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Encyclopedia > 2000 Democratic National Convention

The 2000 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated Vice President Al Gore for President and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman as his Vice President. The convention was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California from August 14 to August 17, 2000. Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Joseph Isadore Joe Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is an American politician from Connecticut. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Site Selection

The DNC initially invited 28 cities to bid for the convention, and after nine cities submitted proposals, seven cities (Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Philadelphia) were visited by the DNC. (Charlotte and Seattle were not visited). Soon after Philadelphia dropped out after being named host of the 2000 Republican National Convention, Boston, Denver and Los Angeles were named as finalists, and ultimately Los Angeles was chosen on March 15, 1999.[1] Former Vermont Governor Dr. Howard Dean is the current Chairman of the DNC. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal campaign and fund-raising organization affiliated with the United States Democratic Party. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City  142. ... Charlotte (also known as candle stick) is a figure skating grace move - one of the spirals, where the skater is bended and glides on its one leg with the other one lifted to the air. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... The 2000 Republican National Convention convened at the Wachovia Center (then the First Union Center) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 31 to August 3, 2000. ...

Notable speakers

The convention's keynote speaker was Representative Harold Ford, Jr. of Tennessee. Ford, who at 30 was at the time the youngest member of Congress, directed his speech towards younger voters, saying: "I also stand here representing a new generation, a generation committed to those ideals and inspired by an unshakable confidence in our future."[2] Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Harold Eugene Ford, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...

President Bill Clinton's speech, the highlight of the first night of the convention, touted his administration's accomplishments and praised Gore: "You gave me that chance to turn those ideas and values into action, after I made one of the best decisions of my life: asking Al Gore to be my partner."[3] William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...

Other notable speakers included Senator Bill Bradley (Gore's main opponent for the Democratic nomination), First Lady Hillary Clinton, and Senators Christopher Dodd and Ted Kennedy, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ... Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lawyer and politician from Willimantic, Connecticut. ... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Jesse Louis Jackson (born October 8, 1941) is an American politician, professional civil rights activist and Baptist minister. ...

Actor Tommy Lee Jones (Gore's roommate in college), put the Vice President's name into nomination. For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ...

The Presidential and Vice Presidential voting

On the day before the convention started Bill Bradley "freed" his delegates and asked them to vote for Vice President Gore. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

The Vice President was nominated unanimously, and Senator Joe Leiberman was nominated by the second spot by voice vote. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...

Gore acceptance speech

Gore's acceptance speech focused on the future saying: "We're entering a new time, we're electing a new president, and I stand here tonight as my own man. I want you to know me for who I truly am." He mentioned President Clinton only once near the beginning of the speech. The speech was focused on issues: "I'm here to talk seriously about the issues. I believe people deserve to know specifically what a candidate proposes to do. I intend to tell you tonight. You ought to be able to know, and then judge for yourself."[4]

Lieberman's acceptance speech

Vice Presidential nominee Lieberman invoked the spirit of John F. Kennedy in his speech, saying: "Tonight, I believe that the next frontier isn't just in front of us, but inside of us -- to overcome the differences that are still between us, to break down the barriers that remain and to help every American claim the possibilities of their own lives."[5] This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...

The protests

Further information: 2000 DNC protest activity

Large scale, sometimes violent protests took place outside of the Staples Center as well as throughout downtown Los Angeles. Protest groups ranged from pro-life supporters, to homeless activists, to anti-globalization protestors, and anarchists. Out of increased fear after the surprise mass-protests at the 1999 "Battle for Seattle" WTO protests, media coverage and Los Angeles Police Department concern were heightened for the event. Concerns were further raised when violent riots also broke out after the Los Angeles Lakers won the 2000 NBA Championship only a few months before the convention. Originally, a "Protest Zone" was designated a city block away from the Staples Center, but a court order forced the zone moved immediately adjacent to the arena, in a parking lot. The protests became violent during the first evening of the convention, and many different protests, some orderly, some violent, took place over the full four days of the convention. There were numerous arrests, injuries and property damage, however the protests were not to the extent that was originally feared. The protests surrounding the 2000 Democratic National Convention occurred from August 14 to August 17, 2000 in the areas immediately next to and in the environs surrounding where the convention took place: the Staples Center and surrounding downtown of Los Angeles, California. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the geographic center of metropolitan Los Angeles, California. ... Pro-life is a term representing a variety of perspectives and activist movements in bioethics. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “LAPD” redirects here. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team, based in Los Angeles, California, which plays in the National Basketball Association. ... “NBA” redirects here. ...

After the convention

In November, Al Gore narrowly lost to George W. Bush in the general election having won the popular vote but losing the electoral vote. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...

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Democratic National Conventions Succeeded by

AND RAGE PLAYED The 1996 Democratic National Convention took place in Chicago, Illinois. ... Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ... 2004 Democratic National Convention logo The 2004 Democratic National Convention culminated in the arrival of John Kerry on July 29 to address the delegates. ...

See also

The 2000 Republican National Convention convened at the Wachovia Center (then the First Union Center) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 31 to August 3, 2000. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... This article discusses the primary elections to nominate candidates for the 2000 U.S. presidential election. ...

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