Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2012 Democratic National Convention Speaking Schedule Tonight

2012 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION COMMITTEE LOGO / 2012 Democratic National Convention Logo. (PRNewsFoto/2012 Democratic National Convention Committee)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
"Americans Coming Together"
Time shown as local – Charlotte, North Carolina, EDT



5:00 PM6:00 PM (LOCAL)
Call to Order
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 Julian
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



6:00 PM7:00 PM (LOCAL)
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. Velazquez
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




7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (LOCAL)
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




8:00 PM9:00 PM (LOCAL)
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



9:00 PM10:00 PM (LOCAL)
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
10:00 PM11:00 PM (LOCAL)
The Honorable Martin O'Malley
Governor of Maryland

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

Keynote Address
The Honorable Julian
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



SOURCE: 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee