NBC News reports:
A Hillary Clinton supporter will have a chance to give a speech on stage at the Democratic National Convention later this month to formally nominate Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee, an honor typically reserved for Democratic officials.
Clinton’s campaign is holding a contest to select the supporter, who will be flown to Philadelphia to speak at the high-profile event.
“We want to make the moment when history gets made reflect the path that brought us to this point — by doing something that’s literally never been done before,” campaign chairman John Podesta says in an email that will be sent to supporters announcing the contest. “We want a supporter to stand onstage in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention, give a speech nominating Hillary on behalf of the Democratic Party.”
For a chance to win, supporters have to submit a video explaining what Clinton’s nomination means to them and why they think she should be the next president.
The campaign will then choose from among the submissions. In addition to the right message, judges are looking for “comfort on camera, charisma” and “a compelling personal narrative,” according to contest rules.