The Texas Democratic Party to Host a Virtual Media Room at Texas Democratic Convention (press release)

AUSTIN, TX — On Friday, June 5 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 69:30 am to 12:00 pm, as part of the virtual, innovative Texas Democratic Convention, the Texas Democratic Party will host our first-ever online, virtual media room. The virtual media room will be a space where reporters can talk with elected officials, candidates, special guests, and headline speakers from the convention.

Full Virtual Media Room Schedule Coming Soon.

The Texas Democratic Convention will feature the biggest names in Texas and American politics on amazing panels, dynamic trainings, and so much more. The full schedule, speakers, and lineup to come soon.

WHAT: Texas Democratic Party to host first-ever virtual media room during Texas Democratic Convention

WHO: The biggest names in Texas and American politics — Full lineup to come soon. 

WHEN: Friday, June 5, 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 6, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

WHERE: Media, please contact Abhi Rahman at or via phone at 720-299-0654 to RSVP for the Virtual Media Room.


Full Schedule for the Texas Democratic Convention So Far

Monday, June 1, 2020:

Fighting Back Against the Rise of Anti-Asian Racism

WHEN: 3:00 pm CST
WHO: AAPI Victory Fund President Varun Nikore, Democratic nominee for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democratic nominee for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District Sima Ladjevardian, and Texas Representative Gene Wu.

The Future of Healthcare in Texas, Sponsored by the Texas Medical Association

WHEN: 3:30 pm CST
WHO: Texas Public Health Coalition Chair Dr. John Carlo, Texas Senator Nathan Johnson, Harris County Medical Society President-elect Dr. Gary J. Sheppard, Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force Vice-Chair Dr. Carla Ortique, Texas Medical Association President-elect Linda Villarreal, and a special message from Texas Representative Donna Howard.

Making History: The Story Behind the First-Ever LGBTQ+ Caucus

WHEN: 4:00 pm CST 
WHO: Dallas Morning News Investigative Reporter Lauren McGaughy, Texas Representatives Jessica González, Mary González, Celia IsraelJulie Johnson, and Erin Zwiener.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Women Doing the Work, Sponsored by Annie’s List

WHEN: 12:00 pm CST
WHO: The Rabble Co-Host Ashley Cheng, Tarrant County Commissioner Devan Allen, Annie’s List Executive Director Royce Brooks, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Executive Director Dyana Limon-Mercado, and former Political Director for Julián Castro for President Natalie Montelongo.

Workers and their Stories

WHEN: 1:00 pm CST
WHO: Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay, AFGE, District 10 National Vice President Cheryl Eliano, IBEW 583 Business Manager Leticia Marcum, CWA Legislative Director Derrick Osobase, and UNITE HERE, Local 23 President Marlene Patrick-Cooper. How we are registering voters during COVID-19

WHEN: 2:00 pm CST
WHO: Democratic nominee for Texas Congressional District 21 Wendy Davis and Texas Democratic Party Voter Expansion Director Luke Warford.

The Fight to Protect and Expand the Vote in 2020

WHEN: 2:30 pm CST
WHO: Texas Democratic Party Voter Protection Director Rose Clouston, Partner at Brazil & Dunn, Attorneys at Law Chad Dunn, Texas NAACP President Gary Bledsoe, and Voting Rights Attorney Jose Garza

Democratic Veterans: Serving Veterans, Winning the Veteran Vote

WHEN: 3:30 pm CST
WHO: Texas Representative, District 76 César Blanco, Lieutenant General, United States Air Force (Retired) Arlen “Dirk” Jameson, Democratic nominee, Texas’ 23rd Congressional District Gina Ortiz Jones, and Texas Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Director Brooklynne Mosley.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Latinx Community: Movimiento and Voting

WHEN: 12:00 pm CST 
WHO: DNC Member Texas Emmy Ruiz, Mexican-American Legislative Caucus Chair Rep. Rafael Anchia, and Latino Victory Project Executive Director Mayra Macias, with a message from League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) President Domingo Garcia.

