This is the campaign & convention’s description of tonight’s program: “On Tuesday night, Democrats will highlight Hillary Clinton’s lifetime of fighting for children and families. No matter the odds, Hillary has spent her life fighting for children, families and those who have been forgotten and left behind. And she has a long record of getting things done and delivering results. She’s a change maker, who looks for ways to make a difference in people’s lives every day.”
Note: Wifi connection was an issue last night, which we hope to solve tonight. We plan to transfer a press credential to Matt Hersh, confusing logistics in two parts of the city allowing.
Highlights – The Roll Call Vote with nominating speeches (between 5-7pm). Bonnie Watson Coleman, along with Nancy Pelosi (scheduled around 7pm). ‘Mothers of the Movement.’ Actresses aplenty, including Meryl Streep. Bill Clinton closing out the night.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EDT)
Call to Order
U.S. Representative and Convention Chair Marcia Fudge
Dr. Ima Sherman Jackson
Presentation of Colors
Colonel Charles Young
American Legion Post 682
Pledge of Allegiance
Timmy Kelly is from Pennsylvania and sang the National Anthem at the campaign launch in New York.
Remarks Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Harkin will speak on the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law he wrote and helped pass.
Remarks Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
5:00 – 7:00 PM (EDT)
Nominating Speeches and Roll Call Vote
Remarks Governor Terry McAuliffe
7:00 – 10:00 PM (EDT)
Remarks House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Women of the House
NOTE: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman will be featured here.
Remarks introducing Video Message Former State Senator Jason Carter
Video Message from President Jimmy Carter
Remarks U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer
Host for the evening: Actress Elizabeth Banks
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: KIDS AND FAMILIES
Remarks Thaddeus Desmond
Thaddeus is a child advocate social worker in Philadelphia
Remarks Dynah Haubert
Dynah is a lawyer who works for a disability rights organization
Remarks Kate Burdick
Kate is a staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia
Remarks Anton Moore
Anton founded and runs a non-profit community group that strives to bring awareness and educate youth on gun violence
Remarks Dustin Parsons
Dustin is a 5th grade teacher in Arkansas
Remarks Daniele Mellott
Daniele and Mark Mellott’s adoption of their son was made possible through the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act that Hillary championed as First Lady.
Remarks Jelani Freeman
Jelani grew up in foster care and is a former intern in Hillary Clinton’s Senate office. Since receiving his law degree, he has worked to bring opportunity to kids at risk.
Remarks Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile
Remarks Eagle Academy Principal and Students
As a senator, Hillary Clinton supported the creation of the Eagle Academy to educate at-risk youth in New York City.
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SOCIAL JUSTICE
Remarks Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Remarks Pittsburgh Chief of Police Cameron McLay
Remarks Actor Tony Goldwyn
Remarks Mothers of the Movement
Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed-Veal, Lucy McBath, Gwen Carr, Cleopatra Pendelton, Maria Hamilton, Lezley McSpadden, and Wanda Johnson
Performance Andra Day
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: WOMEN AND FAMILIES
Remarks President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards
Remarks Actresses America Fererra and Lena Dunham
Remarks Mayor of Columbia (SC) Steve Benjamin
Remarks U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: STANDING UP FOR 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS & SURVIVORS
Introduction by Actress Debra Messing
Remarks Joe Sweeney
Joe was a detective with the NYPD on September 11, 2001. When the towers were hit, he rushed down to the World Trade Center and began digging through the rubble for survivors.
Remarks Lauren Manning
Lauren spent more than 6 months in the hospital after 9/11 recovering from severe burns. As senator, Hillary Clinton helped Lauren get the care she needed.
Remarks U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: HEALTH CARE
Introduction of Speaker Actress Erika Alexander
Remarks Ryan Moore
Ryan has spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia dwarfism and has known Hillary Clinton since 1994 when they met during the fight for health care reform. Ryan has stayed in contact with Hillary ever since.
Remarks Former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SECRETARY OF STATE
Remarks U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
Remarks Ima Matul
Sex Trafficking Survivor & Advocate
Remarks Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
10:00 – 11:00 PM (EDT)
Remarks President Bill Clinton
Introduction of Film Actress Meryl Streep
Performance Alicia Keys