The state Dem Party today announced it will cancel all congressional district conventions and scale back its state convention from two days to one.
The convention was slated for June 12-13 in the Wisconsin Dells.
But the party’s administrative committee last night voted to approve a number of the changes to the convention, which will now just be June 12. That includes: authorizing DPW Chair Ben Wikler to determine by May 1 whether to hold the convention in-person or virtually and restricting the convention to include only limited speeches, reports and the election of DNC members.
The move comes after Gov. Tony Evers has banned public gatherings of more than 10 people and the CDC earlier this week recommended canceling or postponing events of 50 or more through mid-May.
Last year, nearly 1,400 delegates, alternates and guests attended the state convention in Milwaukee as the party elected Wilkler chair.
Republicans, meanwhile, are slated to meet the weekend of May 15-16, which is just outside the CDC’s current recommendations.
A spokeswoman for the state GOP said the party expects to make changes to its convention “but continue to evaluate the situation.”