RNC in CLE Day 2 is Nomination Day: what you need to know for Tuesday, July 19
CLEVELAND – It’s Day 2 of the Republican National Convention and the official theme for the day is “Make America Work Again.” Many of the speeches and events will focus on that topic.
But first, there’s one very important moment that will happen just after the RNC officially opens for business at 5:30 p.m.: the convention will officially nominate Donald Trump for president and Indiana Governor Mike Pence for vice president.
The nominating speeches are scheduled to be given by New York Congressman Chris Collins, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina Henry McMaster and others. Following the nomination speeches will be the Roll Call of the States, led by United States’ House Speaker Paul Ryan and Susie Hudson, Secretary of the Convention.
The headline speeches will begin after nomination. Speakers for Tuesday include Trump’s daughter, Tiffany, Kerry Woolard, the general manager of Trump Winery, Trump’s son, Donald Jr., U.S. Senator from West Virginia Shelley Moore Capito, Dr. Ben Carson and actress Kimberlin Brown, UFC president Dana White and golfer Natalie Gulbis
Perhaps capturing the most attention from political insiders will be House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, one of the few Republicans facing tough re-election match-ups to embrace Trump, will speak, as will New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — who just lost out in the vice presidential sweepstakes.
Here’s the complete list of Tuesday’s primetime speakers
Sharon Day, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee
Dana White, President, UFC
Governor Asa Hutchison, Governor of Arkansas
Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General
Michael B, Mukasey, Former Attorney General
Andy Wist, Businessman
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin)
Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA Institute for Legislative Action
Natalie Gulbis, Golfer, LPGA
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-1)
U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)
Governor Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey
Tiffany Trump, Daughter of Donald Trump
Kerry Woolard, General Manager, Trump Winery
Donald Trump, Jr., Son of Donald Trump and EVP, The Trump Organization
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia)
Dr. Ben Carson, Neurosurgeon
Kimberlin Brown, Actor
Speakers and scheduled protests for Tuesday:
The city of Cleveland approved permits to people and organizations wanting to protest. Individuals can give half-hour speeches at the official speakers platform at Public Square, while groups can demonstrate at Willard Park and Perk Plaza.
The protest parades will run along Carnegie Avenue from West 20th Street, then turn right onto Orange Avenue, left onto Carnegie Avenue and finish at East 14th Street.
Here is the list of the scheduled speakers and rallies:
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Connor O’Malley parade
9:30 a.m.: to 10 a.m.: Kathy Berta, Lady Parts Justice speakers platform
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Khalid Samad, Peace in the Hood speakers platform
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Jeff Rusnak, Patriotic Millionaires speakers platform
11:45 a.m.: to 12:15 p.m.: Jeff Rusnak, Bring Back Ohio speakers platform
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Valerie Robinson speakers platform
1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Al Porter, Black on Black speakers platform
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Stand Together Against Trump parade
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Spencer Snygg, Silent Monkeys speakers platform
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Rosie Palfy, The Forgotten Veterans speakers platform
3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Donna Woods speakers platform
4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Don Bryant, Greater Cleveland Immigration Network speakers platform
5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m: Shirley Phelps-Roper, Westboro Baptist Church speakers platform
5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.: Gavin Jenkins speakers platform
Willard Park: Margaret Rice, Food Not Bombs Lake County and East Side Cleveland; Brad Borke, Cleveland Baptist Church; Andrew Purchin, artist; Gaye Lub; Susan Murnane, LWV Greater Cleveland; Melanie Lettich, Revolution Books; Spencer Snygg, Silent Monkeys; Guy Coviello, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation; Joann Beach, DML Film; and Kathleen Woodruff, Making Change at Walmart.
Perk Plaza: Thomas Moran; Keith McHenry, Food Not Bombs; Melanie Lettich, Revolution Books; Margaret Bridges, The One Campaign; Guy Coviello, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation; Spencer Snygg, Silent Monkeys; and Kathleen Woodruff, Making Change at Walmart
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