Convention Central: Tonight’s Lineup!

Monday, July 25th

For the 50,000 people attending the Democratic Convention, and those watching it via television, tonight's lineup of speakers for the first night n Philly!

United Together: Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders & DREAMer Astrid Silva

Call to Order: The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, DNC Secretary & Mayor of Baltimore


Invocation: Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding & Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church (Decatur, GA)


Presentation of Colors: Members of Delaware County American Legions and VFW. Pledge of Allegiance: 93 year old Ruby Gilliam is the oldest member of the Ohio delegation & 17 year old Clarissa Rodriguez of Texas is the Youngest DNC national delegate.


National Anthem: Bobby Hill, 14, Veteran member of Keystone State Boychoir (KSB)


Roll Call: Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Boyz II Men, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, House Band

Introduction of and Report by the Credentials Committee
Lorraine Miller, Co-Chair, Credentials Committee, 35th Clerk of the US House of Representatives
James Roosevelt, Co-Chair, Credentials Committee, Grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Introduction of and Report by the Rules Committee
Honorable Barney Frank, Co-Chair, Rules Committee, Former Member Congress (MA)
Honorable Leticia Van de Putte, Co-Chair, Rules Committee, Frmr State Senator (TX District 26)
Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader, Member of Congress (CA)
Honorable Marcia Fudge, Member of Congress (OH)
Honorable Maxine Waters, Member of Congress (CA)
Honorable Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island
Honorable Hilda Solis, Former United States Secretary of Labor
Honorable Norman Mineta, Frmr US Secretary of Transportation, Commerce & Member of Congress
Honorable Gary Peters, US Senator (Michigan)
Honorable Wellington Webb, Former Mayor of Denver
Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, DNC Secretary & Mayor of Baltimore
Turning Over the Gavel: The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake turns over the gavel to the Honorable Marcia Fudge, Permanent Chair of the 2016 Democratic Convention.
Remarks: The Honorable Marcia Fudge, Member of Congress (Ohio)
Presentation of Rules Report: The Honorable Wellington Webb, Former Mayor of Denver
Remarks: Honorable Steny Hoyer, Parliamentarian/DNC, House Democratic Whip, Member of Congress (MD)
Introduction of and Report by the Platform Committee
The Honorable Elijah Cummings, Member of Congress,, Maryland
The Honorable Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta
The Honorable Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut
Presentation of Platform:  Paul Booth, AFSCME & Member, Platform Drafting Committee
Voice Vote On Platform Committee Report
The Honorable Marcia Fudge, Member of Congress, Ohio
The Honorable Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta
The Honorable Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut
6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Remarks and Moment of Silence
The Honorable Robert Brady, Member of Congress, Pennsylvania
Remarks: Honorable Brendan Boyle, Member of Congress, Pennsylvania
Remarks: Honorable Raúl Grijalva, Member of Congress, Arizona
The Honorable Nita Lowey, Member of Congress, New York
Introduction of New York Electeds and Leaders
The Honorable Nita Lowey, Member of Congress New York
The Honorable Adriano Espaillat, New York State Senator
Remarks by Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
The Honorable Tina Kotek, Member, Oregon House of Representatives
The Honorable Kevin de León, California State Senator
The Honorable Stacey Abrams, House Minority Leader, Georgia General Assembly Member, Georgia House of Representatives
Remarks: The Honorable Jim Kenney, Mayor, Philadlephia
Remarks: The Honorable Keith Ellison, Member of the US House of Congress, Minnesota
Remarks by Democratic Governors Association: Honorable Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut
Remarks:Rev. Leah Daughtry, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Remarks: John Podesta, Clinton Campaign Chair
Congressional Hispanic Caucus/Remarks: Honorable Linda Sánchez, Member of the US Congress (CA)
Remarks: The Honorable Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
Remarks by Labor Leaders
Lee Saunders, President, AFSCME
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President, National Education Association
Mary Kay Henry, International President, Service Employees International Union
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Sean McGarvey, President, North America's Building Trades Unions
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
Combating Substance Abuse
Remarks: Pam Livengood, Keene, NH
Remarks: The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen, United States Senator, (NH)
Performance:  Demi Lovato, Singer-songwriter
Band - Steven Rodriguez, Charity Davis, Ayana Williams, House Band
Remarks: The Honorable Jeff Merkley, US Senator, Oregon
8:00pm - 10:00pm 
Video - Keeping Families Together
Remarks: Karla Ortiz (11-yr old) and Francisca Ortiz (mother), Karla is an American citizen but her parents, including her mother, Francisca, are undocumented and live in fear of deportation.
Astrid Silva, DREAMer sharing her story and her fight to keep families together
The Honorable Luis Gutiérrez, Member of the US House of Representatives, Illinois
Ensuring Equality
Remarks: Jason and Jarron Collins Twin brothers and former professional basketball players
Jesse Lipson, Founder, ShareFile
The Honorable Pat Spearman, Nevada State Senator
An Economy that Works for All
The Honorable Bob Casey, United States Senator, Pennsylvania
The Honorable Luke Feeney, Mayor of Chillicothe, Ohio
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator, New York
The Honorable Al Franken, United States Senator, Minnesota
Remarks: Anastasia Somoza (New York) Int'l disability rights advocate and human rights defender
Introduction of Performance
Sarah Silverman, Comedian, Actress and two-time Emmy Award winner
The Honorable Al Franken, United States Senator, Minnesota
Performance: Paul Simon, American musician, singer-songwriter and actor.
With Mick Rossi, Carmen "CJ" Camerieri, Joel Guzman, Jim Oblon, Bakithi Kumalo, Vincent Nguini
Introduction: Eva Longoria, Actress, Founder, The Eva Longoria Foundation
Featured Speaker: The Honorable Cory Booker, US Senator (NJ)
Remarks: Cheryl Lankford, San Antonio, TX
10:00pm - 11:00pm
Video Introduction of Michelle Obama
Remarks: Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
Introduction: Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy III, Member of Congress (MA)
Keynote Remarks: Honorable Elizabeth Warren, US Senator (MA)
Introduction: Honorable Keith Ellison, Member of Congress (MN)
Remarks: Honorable Bernie Sanders, US Senator (VT)
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, First female rabbi to hold a chief executive position in an American rabbinical association
Connecting you to The Party
Connecting you to Each Other
Kimberly Scott
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