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09/06/2012

DNC Night 3—lots of LGBT #DNC2012

by Jeremy Hooper

Photo-41In addition to a whole host of friendly elected voices (including the V.P. and P.), tonight's schedule will feature a video and remarks pertaining to Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, a video about marriage equality, remarks from Zach Wahls, and speeches from out members of Congress Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank. What a difference a few years makes!

*TONIGHT'S FULL SCHEDULE:

2012 Democratic National Convention Podium Schedule
Thursday, September 6, 2012
"Americans Coming Together"
Time shown as local – Charlotte, North Carolina, EDT

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (LOCAL)

Remarks
The Honorable Kay Hagan
Member of the US Senate, North Carolina
The Honorable Walter Dalton
Lieutenant Governor, North Carolina
The Honorable G.K. Butterfield
Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina
The Honorable David Price
Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina
The Honorable Mel L. Watt
Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

Remarks
James Rogers
CEO Duke Energy

Live Performance
James Taylor
Singer/Songwriter

Call to Order
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Invocation
Reverend Gabriel Salguero
President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Presentation of Colors
American Legion Post 400 of Charlotte, North Carolina
Darrell B. Bonapart, Joe Michalic, Robert E. Welch, Marvin R. Weber

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem
Marc Anthony
Singer/Songwriter

Progress for People Video: Seniors

American Voices Remarks
Carol Berman

Remarks
The Honorable Donna F. Edwards
Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland
The Honorable Barney Frank
Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

In Memoriam Video and Remarks
The Honorable Harvey Gantt
Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (LOCAL)

The Honorable John Lewis
Member of the US House of Representatives, Georgia

Stronger Together Video: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

American Voices
Jason Crow

Live Performance
Mary J. Blige
Singer/Songwriter

Remarks
The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
The Honorable Tammy Baldwin
Candidate for US Senate, Wisconsin
Member of the US House of Representatives, Wisconsin
The Honorable Michael Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stay Stronger Together Video: Marriage Equality

American Voices Remarks
Zach Wahls

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (LOCAL)

Jim Messina
Campaign Manager, Obama for America

American Heroes Video: Auto Workers

American Voices
Kenyetta Jones, Ryan Case, Ed Meagher, Martha Figueroa, Lucas Beenken, Rob Hach

Vice Presidential Nomination Intro
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Nominating Remarks
Beau Biden
Attorney General of Delaware and Son of Vice President Joe Biden

Vote by Acclamation

Live Performance
Foo Fighters
Band

Remarks
The Honorable James E. Clyburn
Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina
Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington
Actresses

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (LOCAL)

Remarks
Caroline Kennedy
Author and Attorney
The Honorable Xavier Becerra
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California
The Honorable Jennifer Granholm
Former Governor of Michigan
Eva Longoria
Actress
The Honorable Brian Schweitzer
Governor of Montana
The Honorable Charlie Crist, Jr.
Former Governor of Florida
Remarks
The Honorable John Kerry
Member of the US Senate, Massachusetts

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (LOCAL)

Video: Veterans

Remarks
Admiral John B. Nathman
United States Navy, Retired

Introductory Remarks
Angie Flores

Remarks
Dr. Jill Biden
Second Lady of the United States

Vice President Joe Biden Video

Remarks
The Honorable Joe Biden
Vice President of the United States

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (LOCAL)

Video and Remarks
The Honorable Dick Durbin
Member of the US Senate, Illinois

President Barack Obama Video

Remarks
Barack Obama
President of the United States

Celebration

Benediction
His Eminence Timothy Dolan
Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York

Retire Colors

Adjournment

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