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DNC Schedule Has First Lady Michelle Obama, Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland Speaking On Tuesday

The 2012 Democratic National Convention is underway in Charlotte, North Carolina with speakers beginning Tuesday night.

The 2012 Democratic National Convention got started with some caucus sessions and other activities on Monday, with speakers beginning Tuesday night at 5 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to the convention’s schedule, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is scheduled to appear between 9 and 10 p.m., as is Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak between 10 and 11 p.m., along with the keynote speaker of the evening, Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio.

The full schedule is available on the convention website, but here’s a look at the speakers listed for tonight.

5 to 6 p.m.
During this hour, there will be an invocation, the presentation of colors by the Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard, a welcome video, remarks from Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee Stephen J. Kerrigan and other convention committee representatives, presentations of reports from the Credentials and Rules committees and the appointment of convention officers. Amber Riley of "Glee" will sing the national anthem.

6 to 7 p.m.

  • Bev Perdue, governor of North Carolina
  • Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union
  • Pat Quinn, governor of Illinois
  • Doug Stern, Cincinnati firefighter
  • Tim Kaine, candidate for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, former governor of Virginia and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee

There will also be remarks and a video from the Platform Committee and from Charles Gonzalez and Nydia M. Velázquez, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

7 to 8 p.m.

  • Anthony R. Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Harry Reid, Democratic Majority Leader and member of the U.S. Senate in Nevada
  • Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
  • Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Massachusetts
  • Robert Wexler, president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

There will also be a live performance from Ledisi.

8 to 9 p.m.

  • R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jared Polis, member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado
  • Nancy Keenan, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League – Pro-Choice America
  • Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois
  • Lincoln Chafee, governor of Rhode Island
  • James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader and member of the U.S. House of Representatives in South Carolina
  • Xavier Becerra, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and member of the U.S. House of Representatives in California

9 to 10 p.m.

  • Ted Strickland, former governor of Ohio
  • Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary
  • Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor and former White House Chief of Staff
  • Kal Penn, actor/producer
  • Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng, brother of Mrs. Obama and sister of President Obama
  • Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
  • Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts

10 to 11 p.m.

  • Keynote address: Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, Texas
  • Martin O’Malley, governor of Maryland
  • Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

There will also be a Benediction from Jena Lee Nardella, founder and executive director of Blood: Water Mission.

The above schedule was based on the national convention’s website. Check back for Wednesday and Thursday’s schedule. Follow the campaign on Twitter @DemConvention.

MZ September 07, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Dan, I can take it, I didn't even complain (Kaye deleted the post on her own). I am sure you will notice that I don't resort to name calling like some do when they read a viewpoint they don't agree with. You see I like to debate, like to argue, I enjoy it quite a bit. Thanks for the "first class" reference, it is appreciated. As for the Republican part, I am much more conservative than the average Republican, but certainly closer to a Republican than a Democrat. Additional thanks for making me smile with your name calling as well. It reflects more on you than it does on me. Have a great weekend!
V. Scheurich September 09, 2012 at 11:08 PM
The State of Ohio has a bigot/racist on their hands and don't know what to do with him. It is business as usual with Democrats but Republicans and Independents want him gone, gone from politics. He is a cancer to society. The voters have to decide. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/08/Sherrod-Brown-invokes-Nazis-against-his-Jewish-opponent-Josh-Mandel
Ed Fisher September 09, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Breitbart is the cancer to society. Hard to believe that anyone gives that guy any credence. Do you buy into Limbaugh, too ? Can you say gullible ?
Patrick Giusto September 09, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Ed, Breitbart is dead now. Didn't you hear? Obama had him killed. The liberal media is hiding it, of course. I really wanted to type that without laughing, but I just couldn't do it. Anyways, he really is dead. His website and cadre of lunatics, unfortunately, are still getting people like V. all hot and bothered.
MZ September 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Patrick, do you dispute anything from the breitbart post?

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