DemDaily: Convention Day Two: Leadership Matters
August 18, 2020Last night kicked off "Uniting America," our country's first virtual convention with a blending of performances, speeches and inspirational messages that addressed the three crises that are impacting the country - COVID-19, the corresponding economic crisis, and the racial justice crisis.
Tuesday's theme is Leadership Matters. A moment like this demands real leadership. A leader who has the experience and character to meet the moment. A leader who will unite us, tell us the truth, take responsibility, listen to experts and be an example for the nation.
Strong people and strong countries rise up during crises, don't shy away from what is tough, and lead with competence. With Joe Biden as our president, we will restore honesty and integrity to our government, and stake out a renewed leadership role in the world. And we will create more justice, more fairness and more equality for all.
Tonight's program will feature the experts, the veterans, the activists, and all those who seek to unite and not divide, and who step up-and don't back down-from a fight over what's right.
As with each of the four days of the 2020 Democratic Convention, the second day features programming, policy, caucus and allied events all day today, followed by the formal ceremonies tonight at 9:00pm Eastern time.
UNITING AMERICA: CONVENTION CALENDAR DAY TWO
AUGUST 18th, TUESDAY
(All times are EDT)
8:00am-8:00pm State Delegation Breakfasts, Lunches & Receptions, DNC Caucus & Council Meetings, Policy Roundtables & Allied Events
8:00pm-9:00pm Coalition & State Pre-Convention Programs,
followed by Watch Parties
8:00pm-9:00pm Pre-Show: Behind The Rhyme: Your Voice Your Vote
The daytime state delegation, caucus and councils, advocacy, allied and press events are all up on the DemList 2020 Convention Calendar, as well as the official roll out of celebrities, elected officials and public speakers during the 9-11pm ET official program.
Main Program: Leadership Matters
Credentials Committee Report
Co-Chairs of the Credentials Committee James Roosevelt Jr.
and Lorraine Miller
Rules Committee Report
Co-Chairs of the Credentials Committee former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank and Maria Cardona
Platform Committee Report
Co-Chairs of the Credentials Committee Julie Chavez Rodriguez and Dennis McDonough
Featuring seventeen of the Democratic Party's rising stars from all across the country: Former State House Minority Leader and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (GA) * State Senator Raumesh Akbari (TN) * Congressman Colin Allred (TX) * Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA) * State Senator Yvanna Cancela (NV) * former State Representative Kathleen Clyde (OH) * Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (FL) * Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia (CA) * State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta (PA) * State Senator Marlon Kimpson (SC), Congressman Cono
The Leaders We Are
Introduction: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross
Remarks: Former Acting Attorney General
of the United States Sally Yates
Remarks: US Senate Minority Leader and New York Senator Charles Schumer
We Lead from the Oval Office
Remarks: The 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter
and Former First Lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter
Remarks: The 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton
The Leader We Need
Introduction: Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez
Nominating Speeches for The Honorable Bernie Sanders: Former United Auto Workers President Bob King
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Nominating Speeches for The Honorable Joe Biden
Delaware US Senator Chris Coons
Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester
The official Roll Call will take viewers to all 50 states, DC and the Territories. We'll hear from voters, delegates, parents, teachers, small business owners, activists and leaders in the Democratic Party as they officially cast votes to nominate Joe Biden to become the next president of the United States of America. See the Full List
The Leaders We Are
We Take On the Toughest Challenges
The Biden Plan: Healthcare
The campaign shares Joe Biden's plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, protect those with preexisting conditions, and expand access to every American - because for Joe Biden and his family, this is personal.
A More Perfect Union: A Conversation on Healthcare
Joe Biden listens to, and engages with, everyday Americans on what the Affordable Care Act means to them, to their health, and to their loved ones - and they all stress why we can't stop working to expand access and bring costs down, especially during this pandemic.
Remarks: Progressive Activist Ady Barkan
The Leader Joe Biden Is
Remarks: Former US Secretary of State and Former Massachusetts US Senator and Former 2004 Democratic Nominee for President John Kerry
A True Commander-In-Chief
The Biden Plan: National Security
National Security leaders who have served Democratic and Republican Presidents make the case for Joe Biden's steady, experienced leadership.
Family, Faith, and Country First
"Teacher": The story of Dr. Biden's life, her career, and her relationship with Joe Biden, family, and staff.
Remarks: Former Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden
Performance: Singer-Songwriter John Legend
August 19th, Wednesday: "A Future for All"
August 20th, Thursday: "America's Promise"
ResourcesDemList Convention Calendar: www.demlist.com
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