Weather Concerns Push President Obama’s Convention Speech Indoors

Source: The Washington Post

President Obama’s Thursday convention speech will be moved indoors due to weather concerns, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced Wednesday morning.

“We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday’s proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests,” said DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan in a statement.

The original plan was for Obama to speak outdoors at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Kerrigan added that Obama would address the 65,000 people who signed up for  community credentials for the originally planned outdoor event on a conference call Thursday.


“The energy and enthusiasm for our convention in Charlotte has been overwhelming and we share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the President in person,” Kerrigan said. “We encourage our community credential holders and Americans across the country to continue to come together with their friends and neighbors to watch and participate in history.  The President will speak to these credential holders on a national conference call tomorrow afternoon, and we will work with the campaign to ensure that those unable to attend tomorrow’s event will be invited to see the President between now and election day.”

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