• Wednesday podium schedule: Clinton, Villaraigosa highight speakers

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -  

    The podium schedule for Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention features the Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio R. Villaraigosa who will take the stage at 10 p.m.

    Former president Bill Clinton will also take to the podium at Time Warner Cable Arena after Villaraigosa.


    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (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


    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (LOCAL)

    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

     
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (LOCAL)

     
    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

     
    8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (LOCAL)

     
    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


    9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (LOCAL)

     
    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 the International 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

     
    10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (LOCAL)

     
    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

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