SEIU@2020 Democratic National Convention


Beginning today on August 17th through August 20th, the DNC Convention will be taking place. Below is an outline of the various ways SEIU will be lifting up the voices of essential workers during this unprecedented national convention.

Please encourage members to join their fellow SEIU members, leaders, and special guests for a watch party on every night of the convention! You can register for the nightly watch parties here, and please feel free to share the links with members!

You can find the DNC calendar to date here which includes caucus and council meetings open to the public. If you are interested in attending these meetings, please RSVP directly on the DNC website. The speakers for the prime time schedule are also listed in the schedule. Here you can find events being sponsored by partners.

DNCC Calendar of Events 

  • Prime time programming will be from 8:00 PM ET to 10:00 PM each night. Most speakers will be participating from remote locations.
  • Each day, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, DNC caucuses and councils will meet. Caucuses and councils are opportunities for delegates and stakeholders with shared interest to gather and discuss priorities. While the primary audience for the caucus and council meetings are delegates, the meetings will be open to the public as well. You can RSVP for caucuses by following the below link to the full agenda, and going to the individual meeting you are interested in attending.
  • Below are key events to note during the DNC Convention. The full agenda can be here.

Monday, August 17th

11:00 am – 6:00 pm    DNC Caucus Meetings

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm      DNC Labor Council Meeting, w/ SEIU President Mary Kay Henry participating. RSVP for the Labor Council Meeting here.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Business Forward DNC roundtable: Ensuring High Quality Health Care and a Strong Caring Economy featuring SEIU President Mary Kay Henry.  RSVP here.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm    SEIU Member and Leader Watch Party!

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm    Democratic National Convention: Day 1 Prime Time

  • Speakers: Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Representative Jim Clyburn, Convention Chairman Representative Bennie Thompson, Representative Gwen Moore, Former Governor John Kasich, Senator Doug Jones, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Former First Lady Michelle Obama


Tuesday, August 18th

11:00 am – 6:00 pm    DNC Caucus Meetings

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm    SEIU Member and Leader Watch Party!

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm    Democratic National Convention: Day 2 Prime Time

  • Speakers: Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Former President Bill Clinton, and Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden


Wednesday, August 19th

11:00 am – 6:00 pm    DNC Caucus Meetings

12:00 pm                 Special Edition: SEIU and Fight for $15 and a Union:

Walk Out Wednesday with special guest Congresswoman Maxine Waters

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm    SEIU Member and Leader Watch Party!

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm    Democratic National Convention: Day 3 Prime Time

  • Speakers: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Governor Tony Evers, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Senator Kamala Harris, and Former President Barack Obama

Thursday, August 20th

11:00 am – 6:00 pm    DNC Caucus Meetings

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm    SEIU Member and Leader Watch Party! with special guest Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm    Democratic National Convention: Day 4 Prime Time

  • Speakers: Senator Cory Booker, Governor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Senator Chris Coons, The Biden Family, and Democratic Presidential Nominee Vice President Joe Biden 

* All times above are in Central Time (CT)

SEIU members work the essential jobs that keep us safe and keep our country running. We’re Black, white, Latinx, API, Immigrant and Native American, united by the belief that everyone deserves a future where we can all feel safe, work hard and thrive, no matter the color of our skin or where we work.

In this moment of reckoning when we are faced with the triple crises of a pandemic, racial injustice and economic inequality, SEIU members are fighting to transform our country.  Joe Biden has the experience, character, compassion and steady leadership to tackle the challenges before us and lead us to a better future. 

Joe Biden will fight alongside us to make this country safe, free, and fair for all people – regardless of the color of our skin or how much money we have. Vice President Joe Biden has a proven record working for and with working people for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice. He has a plan to make it easier for millions of workers to join unions, and has committed to working with us to break down the systemic racism and exclusion that keeps working families and our communities from getting ahead.

Donald Trump has repeatedly sided with corporations over working people and our communities. We need competent, compassionate national leadership. Instead, our president contradicts medical experts, stokes racial divisions and incites violence with bizarre, unhinged tweets. 

SEIU members are proud to support Joe Biden for President, and we’re ready to turn our outrage, energy and hope into votes. Our efforts will focus on turning out SEIU members, our families and communities, and expanding the electorate by turning out infrequent Black, Latino and Asian American Pacific Islander voters. Adjusting to the new reality posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have combined our deep expertise in both traditional and digital organizing to connect with voters in multiple languages. We will have hundreds of member political organizers deployed full time to recruit additional volunteers and talk to their coworkers about making their plan to vote.

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