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Republican Convention Starts Monday

18 July 2016   Lynne LaMaster
The Republican National Convention starts Monday at 1 PM in Cleveland, Ohio and three representatives from the Prescott area will be there. 

The Republican National Convention (RNC) is set to start at 1 PM in Cleveland, Ohio, hosting, “...approximately 2,470 delegates and 2,302 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories, according to the RNC 2016 convention website. Add to that 15,000 credentialed media, second only to the Olympic Games in Rio, and you've got the makings of a rather large event.

Arizona will be sending 28 delegates and 28 alternates to the National Convention. Patt Parker, President of the Yavapai County Republican Women organization, will also be attending the National Convention, along with her husband, Jeff Parker. She sat down to discuss the YCRW and the Convention: 

This year, the RNC will have a different look and feel from past conventions. Yes, politicians will be speaking, but so will others. In fact, it is promised to be a downright unconventional convention. 

"Veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s family members will lead an unconventional lineup of speakers who have real-world experience and will make a serious case against the status quo and for an agenda that will make America great again."

Info you’ll want to know:

Cleveland is 3 hours ahead of Arizona.

There will be separate themes each day:

Monday: Make American Safe Again

Tuesday: Make America Work Again

Wednesday: Make America First Again

Thursday: Make America One Again

There is a free App you can download to your iOS or Android device.

What can you do with the App?

View maps of the Cleveland area, but also inside the Arena.

Look at any angle from the 360º Cameras

Watch the Convention’s proceedings live from gavel to gavel (don’t forget the time difference!)

Here is a list of the main speakers for each day:

Monday: Make America Safe Again
Headliners: Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jason Beardsley and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (Mont.).
Tuesday: Make America Work Again
Headliners: Donald Trump, Jr., U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Ben Carson and Kimberlin Brown.
Wednesday: Make America First Again
Headliners: Lynne Patton; Eric Trump; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista; and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, whom Donald Trump has chosen as his vice presidential running mate.
Thursday: Make America One Again
Headliners: Peter Thiel, Tom Barrack, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump

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