HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, will give the keynote address at the Texas Black Expo this summer.

The expo, Texas' largest African-American empowerment festival, will be held June 20 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, according to an April 10 press release.

"I am honored to speak before Texas Black Expo, an organization dedicated to strengthening Texas business and improving the lives of Texans," Davis said.

"Whether it's making sure Texas children have access to a 21st century education, or making sure families are paid equally for the same work, I will fight for all Texans as your next governor."

The TBE corporate luncheon, which is co-presented by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, is a featured event at the 11th Annual TBE Summer Celebration. The luncheon will gather the foremost business and community leaders, TBE corporate sponsors, and elected officials from across the state, the press release states.

"TBE isn't focused on politics; the priority is to empower everyone with positive messages, and powerful experience," said Jerome Love, TBE president. "Our corporate partners support the Expo because they are committed to helping Texas' diverse communities thrive. Sen. Davis is committed to Texas, and all Texans, and I know her luncheon keynote will resonate with all attendees."

Approximately 25,000 attendees are expected to attend the TBE Summer Celebration, which also includes a health and wellness exposition, entrepreneur and youth empowerment summits, entertainment events, a college fair, and a small business marketplace, the press release states.

Davis will square off against Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott in the November general election.

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