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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

LIVE from Charlotte: Schedule of speakers for Tuesday, September 4th, from the DNC

Good morn­ing from Char­lotte! Today is the sec­ond day of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion week here in the Queen City. This after­noon, we will be offi­cial­ly gaveled into ses­sion by Con­ven­tion Chair and Los Ange­les May­or Anto­nio Villaraigosa.

The DNCC (Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion Com­mit­tee) was kind enough to release a sched­ule of speak­ers for this evening’s pro­gram a few hours ago.

Here it is, in case you’re plan­ning on tun­ing in via tele­vi­sion or livestream and would like to know who’ll be speak­ing when.

5 PM Eastern/2 PM Pacific

Call to Order
The Hon­or­able Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz
Chair of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Committee
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Florida

His Emi­nence Met­ro­pol­i­tan Nicholas
Bish­op of the Greek Ortho­dox Dio­cese of Detroit

Pre­sen­ta­tion of Colors
Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans, The Stan­ly Coun­ty Chap­ter 12 Hon­or Guard

Pledge of Allegiance
3rd Grade Class, W.R. O’Dell Ele­men­tary School
Con­cord, North Carolina

Nation­al Anthem
Amber Riley
Singer/songwriter and ‘Glee’ actress

Stephen J. Kerrigan
Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion Committee

Wel­come Video

Pre­sen­ta­tion of Cre­den­tials Com­mit­tee Report from Co-Chairs
Bish­op Vashti McKenzie
First woman elect­ed as bish­op of the African Methodist Epis­co­pal Church
The Hon­or­able Julián Castro

Pre­sen­ta­tion of Rules Com­mit­tee Report from Co-Chairs
The Hon­or­able Kamala D. Harris
State Attor­ney Gen­er­al of California
The Hon­or­able Mar­tin O’Malley
Gov­er­nor of Maryland

Appoint­ment of Con­ven­tion Officers
Gavel­ing-in of Per­ma­nent Chair
The Hon­or­able Anto­nio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion Committee
May­or of Los Ange­les, California

The Hon­or­able Ste­ny Hoyer
Par­lia­men­tar­i­an of the 2012 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee Convention
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Whip and Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Maryland

Andrew Tobias
Trea­sur­er of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Committee

Alice Ger­mond
Sec­re­tary of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Committee

Roll Call for Attendance

6 PM Eastern/3 PM Pacific

Plat­form Com­mit­tee Remarks
The Hon­or­able Bar­bara Lee
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, California

Lieu­tenant Gen­er­al Clau­dia Kennedy (Retired)
First woman to reach rank of three-star gen­er­al in the US Army

Plat­form Video and Remarks
The Hon­or­able Cory A. Booker
May­or of Newark, New Jersey

The Hon­or­able Bev Perdue
Gov­er­nor of North Carolina

Amer­i­can Hero Video: Education
Amer­i­can Voic­es Remarks
Ryan Case

Mary Kay Henry
Inter­na­tion­al Pres­i­dent of the Ser­vice Employ­ees Inter­na­tion­al Union (SEIU)

Remarks from Mem­bers of the Con­gres­sion­al His­pan­ic Caucus
The Hon­or­able Charles Gonzalez
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Texas
Chair of the Con­gres­sion­al His­pan­ic Caucus

The Hon­or­able Nydia M. Velázquez
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, New York

The Hon­or­able Pat Quinn
Gov­er­nor of Illinois

Doug Stern
Cincin­nati, Ohio Firefighter

The Hon­or­able Tim Kaine
Can­di­date for the US Sen­ate, Virginia
For­mer Gov­er­nor of Virginia
For­mer Chair­man of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Committee

7 PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific

The Hon­or­able Antho­ny R. Foxx
May­or of Char­lotte, North Carolina

The Hon­or­able Har­ry Reid
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Major­i­ty Leader and Mem­ber of the US Sen­ate, Nevada

