Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke is slated to give the keynote speech at this year’s Texas Democratic Convention.
The convention will occur on Friday and Saturday and see Democrats from around the state gather at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas to elect leadership and update the party platform.
O’Rourke will give the keynote speech at 8:00 p.m. on Friday.
Other Democrats are also slated to speak, including Reps. Joaquin Castro, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and Sheila Jackson Lee.
Additionally, attendees will hear speeches from progressive congressional nominees Greg Casar and State Rep. Jasmine Crockett, who won their primaries in safe Democratic districts and are set to become the newest members of Texas’ delegation to Congress.
Democrats will also hear from Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, who has led the state party since 2012 and now faces two other candidates vying for the seat, Kim Olson and Carroll Robinson.
The Texas Democratic Convention occurs every two years. The next convention will take place in El Paso.
Last month, Texas Republicans held their own convention where they adopted a far-right platform that opposes same-sex marriage and believes the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump.
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Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at email@example.com