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2012 Democratic National Convention schedule

Here is the current schedule for the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte. Speakers and times are subject to change

 

TUESDAY, Sept. 4

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5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Eastern) 

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida
 
Invocation
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
 
Remarks
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
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas
 
 
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
 
Remarks
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 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Eastern) 

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
 
Remarks
The Honorable Bev Perdue
Governor of North Carolina
 
American Hero Video: Education
 
American Voices Remarks
Ryan Case
 
Remarks
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
 
Remarks
The Honorable Pat Quinn
Governor of Illinois
 
Remarks
Doug Stern
Cincinnati, Ohio Firefighter
 
Remarks
The Honorable Tim Kaine
Candidate for the US Senate, Virginia
Former Governor of Virginia
Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
 

7  p.m. - 8 p.m. (Eastern) 

Remarks
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
 
Remarks
The Honorable Ken Salazar
 
Kennedy Family Tribute Video
 
Remarks
Joe Kennedy III
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts
 
Live Performance
Ledisi
Singer/songwriter
 
Remarks
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 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Eastern) 

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

9 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Eastern) 

The Honorable Ted Strickland
Former Governor of Ohio
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
The Honorable Rahm Emanuel
Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
Former White House Chief of Staff
 
Remarks
Kal Penn
Actor/Producer
Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
 
Remarks
Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng
Brother of Mrs. Obama and Sister of President Obama
 
Stronger Together Video: Equal Pay
 
Remarks
Lilly Ledbetter
Women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The Honorable Deval Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts
 

10 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Eastern) 

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
 
Remarks
Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States
 
Benediction
Jena Lee Nardella
Founder and Executive Director of Blood: Water Mission
 
Recess

 


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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5

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4:50 PM – 6:00 PM (Eastern)

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

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

The Honorable Steve Israel

Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Member of the US House of Representatives, New York

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Remarks

The Honorable Patty Murray                    

Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Member of the US Senate, Washington

 

An Economy Built 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

The Honorable Dannel Malloy

Governor of Connecticut

Richard Trumka

President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO)

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Remarks

Denise Juneau

Superintendent of the Montana Office of Public Instruction

 

Video and Remarks

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

 

Remarks

The Honorable Tom Vilsack

 

Video: Women of the US Senate

 

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 in Memoriam

Harvey B. Gantt

Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Live Performance

Jessica Sanchez

Singer/Songwriter

 

Stronger Together Video: Women’s Health

 

American Voices Remarks

Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Bruce

 

Remarks

Cecile Richards

President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

 

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Remarks

The Honorable Steny Hoyer

Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention

Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

 

American Heroes Video: Veterans

 

American Voices Remarks

Ed Meagher

 

Remarks

The Honorable General Eric Shinseki

The Honorable John Hickenlooper

Governor of Colorado

 

Video: Americans Speak

 

Remarks

Sister Simone Campbell

Executive Director of Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization, NETWORK

The Honorable Jack Markell

Governor of Delaware

 

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

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

 

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

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

 

Bill Clinton Video

 

Remarks

Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States

 

Closing Segment

 

Roll Call Vote

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Alice Germond

Secretary of the Democratic National Committee

 

Benediction

Rabbi David Wolpe

Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California

 

Retire Colors

 

Recess


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THURSDAY, Sept. 6

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Times TBA

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Remarks

The Honorable Kay Hagan

Member of the US Senate, North Carolina

The Honorable Walter Dalton

Lieutenant Governor, North Carolina

The Honorable G.K. Butterfield

Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

The Honorable David Price

Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

The Honorable Mel L. Watt

Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

 

Remarks

James Rogers

CEO Duke Energy

 

Live Performance

James Taylor

Singer/Songwriter

 

Call to Order

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

 

Invocation

Reverend Gabriel Salguero

President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

 

Presentation of Colors

American Legion Post 400 of Charlotte, North Carolina

Darrell B. Bonapart, Joe Michalic, Robert E. Welch, Marvin R. Weber

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

National Anthem

Marc Anthony

Singer/Songwriter

 

