Alexander Ocasio-Cortes will have just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message to the Democratic National Convention next week.
The party’s progressive factory has been given a limited role, while Democrats such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former South Bend Indiana mayor Pete Butigig will give live, virtual speeches at the event, updated with a coronavirus, Business Insider reported on Wednesday.
The four-day online convention, entitled “Unification of America,” will include a variety of topics and speakers each day during two-hour broadcasts beginning at 9 p.m.
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The convention was originally scheduled to take place in Milwaukee, but was moved mostly online last month as the coronavirus continues to ravage the country. Biden is expected to accept the Democratic nomination from his home state of Delaware.
The events each night will be packed into two hours of programming starting at 9pm ET, with speeches from likes of Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California), former President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary in 2016 Clinton.