DNCC Announces Headlining Speakers for Democratic National Convention

We now have a preliminary list of speakers for the Democratic National Convention July 25-28 at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia. The schedule offers few clues about Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate, except that Bernie Sanders will be speaking on the first night which suggests he’s likely not the choice. Because, duh. The schedule’s not up yet at the DNCC’s website, but was emailed to convention delegates a few minutes ago by NJDSC exec. dir. Chris James. Expect the schedule to fill out as we get closer. But the word Together sure seems to pop up a lot. That amuses me. Here’s how it reads:

Monday: United Together

Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva
Gavel time expected at 3:00pm

Monday will focus on putting the future of American families front and center and how we’re stronger together when we build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top and when everyone has a chance to live up to their God-given potential. DREAMer Astrid Silva will share her story and her fight to keep families together.

Tuesday: A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families

Featuring President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement
Gavel time expected at 4:00pm

Tuesday will feature the roll call vote and how Hillary has spent her entire career working to make a difference for children, families, and our country. The Mothers of the Movement participating include Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, Mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland.

Wednesday: Working Together

Featuring President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
Gavel time expected at 4:30pm

On Wednesday speakers will take an in-depth look at just how high the stakes are in this election and how Hillary has the experience and steadiness to bring people together to tackle the big challenges and get real results.

Thursday: Stronger Together

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
Gavel time expected at 4:30pm

On the final day of the convention, Hillary will speak about her vision for our country – her belief that we are stronger together and that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems.

Hillary for America will announce additional speakers in the coming days.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *