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DNC Schedule: Michelle Obama, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Set to Speak Tuesday Night

Actor Kal Penn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and others are set to appear before delegates Tuesday night at Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Democratic National Convention schedule for Tuesday night features appearances by actor Kal Penn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, women's equality activist Lilly Ledbetter and a video tribute to the Kennedy family.

First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to address the convention during the 10 p.m. hour. Scheduled highlights of the evening include:

Tuesday, Sept. 4:

5 p.m.

Call to order by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee 

Invocation by His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit

Presentation of colors by the Disabled American Veterans, the Stanly County Chapter 12 honor guard

Pledge of Allegiance by the third-grade class, W.R. O’Dell Elementary School
Concord, N.C.

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

Remarks by 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

Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio, Texas

Presentation of rules committee report from co-Chairs Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California, and Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland

Appointment of convention officers

Gaveling-in of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa as chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee 

Remarks by Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention and Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives

Andrew Tobias, treasurer of the Democratic National Committee

Alice Germond, secretary of the Democratic National Committee

Roll Call for Attendance

 

6 p.m.

Platform committee remarks by U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee of California

Remarks by Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (Ret.), the first woman to reach rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army

Platform video and remarks by Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark, N.J.

Remarks by North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue

American Hero video: Education

American Voices remarks by Ryan Case

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

Remarks from members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, including caucus Chairman and U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzalez of Texas and U.S. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez of New York

Remarks by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Remarks by Doug Stern, a firefighter from Cincinnati, Ohio 

Remarks by former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, now a candidate for U.S. Senate

 

7 p.m.

Remarks by Charlotte Mayor Anthony R. Foxx

Remarks by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada

An Economy Built to Last video: Education

Women of the U.S. House of Representatives

Jimmy Carter video

Remarks by Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Kennedy Family tribute video

Remarks by Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives

Live Performance by singer/songwriter Ledisi

Remarks by former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida, now president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace 

 

8 p.m.

Remarks by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

Remarks by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado

Stronger Together video: Reproductive Choice

American Voices remarks by Maria Ciano

Remarks by Nancy Keenan, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League—Pro-Choice America 

Progress for People video: American Veterans

American Voices Remarks by Nate Davis

Remarks by Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and now a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives

Remarks by Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island

Remarks by U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, 
Assistant Democratic Leader 

Progress for People video: Health Care

American Voices Remarks by Stacey Lihn

Remarks by U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair 

 

9 p.m.

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff

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

Remarks by Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng, brother of Michelle Obama and sister of President Barack Obama

Stronger Together video: Equal Pay

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

Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts

 

10 p.m.

Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland

Introduction of Keynote speaker and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro by his brother, Joaquin Castro, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives 

Keynote address by San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro

Michelle Obama Video and remarks by Elaine Brye

Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama

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

cc September 05, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Lets see how they address the National Debt, as it hit 16 trillion. Or is this going to be swept under the rug like the Democrats love to do.
jwk September 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM
As of last night there was no mention of the 16 trillion - only attacks on Romney/Ryan. Shocker!!!
V. Scheurich September 10, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Democrats demand Mitt Romney release more tax returns and secretly introduce a bill in Congress to seal all of Barack Obama’s college transcripts and records. Does the President have something to hide? Seems he is also a hypocrite on this issue because he was against GWB when it was brought forward during his administration. http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/it-begins-democrats-introduce-bill-to-seal-obama%E2%80%99s-presidential-records/
V. Scheurich September 10, 2012 at 09:09 PM
............. Democrats demand Mitt Romney release more tax returns and secretly introduce a bill in Congress to seal all of Barack Obama’s college transcripts and records. Does the President have something to hide? Seems he is also a hypocrite on this issue because he was against GWB when it was brought forward during his administration. http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/it-begins-democrats-introduce-bill-to-seal-obama%E2%80%99s-presidential-records/
cc September 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Lets see V. Scheurich, your using an article almost a year old now. It Begins…Democrats Introduce Bill to Seal Obama’s Presidential Records October, 6, 2011 — nicedeb Lets get obummer to release his school records, his Harvard records, a real birth certificate. Romney released what was required of him and we going to start this over again. Lets dig more into obummer being a muslim. I hope when Romney becomes President he unseals all of obummers records so the democrats can see what a fraud he is.

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