Democratic National Convention Podium Schedule
3 to 7 p.m. (MST)Call to OrderThe Honorable Howard DeanChair, Democratic National CommitteeFormer Governor of VermontInvocationThe Honorable Polly Baca Greeley, ColoradoFormer Colorado State Senator President & CEO Latin American Research & Service AgencyPresentation of ColorsNavajo Code Talkers AssociationKeith Little, Frank Willeto, Bill Toledo, Jimmy BegayPledge of AllegianceAngela Morgan Alexandria, VirginiaServed 9 years in the Marines and now runs a leadership development small businessNational AnthemColorado Children’s ChoraleGroup over 30-years old Tad Koriath (piano)Local children (7-14) performing throughout US & the world (China, Asia, Europe, etc.)WelcomeReverend Leah D. DaughtryConvention CEO & Chief of Staff, Democratic National CommitteeVideo – Welcome to the WestIntroduction of and Report by the Credentials CommitteeThe Honorable Howard DeanChair, Democratic National CommitteeEliseo Roques-ArroyoCo-Chair Credentials CommitteeFormer Executive Director, Democratic Party of Puerto RicoJames Roosevelt, Jr.Co-Chair Credentials CommitteePres. & CEO Tuffs Health Plan (HMO) and grandson of FDRThe Honorable Alexis HermanCo Chair Credentials CommitteeFormer US Secretary of LaborIntroduction of and Report by the Rules CommitteeThe Honorable Howard DeanChair, Democratic National CommitteeSunita LeedsCo-Chair Rules CommitteeChair of the DNC Indo-American Leadership CouncilThe Honorable Mary Rose OakarCo-Chair Rules CommitteeFormer Member of the US Congress, Ohio, President of the American-Arab Anti Discrimination CommitteeThe Honorable David WaltersCo-Chair Rules CommitteeFormer Governor of OklahomaPresident of Walters Power InternationalVideo – Changing the Course of Our Nation Featuring Ashley Baia -Native of Pennsylvania and an Obama field organizer mentioned in Obama’s Philadelphia speech. Know as the “sandwich girl” who, at age 9, convinced her mother she liked mustard & relish sandwiches to save money while her mother was fighting cancer. She is now twenty-three.Introduction of Convention Co-ChairsThe Honorable Howard DeanChair, Democratic National CommitteeThe Honorable Shirley FranklinMayor of Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Honorable Leticia Van de PutteState Senator, Texas District 26The Honorable Kathleen SebeliusGovernor of KansasThe Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeaker of the US House of RepresentativesMember of the US House of Representatives, CaliforniaPermanent Chair of the 2008 Democratic National ConventionTurning Over the GavelThe Honorable Howard Dean, temporary Chair of the Convention turns over the gavel toThe Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Permanent Chair of the 2008 Democratic Convention.Remarks The Honorable Doris Matsui, ParliamentarianMember of the US House of Representatives, CaliforniaAndrew Tobias, TreasurerDemocratic Party Treasurer Remarks by the Secretary and the Electronic Roll Call of AttendanceAlice Travis Germond – West VirginiaSecretary, Democratic PartyMember of the Democratic National Committee Remarks Presentation of PlatformThe Honorable Patricia MadridCo-Chair Platform CommitteeAttorney General of New MexicoJudith McHaleCo-Chair Platform CommitteeBusiness Executive (former President, Discovery Communications; Board of DigitalGlobal)RemarksThe Honorable John HickenlooperMayor of Denver, ColoradoCongressional Hispanic CaucusThe Honorable Joe BacaMember of the US House of Representatives, CaliforniaThe Honorable Grace NapolitanoMember of the US House of Representatives, CaliforniaThe Honorable Silvestre ReyesMember of the US House of Representatives, Texas RemarksNancy KeenanPresident, NARAL – Pro-Choice AmericaThe Honorable Emil Jones, Jr.State Senator, IllinoisAmanda KubikYoung Delegate North DakotaRet. Rear Admiral John Hutson, Pres. Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord lifetime RepublicanReg WeaverPresident, National Education AssociationThe Honorable Manuel Diaz Mayor of Miami, FloridaVideo – Changing the Course of Our NationFeaturing Gabrielle GrossmanNew Hampshire Obama Supporter “U2 mamma for Obama”RemarksThe Honorable Lisa MadiganAttorney General, IllinoisThe Honorable Dan HynesComptroller, IllinoisThe Honorable Alexi GiannoulisState Treasurer, IllinoisRandi WeingartenAmerican Federation of TeachersThe Honorable Amy KlobucharUS Senator, MinnesotaMusical PerformanceJohn Legend (vocals & piano) and accompanied by:Agape Choir – International Spiritual Center, Culver City, CATrans-denominational Spiritual Community founded by Dr. Michael Bernard BeckwithVideo/RemarksThe Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeaker of the US House of RepresentativesPermanent Chair, Democratic National ConventionVideo – First Time Delegates: Renewing America’s PromiseAmericas Town Hall EconomyModerator: Senator Sherrod Brown – Ohio, Panelists: Ned Helms, Lisa Olivares, Dr. Laura Tyson, Jon SchnurRemarks Margie PerezNew Orleans jazz singer & song writer from Musicians VillagePresident Jimmy Carter SegmentJimmy Carter/New Orleans VideoAcknowledgment of President CarterRemarksMaya Soetoro-NgHalf-sister of Barack ObamaHigh School teacher – Hawaii7:00 PM – 9:00 PMRemarksThe Honorable Jesse Jackson, Jr.Member of the US House of Representatives, IllinoisMike Fisher & Cheryl Fisher Beech Grove, IndianaMike Amtrak tech & Cheryl hospital tech (hosted Obama for lunch)Tom BalanoffPresident, SEIU Local 1 (Chicago)Senator Edward M. Kennedy TributeCaroline Kennedy SchlossbergDaughter of the late President John F. Kennedy and Jackie KennedyVideo – Edward M. Kennedy VideoRemarksThe Honorable Miguel Del ValleCity Clerk of Chicago, IllinoisCandi SchmiederDelegate Chair, Iowa County ConventionJerry KellmanHired & supervised Obama at Developing Communities Project – Chicago, IllinoisIntroduction of Jim Leach byThe Honorable Tom HarkinUS Senator, IowaThe Honorable Jim LeachFormer Republican Member of the US House of Representatives, 1st District, IowaIntroduction of Claire McCaskill byAustin EspositoSon of Senator McCaskillThe Honorable Claire McCaskillUS Senator, MissouriVideo – Michelle Obama PackageIntroduction to the Michelle Obama PackageCraig RobinsonOlder brother of Michelle ObamaRemarksMichelle ObamaWife of Presidential Candidate Barack ObamaBenedictionDon Miller -Portland, OregonBest-selling author & public speaker focusing on Christian spiritualityRecessThe Honorable Kathleen SebeliusGovernor of Kansas
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