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DNC Schedule Has First Lady Michelle Obama, Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland Speaking On Tuesday

The 2012 Democratic National Convention is underway in Charlotte, North Carolina with speakers beginning Tuesday night.

The 2012 Democratic National Convention got started with some caucus sessions and other activities on Monday, with speakers beginning Tuesday night at 5 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to the convention’s schedule, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is scheduled to appear between 9 and 10 p.m., as is Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak between 10 and 11 p.m., along with the keynote speaker of the evening, Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio.

The full schedule is available on the convention website, but here’s a look at the speakers listed for tonight.

5 to 6 p.m.
During this hour, there will be an invocation, the presentation of colors by the Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard, a welcome video, remarks from Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee Stephen J. Kerrigan and other convention committee representatives, presentations of reports from the Credentials and Rules committees and the appointment of convention officers. Amber Riley of "Glee" will sing the national anthem.

6 to 7 p.m.

  • Bev Perdue, governor of North Carolina
  • Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union
  • Pat Quinn, governor of Illinois
  • Doug Stern, Cincinnati firefighter
  • Tim Kaine, candidate for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, former governor of Virginia and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee

There will also be remarks and a video from the Platform Committee and from Charles Gonzalez and Nydia M. Velázquez, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

7 to 8 p.m.

  • Anthony R. Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Harry Reid, Democratic Majority Leader and member of the U.S. Senate in Nevada
  • Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
  • Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Massachusetts
  • Robert Wexler, president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

There will also be a live performance from Ledisi.

8 to 9 p.m.

  • R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jared Polis, member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado
  • Nancy Keenan, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League – Pro-Choice America
  • Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois
  • Lincoln Chafee, governor of Rhode Island
  • James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader and member of the U.S. House of Representatives in South Carolina
  • Xavier Becerra, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and member of the U.S. House of Representatives in California

9 to 10 p.m.

  • Ted Strickland, former governor of Ohio
  • Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary
  • Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor and former White House Chief of Staff
  • Kal Penn, actor/producer
  • Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng, brother of Mrs. Obama and sister of President Obama
  • Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
  • Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts

10 to 11 p.m.

  • Keynote address: Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, Texas
  • Martin O’Malley, governor of Maryland
  • Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

There will also be a Benediction from Jena Lee Nardella, founder and executive director of Blood: Water Mission.

The above schedule was based on the national convention’s website. Check back for Wednesday and Thursday’s schedule. Follow the campaign on Twitter @DemConvention.

