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File #: 12173-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Motion Status: In Committee
File created: 1/21/2022 In control: Committee on Government Reform
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action:
Title: Motion of the Council of Allegheny County strongly encouraging visitPittsburgh to withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Republican National Convention, and expressing the sense of Council regarding such hosting.
Sponsors: Bethany Hallam, Olivia Bennett, Anita Prizio, Jack Betkowski
Attachments: 1. 12173-22 Attach 1 - Article.pdf, 2. 12173-22 Attach 2 - Senate Report Appendix.pdf
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Motion of the Council of Allegheny County strongly encouraging visitPittsburgh to withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Republican National Convention, and expressing the sense of Council regarding such hosting.
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Whereas, every four years, the two major political parties within the United States hold national conventions which are attended by a large number of delegates and other guests; and
Whereas, according to published reports (Varine, Patrick, “Report: Pittsburgh on short-list for potential 2024 Republican National Convention sites;” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, January 7, 2022) the City of Pittsburgh is among four cities under consideration for selection as the site of the 2024 Republican National Convention; and
Whereas, in 2020, the Republican National Convention was scheduled to be held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, but on June 2, 2020, former President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee opted to remove the event from Charlotte after the North Carolina state government declined to agree to Trump's demands to allow the convention to take place with a full crowd and without public health measures designed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as social distancing and face coverings (Anderson, Bryan; Robertson, Gary D.; Colvin, Jill, "Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina;" Associated Press, June 2, 2020); and
Whereas, after ostensibly cancelling the Convention’s activities in Charlotte, former President Trump then announced that the convention would be moved to Jacksonville, Florida, then within weeks cancelled the Jacksonville convention plans on July 23, 2020 (Haberman, Maggie; Mazzei, Patricia; Karni, Annie, "Trump Abruptly Cancels Republican Convention in Florida: 'It's Not the Right Time;'" The New York Times, July 23, 2020).
Whereas, in the wake of this chaos, some of the 2020 Republican National Convention proceedings, significantly reduced in scale due to North Carolina...

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