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    Democratic National Convention

    Michelle Obama delivers message of devotion, trust

    Tuesday, Sept. 4
    • 5 - 6 p.m.
    • Call to Order: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair, Democratic National Committee
    • Invocation: His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit
    • Presentation of Colors:Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard
    • Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Grade Class, W.R. O'Dell Elementary School, Concord, N.C.
    • National Anthem: Amber Riley, singer/songwriter and "Glee" actress
    • Stephen J. Kerrigan, CEO, Democratic National Convention Committee
    • Welcome video
    • Presentation of Credentials Committee Report from Co-Chairs
    • Bishop Vashti McKenzie, first woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
    • Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, Texas
    • Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs
    • Kamala D. Harris, attorney general of California
    • Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
    • Appointment of Convention Officers
    • Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair
    • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair, Democratic National Convention Committee
    • Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland
    • Andrew Tobias, treasurer, Democratic National Committee
    • Alice Germond, secretary, Democratic National Committee
    • Roll Call for Attendance
    • 6 - 7 p.m.
    • Platform Committee Remarks
    • Rep. Barbara Lee of California
    • Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy (Ret.), first woman to reach rank of three-star general in the US Army
    • Platform Video and Remarks
    • Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory A. Booker
    • North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue
    • American Hero Video: Education
    • American Voices: Ryan Case
    • Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union
    • Rep. Charles Gonzalez of Texas, chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    • Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez of New York
    • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
    • Doug Stern of Cincinnati, Ohio firefighter
    • US Senate candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia
    • 7 - 8 p.m.
    • Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony R. Foxx
    • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada
    • An Economy Built to Last video: Education
    • Women of the US House
    • Former President Jimmy Carter video
    • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
    • Kennedy family tribute video
    • Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the US House from Massachusetts
    • Live performance: singer/songwriter Ledisi
    • Robert Wexler, president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
    • 8 - 9 p.m.
    • Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
    • Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado
    • Stronger Together video: Reproductive Choice
    • American Voices: Maria Ciano
    • Nancy Keenan, president, National Abortion Rights Action League - Pro-Choice America
    • Progress for People video: American Veterans
    • American Voices: Nate Davis
    • Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the US House from Illinois
    • Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee
    • Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina
    • Progress for People video: Health Care
    • American Voices: Stacey Lihn
    • Rep. Xavier Becerra of California
    • 9 - 10 p.m.
    • Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
    • Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services
    • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    • Kal Penn, actor/producer, former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
    • Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng, brother of Mrs. Obama and sister of President Obama
    • Stronger Together video: Equal Pay
    • Lilly Ledbetter, women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    • Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
    • 10 - 11 p.m.
    • Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
    • Joaquin Castro, candidate for US House from Texas
    • Keynote address: San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro
    • Michelle Obama video
    • Elaine Brye
    • First lady Michelle Obama
    • Benediction: Jena Lee Nardella, founder and executive director of Blood: Water Mission
    Wednesday, Sept. 5
    • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. (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 p.m. – 7 p.m. (LOCAL)
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    • 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 p.m. – 8 p.m. (LOCAL)
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    • 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 p.m. – 9 p.m. (LOCAL)
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    • 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 p.m. – 10 p.m. (LOCAL)
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    • 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 theInternational 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 p.m. – 11 p.m. (LOCAL)
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    • 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
    Thursday, Sept. 6
    • 4:30 - 6 p.m.
    • Remarks by several North Carolina elected officials
    • Sen. Kay Hagan
    • Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton
    • Rep. G.K. Butterfield
    • Rep. David Price
    • Rep. Mel L. Watt
    • ___
    • James Rogers, CEO Duke Energy
    • Live Performance by singer/songwriter James Taylor
    • ____
    • Call to Order: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
    • Invocation: Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition
    • Presentation of Colors
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • National Anthem: singer/songwriter Marc Anthony
    • Progress for People Video: Seniors
    • American Voices Remarks: Carol Berman
    • Rep. Donna F. Edwards of Maryland
    • Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts
    • In Memoriam Video and Remarks: Harvey Gantt, former mayor of Charlotte
    • ___
    • 6 -7 p.m.
    • Rep. John Lewis of Georgia
