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Tuesday’s speakers at Democratic convention

September 4, 2012

Speakers for Tuesday’s session of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., as released by the Democratic Party (all times EDT):


5-6 p.m.

Call to Order: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair, Democratic National Committee

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, N.C.

National Anthem: Amber Riley, singer/songwriter and “Glee” actress

Stephen J. Kerrigan, CEO, 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

Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs

Kamala D. Harris, attorney general of California

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley

Appointment of Convention Officers

Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair, Democratic National Convention Committee


Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland

Andrew Tobias, treasurer, Democratic National Committee

Alice Germond, secretary, Democratic National Committee

Roll Call for Attendance


6-7 p.m.

Platform Committee Remarks

Rep. Barbara Lee of California

Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy (Ret.), first woman to reach rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army

Platform Video and Remarks

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory A. Booker

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue

American Hero Video: Education

American Voices: Ryan Case

Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union

Rep. Charles Gonzalez of Texas, chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez of New York

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Doug Stern of Cincinnati, firefighter

U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia


7-8 p.m.

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

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada

An Economy Built to Last video: Education

Women of the U.S. House

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California, Democratic leader

Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro of Connecticut

Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York

Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania

Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin

Rep. Nydia M. Velasquez of New York

Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. House candidate, Hawaii

Joyce Beatty, U.S. House candidate, Ohio

Former President Jimmy Carter video

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Kennedy family tribute video

Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the U.S. House from Massachusetts

Live performance: singer/songwriter Ledisi

Robert Wexler, president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace


8-9 p.m.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado

Stronger Together video: Reproductive Choice

American Voices: Maria Ciano

Nancy Keenan, president, National Abortion Rights Action League-Pro-Choice America

Progress for People video: American Veterans

American Voices: Nate Davis

Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the U.S. House from Illinois

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina

Progress for People video: Health Care

American Voices: Stacey Lihn

Rep. Xavier Becerra of California


9-10 p.m.

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland

Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Kal Penn, actor/producer, former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-Ng, brother of Mrs. Obama and sister of President Obama

Stronger Together video: Equal Pay

Lilly Ledbetter, women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick


10-11 p.m.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley

Joaquin Castro, candidate for U.S. House from Texas

Keynote address: San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro

Michelle Obama video

Elaine Brye

First lady Michelle Obama

Benediction: Jena Lee Nardella, founder and executive director of Blood: Water Mission

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