Democratic National Convention: Fox 8 heads to Philadelphia, speakers announced

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Democratic National Convention Committee has released a list of their headline speakers for each night of the upcoming convention in Philadelphia.

Fox 8 will be live from Philadelphia for gavel to gavel coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Anchors Tracy McCool and Todd Meany will bring us the Ohio connection to the DNC, after Cleveland's time in the spotlight during the Republican National Convention. Our coverage begins at 5 a.m. on Fox 8 News in the Morning.

Listen to Todd's preview of the convention in Philadelphia as he makes his way there today.

Here are the scheduled speakers and themes for each night of the DNC, with more speakers expected to be announced soon:

Monday's theme is "United Together." The featured speakers will be First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva.

Also on Monday will be:

Congressman Keith Ellison (Minnesota)
National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia
Congressman Raul Grijalva (Arizona)
Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (Iowa) and candidates of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
SEIU President Mary Kay Henry
Congressman Joe Kennedy (Massachusetts)
Chair of the Democratic Governors Association Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy
Building Trades President Sean McGarvey
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (Oregon)
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (California) and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
AFSCME President Lee Saunders
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten

Tuesday will highlight "A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families." Speaking that night will be President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement. The Mothers of the Movement participating include Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, Mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland.

Other speakers are:

Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile
Former State Senator Jason Carter (Georgia)
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (California) and the Democratic Women of the House
Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards

The theme for Wednesday is "Working Together," with speeches from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Also:

Congressman GK Butterfield and members of the Congressional Black Caucus
Congresswoman Judy Chu (California) and members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
NARAL President Ilyse Hogue
Rear Admiral John Hutson (Ret. USN)
Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and candidates of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Former Congressman and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey
EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock
Center for American Progress Action Fund President Neera Tanden

And to wrap things up on Thursday, with a theme of  "Stronger Together," the speakers will be Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

Additional speakers are:

General John Allen (ret. USMC), former Commander, International Security Assistance Forces, and Commander, United States Forces - Afghanistan
Candidates of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
President of the Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin
League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski
Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (New York) and LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (Maryland) and the Democratic Women of the Senate

 

 More DNC coverage right here.