2008 Democratic Convention Schedule, Aug 25-28

Here is a conglomeration of some of the major speakers and the schedule during the shortly upcoming Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. The notable names include Hillary Clinton and Al Gore, both of which appear to have very prominent roles.

From the DNCC website:


* Monday August 25th’s headline prime-time speaker will be Michelle Obama.

* Senator Hillary Clinton, who is a champion for working families and one of the most effective and empathetic voices in the country today, will be the headline prime-time speaker on Tuesday August 26th.

* The headline prime-time speaker on Wednesday August 27th will be Barack Obama’s Vice Presidential nominee.

* On Thursday, August 28th, the DNCC will throw open the doors of the Convention and move to INVESCO Field at Mile High so that more Americans can take part in the fourth night of the Convention as Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination.

The full schedule, which is subject to change:

Monday, August 25

Video: Day 1: The Democratic National Convention

The theme for the day is “One Nation” and Michelle Obama will be the “headline prime-time speaker.” She will be introduced by her brother, Craig Robinson. A tribute to Senator Ted Kennedy is planned.

The speakers will include:

* Former President Jimmy Carter
* Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
* Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois
* Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper
* Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar
* Miami Mayor Manny Diaz
* Illinois state leaders Alexi Giannoulis, Dan Hynes, Lisa Madigan
* Tom Balanoff from Illinois SEIU
* NEA President Reg Weaver
* AFT President Randi Weingarten
* NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan
* Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri
* Former Indiana Representative Lee Hamilton
* Chicago City Clerk Miguel del Valle
* Maya Soetoro-Ng – Barack Obama’s half-sister
* Jerry Kellman – “Mentor and long-time friend of Barack Obama”

Tuesday, August 26

The theme for the day is “Renewing America’s Promise.” “Senator Hillary Clinton will be the headline prime-time speaker and former Virginia Governor Mark Warner will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday night.”

The speakers will include:

* Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy
* West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, Chair of the Democratic Governors’ Association
* Iowa Governor Chet Culver
* California State Controller John Chiang
* Change to Win’s Anna Burger
* AFL-CIO President John Sweeney
* Planned Parenthood of America President Cecile Richards.
* Pay Equity pioneer Lilly Ledbetter
* Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana
* Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts
* Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas
* Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona
* Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin
* Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania
* Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio
* Governor David Paterson of New York
* Senator Bob Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania
* Former Secretary of Energy and Transportation Federico Peña
* House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
* House Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel
* Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Assistant to the Speaker of the House;
* Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chair Chris Van Hollen
* Representatives Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)
* Linda Sanchez (D-CA)
* Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
* Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
* Mike Honda (D-CA)

Wednesday, August 27

The theme for the day is “Securing America’s Future” and will feature the Vice Presidential candidate’s speech. Representative Patrick Murphy (D-PA) and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth will offer a tribute to war veterans.

The speakers will include:

* Former President Bill Clinton
* Governor Bill Richardson
* Massachusetts Senator John Kerry
* Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle
* Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed
* Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
* Senator Evan Bayh
* Senator Joe Biden
* Senator Jay Rockefeller
* Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
* Convention home state Senator Ken Salazar
* House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn
* Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL)

Thursday, August 28

The theme for the day is “Change You Can Believe In.”

Barack Obama will accept the nomination in a speech at INVESCO Field at Mile High on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. He will be joined by Former Vice President Al Gore.

Of course, this schedule and speaker list is subject to change and probably will to some extent.