DNC Releases Details, Full List of Candidates Participating in DNC Future Forum in Houston
January 24, 2017
HOUSTON – On January 28, the Democratic National Committee will hold its second of four regional DNC Future Forums at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
The DNC Future Forum will begin at 9 a.m. local time and end at approximately 6 p.m. local time.
The morning portion will feature opening remarks by DNC Chair Donna Brazile, Reverend Dr. William Barber, II of North Carolina, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa. There will be a polling presentation by Maria Teresa Kumar representing Voto Latino.
At 10:30 a.m., the candidate forums will begin. Forums for Secretary candidates, Finance Chair candidates, and Treasurer candidates will be held in that order before the lunch break. After the lunch break, Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will give remarks, and candidate forums will be held for Vice Chair for Civic Engagement and Voter Participation, Vice Chair At-Large, and Chair, in that order.
The candidate forums will be moderated by Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune.
The DNC Future Forums will be open to the press and the public and will be livestreamed on Democrats.org and on social media for maximum audience participation.
Members of the public wishing to RSVP to the event can visit this page.
Members of the public can use this form to submit questions for the candidate forums.
WHAT: DNC Future Forum
WHERE: Texas Southern University, Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium, 3100 Cleburne St., Houston, Texas 77004
WHEN: The program will run from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Press credentialing and check-in will be open at 7 a.m. There will be a mult box provided for cameras. If you are planning to bring a satellite truck, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for logistical information.
Future Forum Schedule
9:00am – 10:30am
- Opening remarks with featured speakers DNC Chair Donna Brazile, Reverend Dr. William Barber, II of North Carolina, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa
- Polling Presentation by Maria Teresa Kumar, representing Voto Latino
- Unity Commission Update
10:30pm – 12:00pm
- Candidate Forums for Secretary, Finance Chair, and Treasurer
12:00pm – 1:00pm
- Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 6:00pm
- Remarks by Former Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky
- Remarks by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston
- Candidate Forums for Vice Chair for Civic Engagement and Voter Participation, Vice Chair At-Large, and Chair
Sally Boynton Brown, Idaho
Raymond Buckley, New Hampshire
Pete Buttigieg, Indiana
Keith Ellison, Minnesota
Jehmu Greene, Texas
Jaime Harrison, South Carolina
Honorable Tom Perez, Maryland
Peter Peckarsky, Wisconsin
Sam Ronan, Ohio
Vincent Tolliver, Georgia
Robert Vinson Brannum, Washington, D.C.
Michael Blake, New York
Melissa Byrne, Pennsylvania
Mitch Ceasar, Florida
Maria Elena Durazo, California
Liz Jaff, Washington, D.C.
Lorna M. Johnson, California
Latoia Jones, Washington, D.C.
Grace Meng, New York
Rick Palacio, Colorado
Adam Parkhomenko, Virginia
Vice Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Participation
Karen Carter Peterson, Louisiana
Melissa Fazli, California
Chris Reeves, Kansas
Yasmine Taeb, Virginia
Ana Cuprill, Wyoming
Roberta Lange, Nevada
Jason Rae, Wisconsin
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland
Joyce Amico, Colorado
William Derrough, New York
National Finance Chair
Henry Munoz III, Texas