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News from the Vermont Democratic Party
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Vermont Democrats To Welcome Congressman Ro Khanna as State Convention Keynote Speaker & Headliner for Digital Fundraiser
BURLINGTON, VT -- The Vermont Democratic Party is proud to announce Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) will keynote this year’s State Democratic Convention as well as headline a grassroots digital fundraiser, following the close of the convention.
Khanna’s pre-taped keynote address will be delivered virtually during the convention from May 25 - May 30. Congressman Khanna, appearing live on camera, will then address and take questions from attendees of the Party’s grassroots digital fundraiser on May 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Tickets for that event are on sale at vtdemocrats.org/khanna.
Congressman Ro Khanna serves as the representative for California’s 17th District. Ro was elected to his first term in Congress in 2016. As First Vice Chair of the House Progressive Caucus, Ro has stood at the vanguard of national progressive politics, serving as co-chair of the Sanders presidential campaign, while remaining committed to bipartisan problem-solving in Washington, passing two bills into law during his first term.
During his time in Congress, Ro passed the historic War Powers Act to end U.S. involvement in Yemen, has founded the NO PAC Caucus, advocated for greater college affordability, and has acted as one of the most vocal champions for “Medicare for All” in the House.
A member of the House Oversight Committee, Ro has worked for greater government transparency. As a part of the House Armed Services Committee, Ro has fought back against special interests and their monopolistic behavior, tackling private companies that gauge from our defense budget and jack up the cost of our national security, and has championed greater government investment in technology and research and development on the House Budget Committee. Ro has worked to spread Silicon Valley jobs nationally to areas of the country left behind during the digital revolution and has introduced multiple articles of legislation to bring jobs to economically disadvantaged communities across the country.
“We’re so excited to virtually welcome Congressman Khanna to Vermont,” said party spokesperson R. Christopher Di Mezzo. “Congressman Khanna has been a national leader within the Democratic Party -- even serving as our own Senator Sanders’ 2020 campaign national co-chair. Vermont Democrats are sure to welcome Khanna with enthusiasm.”
R. Christopher Di Mezzo
Director of Communications, Spokesperson