Tulsi Gabbard, running for a seat in the U. S. House of Representatives in the upcoming General Election, will be one of only two speakers from Hawaii to be featured at the Democratic Convention, which convenes tomorrow, Tuesday, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gabbard, 31, is slated to speak on Tuesday as one of eight women led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Gabbard plans to talk about our troops, our service members, our veterans, military families, and the sacrifices they make.
Gabbard is a Hawaii Army National Guard Captain. If elected, she will be the only woman in the Guard to be serving in the U.S. House. She faces Republican Kawika Crowley in the General Election but is widely expected to win.
Gabbard’s talk is scheduled to air between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, and may be seen on C-SPAN and online at http://www.demconvention.com.
Hawaii was in the spotlight at the Republican Convention, as well, when Hilo’s Dylan Nonaka was selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance on Thursday night, the final night of the convention.
There are 38 members of the Hawaii State Delegation to the Democratic Convention. Gabbard is not a voting delegate, and therefore won’t vote on the nomination or the party platform.
The only other person from Hawaii who will talk at the Democratic convention is President Barack Obama. He will speak Thursday when he accepts the Party’s nomination for President.