A Message from Michael Whatley, NC GOP Chair:
Fellow North Carolina Republicans:
We look forward to hosting the North Carolina Republican State Convention next month and cannot wait to welcome Republicans from across North Carolina to Greenville.
As you know, planning and conducting a successful NCGOP convention under normal circumstances is no small task. This year, the spread of COVID19 and Governor Roy Cooper's statewide lockdown have added another layer of complexity and numerous challenges to our efforts. However, our staff and the members of the NCGOP Convention Committee are moving forward with an agenda and risk mitigation plan that will provide a safe environment and a first-class experience for our delegates. We will have a one day program featuring a fantastic slate of speeches and two business sessions which will be held on Friday, July 10th with both in-person and virtual participation options.
We will start the day with a judicial breakfast benefitting the judicial victory fund featuring all of our statewide judge candidates. We will then transition to a morning business session, where we will hear and vote on the following committee reports: credentials, rules, platform, plan of organization and resolutions. We’ll be inviting council of state candidates to speak to us throughout the day during the voting periods. We will then take a break for lunch and will be joined by members of our Congressional delegation.
Following Lunch, the convention will reconvene for our final business session to vote on the Delegate slate, the Elector slate, the RNC Committeeman, and the RNC Committeewoman.
Following the conclusion of our business sessions, we hope you will join us for a dinner with a very special TBA guest. Following dinner, all attendees are invited to participate in the Chairman’s Reception which will conclude the day’s events. As with tradition for the NCGOP, the following morning we will host a prayer breakfast and then host a meeting of our Executive Committee.
In order to ensure that we will be able to ensure that all of our delegates are properly credentialed and registered, we are setting a hard registration deadline for June 19. This will provide us with adequate time to design our social distancing guidelines for our attendees as required by Centers for Disease Control Guidelines. Unfortunately, this will mean that we will not be able to have same-day registration at the convention center. Please register as soon as possible with this link: https://web.cvent.com/evet/state_conventionPhysical attendance will not be required as all voting will be conducted via a smart device and the convention business will be streamed for those not physically present at the hall.
We are truly excited to welcome you to the 2020 NCGOP Convention. We are long past due for a gathering of Republicans, have a great line-up of speakers and are looking forward to kicking off the 2020 Election Season in style.
Chairman North Carolina Republican Party