the world. 

Senator Tammy Duckworth’s strong economic record makes her a perfect fit for this year’s convention. The Illinois Senator won her 2016 election for Senate by promising to fight tooth-and-nail for American workers. Sen. Duckworth has kept that promise by urging President Trump to enforce trade laws that protect American steelworkers, pushing for policies to improve workforce development efforts and make higher education more affordable, as well as supporting major investments to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. 

“The Democratic Party is the party of fairness and opportunity for all communities in Wisconsin. As families in our state work harder than ever before only to fall deeper and deeper into financial ruin, they need someone who will work just as hard on their behalf to even the playing field and help change their fortune,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning said on Thursday. “When we convene in Madison this summer, we’ll continue our plan to build our party and work towards electing progressive Democrats in 2018 who want to end economic uncertainty for hard-working families, return fairness to Wisconsin, and give every person in our state the opportunity to be successful.”

A credential is required for members of the media wishing to attend this event. Please visit http://www.wisdems.org/2017-state-convention-media-credential-requests to apply for a press credential.

All members of your party wishing to attend are required to submit a credential request. 

Members of the media who have not submitted a request for credentials and have not been approved for a press credential will not be allowed into the event. Please note that press riser space will be limited.  

Details of the event are located below. 

What: 2017 Democratic Party of Wisconsin State Convention 
Who: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Democratic Party leaders 
When: June 2nd – 3rd 2017
Where: Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr, Middleton, WI 53562