Media Availability: MeckGOP Discusses Possibility Of RNC Relocation

In Response to President Trump's Tweet and Warning Governor Cooper to Put Economic Interests above Politics
May 25, 2020
Sarah Reidy-Jones, Vice Chairman, Mecklenburg County Republican Party
[email protected], (502) 851-9600

Charlotte, NC – The Mecklenburg County Republican Party is responding to a Tweet from President Donald J. Trump about the possibility of relocating the 2020 Republican National Convention from Charlotte if Governor Cooper does not lift social distancing guidelines

“The Mecklenburg County Republican Party has been looking forward to serving as the host county for the 2020 Republican National Convention for over two years,” said County Party Vice Chairman Sarah Reidy-Jones. "We understood the economic boost to our local economy for the 2012 DNC and had looked forward to hosting the RNC in just 90 days. Now more than ever, we need the economic boost that this convention brings, especially to a hospitality industry that has been especially hard hit. Governor Cooper's policies have been drastically devastating for North Carolinians, especially the 1 in 7 Charlotte residents that comprise of its hospitality sector. We strongly encourage Governor Cooper to put the good of the state's economic recovery above any political posturing or personal feelings. We will pressure our local elected officials that do so much to try to harm our economic freedoms that originally made Charlotte and the metro region flourish and to those trying to use COVID-19 as an opportunity to interject dangerous policies that compromise our elections, our children's educations and our livelihoods in the form of social experimenting." 

Interviews can be conducted by local Party leadership on request.

In addition to serving as Vice Chair of the Mecklenburg County Republican Party, Reidy-Jones also serves as President of the Uptown Charlotte Republican Women and is one of three delegates to this summer's RNC from Mecklenburg County.

For additional questions, please reach out to Vice Chairman Sarah Reidy-Jones at (502) 851-9600 or [email protected]