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INDINAPOLIS- The Young Democrats of America (YDA) and Indiana Young Democrats (IYD) announced Sunday that Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will headline the 2019 Young Democrats of America Convention here in Indianapolis. 


Speaker Pelosi is the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives and was first elected Speaker of the House in 2007, making history as the first woman to serve with the title. Pelosi is now in her thrid term as Speaker. She is set to join the National Convention on Friday, July 19th for the General Session at 7pm. 


This will be the first time Indy hosts the National Convention and the first time the YDA has come to Indiana in over 25 years. 


“After a period of record growth, IYD has worked for nearly two years to bring the largest gathering of young Democrats in the country to Indiana and we are incredibly honored to have a groundbreaking leader like Speaker Pelosi join us,” says Katherin Chi, member of the YDA National Planning Committee and Vice-President of the Marion County Young Democrats.


The Indiana Young Democrats will host the National Convention of the Young Democrats of America July 17th-20th at Union Station. Over 1,000 attendees are expected to travel to Indy for the convention.