Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Democratic National Convention participants asked to pledge to avoid Milwaukee bars and restaurants

From JSOnline:

Mary SpicuzzaAlison Dirr
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Democratic National Convention participants were asked to pledge to avoid Milwaukee bars and restaurants during the event.
Sources confirmed to the Journal Sentinel that the pledge was part of a checklist for convention-goers aimed at avoiding the spread of COVID-19.
Protocols previously released by the Democratic National Convention Committee urged participants to avoid bars and restaurants "where social distancing is not possible or not practiced." Now, participants are asked to pledge to not go to any bars or restaurants.
"I think it’s pretty outrageous actually," said Ald. Robert Bauman, who represents the district that includes much of downtown, including the Wisconsin Center where the Aug. 17-20 convention is anchored. "What more do they want to do to us? They want to saddle us with all these costs, they want to bring hundreds and maybe thousands of protesters down on our head and then they don't want any attendees eating in Milwaukee?"

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