Rep. Ocasio-Cortez scheduled to speak at DNC

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 11th, 2020 2:47 pm
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Last Updated Aug 12th, 2020 at 2:50 pm

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is scheduled to speak at the virtual Democratic National Convention, organizers confirmed on Tuesday.

The first-term congresswoman will speak next Tuesday, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), for whom Ocasio-Cortez served as a leading surrogate during his 2020 presidential campaign, will address the convention on Monday.

Ocasio-Cortez will be joined by other Hispanic officials speaking at the virtual event, including former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.

The battle cry of the August 17-20 convention has been dubbed "Uniting America" and will highlight support for former vice president Joe Biden. In addition to Sanders, the first-night lineup will feature former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, and former first lady Michelle Obama.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is also scheduled to speak on Wednesday.


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