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Pete Buttigieg to headline 2019 Young Democrats of America convention in Indianapolis

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Posted at 8:47 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 08:50:03-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Pete Buttigieg will visit Indianapolis later this month as the keynote speak for the Young Democrats of America convention.

The July 18 event will be his first formal campaign style event appearance in Indiana since launching his official campaign in South Bend.

“We are thrilled to announce that Mayor Pete will join us in July, at the largest gathering of young Democrats in the country. As a young mayor and leading Presidential candidate seeking to represent an unheard generation of voices, Mayor Pete speaks directly to the change happening right now across our country,” said IYD National Committeewoman and South Bend native Arielle Brandy. “Mayor Pete has long been a supporter of the Indiana Young Democrats, and our organization is honored to welcome him to the 2019 Young Democrats of America National Convention, for the first time in Indianapolis.”

Buttigieg will headline the evening General Session on Thursday, July 18 beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets for the convention are available online at the Young Democrats of American Convention website.

The Young Democrats of America Convention is coming to Indianapolis from July 17 - 20 at Union Station. Its the first time the National Convention has been held in Indianapolis in its 90-year history, according to YDA, and the first time the Young Democrats have come to Indiana in over 25 years.

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.