Monday, August 25 2008: One Nation
Barack Obama’s story is an American story that reflects a life of struggle, opportunity and responsibility like those faced by Americans everyday. The opening night of the Convention will highlight Barack’s life story, his commitment to change, and the voices of Americans who are calling for a new direction for this country. Monday’s headline prime-time speaker will be Michelle Obama. 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (LOCAL) Call to Order The Honorable Howard Dean Chair, Democratic National Committee Former Governor of Vermont Invocation The Honorable Polly Baca – Greeley, Colorado Former Colorado State Senator President & CEO Latin American Research & Service Agency Presentation of Colors Navajo Code Talkers Association Keith Little, Frank Willeto, Bill Toledo, Jimmy Begay Pledge of Allegiance Angela Morgan –Alexandria, Virginia Served 9 years in the Marines and now runs a leadership development small business National Anthem Colorado Children's Chorale Group over 30-years old – Tad Koriath (piano) Local children (7-14) performing throughout US & the world (China, Asia, Europe, etc.) Welcome Reverend Leah D. Daughtry Convention CEO & Chief of Staff, Democratic National Committee Video - “Welcome to the West” Introduction of and Report by the Credentials Committee The Honorable Howard Dean Chair, Democratic National Committee Eliseo Roques-Arroyo Co-Chair Credentials Committee Former Executive Director, Democratic Party of Puerto Rico
James Roosevelt, Jr. Co-Chair Credentials Committee Pres. & CEO Tuffs Health Plan (HMO) and grandson of FDR The Honorable Alexis Herman Co Chair Credentials Committee Former US Secretary of Labor Introduction of and Report by the Rules Committee The Honorable Howard Dean Chair, Democratic National Committee Sunita Leeds Co-Chair Rules Committee Chair of the DNC Indo-American Leadership Council The Honorable Mary Rose Oakar Co-Chair Rules Committee Former Member of the US Congress, Ohio, President of the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee The Honorable David Walters Co-Chair Rules Committee Former Governor of Oklahoma President of Walters Power International Video - 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-Chairs The Honorable Howard Dean Chair, Democratic National Committee The Honorable Shirley Franklin Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte State Senator, Texas District 26 The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Governor of Kansas The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the US House of Representatives Member of the US House of Representatives, California Permanent Chair of the 2008 Democratic National Convention Turning Over the Gavel The Honorable Howard Dean, temporary Chair of the Convention turns over the gavel to The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Permanent Chair of the 2008 Democratic Convention.
Remarks The Honorable Doris Matsui, Parliamentarian Member of the US House of Representatives, California Andrew Tobias, Treasurer Democratic Party Treasurer Remarks by the Secretary and the Electronic Roll Call of Attendance Alice Travis Germond - West Virginia Secretary, Democratic Party Member of the Democratic National Committee Remarks – Presentation of Platform The Honorable Patricia Madrid Co-Chair Platform Committee Attorney General of New Mexico Judith McHale Co-Chair Platform Committee Business Executive (former President, Discovery Communications; Board of DigitalGlobal) Remarks The Honorable John Hickenlooper Mayor of Denver, Colorado Congressional Hispanic Caucus The Honorable Joe Baca Member of the US House of Representatives, California The Honorable Grace Napolitano Member of the US House of Representatives, California The Honorable Silvestre Reyes Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas Remarks Nancy Keenan President, NARAL - Pro-Choice America The Honorable Emil Jones, Jr. State Senator, Illinois Amanda Kubik Young Delegate – North Dakota Ret. Rear Admiral John Hutson, Pres. Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord – lifetime Republican
Reg Weaver President, National Education Association The Honorable Manuel Diaz Mayor of Miami, Florida Video - Changing the Course of Our Nation Featuring Gabrielle Grossman New Hampshire Obama Supporter "U2 mamma for Obama" Remarks The Honorable Lisa Madigan Attorney General, Illinois The Honorable Dan Hynes Comptroller, Illinois The Honorable Alexi Giannoulis State Treasurer, Illinois Randi Weingarten American Federation of Teachers The Honorable Amy Klobuchar US Senator, Minnesota Musical Performance John Legend (vocals & piano) and accompanied by: Agape Choir - International Spiritual Center, Culver City, CA Trans-denominational Spiritual Community founded by Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith Video/Remarks The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the US House of Representatives Permanent Chair, Democratic National Convention Video - First Time Delegates: Renewing America's Promise America’s Town Hall – Economy Moderator: Senator Sherrod Brown - Ohio, Panelists: Ned Helms, Lisa Olivares, Dr. Laura Tyson, Jon Schnur Remarks Margie Perez New Orleans jazz singer & song writer from Musicians Village
