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 walkere@dnc.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

Candidates

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.

Vice Chair

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

Secretary

Ana Cuprill, Wyoming

Roberta Lange, Nevada

Jason Rae, Wisconsin

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland

Treasurer

Joyce Amico, Colorado

William Derrough, New York

National Finance Chair

Henry Munoz III, Texas

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