martin, bob September 04, 2012 at 10:16 PM
God is taken out of the democrat platform this year.
Garry Kanter September 04, 2012 at 10:29 PM
As is appropriate.
Melissa Bysura September 05, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Was he supposed to speak this year? I missed his name on the agenda. Maybe he's busy gearing up to help Tim Tebow win some football games this year. Priorities.
Earl Boggs September 05, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Perhaps he knows you prefer to worship men?
Garry Kanter September 05, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Why should "worship" be part of a political convention?
James Murphy September 05, 2012 at 03:58 AM
god will speak >>>>that guy who claimed he was going to heal the planet and lower the sea levels
Earl Boggs September 05, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Please refer to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worship and see there are more than one definitions for the word. Thanks.
Garry Kanter September 05, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Maybe they can book the "Empty Chair" guy for just before Obama's acceptence speech?
Garry Kanter September 05, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Not interested.
Adam C. Miller September 05, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Serious question... Is Ted Strickland sick?
James Murphy September 05, 2012 at 07:49 AM
yes but do not worry, he has obama-care so in 3 months he will be able to see a doctor
Melissa Bysura September 05, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Who needs doctors when you have God to make it all better? Don't go letting science get in the way of something as important as your health, just pray the sickness away! :)
Earl Boggs September 05, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Guess the DNC didn't get your memo, as they decided to change their platform statement to include God. Interested now?
Earl Boggs September 05, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Aye Melissa. Hate speech does indeed take many forms.
V. Scheurich September 06, 2012 at 01:01 AM
One thing is for sure! The First Lady is a full blown story teller that is not the truth. http://www.therightscoop.com/turns-out-first-ladys-story-of-struggle-built-on-foundation-of-deception/
MZ September 06, 2012 at 01:08 AM
DNC Platform: 1) Taxpayer-funded abortions; 2) taxpayer-funded condoms for law students; 3) demonize capitalism; 4) demonize success; 5) play the race card; 6) pretend we’re not the Communist Party; 7) feed Israel to Iran; 8) toss God into the dumpster; 9) blame Bush for everything; 10) make Bill Clinton, who was impeached and accused of sexual assault by 6 women, the keynote speaker. ***copied from post on wsj article (thanks williampenn).***
MZ September 07, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Lock me up for speaking my mind, how very tolerant of you. Thanks for showing your true colors.
Jack Mehoffer September 07, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Funny how Obama did not even know that God was not in the platform...God in or God out is really not the question...it is about the leader of the party not even knowing what was in or out before the convention started. I'd say he is running the country but that would be overstated...or maybe understated...running the country into the ground...oh that sounds better
Jack Mehoffer September 07, 2012 at 12:35 AM
MZ - very well said...or copied - either way - if this were the republican issues the press would hang them out to dry
Kaye Spector (Editor) September 07, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Comment deleted here. Please refrain from calling each other names. Thanks.
Jack Mehoffer September 07, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Dan - you are right - lock up all the peolpe who think differently than you so then we have a bunch of like minded people in the room - oh wait that was what happened after the 2008 election and now we have 5 trillon in new debt, unemployment at 8.3%, a healthcare bill that we can not afford or enforce...
MZ September 07, 2012 at 12:42 AM
I replied then the comment I was replying to was deleted. To paraphrase it said that all __________ like MZ should be locked up, or something to that effect.
Jack Mehoffer September 07, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Wow - nice catch. Wonder where all the "truth-o-meter" reports are this week during the DNC. Last week you could not open Google News and not see 3-4 FACT CHECK on what the Rep said...must be tired from all the conservative bashing
bob lang September 07, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Do you have to be a law student to get free condoms. They make great party baloons! You must have got your info from the internet and we all know every thing on the web is true.
MZ September 07, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Bob, I don't think you have to be a law student to get the free condoms, I'm fairly certain they would hand them out to elementary school students. Number 2 was a reference to Sandra Fluke. My post was copied from a comment on an online (gasp) wsj article just as I wrote. While not the official DNC platform, it is probably closer to reality than the official one. I would even bet that this one wouldn't have been boo'd.
MZ September 07, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Dan, I can take it, I didn't even complain (Kaye deleted the post on her own). I am sure you will notice that I don't resort to name calling like some do when they read a viewpoint they don't agree with. You see I like to debate, like to argue, I enjoy it quite a bit. Thanks for the "first class" reference, it is appreciated. As for the Republican part, I am much more conservative than the average Republican, but certainly closer to a Republican than a Democrat. Additional thanks for making me smile with your name calling as well. It reflects more on you than it does on me. Have a great weekend!
V. Scheurich September 09, 2012 at 11:08 PM
The State of Ohio has a bigot/racist on their hands and don't know what to do with him. It is business as usual with Democrats but Republicans and Independents want him gone, gone from politics. He is a cancer to society. The voters have to decide. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/08/Sherrod-Brown-invokes-Nazis-against-his-Jewish-opponent-Josh-Mandel
Ed Fisher September 09, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Breitbart is the cancer to society. Hard to believe that anyone gives that guy any credence. Do you buy into Limbaugh, too ? Can you say gullible ?
Patrick Giusto September 09, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Ed, Breitbart is dead now. Didn't you hear? Obama had him killed. The liberal media is hiding it, of course. I really wanted to type that without laughing, but I just couldn't do it. Anyways, he really is dead. His website and cadre of lunatics, unfortunately, are still getting people like V. all hot and bothered.
MZ September 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Patrick, do you dispute anything from the breitbart post?

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