Schedule of speakers for first night of Democratic National Convention released

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A choir signs on he opening day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2016. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA– The schedule for the opening night of the Democratic National Convention was released as event got underway on Monday.

Proceedings began at 4 p.m. and will continue through Thursday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Call to Order
The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Secretary, Democratic National Committee
Mayor of Baltimore

Invocation
Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale
Founding and Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church — Decatur, Georgia

Presentation of Colors
Members of Delaware County American Legions and Veterans of Foreign Wars

Pledge of Allegiance
Ruby Gilliam
Ohio Democratic National Delegate. At 93 years old, she is the oldest member of the Ohio delegation.
Clarissa Rodriguez
Texas Democratic National Delegate. At just 17 years of age, she is the Youngest DNC national delegate.

National Anthem
Bobby Hill
14 years old, Veteran member of Keystone State Boychoir (KSB)

Roll Call
The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Secretary, Democratic National Committee
Mayor of Baltimore

Performance
Boyz II Men
Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, House Band

Introduction of and Report by the Credentials Committee
Lorraine Miller
Co-Chair, Credentials Committee
35th Clerk of the United States House of Representatives
James Roosevelt
Co-Chair, Credentials Committee
Grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Introduction of and Report by the Rules Committee
The Honorable Barney Frank
Co-Chair, Rules Committee
Former Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts
The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte
Co-Chair, Rules Committee
Former State Senator, Texas District 26
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
House Democratic Leader
Member of the US House of Representatives, California
The Honorable Marcia Fudge
Member of the US House of Representatives, Ohio
The Honorable Maxine Waters
Member of the US House of Representatives, California
The Honorable Gina Raimondo
Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
The Honorable Hilda Solis
Former United States Secretary of Labor
The Honorable Norman Mineta
Former United States Secretary of Transportation
The Honorable Gary Peters
United States Senator, Michigan
The Honorable Wellington Webb
Former Mayor of Denver
The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Secretary, Democratic National Committee
Mayor of Baltimore

Turning Over the Gavel
The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Secretary of the Democratic National Committee, turns over the gavel to The Honorable Marcia Fudge, Permanent Chair of the 2016 Democratic Convention.

Remarks
The Honorable Marcia Fudge
Member of the US House of Representatives, Ohio
Presentation of Rules Report
The Honorable Wellington Webb
Former Mayor of Denver
Remarks
The Honorable Steny Hoyer
Parliamentarian, Democratic National Convention
House Democratic Whip
Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

Introduction of and Report by the Platform Committee
The Honorable Elijah Cummings
Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland
The Honorable Shirley Franklin
Former Mayor of Atlanta
The Honorable Dannel Malloy
Governor of Connecticut

Presentation of Platform
Paul Booth
Member, Platform drafting committee
Voice Vote On Platform Committee Report
The Honorable Marcia Fudge
Member of the US House of Representatives, Ohio
The Honorable Shirley Franklin
Former Mayor of Atlanta
The Honorable Dannel Malloy
Governor of Connecticut

Remarks and Moment of Silence
The Honorable Robert Brady
Member of the US House of Representatives, Pennsylvania
Remarks
The Honorable Brendan Boyle
Member of the US House of Representatives, Pennsylvania
Remarks
The Honorable Raúl Grijalva
Member of the US House of Representatives, Arizona
Remarks
The Honorable Nita Lowey
Member of the US House of Representatives, New York

Introduction of New York Electeds and Leaders
The Honorable Nita Lowey
Member of the US House of Representatives, New York
The Honorable Adriano Espaillat
New York State Senator
Remarks by Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
The Honorable Tina Kotek
Member, Oregon House of Representatives
The Honorable Kevin de León
California State Senator
The Honorable Stacey Abrams
House Minority Leader, Georgia General Assembly
Member, Georgia House of Representatives

Remarks
The Honorable Keith Ellison
Member of the US House of Representatives, Minnesota
Remarks by Democratic Governors Association
The Honorable Dannel Malloy
Governor of Connecticut
Remarks
Rev. Leah Daughtry
CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Remarks
John Podesta
Clinton Campaign Chair
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Remarks
The Honorable Linda Sánchez
Member of the US House of Representatives, California
Remarks
The Honorable Marty Walsh
Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts

Remarks by Labor Leaders
Lee Saunders
President, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Lily Eskelsen Garcia
President, National Education Association
Mary Kay Henry
International President, Service Employees International Union
Richard Trumka
President, AFL-CIO
Sean McGarvey
President, North America’s Building Trades Unions
Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers

COMBATING SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Remarks
Pam Livengood
Keene, NH. Pam and her family have been personally affected by the growing substance abuse epidemic and are guardians for their grandson because of their daughter’s struggle with addiction.
The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator, New Hampshire
Performance
Demi Lovato
Singer-songwriter
Band
Steven Rodriguez, Charity Davis, Ayana Williams, House Band
Remarks
The Honorable Jeff Merkley
United States Senator, Oregon
8:00pm – 10:00pm

KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER
Remarks
Karla Ortiz (11-yr old) and Francisca Ortiz (mother)
Karla is an American citizen but her parents, including her mother, Francisca, are undocumented and live in fear of deportation.
Astrid Silva
DREAMer sharing her story and her fight to keep families together
The Honorable Luis Gutiérrez
Member of the US House of Representatives, Illinois

ENSURING EQUALITY
Remarks
Jason and Jarron Collins
Twin brothers and former professional basketball players
Jesse Lipson
Founder, ShareFile
The Honorable Pat Spearman
Nevada State Senator

AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR ALL
Remarks
The Honorable Bob Casey
United States Senator, Pennsylvania
The Honorable Luke Feeney
Mayor of Chillicothe, Ohio
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand
United States Senator, New York
The Honorable Al Franken
United States Senator, Minnesota

Remarks
Anastasia Somoza
New York, NY
International disability rights advocate and human rights defender

Introduction of Performance
Sarah Silverman
Comedian, Actress and two-time Emmy Award winner

The Honorable Al Franken
United States Senator, Minnesota

Performance
Paul Simon
American musician, singer-songwriter and actor.
With Mick Rossi, Carmen “CJ” Camerieri, Joel Guzman, Jim Oblon, Bakithi Kumalo, Vincent Nguini

Introduction
Eva Longoria
Actress
Founder, The Eva Longoria Foundation

Featured Speaker
The Honorable Cory Booker
United States Senator, New Jersey

Remarks
Cheryl Lankford
San Antonio, TX

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Video Introduction of Michelle Obama

Remarks
Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Introduction
The Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy, III
Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

Keynote Remarks
The Honorable Elizabeth Warren
United States Senator, Massachusetts

Introduction
The Honorable Keith Ellison
Member of the US House of Representatives, Minnesota

Remarks
The Honorable Bernie Sanders
United States Senator, Vermont

Benediction
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld
First female rabbi to hold a chief executive position in an American rabbinical association.