Progress for People Video: Seniors

 

American Voices Remarks

Carol Berman

 

Remarks

The Honorable Donna F. Edwards

Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

The Honorable Barney Frank

Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

 

In Memoriam Video and Remarks

The Honorable Harvey Gantt

Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Eastern)

 

The Honorable John Lewis

Member of the US House of Representatives, Georgia

 

Stronger Together Video: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

 

American Voices

Jason Crow

 

Live Performance

Mary J. Blige

Singer/Songwriter

 

Remarks

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

The Honorable Tammy Baldwin

Candidate for US Senate, Wisconsin

Member of the US House of Representatives, Wisconsin

The Honorable Michael Nutter

Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Stay Stronger Together Video: Marriage Equality

 

American Voices Remarks

Zach Wahls

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Jim Messina

Campaign Manager, Obama for America

 

American Heroes Video: Auto Workers

 

American Voices

Kenyetta Jones, Ryan Case, Ed Meagher, Martha Figueroa, Lucas Beenken, Rob Hach

 

Vice Presidential Nomination Intro

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

 

Nominating Remarks

Beau Biden

Attorney General of Delaware and Son of Vice President Joe Biden

 

Vote by Acclamation

 

Live Performance

Foo Fighters

Band

 

Remarks

The Honorable James E. Clyburn

Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina

Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington

Actresses

 

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Remarks

Caroline Kennedy

Author and Attorney

The Honorable Xavier Becerra

Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm

Former Governor of Michigan

Eva Longoria

Actress

The Honorable Brian Schweitzer

Governor of Montana

The Honorable Charlie Crist, Jr.

Former Governor of Florida

Remarks

The Honorable John Kerry

Member of the US Senate, Massachusetts

 

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Video: Veterans

 

Remarks

Admiral John B. Nathman

United States Navy, Retired

 

Introductory Remarks

Angie Flores

 

Remarks

Dr. Jill Biden

Second Lady of the United States

 

Vice President Joe Biden Video

 

Remarks

The Honorable Joe Biden

Vice President of the United States

 

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Video and Remarks

The Honorable Dick Durbin

Member of the US Senate, Illinois

 

President Barack Obama Video

 

Remarks

Barack Obama

President of the United States

 

Celebration

 

Benediction

His Eminence Timothy Dolan

Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York

 

Retire Colors

 

