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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

LIVE from Charlotte: Schedule of speakers for Wednesday, September 5th, from the DNCC

Good morn­ing from Char­lotte! Today is the third day of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion week here in the Queen City. This after­noon, we will recon­vene for our sec­ond gen­er­al ses­sion of the week at 2 PM Pacific.

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 Anto­nio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion Committee
May­or of Los Ange­les, California

Invo­ca­tion
Bish­op Vashti Mur­phy McKen­zie, 10th Epis­co­pal District
First Woman Elect­ed Bish­op of the African Methodist Epis­co­pal Church

Pre­sen­ta­tion of Colors
 
Pledge of Allegiance
 
Nation­al Anthem
Bran­ford Marsalis
Sax­o­phon­ist, Com­pos­er, and, Bandleader

Remarks
The Hon­or­able Luis V. Gutierrez
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Illinois
The Hon­or­able Diana DeGette
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Colorado

The Hon­or­able John A. Pérez
Speak­er and Mem­ber of the Cal­i­for­nia State Assembly
The Hon­or­able Thomas M. Menino
May­or of Boston, Massachusetts
The Hon­or­able Judy Chu
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, California
Steve West­ly
For­mer State Con­troller and Chief Finan­cial Offi­cer of California

An Econ­o­my Built to Last Video: Small Business

Remarks
The Hon­or­able John Larson
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Cau­cus Chair and Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Connecticut
Ken Myers
Deputy Sher­iff, Car­roll Coun­ty, Iowa

6 PM Eastern/3 PM Pacific

Remarks
Richard Trum­ka
Pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Fed­er­a­tion of Labor and Con­gress of Indus­tri­al Orga­ni­za­tions (AFL–CIO)
The Hon­or­able Steve Israel
Chair of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Con­gres­sion­al Cam­paign Committee
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, New York
The Hon­or­able Pat­ty Murray 
Chair of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­to­r­i­al Cam­paign Committee
Mem­ber of the U.S. Sen­ate, Washington
The Hon­or­able Pedro R. Pierluisi
Chair of Nation­al Com­mu­ni­ty Mobi­liza­tion for the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Con­gres­sion­al Cam­paign Committee
Non-Vot­ing Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Res­i­dent Com­mis­sion­er of Puer­to Rico

An Econ­o­my Build to Last Video: Energy
 
Remarks
Tom Stey­er
Co-Founder of Advanced Ener­gy Economy
The Hon­or­able Charles E. Schumer
Mem­ber of the US Sen­ate, New York

Remarks from Mem­bers of the Con­gres­sion­al Black Caucus

The Hon­or­able Karen Bass
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, California
The Hon­or­able Al Green
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Texas
The Hon­or­able Emanuel Cleaver, II
Chair of the Con­gres­sion­al Black Cau­cus and Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Missouri

Remarks
The Hon­or­able Dan­nel Malloy
Gov­er­nor of Connecticut

7 PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific

Remarks
Denise Juneau
Super­in­ten­dent of the Mon­tana Office of Pub­lic Instruction
The Hon­or­able Nan­cy Pelosi
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Leader and Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, California
The Hon­or­able Tom Vilsack

Women of the US Senate

Remarks
The Hon­or­able Bar­bara Mikulski
Mem­ber of the US Sen­ate, Maryland
The Hon­or­able Arne Duncan

Progress for Peo­ple Video: Education

Amer­i­can Voic­es Remarks
Johan­ny Adames

Remarks
The Hon­or­able Jim Hunt
For­mer and Longest-Serv­ing Gov­er­nor of North Carolina

Remarks and Video Pre­sen­ta­tion in Memoriam
Pre­sent­ed by Har­vey B. Gantt
For­mer May­or of Char­lotte, North Carolina

Live Per­for­mance
Jes­si­ca Sanchez
Singer/Songwriter

8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific

Stronger Togeth­er Video: Women’s Health
Amer­i­can Voic­es Remarks
Eliz­a­beth Ann “Lib­by” Bruce

Remarks
Cecile Richards
Pres­i­dent of Planned Par­ent­hood Fed­er­a­tion of America

The Hon­or­able Ste­ny Hoyer
Par­lia­men­tar­i­an of the 2012 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee Convention
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Whip and Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Maryland
The Hon­or­able Bar­ney Frank
Hon­orary Chair of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Con­gres­sion­al Cam­paign Com­mit­tee GLBT Council
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Massachusetts

Amer­i­can Heroes Video: Veterans
 
Amer­i­can Voic­es Remarks
Ed Meagher

Remarks
The Hon­or­able Gen­er­al Eric Shinseki
The Hon­or­able Michael Nutter
May­or of Philadel­phia, Pennsylvania
The Hon­or­able John Hickenlooper
Gov­er­nor of Colorado
Sis­ter Simone Campbell
Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Roman Catholic Social Jus­tice Orga­ni­za­tion, NETWORK
The Hon­or­able Jack Markell
Gov­er­nor of Delaware

9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific

Remarks
The Hon­or­able Karen Mills

Progress for Peo­ple Video: Small Business
 
Amer­i­can Voic­es Remarks
Bill Butcher

Remarks
The Hon­or­able Kamala D. Harris
Attor­ney Gen­er­al of California

Stronger Togeth­er Video: Immigration
 
Remarks        
Beni­ta Veliz
DREAM Act Activist
Cristi­na Saralegui
Jour­nal­ist, Actress, and Talk Show Host
San­dra Fluke
Attor­ney and Wom­en’s Rights Activist

Austin Ligon
Co-Founder and For­mer CEO of Car­Max, Inc.

An Econ­o­my Built to Last Video: Auto Industry

Amer­i­can Voic­es Remarks
Karen Eusanio

Remarks
Bob King
Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tion­al Union, Unit­ed Auto­mo­bile, Aero­space and Agri­cul­tur­al Imple­ment Work­ers of Amer­i­ca (UAW)
Randy John­son, Cindy Hewitt, and David Foster
For­mer Employ­ees at com­pa­nies con­trolled by Romney’s Bain Capital

The Hon­or­able Chris Van Hollen
For­mer Chair of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Con­gres­sion­al Cam­paign Committee
Mem­ber of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Maryland

10 PM Eastern/7 PM Pacific

Remarks
Jim Sine­gal
Co-Founder and For­mer CEO of Costco
Eliz­a­beth Warren
Can­di­date for US Sen­ate, Massachusetts

Nom­i­na­tion Process Set-Up
 
Remarks
The Hon­or­able Anto­nio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion Committee
May­or of Los Ange­les, California
Pres­i­dent Bill Clinton
42nd Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States

Clos­ing Segment

Roll Call Vote
Alice Ger­mond
Sec­re­tary of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Committee

Bene­dic­tion
Rab­bi David Wolpe
Sinai Tem­ple, Los Ange­les, California

Retire Col­ors
 
Recess

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