Tell Joe Biden & the DNC: #LetAOCSpeak -- Give AOC Fair Time to Speak at the Democratic National Convention!

Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee

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#LetAOCSpeak

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the Democratic Party leaders who is most respected by young Democrats and progressives. She is one of only three Latinx speakers scheduled for the Democratic National Convention. She is one of two convention speakers under the age of 50. Yet, she is only being allotted 60 seconds to speak while Republican John Kasich is slated to have a much longer speaking segment. This is unacceptable.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez must be given enough time to demonstrate respect for her and the constituencies she represents and to allow her to make the case for why and how we must unite to defeat Trump and move America forward.

The DNC has historically been a launching pad for young, rising stars in the party. At the 2004 DNC, Barack Obama gave the keynote address. In 2012, Julian Castro gave the keynote address. We see no better fit than to have Rep. Ocasio-Cortez give the keynote address in 2020.

The Young Delegates Coalition, a group of 225 young Sanders, Biden, Buttigieg, and Warren delegates to the 2020 DNC, and our allies call on Joe Biden and the DNC to have Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention or, at minimum, have as much time to speak as is given to Republican John Kasich.


To: Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee
From: [Your Name]

We call on you to have Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention or, at minimum, have as much time to speak as is given to Republican John Kasich.​​ AOC is one of the Democratic Party leaders who is most respected by young Democrats and progressives. She is one of three scheduled Latinx speakers and one of two under 50. Giving her 60 seconds to speak is unacceptable. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez must be given enough time to demonstrate respect for her and the constituencies she represents and to allow her to make the case for why and how we must unite to defeat Trump and move America forward.