SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Dozens of supporters gathered at the Utah State Democratic Party’s Headquarters in Salt Lake City to watch a historic speech by Julian Castro on Tuesday.
Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, is the first Latino to deliver a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina.
Members of the party said the demographic of the United States is changing to include Latinos as a sought after electorate this November.
Some people in the audience were brought to tears when Castro spoke of the sacrifices his family made to give him a better future.
Sylvia Salguero said the speech resonated with her when Castro talked about his late grandmother.
"I connected with it," Salguero said. "In a way a mirror reflected in her trying to push my family."
Other said Castro's speech was a stepping stone for many Latinos - a group that could decide the presidential election.