05 Sep 2012
September 5, 2012

#DNC2012 Actions, Schedule

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I’ve been to five conventions, but I have never seen the party so unified, enthusiastic, and positive about putting forth our candidate and message.  From the business perspective, the Convention adopted the Credentials, Rules, and Platform Committee Reports, and elected officers.  I posted the platform yesterday and will post the Rules and Credentials, but there is nothing controversial.  Delegates signed the pettition to nominate President Obama.  I am looking forward to another exciting day.  Again, thanks to DemConWatch, here’s today’s schedule (complete schedule below).  Highlights will include Bill Clinton’s nomination speech for President Obama, Convention Chair Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Elizabeth Warren, and Barney Frank and the Roll Call.  I don’t know about venue plans for tomorrow – still planning on Panther Stadium and hopefully the rain will end today.  (BTW, Politico picked up my recent post re the credentials committee, here.)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (LOCAL)
Call to Order
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
Invocation
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, 10th Episcopal District
First Woman Elected Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Presentation of Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
National Anthem
Branford Marsalis
Saxophonist, Composer, and, Bandleader
Remarks
The Honorable Luis V. Gutierrez
Member of the US House of Representatives, Illinois
The Honorable Diana DeGette
Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado
The Honorable John A. Pérez
Speaker and Member of the California State Assembly
The Honorable Thomas M. Menino
Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
The Honorable Judy Chu
Member of the US House of Representatives, California
Steve Westly
Former State Controller and Chief Financial Officer of California
An Economy Built to Last Video: Small Business
Remarks
The Honorable John Larson
Democratic Caucus Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, Connecticut
Ken Myers
Deputy Sheriff, Carroll County, Iowa
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (LOCAL)
Remarks
Richard Trumka
President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO)
The Honorable Steve Israel
Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Member of the US House of Representatives, New York
The Honorable Patty Murray
Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Member of the US Senate, Washington
The Honorable Pedro R. Pierluisi
Chair of National Community Mobilization for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Non-Voting Member of the US House of Representatives, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
An Economy Build to Last Video: Energy
Remarks
Tom Steyer
Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy
The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
Member of the US Senate, New York
Remarks from Members of the Congressional Black Caucus
The Honorable Karen Bass
Member of the US House of Representatives, California
The Honorable Al Green
Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas
The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver, II
Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Member of the US House of Representatives, Missouri
Remarks
The Honorable Dannel Malloy
Governor of Connecticut
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (LOCAL)
Remarks
Denise Juneau
Superintendent of the Montana Office of Public Instruction
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, California
The Honorable Tom Vilsack
Women of the US Senate
Remarks
The Honorable Barbara Mikulski
Member of the US Senate, Maryland
The Honorable Arne Duncan
Progress for People Video: Education
American Voices Remarks
Johanny Adames
Remarks
The Honorable Jim Hunt
Former and Longest-Serving Governor of North Carolina
Remarks and Video Presentation in Memoriam
Presented by Harvey B. Gantt
Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
Live Performance
Jessica Sanchez
Singer/Songwriter
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (LOCAL)
Stronger Together Video: Women’s Health
American Voices Remarks
Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Bruce
Remarks
Cecile Richards
President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
The Honorable Steny Hoyer
Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention
Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland
The Honorable Barney Frank
Honorary Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee GLBT Council
Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts
American Heroes Video: Veterans
American Voices Remarks
Ed Meagher
Remarks
The Honorable General Eric Shinseki
The Honorable Michael Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Honorable John Hickenlooper
Governor of Colorado
Sister Simone Campbell
Executive Director of Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization, NETWORK
The Honorable Jack Markell
Governor of Delaware
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (LOCAL)
Remarks
The Honorable Karen Mills
Progress for People Video: Small Business
American Voices Remarks
Bill Butcher
Remarks
The Honorable Kamala D. Harris
Attorney General of California
Stronger Together Video: Immigration
Remarks
Benita Veliz
DREAM Act Activist
Cristina Saralegui
Journalist, Actress, and Talk Show Host
Sandra Fluke
Attorney and Women’s Rights Activist
Austin Ligon
Co-Founder and Former CEO of CarMax, Inc.
An Economy Build to Last Video: Auto-Industry
American Voices Remarks
Karen Eusanio
Remarks
Bob King
President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
Randy Johnson, Cindy Hewitt, and David Foster
Former Employees at companies controlled by Romney’s Bain Capital
The Honorable Chris Van Hollen
Former Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (LOCAL)
Remarks
Jim Sinegal
Co-Founder and Former CEO of Costco
Elizabeth Warren
Candidate for US Senate, Massachusetts
Nomination Process Set-Up
Remarks
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
President Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States
Closing Segment
Roll Call Vote
Alice Germond
Secretary of the Democratic National Committee
Benediction
Rabbi David Wolpe
Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California
Retire Colors
Recess