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.