The Democratic National Convention has released its official schedule for Tuesday, which concludes with nationally televised speeches by First Lady Michelle Obama, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will call the proceedings to order at 5 p.m. One of the first items on the agenda is adoption of the official party platform, which calls for higher taxes on wealthy Americans and legal same-sex marriage.
Between 7 and 8 p.m., speakers will include Massachusetts congressional candidate Joseph Kennedy III, who will address delegates after a video tribute to his family. The hour also will feature video remarks by former President Jimmy Carter and a speech by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Governor Deval Patrick will speak between 9 and 10 p.m., following remarks by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former chief of staff; and Lilly Ledbetter , the woman whose name was on a fair pay act Obama signed in the early days of his presidency.
O’Malley is scheduled to speak at 10 p.m., when broadcast network coverage begins. Earlier convention remarks can be viewed on cable channels. Julian Castro, the convention’s keynote speaker, will be introduced by his brother, Joaquin Castro, a House candidate from Texas.
Michelle Obama will deliver the final address of the convention’s opening day.Callum Borchers can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.