DNC schedule of speakers

Production crew makes final preparation on the stage for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman

See a Need to Know preview of notable speakers here.

Wednesday’s schedule of events

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Call to Order

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

Invocation

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie
10th Episcopal District

Presentation of Colors

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem

Branford Marsalis

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois

Rep. Diana DeGette
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Colorado

John A. Pérez
Speaker of the California State Assembly

Thomas M. Menino
Mayor of Boston, MA

Rep. Judy Chu
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, California

Steve Westly
Former state controller and CFO of California

An Economy Built to Last video: Small Business

Rep. John Larson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Connecticut

Ken Myers
Deputy Sheriff Carroll County, Iowa

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET

Richard Trumka
President, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

Rep. Steve Israel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives,  New York

Sen. Patty Murray
Member of the Senate,  Washington

Pedro R. Pierluisi
Non-voting member of U.S. House, resident commissioner of Puerto Rico

An Economy Build to Last video: Energy

Tom Steyer
Co-founder of Advanced Energy Economy

Sen. Chuck Schumer
Member of the Senate, New York

Rep. Karen Bass
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, California

Rep. Al Green
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Texas

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Missouri

Dannel Malloy
Governor of Connecticut

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET

Denise Juneau
Superintendent of the Montana Office of Public Instruction

Nancy Pelosi
House Democratic leader, California

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture

Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Member of the Senate, Maryland

Arne Duncan
Secretary of Education

Progress for People video: Education

American Voices: Johanny Adames

Jim Hunt
Former Governor of North Carolina
Video: in memoriam

Harvey B. Gantt
Former mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina

Live performance
Singer/songwriter Jessica Sanchez

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET

 Stronger Together video: Women’s Health

 American Voices: Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Bruce

Cecile Richards
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Rep. Steny Hoyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland

Rep. Barney Frank
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts

American Heroes video: Veterans

American Voices: Ed Meagher

Gen. Eric Shinseki

Michael Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Hickenlooper
Governor of Colorado

Sister Simone Campbell
Executive director of Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization, NETWORK

Jack Markell
Governor of Delaware

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET

Karen Mills

Progress for People video: Small Business

American Voices: Bill Butcher

Kamala D. Harris  
California Attorney General

Stronger Together video: Immigration

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 Build to Last video: Auto Industry

American Voices: Karen Eusanio

Bob King
UAW President

Randy Johnson, Cindy Hewitt and David Foster
Former employees at companies controlled by Romney’s Bain Capital

Rep. Chris Van Hollen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET

Jim Sinegal
Co-founder and former CEO of Costco

Elizabeth Warren
Former Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel and current candidate for Senate, Massachusetts

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

President Bill Clinton
Former President of the United States

Roll call vote

Alice Germond
Secretary of the Democratic National Committee

Benediction

Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles

Retire Colors

Recess

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Tuesday’s schedule of events

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Call to Order

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Member of the U.S. 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

Mayor  Julián Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs

Kamala D. Harris
State Attorney General of California

Gov. Martin O’Malley
Governor of Maryland

Appointment of Convention Officers

Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair

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

Remarks

Rep. Steny Hoyer
Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention
Democratic Whip and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland

Andrew Tobias
Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee

Alice Germond
Secretary of the Democratic National Committee

Roll Call for Attendance

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Platform Committee Remarks

Rep. Barbara Lee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, California

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

Platform Video and Remarks

Mayor Cory A. Booker
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

Remarks

Gov. 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 U.S. House of Representatives, Texas; chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, New York

Remarks

Gov. Pat Quinn
Governor of Illinois

Remarks

Doug Stern
Cincinnati, Ohio Firefighter

Remarks

Tim Kaine
Candidate for the U.S. Senate, Virginia;  former governor of Virginia

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Remarks

Mayor Anthony R. Foxx
Mayor of Charlotte, N.C.

The Honorable Harry Reid
Democratic Majority Leader and Member of the U.S. Senate, Nevada

An Economy Built to Last Video: Education

Women of the U.S. House of Representatives

Jimmy Carter Video

Remarks

Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior

Kennedy Family Tribute Video

Remarks

Joe Kennedy III
Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts

Live Performance

Ledisi
Singer/songwriter

Remarks

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

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Remarks

Mayor R.T. Rybak
Mayor of Minneapolis

Rep. Jared Polis
Member of the U.S. 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

Tammy Duckworth
Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois.  Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Gov.  Lincoln Chafee
Governor of Rhode Island

Rep. James E. Clyburn
Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina

Progress for People Video: Health Care

American Voices Remarks

Stacey Lihn

Remarks

Rep. Xavier Becerra
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Ted Strickland
Former governor of Ohio

Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary of Health and Human Services. Former Kansas governor.

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel
Mayor of Chicago. 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

Gov.  Deval Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Gov. Martin O’Malley
Governor of Maryland

Introduction of Keynote Speaker Julián Castro

Joaquin Castro
Brother of Mayor Julián Castro
Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Texas

Keynote Address

Mayor 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

 

 

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