PHILADELPHIA, Penn.– The Democratic National Convention kicks off today in Philadelphia and will showcase a “diverse, united, energized” democratic party rallying around presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton, says a release.
The convention, which runs until July 21, will have a number of headliners each night of the program. Today, United Together along with First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva will speak at 3:00 p.m.
“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. DREAMer Astrid Silva will share her story and her fight to keep families together,” according to a release.
Tuesday, July 19, will feature Bill Clinton and the Mothers of the Movement in what is being called “A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and families.” The panel will start at 4:00 p.m. and include 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; Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland.
Wednesday, July 20, “Working Together” panel features President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The two will will take an in-depth look at just how high the stakes are in this election and how Hillary has the experience and steadiness to bring people together to tackle the big challenges and get real results, says a release. The event will start at 4:30 p.m.
On the final day of the convention, Thursday, July 21, Hilary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will discuss her vision for the country. The duo will speak at 4:30 p.m.