An Econ­o­my Built to Last Video: Education 

Women of the US House of Representatives

Jim­my Carter Video

The Hon­or­able Ken Salazar
Sec­re­tary of the Interior

Kennedy Fam­i­ly Trib­ute Video

Joe Kennedy III
Can­di­date for the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Massachusetts

Live Per­for­mance

The Hon­or­able Robert Wexler
Pres­i­dent of the S. Daniel Abra­ham Cen­ter for Mid­dle East Peace
For­mer Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Florida

8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific

The Hon­or­able R.T. Rybak
May­or of Min­neapo­lis, Minnesota

The Hon­or­able Jared Polis
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Colorado

Stronger Togeth­er Video: Repro­duc­tive Choice

Amer­i­can Voic­es Remarks
Maria Ciano

Nan­cy Keenan 
Pres­i­dent of the Nation­al Abor­tion Rights Action League — Pro-Choice Amer­i­ca (NARAL)

Progress for Peo­ple Video: Amer­i­can Veterans

Amer­i­can Voic­es Remarks
Nate Davis

The Hon­or­able Tam­my Duckworth
Can­di­date for the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Illinois
For­mer Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of the US Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Affairs

The Hon­or­able Lin­coln Chafee
Gov­er­nor of Rhode Island

The Hon­or­able James E. Clyburn
Assis­tant Demo­c­ra­t­ic Leader and Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, South Carolina

Progress for Peo­ple Video: Health Care 

Amer­i­can Voic­es Remarks
Stacey Lihn

The Hon­or­able Xavier Becerra
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Cau­cus Vice Chair and Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, California

9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific

The Hon­or­able Ted Strickland
For­mer Gov­er­nor of Ohio

The Hon­or­able Kath­leen Sebelius
Sec­re­tary of Health and Human Services

The Hon­or­able Rahm Emanuel
May­or of Chica­go, Illinois
For­mer White House Chief of Staff

Kal Penn
For­mer Asso­ciate Direc­tor of the White House Office of Pub­lic Engagement

Craig Robin­son and Maya Soetoro-ng
Broth­er of Mrs. Oba­ma and Sis­ter of Pres­i­dent Obama

Stronger Togeth­er Video: Equal Pay 

Lil­ly Ledbetter
Women’s equal­i­ty leader and name­sake of the Lil­ly Led­bet­ter Fair Pay Act

The Hon­or­able Deval Patrick
Gov­er­nor of Massachusetts

10 PM Eastern/7 PM Pacific

The Hon­or­able Mar­tin O’Malley
Gov­er­nor of Maryland

Intro­duc­tion of Keynote Speak­er Julián Castro
Joaquin Cas­tro
Broth­er of May­or Julián Castro
Can­di­date for the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Texas

Keynote Address
The Hon­or­able Julián Castro
May­or of San Anto­nio, Texas

Michelle Oba­ma Video and Remarks
Elaine Brye

Michelle Oba­ma
First Lady of the Unit­ed States

Jena Lee Nardella
Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Blood: Water Mission


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One Comment

  1. Since Pres­i­dent Oba­ma was elect­ed, the coun­try has moved slow­ly towards change, the change is here, and hope is alive. Even with a house divid­ed, our banks, auto indus­try, new ener­gy tech, optomisim for a bet­ter life, immi­gra­tion is with­ing our grasp. Yes of Course we are a lot bet­ter off. Remem­ber the words of one of our great­est pres­i­dents, and I quote, “Ask Not What your Coun­try can do for you, but what you can do for your coun­try.” John F. Kennedy! The GOP is lost in all that Hate, they talk about big gov­ern­ment and all they do is want to run our lives, accord­ing to them. They always talk about God. They don’t know god, and they do not own him, he belongs to all of us, and he loves all of us. Viva la Lib­er­tad, Viva Oba­ma! Viva Oba­ma! Viva!

    # by Ricardo Martinez :: September 4th, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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