PHILADELPHIA, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the third day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28.
In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic unifying vision where everyone has a role to play in building our future.
On Wednesday night, speakers will discuss how Hillary Clinton has the experience and steadiness to bring Americans together to get real results for our families. Her strong leadership will deliver economic results for all Americans and keep us safe. While Donald Trump is in over his head and reckless, Hillary can provide the leadership we need for the country we want to be.
The program is listed below:
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT)
Call to Order U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
Invocation Rev. William Byron
Pledge of Allegiance Monroe Handy
National Anthem Sebastien De La Cruz
Vice Presidential Nomination
Remarks Daniel Driffin HIV/AIDS Activist from Georgia
Remarks Neera Tanden President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Remarks U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas)
Remarks U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (New Mexico)
Remarks U.S. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)
Remarks U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (California)
Remarks U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (California)
Remarks President of NARAL Ilyse Hogue
Remarks Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair, U.S. Representative Judy Chu (California)
Remarks Brooks Bell Brooks is a young female tech entrepreneur from North Carolina
Remarks New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
In Memoriam Introduced by Convention Chair U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
6:00 - 10:00 PM (EDT)
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair, U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (New Mexico)
Our America Musical Performance
Remarks Civil Rights Leader Reverend Jesse Jackson
Remarks Actress Star Jones
Remarks Flint Mayor Karen Weaver
Congressional Black Caucus Chair, U.S. Representative GK Butterfield (NC)
Remarks President of EMILY's List Stephanie Schriock
Remarks Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nevada)
Remarks California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
Remarks U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego (Arizona)
Remarks Jamie Dorff Jamie's husband was Patrick Dorff, an Army helicopter pilot from Minnesota who died while on a search and rescue mission in northern Iraq. As a senator, Hillary worked with Republicans and Democrats to increase the gratuity paid to family members of fallen veterans from $12,000 to $100,000.
Remarks Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
Remarks Former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley
Introduction of Film Actress Sigourney Weaver
Remarks California Governor Jerry Brown
Remarks Director Lee Daniels
Remarks Christine Leinonen, Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada Christine Leinonen is the mother of Christopher "Drew" Leinonen, who was killed in the Pulse attack in Orlando. Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada are survivors of the attack at the nightclub in Orlando.
Remarks U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (Connecticut)
Remarks Erica Smegielski Erica's mother Dawn was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary and was killed while trying to protect her students. Since then, Erica has become an outspoken advocate for commonsense gun violence prevention measures.
Remarks Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey
Remarks Actress Angela Bassett
Remarks Felicia Sanders & Polly Sheppard Felicia and Polly are two of the three survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC.
Remarks Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly
Remarks Rear Admiral John Hutson (Ret. USN)
Remarks Kristen Kavanaugh Kristen Kavanaugh is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Marine Corps Captain who deployed to Iraq. She later co-founded the Military Acceptance Project, a California-based social justice organization dedicated to promoting acceptance of marginalized populations within the military.
Remarks Former Congressman and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
Remarks U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio)
Introduction of Speaker Dr. Jill Biden
Remarks Vice President Joe Biden
Remarks Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
Remarks Michael Bloomberg
Musical Performance Lenny Kravitz
10:00 - 11:00 PM (EDT)
Remarks Democratic Nominee for Vice President Tim Kaine
Introduction of Film Sharon Belkofer Sharon Belkofer is the mother of fallen Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer. Her son was killed when a suicide bomber detonated a minibus in a convoy carrying Belkofer and three other high-ranking officers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Remarks President Barack Obama
Benediction Rev. Gabriel Salguero
About the Democratic National Convention
The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in PhiladelphiaJuly 25-28, 2016. Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Host Committee, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our goal is to make this the most engaging, innovative and forward looking Convention in history. The 2016 Democratic National Convention will leverage technology to take the Convention experience well beyond the hall in an effort to engage more Americans than ever before in the event. With the birthplace of American Democracy as a backdrop, the 2016 convention in Philadelphia will highlight our shared Democratic values and help put the Democratic nominee on a path to victory.
The Democratic Convention is the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. At the Convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities including the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle.
The CEO for the 2016 Democratic National Convention is Reverend Leah D. Daughtry. The official website of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is www.demconvention.com.