U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be a speaker at the Texas Democratic Party’s 2020 state convention, which will be a virtual event due to the coronavirus.
In her third term as speaker, Pelosi is the first, and only, woman to ever hold the position. She made history again in January 2019 when she regained her second-in-line to the presidency position. She was the first person to do so in more than 60 years.
“It is an honor to join Democrats from the Lone Star State and share my message of belief, hope, and opportunity during the Texas Democratic Convention,” Pelosi said in a statement. “As I’ve stated previously, Texas is ground zero for this election. The big and bold work happening at the Texas Democratic Party is why we will strengthen our House Democratic majority, elect more Democrats across the state, and elect a Democratic President of the United States, Joe Biden, in November.”
The Texas Democratic Convention, scheduled for the first week of June, will be the party faithful’s opportunity to select delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention, vote on a state party platform and choose party leadership.
“We are proud to have Speaker Pelosi as our Special Guest during the Texas Democratic Convention,” said Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa. “The speaker’s leadership amidst the challenges of the Trump Administration has been invaluable. Her accomplishments in the Congress of the United States — from passing the Affordable Care Act to advancing the priorities of our children and families — and her dedication to public service have inspired generations of women to run for office and continue her legacy of fighting for the people.”