In the wake of Donald Trump’s vice presidential selection announcement, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) has unveiled the speaking lineup for the 2016 DNC, which will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, following the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week.
“While Republican leadership continues to run away from Donald Trump, and refuse to participate in the upcoming Republican convention, the Democratic convention will showcase enormously popular national leaders, rising stars from across the country and a diverse range of everyday Americans who will inspire the nation,” read an announcement from the DNCC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Here’s a preview of each night’s speaking lineup and theme:
Monday: United Together
Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva
Gavel time expected at 3:00 PM
Monday will focus on putting the future of American families front and center and how we’re stronger together when we build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top and when everyone has a chance to live up to their God-given potential. DREAMer Astrid Silva will share her story and her fight to keep families together.
Tuesday: A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families
Featuring President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement
Gavel time expected at 4:00 PM
Tuesday will feature the roll call vote and how Hillary has spent her entire career working to make a difference for children, families, and our country. The Mothers of the Movement participating include Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, Mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland.
Wednesday: Working Together
Featuring President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
Gavel time expected at 4:30 PM
On Wednesday speakers will take an in-depth look at just how high the stakes are in this election and how Hillary has the experience and steadiness to bring people together to tackle the big challenges and get real results.
Thursday: Stronger Together
Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
Gavel time expected at 4:30 PM
On the final day of the convention, Hillary will speak about her vision for our country – her belief that we are stronger together and that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems.
No speaking role has yet been announced for Elizabeth Warren.
But Warren fans shouldn’t panic — additional speakers are going to be announced in the coming days and she is almost certain to have a speaking role, although what that role is will depend on whether or not she is chosen as Clinton’s running mate. (Were she not being considered, she’d probably already be on the list.)
In 2012, Warren was billed as the warmup speaker for Bill Clinton, although in our view, her remarks were just as compelling as his.