Indiana Daily Student: Speaker Nancy Pelosi stokes hope for young Democrats at national convention

Young people packed the Grand Hall of the Crowne Plaza on Friday night in Indianapolis, but they weren’t waiting for Lizzo or Taylor Swift. They were waiting for the first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, to speak at the Young Democrats of America National Convention.

Pelosi discussed the future of the Democratic Party, long-awaited progressive legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives and the historical importance of Democrats as a whole.

“One thing about her is that she loves investing in young people,” said Rep. André Carson, D-7th District, who introduced Pelosi. “And now may I introduce the Beyoncé of Congress.”

Pelosi opened by drawing a parallel between the moon landing and the heart of the Democratic Party to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Saturday. She cited former President John F. Kennedy’s promise to get America to the moon before anyone else despite the idea seeming impossible.

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