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In Brief


Guide to Day Three of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

As announced by the Democratic National Convention Committee, here is the run of show for the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic unifying vision where everyone has a role to play in building our future.

On Wednesday night, speakers will discuss how Hillary Clinton has the experience and steadiness to bring Americans together to get real results for our families. Her strong leadership will deliver economic results for all Americans and keep us safe. While Donald Trump is in over his head and reckless, Hillary can provide the leadership we need for the country we want to be.

The program is listed below.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT)

Call to Order
U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio)

Rev. William Byron

Pledge of Allegiance
Monroe Handy

National Anthem
Sebastien De La Cruz

Vice Presidential Nomination

Daniel Driffin

HIV/AIDS Activist from Georgia

Neera Tanden

President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas)

U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (New Mexico)

U.S. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (California)

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (California)

President of NARAL Ilyse Hogue

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Chair, U.S. Representative Judy Chu (California)

Brooks Bell

Brooks is a young female tech entrepreneur from North Carolina

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

In Memoriam

Introduced by Convention Chair U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio)

6:00 – 10:00 PM (EDT)

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Chair, U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (New Mexico)

Our America Musical Performance

Civil Rights Leader Reverend Jesse Jackson

Actress Star Jones

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver

Congressional Black Caucus
Chair, U.S. Representative GK Butterfield (NC)

President of EMILY’s List Stephanie Schriock

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nevada)

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego (Arizona)

Jamie Dorff

Jamie’s husband was Patrick Dorff, an Army helicopter pilot from Minnesota who died while on a search and rescue mission in northern Iraq. As a senator, Hillary worked with Republicans and Democrats to increase the gratuity paid to family members of fallen veterans from $12,000 to $100,000.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

Former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley

Introduction of Film
Actress Sigourney Weaver

California Governor Jerry Brown

Director Lee Daniels

Christine Leinonen, Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada

Christine Leinonen is the mother of Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, who was killed in the Pulse attack in Orlando. Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada are survivors of the attack at the nightclub in Orlando.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (Connecticut)

Erica Smegielski

Erica’s mother Dawn was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary and was killed while trying to protect her students. Since then, Erica has become an outspoken advocate for commonsense gun violence prevention measures.

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

Actress Angela Bassett

Felicia Sanders & Polly Sheppard

Felicia and Polly are two of the three survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC.

Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly

Musical Performance

Rear Admiral John Hutson (Ret. USN)

Kristen Kavanaugh

Kristen Kavanaugh is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Marine Corps Captain who deployed to Iraq. She later co-founded the Military Acceptance Project, a California-based social justice organization dedicated to promoting acceptance of marginalized populations within the military.

Former Congressman and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio)

Introduction of Speaker
Dr. Jill Biden

Vice President Joe Biden

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Michael Bloomberg

Musical Performance
Lenny Kravitz

10:00 – 11:00 PM (EDT)

Democratic Nominee for Vice President Tim Kaine

Introduction of Film
Sharon Belkofer

Sharon Belkofer is the mother of fallen Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer. Her son was killed when a suicide bomber detonated a minibus in a convoy carrying Belkofer and three other high-ranking officers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama

Rev. Gabriel Salguero

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