National convention

Atlanta to launch accommodation bid for 2024 Democratic National Convention

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said the city is in the running to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention.

Dickens made the announcement at the Georgia Democratic Party gala downtown on Friday.

Dickens said he was committed to bringing the convention back to Georgia for the first time since 1988, when Michael Dukakis was the Democratic presidential nominee.

During his Friday night remarks, Dickens called Georgia a “battleground state” and recalled the 2020 election when Democrats won both U.S. Senate seats in the runoff. President Joe Biden narrowly beat Donald Trump in the presidential race in Georgia.

“All eyes were on Georgia then, as they are now,” Dickens said.

The theme of the presentation was “Good Trouble”, a tribute to the famous quote from the late Congressman John Lewis. Dickens made the presentation alongside Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, Nikema Williams, chosen to represent the district following Lewis’s death.

The Democratic Party has asked at least eight cities to bid for the event.