Podium schedule: Mayor Foxx, first lady highight speakers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thousands of delegates and politicians will take their seats inside Time Warner Cable Arena for the first' night of the Democratic National Convention.

It all starts at 5 p.m. with Neward, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker.  Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will take the podium at 7 p.m.

Foxx told Channel 9's Blair Miller he wants to talk about the people of Charlotte and what the city's residents have been through in recent years.

“I’m going to try and talk about the aspect of it because I think there’s particular interest in the issues we’re facing now as a local community, but also to the country and what the country is going through,” Foxx said.

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is the keynote speaker at will speak at 10 p.m.  First lady Michelle Obama will take the stage at 10:35.

The podium schedule is as follows:


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Call to Order
The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

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, North Carolina

National Anthem

Amber Riley

Singer/songwriter and ‘Glee’ actress

Remarks

Stephen J. Kerrigan

Chief Executive Officer of the 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 
The Honorable Julián
Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs

The Honorable Kamala D. Harris

State Attorney General of California
The Honorable Martin O’Malley

Governor of Maryland

Appointment of Convention Officers

Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Remarks

The Honorable Steny Hoyer

Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention
Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland
Andrew Tobias

Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee
Alice Germond

Secretary of the Democratic National Committee

Roll Call for Attendance

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (LOCAL)

Platform Committee Remarks
The Honorable Barbara Lee

Member of the US House of Representatives, California
Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (Retired)

First woman to reach rank of three-star general in the US Army

Platform Video and Remarks
The Honorable Cory A. Booker

Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

Remarks
The Honorable Bev Perdue

Governor of North Carolina

American Hero Video: Education

American Voices Remarks

Ryan Case

Remarks

Mary Kay Henry

International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Remarks from Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
The Honorable Charles Gonzalez

Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas
Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez

Member of the US House of Representatives, New York

Remarks

The Honorable Pat Quinn

Governor of Illinois

Remarks
Doug Stern

Cincinnati, Ohio Firefighter

Remarks
The Honorable Tim Kaine

Candidate for the US Senate, Virginia
Former Governor of Virginia
Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (LOCAL)


Remarks
The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx

Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
The Honorable Harry Reid

Democratic Majority Leader and Member of the US Senate, Nevada

An Economy Built to Last Video: Education

Women of the US House of Representatives

Jimmy Carter Video

Remarks

The Honorable Ken Salazar

Kennedy Family Tribute Video

Remarks

Joe Kennedy III

Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

Live Performance

Ledisi

Singer/songwriter

Remarks

The Honorable Robert Wexler

President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Former Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

 
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (LOCAL)

 Remarks
The Honorable R.T. Rybak

Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Honorable Jared Polis

Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado

Stronger Together Video: Reproductive Choice

American Voices Remarks

Maria Ciano

Remarks

Nancy Keenan

President of the National Abortion Rights Action League - Pro-Choice America (NARAL)

Progress for People Video: American Veterans

American Voices Remarks

Nate Davis

Remarks

The Honorable Tammy Duckworth

Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Illinois
Former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs
The Honorable Lincoln Chafee

Governor of Rhode Island
The Honorable James E. Clyburn

Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina

Progress for People Video: Health Care

American Voices Remarks

Stacey Lihn

Remarks

The Honorable Xavier Becerra

Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

 
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (LOCAL)


The Honorable Ted Strickland

Former Governor of Ohio
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
The Honorable Rahm Emanuel

Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
Former White House Chief of Staff

Remarks
Kal Penn

Actor/Producer
Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

Remarks
Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng

Brother of Mrs. Obama and Sister of President Obama

Stronger Together Video: Equal Pay

Remarks
Lilly Ledbetter

Women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The Honorable Deval Patrick

Governor of Massachusetts

 
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (LOCAL)

 
The Honorable Martin O’Malley

Governor of Maryland

Introduction of Keynote Speaker Julián Castro

Joaquin Castro

Brother of Mayor Julián Castro
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Texas

 Keynote Address
The Honorable Julián
Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Michelle Obama Video and Remarks
Elaine Brye

Remarks
Michelle Obama

First Lady of the United States

Benediction
Jena Lee Nardella

Founder and Executive Director of Blood: Water Mission

Recess