Adjournment

  • Hours after the release of a Congressional Budget Office review of a Republican health care bill in the Senate, GOP leaders on Monday night found themselves on the defensive, as a small group of Senate Republicans indicated they might not even vote this week to start debate on the GOP health bill, let alone support the final product. “CBO says 22 million people lose insurance,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who made clear the GOP plans to reduce Medicaid spending by $772 billion over ten years was unacceptable in her home state. Collins was joined by several other Republicans in publicly saying that without changes, they are not ready to begin debate this week: I want to work w/ my GOP & Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in ACA. CBO analysis shows Senate bill won't do it. I will vote no on mtp. 1/3 — Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 26, 2017 Mike Lee's spokesman tells me: 'Lee will not vote to proceed to a bill he can't support.'https://t.co/eGe2fSyA09 — John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) June 26, 2017 Ron Johnson on the motion to proceed to the GOP health care bill: 'I would highly doubt I would support it.' — Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 26, 2017 Also ready to vote against the “motion to proceed” to the health care bill – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV). Democrats meanwhile used speeches on the Senate floor – and social media outside on the steps of the Capitol – to make their argument that the GOP bill should be shelved immediately. Ummm…people streaming to the Capitol. Crowd getting bigger and bigger and bigger. #HealthcareBill pic.twitter.com/SKnjQtzrBh — Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 27, 2017 The original plan had been for the Senate to vote on Tuesday to begin debate on the GOP health care bill, with a final vote expected on Thursday or Friday – but that timeline seemed to be on hold for the time being. Earlier on Monday, the Congressional Budget Office found that the plan would mean 22 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2026, not much different than the estimates for a similar bill that was approved by the House in early May. The CBO report found that of the 22 million – 15 million would lose insurance coverage from changes to the Medicaid program, while another 7 million people would lose coverage because of changes in the nongroup and individual insurance marketplaces. The CBO review had good news on the money front for the GOP, as the plan would save an estimated $321 billion over ten years on the federal deficit, spending $1.022 trillion less than current law, while reducing federal tax revenues by $701 billion from 2017-2026. The White House derided the CBO report, arguing their estimates have never been close; meanwhile, the President was doing what he could do from the sidelines to try to sway Republicans to his side. “He made several calls to multiple Senators to hear their concerns and get their ideas, and understand where they’re at and what needs to get done,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. But with Republicans only able to lose two votes, GOP leaders were struggling to keep the GOP health bill on track in the Senate.
  • The website Money-Rates.com has figured out the best and worst states to make a living. And sure, money is the big factor, including both salaries and the cost of living, as well as income taxes. But they also factor in unemployment rates and workplace safety. The worst three are California and Hawaii, for high taxes and cost of living that outweigh even their high wages, and Montana for low wages and poor workplace safety. You can see the full list here.
  • People in Arizona are used to triple-digit temperatures in the summer, but an extreme heat wave gripping the Southwest this week had temperatures rising to 120 degrees. At that extreme temperature, strange things begin to happen. >> Read more trending news Arizona residents have been posting photos on social media of objects that they say have melted due to the extreme heat. It's important to note that none of these photos have been independently verified. The melted mailbox photo prompted KSAZ to ask an expert if it was possible for extreme heat to do that kind of damage. The engineering expert said that while it was unlikely that the plastic post completely melted, the heat could have weakened it, causing it to fall over, KSAZ reported. As for the photos of melting street signs, KPNX verified via a transportation official that the damage to the sign was age-related, not specifically heat-related. And the photo of the melted trash bin? That was posted on Reddit in 2016, and many doubted its veracity then. One thing is for certain: The heat in Arizona is no joke. Flights were grounded temporarily this week at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix due to the extreme temperatures. Phoenix emergency rooms have seen an increase in burn cases, most contact burns from bare skin touching pavement or a hot car's interior, azcentral reported. Pet owners are urged to take precautions as an increase in heat-related emergencies has been reported at Arizona animal hospitals.
  • Walt Disney’s Disneyland presentation map has sold for $708,000 at an auction    According to Forbes, the map was expected to fetch somewhere around $900,000, but $708,000 is still the most expensive Disneyland map ever sold. The buyer of the map at the Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks California has not been revealed.   The map of the California theme park that was drawn by Walt Disney and used by his brother Roy in sales pitches to investors.  in 1953. Officials said that the map was eventually given to an employee.   Mike Van Eaton, Co-Owner of Van Eaton Galleries said, “We are beyond thrilled that the map will continue to be appreciated and cherished just like it has been for all these years.”
  • A 35-year tradition continues with the same five guys, on the same bench in the same location. John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer-Cleary, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson have been friends for more four decades, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news  Wardlaw and Dickson were the first two to meet. Wardlaw’s family rented a home from the Dickson family in 1977. The others joined the pair in high school. After they graduated, some went off to college, while others joined the military.  But every year, they reunite at the Copco Lake cabin of Wardlaw’s grandfather, who built the home in 1970, CNN reported. In 1982, the five guys sat down on a bench and snapped their first photo.  Five years later, they did it again, repeating the pose to make the photo as close to the original as they could. Two rules apply to every photo they’ve taken. Molony must have a glass of some sort in his right hand and Rumer-Cleary must have a hat in his lap, CNN reported.  According to CNN, Wardlaw turned his teenage passion for making Super 8 movies into a career. He’s a filmmaker and photographer in Bend, Oregon. Rumer-Cleary works as a hardware and systems engineer in Portland. Burny is a teacher in Antioch, California. Molony lives in New Orleans and is a photographer. Dickson runs a tourism website in Santa Barbara, California.