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The 2008 Democratic National Convention Speaking Schedule- August 25, 2008

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					The 2008 Democratic National Convention: Americans Gathering to Change the Course of a Nation 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


				
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Description: This is the schedule for the speaking schedule for Monday August 25th, the opening night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The theme is One Nation, highlighting Barack Obama's life story, his commitment to change, and the Voices of Americans who are calling for a new direction.