Earning the Black Vote

WHEN: 1:00 pm CST
WHO: Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Chair Carroll Robinson, Next Wave Strategies Managing Partner Shekira Dennis, Texas Black Women’s PAC President Tracy Scott, Democratic nominee for Texas House District 94 Alisa Simmons.

Building Democratic Strength in Rural Texas

WHEN: 2:00 pm CST
WHO: DNC Rural Council Chairwoman and Founder of National Rural Council Betty Richie, Tom Green County Democratic Party Chair David Currie, former Mayor of Lubbock David Langston, and Webb County Democratic Party Chair-Elect Sylvia Bruni.

Building a Sustainable Economy through Renewable Energy and Green Jobs

WHEN: 3:00 pm CST
WHO: Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza, and Centennial Professor in Energy Resources at the University of Texas at Austin Dr. Michael Webber. 

Building an Equitable Future Through Education

WHEN: 3:30 pm CST
WHO: Texas Democratic Party Treasurer Mike Floyd, Texas Representative Dr. Alma A. Allen, Texas Democratic Party Vice-Chair Dr. Carla Brailey, Texas Senator Beverly Powell, and Paul Quinn College President Dr. Michael Sorrell.

Interview with Best-Selling Author Julissa Arce

WHEN: 5:00 pm CST
WHO: Best selling author and immigrant rights advocate Julissa Arce and organizer and campaign strategist Sam Robles.

Panel: Art & Activism

WHEN: 8:00 pm CST
WHO: Host and writer Grace Parra, artist, activist, and Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors, film director, activist, author, and Co-founder of the Women’s March Paola Mendoza, and Texas artist, democratic activist, and co-host of The Rabble Podcast Kristen Gunn.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Young Voters and the Future of Democratic Politics

WHEN: 12:00 pm CST
WHO: Run for Something Co-founder and Chief Recruitment Officer Ross Morales Rocketto, Alliance for Youth Action Executive Director Sarah Audelo, MOVE Texas Political Director Raven Douglas, and Travis County Associate Judge Aurora Martinez Jones.

People with Disabilities and the Fight for Equal Access

WHEN: 1:00 pm CST
WHO: Texas Democratic Party People with Disabilities Constituency Organizer Alejandrina Guzman, Lifelong civil rights advocate for people with disabilities Judy Heumann, American Association of People with Disabilities President and CEO Maria Town.

A Conversation with the 2020 Statewide Democratic Judicial Slate

WHEN: 1:30 pm CST
WHO: Democratic nominee, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3 Judge Elizabeth Frizell, Democratic nominee, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4 Judge Tina Clinton, Democratic nominee, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9 Judge Brandon Birmingham, Democratic nominee, Texas Supreme Court Place 6 Kathy Cheng, Democratic nominee, Texas Supreme Court Place 8 Justice Gisela Triana, Democratic nominee, Texas Supreme Court Place 7 Judge Staci Williams, and Democratic nominee, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Judge Amy Clark Meachum.

Saving Texas: The Movement to End Gun Violence

WHEN: 2:30 pm CST

WHO: Texas American Federation of Teachers President Zeph Capo, Texas Representative Gina Hinojosa, Everytown Survivor Network Member Calandrian Simpson-Kemp, and Moms Demand ActionFounder Shannon Watts.

Featured Session: Texas Democrats and Our Growing Movement

WHEN: 3:30 pm CST
WHO: Texas Democratic Party Senior Brand Director Brittany Switzer, Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia, Texas Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Director Brooklynne Mosley, Texas Democratic Party Chief Technology Officer Lauren Pully, and Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Cliff Walker.

The Politics of Fashion: An Interview with Celebrity Stylist and Activist Karla Welch

WHEN: 4:30 pm CST
WHO: Celebrity stylist and creative director Karla Welch and Texas Democratic Party Content Strategist Hannah Lifshutz.

The Future of Belonging

WHEN: 8:00 pm CST
WHO: Department Of The Future Chair and Kennedy Center Fellow Mark Gonzales.

Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6

Live General Session

Announced Speaking Lineup includes:

Vice President Joe Biden
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Senator Kamala Harris
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke
Former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
DNC Chair Tom Perez
DCCC Chair Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

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