    • Stronger Together Video: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
    • American Voices: Jason Crow
    • Live Performance: singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige
    • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair of the Democratic National Committee
    • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
    • Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, candidate for U.S. Senate, Wisconsin
    • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
    • Stay Stronger Together Video: Marriage Equality
    • American Voices Remarks: Zach Wahls
    • ___
    • 7- 8 p.m.
    • Jim Messina, campaign manager, Obama for America
    • American Heroes Video: Auto Workers
    • American Voices: Kenyetta Jones, Ryan Case, Ed Meagher, Martha Figueroa, Lucas Beenken, Rob Hach
    • Vice Presidential Nomination Intro: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
    • Nominating Remarks: Attorney General Beau Biden, Attorney General of Delaware and son of Vice President Joe Biden of Delaware
    • Vote by acclamation
    • Live Performance: Foo Fighters
    • Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, assistant Democratic leader
    • Actresses Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington
    • ___
    • 8 - 9 p.m.
    • Caroline Kennedy, author and attorney
    • Rep. Xavier Becerra of California
    • Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan
    • Actress Eva Longoria
    • Gov. Brian Schweitzer of Montana
    • Charlie Crist, Jr., former governor of Florida
    • Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts
    • ___
    • 9 - 10 p.m.
    • Video: Veterans
    • Retired Adm. John B. Nathman, United States Navy
    • Introductory Remarks: Angie Flores
    • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the vice president
    • Vice President Joe Biden Video
    • Vice President Joe Biden
    • ___
    • 10 - 11 p.m.
    • Video and remarks: Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois
    • President Barack Obama Video
    • President Barack Obama
    • Celebration
    • Benediction: Archbishop of New York and Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan
    • Retire Colors
    List of speakers
    • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    • California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
    • Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
    • Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine
    • US Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts
    • Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
    • Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
    • Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
    • Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
    • Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth
    • Sandra Fluke, Georgetown University Student
    • Denise Juneau, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Montana
    • Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America
    • Caroline Kennedy
    • Lilly Ledbetter
    • Eva Longoria, Obama Campaign Co-Chair
    • U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the U.S. Senate
    • Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund
    • Newark Mayor Cory Booker
    • Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
    • Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
    • Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (ret.)
    • Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California
    • CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon
    • Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
    • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
    • Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
    • Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal
    • Los Angeles Mayor, Democratic Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa
    • Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist
    • Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina
    • Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Walter Dalton
    • US Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina
    • Former Governor of North Carolina Jim Hunt
    • Congressman David Price of North Carolina
    • Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina
    • Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt
    • Congressman Xaiver Becerra of California
    • Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee
    • Congresswoman Judy Chu of California
    • Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri
    • Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina
    • Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Colorado
    • US Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois
    • Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland
    • Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts
    • Congressman Charlie Gonzalez of Texas
    • Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland
    • DCCC Chairman Congressman Steve Israel of New York
    • Congressman John Larson of Connecticut
    • Congressman John Lewis of Georgia
    • Delaware Governor Jack Markell
    • Boston Mayor Tom Menino
    • US Senator Patty Murray of Washington
    • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
    • California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez
    • Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado
    • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
    • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada
    • US Senator Charles Schumer of New York
    • Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer
    • Congressman Chris Van Hollen
    • DNC Chair Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida
    • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will also lead a presentation of the women of the House:
    • Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut
    • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York
    • Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez of New York
    • Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin
    • Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania
    • Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland
    • Candidate for the US House of Representatives Joyce Beatty of Ohio
    • Candidate for the US House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii

    Patrick Garvin/Globe Staff