President Jimmy Carter Segment Jimmy Carter/New Orleans Video Acknowledgment of President Carter Remarks Maya Soetoro-Ng Half-sister of Barack Obama High School teacher - Hawaii 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Remarks The Honorable Jesse Jackson, Jr. Member of the US House of Representatives, Illinois Mike Fisher & Cheryl Fisher – Beech Grove, Indiana Mike – Amtrak tech & Cheryl – hospital tech (hosted Obama for lunch) Tom Balanoff President, SEIU Local 1 (Chicago) Senator Edward M. Kennedy Tribute Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg Daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy Video - Edward M. Kennedy Video Remarks The Honorable Miguel Del Valle City Clerk of Chicago, Illinois Candi Schmieder Delegate Chair, Iowa County Convention Jerry Kellman Hired & supervised Obama at Developing Communities Project - Chicago, Illinois Introduction of Jim Leach by The Honorable Tom Harkin US Senator, Iowa The Honorable Jim Leach Former Republican Member of the US House of Representatives, 1st District, Iowa Introduction of Claire McCaskill by
Austin Esposito Son of Senator McCaskill The Honorable Claire McCaskill US Senator, Missouri Video - Michelle Obama Package Introduction to the Michelle Obama Package Craig Robinson Older brother of Michelle Obama Remarks Michelle Obama Wife of Presidential Candidate Barack Obama Benediction Don Miller -Portland, Oregon Best-selling author & public speaker focusing on Christian spirituality Recess The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Governor of Kansas
Tuesday, August 26: Renewing America’s Promise
Millions of Americans are struggling to get by. The failed policies of the last eight years have betrayed the country’s values and left an economy out of balance. Barack Obama believes a strong economy is unattainable with a weak middle class. Tuesday’s Convention program will feature the voices of Americans who share Barack’s concerns and strongly support his detailed economic plan to grow the economy, create jobs, restore fairness, and expand opportunity. Senator Hillary Clinton will be the headline prime-time speaker and former Virginia Governor Mark Warner will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday night. Pay Equity pioneer Lilly Ledbetter will also address the Convention on Tuesday. Other Tuesday speakers will include: Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana; Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts; Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas; Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona; Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia; Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin; Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania; Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio; Governor David Paterson of New York; Governor Chet Culver of Iowa; Senator Bob Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania; Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont; 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; and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chair Chris Van Hollen, who will use his time to showcase his top candidates for change. Representatives Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Mike Honda (D-CA), California Controller John Chiang, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, Change To Win’s Anna Burger, and AFL-CIO President John Sweeney will also speak.
Wednesday, August 27: Securing America’s Future
Barack Obama offers a new, tough foreign policy that is neither Republican nor Democratic, but is a strong, smart American foreign policy to make our country more secure and advance our interests in the world. Wednesday night’s Convention program will feature the voices of Americans who share Barack’s vision of making America stronger and safer. The headline prime-time speaker on Wednesday will be Vice Presidential Nominee Senator Joe Biden. Featured speakers will include: Former President Bill Clinton; former Senator Tom Daschle; Governor Bill Richardson and Senators Evan Bayh, John Kerry and Jay Rockefeller. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Convention home state Senator Ken Salazar, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, and Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) along with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Representative Patrick Murphy (D-PA) and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth will lead a tribute honoring those who give so much to secure our nation’s future – veterans, active duty military and their families.
Thursday, August 28: Change You Can Believe In
On Thursday night, the DNCC will throw open the doors of the Convention and move to INVESCO Field at Mile High so that more Americans can be a part of the fourth night of the Convention as Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination. Obama will communicate the urgency of the moment, highlight the struggles Americans are facing and call on Americans to come together to change the course of our nation. Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. will address the Convention on Thursday night. Additional details of the program to precede Barack Obama’s acceptance speech will be announced later this week.
Caucus Meeting Times and Locations Monday & Wednesday AAPI Caucus Black Caucus Ethnic Coordinated Caucus First American Caucus Four Seasons Ballroom 4 (10:00 – 12:00pm) Wells Fargo Theater 2 (10:00 – 12:30pm) Korbel Ballroom 1E (10:00 – 12:00pm) Korbel Ballroom (Mon: 4C&D; Wed: 1E&F) (10:00 – 12:00pm) Korbel Ballroom 2&3 (10:00 – 12:30pm) Four Seasons Ballroom (Mon: 2&3; Wed: 1&2) (12:00 – 2:00 pm) Korbel Ballroom (Mon: 4A-C; Wed 2A&B) (2:00 – 4:00pm) Korbel Ballroom (Mon: 4A&B; Wed: 1D&E) (12:00 – 2:00pm)
Hispanic Caucus LGBT Caucus
Rural Caucus Senior Caucus
Tuesday & Thursday Disability Caucus Faith Caucus Veterans & Military Families Caucus Women's Caucus Youth Caucus Meeting Rooms 610 & 612 (12:00 – 2:00pm) Korbel Ballroom 4A-C (12:00 – 2:00pm) Korbel Ballroom 1 (2:00 – 4:00pm)
Four Seasons Ballroom (10:00 – 1:00pm) Wells Fargo Theater 3 (12:00 – 2:00pm)