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DNCC Announces Third Night Program for Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
- The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC)
announced the program for the third day of the Democratic National
Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28.
In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic unifying vision where everyone has a role to play in building our future.
On Wednesday night, speakers will discuss how
Hillary Clinton has the experience and steadiness to bring Americans
together to get real results for our families. Her strong leadership
will deliver economic results for all Americans and keep us safe. While
Donald Trump is in
over his head and reckless, Hillary can provide the leadership we need for the country we want to be.
The program is listed below:
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT)Call to Order
U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
Rev. William Byron
Sebastien De La Cruz
Vice Presidential Nomination
Daniel Driffin HIV/AIDS Activist from Georgia
President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund
U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas)
U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (New Mexico)
U.S. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)
U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (California)
U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (California)
President of NARAL Ilyse Hogue
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum
Asian Pacific American Caucus
Chair, U.S. Representative Judy Chu (California)
Brooks is a young female tech entrepreneur from North Carolina
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
Introduced by Convention Chair U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
6:00 - 10:00 PM (EDT)
Congressional Campaign Committee
Chair, U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (New Mexico)
Our America Musical PerformanceRemarks
Civil Rights Leader Reverend Jesse Jackson
Actress Star Jones
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver
Chair, U.S. Representative GK Butterfield (NC)
President of EMILY’s List Stephanie Schriock
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nevada)
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego (Arizona)
Jamie's husband was Patrick Dorff, an Army helicopter pilot from Minnesota who died while on a search and rescue mission in northern Iraq. As a senator, Hillary worked with Republicans and Democrats to increase the gratuity paid to family members of fallen veterans from $12,000 to
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
Former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley
Actress Sigourney Weaver
California Governor Jerry Brown
Director Lee Daniels
Christine Leinonen, Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada
Christine Leinonen is the mother of Christopher "Drew" Leinonen, whowas killed in the Pulse attack in Orlando. Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada are survivors of the attack at the nightclub in Orlando.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (Connecticut)
Erica’s mother Dawn was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary and was killed while trying to protect her students. Since then, Erica has become an outspoken advocate for commonsense gun violence prevention measures.
Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey
Actress Angela Bassett
Felicia Sanders & Polly Sheppard
Felicia and Polly are two of the three survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC.
Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly
Rear Admiral John Hutson (Ret. USN)
Kristen Kavanaugh is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Marine Corps Captain who deployed to Iraq. She later co-founded the Military Acceptance Project, a California-based social justice organization dedicated to promoting acceptance of marginalized
populations within the military.
Former Congressman and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio)
Dr. Jill Biden
Vice President Joe Biden
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
10:00 - 11:00 PM (EDT)
Democratic Nominee for Vice President Tim Kaine
Sharon Belkofer is the mother of fallen Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer. Her son was killed when a suicide bomber detonated a minibus in a convoy carrying Belkofer and three other high-ranking officers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama
Rev. Gabriel Salguero
About the Democratic National Convention
The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016. Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Host Committee, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our goal is to make this the most engaging, innovative and forward looking Convention in history. The 2016 Democratic National Convention will leverage technology to take the Convention experience well beyond the hall in an effort to engage more Americans than ever before in the event. With the birthplace of American Democracy as a backdrop, the 2016 convention in Philadelphia will highlight our shared Democratic values and help put the Democratic nominee on a path to victory.
The Democratic Convention is the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. At the Convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities including the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle.
The CEO for the 2016 Democratic National Convention is Reverend Leah D. Daughtry. The official website of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is www.demconvention.com.