Nancy Pelosi speaks at Dems convention in Indy

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks July 19, 2019, to the Young Democrats of America convention in downtown Indianapolis. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke Friday night at the Young Democrats of America Convention at Union Station.

More than 1,000 people were expected to attend the convention that ends Saturday.

Pelosi began speaking about 7:15 p.m. during the General Session.

Katherin Chi, a member of the Young Democrats’ National Planning Committee and vice president of the Marion County Young Democrats, said in a statement that the group was “incredibly honored to have a groundbreaking leader like Speaker Pelosi join us.”

Pete Buttigieg spoke at the convention on Thursday night.

This year marks the first time the city is hosting the convention in its 90-year history. It is also the first time the Young Democrats of America have come to Indiana in more than 25 years.