Rep. Akbari gets speech slot at Democratic convention

News release from House Democratic Caucus
Nashville, TN (July 21, 2016) — Democratic State Representative Raumesh Akbari (D­-Memphis) was tapped by Hillary for America and the Democratic National Committee to speak on Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The Representative was added as a speaker today along with other notable figures such as Senator Al Franken, Governor Howard Dean, Senator Elizabeth Warren and many more.

State Democratic Party Chair and the Tennessee Delegation Chair, Mary Mancini, expressed her her delight by saying, “We are thrilled that Hillary for America and the DNC have chosen Rep. Akbari to speak at of our national convention. She is the perfect example of the future of our Party, a dedicated public servant for her constituents, and a strong advocate for smart and effective government. She will represent Tennessee well!

State Representative Akbari represents Shelby County in the 91st State House district.

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 25th­28th, 2016.

The Democratic Convention is the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. At the Convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform.