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Full DNC Schedule

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posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 01:25 PM
Thought I'd post if people were interested:

Monday, August 25 - One Nationb

Monday's headline prime-time speaker will be Michelle Obama.

Other Monday night speakers include:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri; Barack Obama's sister Maya Soetero-Ng and Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama's older brother; Jerry Kellman, mentor and long-time friend of Barack Obama; Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr.; former Indiana Representative Lee Hamilton; Tom Balanoff, President of Illinois SEIU; Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America; NEA President Reg Weaver; AFT President Randi Weingarten; Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan; State Comptroller Dan Hynes; Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulis; Chicago City Clerk Miguel del Valle; and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Monday night will also feature a tribute to Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

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 Barack Obama's Vice Presidential Nominee.

Featured speakers will include:

Former President Bill Clinton; former Senator Tom Daschle; Governor Bill Richardson and Senators Evan Bayh, Joe Biden, 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 Four Seasons Ballroom 4 (10:00 - 12:00pm)
Black Caucus Wells Fargo Theater 2 (10:00 - 12:30pm)
Ethnic Coordinated Caucus Korbel Ballroom 1E (10:00 - 12:00pm)
First American Caucus Korbel Ballroom (Mon: 4C&D; Wed: 1E&F) (10:00 - 12:00pm)
Hispanic Caucus Korbel Ballroom 2&3 (10:00 - 12:30pm)
LGBT Caucus Four Seasons Ballroom (Mon: 2&3; Wed: 1&2) (12:00 - 2:00 pm)
Rural Caucus Korbel Ballroom (Mon: 4A-C; Wed 2A&B) (2:00 - 4:00pm)
Senior Caucus Korbel Ballroom (Mon: 4A&B; Wed: 1D&E) (12:00 - 2:00pm)

Tuesday & Thursday

Disability Caucus Meeting Rooms 610 & 612 (12:00 - 2:00pm)
Faith Caucus Korbel Ballroom 4A-C (12:00 - 2:00pm)
Veterans & Military Families Caucus Korbel Ballroom 1 (2:00 - 4:00pm)
Women's Caucus Four Seasons Ballroom (10:00 - 1:00pm)
Youth Caucus Wells Fargo Theater 3 (12:00 - 2:00pm)

[edit on 25-8-2008 by jhill76]

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 01:58 PM
I'm going down there right now, on my bike, to better see the chaos. Wish me luck. Hopefully I won't get tear-gassed.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 02:12 PM
reply to post by pluckynoonez

Good luck, if you can get some pictures of anything crazy, please bring them back to ATS! Also, fill us in on somethings that the news won't report.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 02:18 PM

Originally posted by jhill76
reply to post by pluckynoonez

Good luck, if you can get some pictures of anything crazy, please bring them back to ATS! Also, fill us in on somethings that the news won't report.

I hate my camera! It needs like 4 AA batteries and it is all 1998-clunky. I will, however, give my most unbiased plucky report later this evening--if I don't get arrested. I am officially leaving now. I will ride by INVESCO, PEPSI CENTER, and FREE-SPEECH ZONE...I need some motivation music, here:

Yes, hoepfully I will not die. If I report later, than I am not dead.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 02:20 PM
Both conventions are a total waste of time and money other than to get free publicity for their candidates. In the past, there were conventions where the candidates were not chosen until several ballots of the delegates. However, Obama has chosen his VP, and McCain will, according to him, before the Republican convention begins Sept. 1st. It is just an excuse for the delegates to go on a paid boondoggle. Couldn't this money be put to better use? How many starving children could this money feed?

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