Pete Buttigieg to Keynote Summer Conference of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus
Caucus’ First-Ever Virtual Conference Will Broadcast Online September 12
DELRAY BEACH FL — Former presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg will provide the National Keynote to the 2020 Summer Conference of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus. Themed It’s In Your Hands, the conference will be broadcast online Saturday, September 12 from 10am to 2pm ET and is open press. The conference will be followed by a closed press Membership Meeting beginning at 3pm ET.
“COVID-19 keeps us from meeting in person, but we have a tremendous amount of work to do to change the direction of our country by electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” said Stephen Gaskill, president of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus. “Our virtual conference features party leaders, issue experts, and campaign strategists who will inspire us, teach us, and guide us in our mission to defeat Donald Trump.”
The full program is still being finalized and more info will be released shortly. In addition to Mayor Buttigieg’s keynote, the conference will feature a session on voter protection efforts in Florida as a counter to Republican efforts to suppress the vote. Also on the agenda is a panel discussion on the intersection of issues facing the LGBTQ community and communities of color in the 2021 legislative session. This panel will be moderated by Senator-elect Shevrin Jones, featuring Representative-elect Michele Rayner, as well as Lake Worth City Commissioner Omari Hardy and Angie Nixon, presumptive state representatives who defeated anti-LGBTQ incumbents in their primaries.
It’s In Your Hands will be available online on several sites, with lgbtqdems.org, the Caucus’ webpage, as the main site. There is no registration fee for the conference, but participants are encouraged to register.
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