20160725_104719On Monday, 2016 Democratic National Convention has officially kicked off on in the city of Brotherly Love at the Philadelphia Convention Center with a series of morning and afternoon sessions.

Among some of the key attended session included the Black Caucus and Hispanic Caucus meetings open to the public discussing issues and agendas as it relates to each core group’s interests.

However, since Sunday’s email leak releasing correspondence involving alleged bias towards the Hillary Clinton campaign, opposing Senator Bernie Sander’s primary election campaign resulted in the resignation of DNC Chair, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Still, it is not enough for Sanders supporters. The Vermont Senator addressed a packed room of 1,500 people in the ballroom at the PCC this afternoon in assuring supporters and delegates that he is endorsing Clinton. But, not convinced of the Sanders/Clinton ‘love fest’–disgruntled participants booed and loudly left the meeting throwing salt on Clinton’s name.

Unlike the Republican National Convention, held last week in Cleveland–the opening session of the DNC is packed out and a filled with diversity compared the RNC’s lackluster turnout.

DNC officials says, Monday will focus on putting the future of American families front and center and how we’re stronger together when we build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top and when everyone has a chance to live up to their God-given potential.

Hold tight if you’re viewing the DNC from home–you have a long evening ahead of you. Check out Monday’s schedule of speakers with the headliner–First Lady Michelle Obama closing out the first day.

The program is listed below:

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)

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

The Honorable Bernie Sanders
United States Senator, Vermont

Introduction

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.

Band

Mick Rossi, Carmen “CJ” Camerieri, Joel Guzman, Jim Oblon, Bakithi Kumalo, Vincent Nguini

Remarks

Anastasia Somoza
International Disability Rights Advocate, Speaker And Consultant

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

Introduction

Eva Longoria
Actress
Founder, The Eva Longoria Foundation

Remarks

The Honorable Cory Booker
United States Senator, New Jersey

Video Introduction of Michelle Obama

Remarks

Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States

Remarks

Cheryl Lankford
San Antonio, TX

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

Benediction

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld
Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Assembly, first female rabbi to hold a chief executive position in an American rabbinical association

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