Democratic Convention 2016 – The Confirmed Speakers, Dates & Program Schedule: DNC Philadelphia Live Streaming Info
The speaker's list for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia reads like a who's who list among party elite.
President Barack Obama, vice president Joe Biden, former president Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton's biggest primary challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders are all slated to address the crowd at the four day event scheduled to commence on July 25 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Theme Nights in Order
Each night of the festivities will feature a theme, with Sanders and Michelle Obama both slated to take the stage on opening night when the message will be "United Together."
The night will also feature words from DREAMER Astrid Silva, who will share intimate details of her crusade to keep families together through the immigration reform volunteer work she does. You can watch a live stream of the events here.
Sanders' prominent positioning among the party elite is seen as yet another attempt to quell any lingering animosity that might exist between his and Clinton supporters given their often volatile primary battle.
It is also part of a plan to now convert his many supporters into Clinton voters, with the first part of the effort being served up by his recent endorsement of the former secretary of state.
The next night, Bill Clinton headlines the list of speakers, where he is expected to highlight his wife's lifetime efforts of "working to make a difference for children, families, and our country."
Mothers Against Police Violence
That same night, members of Mothers of the Movement are also expected to take the stage, among them 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; and Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland.
On Wednesday, President Obama and VP Biden will serve up speeches meant to remind voters just how much is at stake in tabbing their successors come November's general election.
On the last night, Clinton and daughter Chelsea are slated to take the stage together, and the candidate is expected to outline her vision for the country and touch on how she's convinced we're better as a nation when we all work together.
The theme for the evening is "Stronger Together."
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