DemDaily: Convention, Celebrities and Celebrations. The Update!

August 14, 2020

With just three days left until the start of the 2020 Democratic Convention, the roll out of celebrities has been announced for what the party promises to be "the most creative, innovative and engaging program in history."

The Chicks, Billie Eilish and John Legend are among performers (Rolling Stone)

The all-star line up over four days of programming will include Leon Bridges, The Chicks, Common, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Billy Porter, Maggie Rogers, Prince Royce, Stephen Stills and more.

In the touted convention across America, the artists "will help us tell the story of where we are as a country today under Donald Trump's failed leadership, and the promise of what we can and should be with Joe Biden as president," said DNCC Program Executive Stephanie Cutter.

Celebrities and entertainers have long been visual and vocal players in politics, but in 2020 their engagement is at an all time high, with many promoting high-profile efforts to register and mobilize voters to the ballot box.

While the formal program is condensed to just two hours each night, there are official and unofficial events throughout the day. Check the DemList 2020 Convention Calendar for details!

The virtual "Uniting America" kicks off Monday with delegation meetings in respective states and DNC Caucus and Council meetings, and a series of Virtual Policy Roundtables held throughout the day.

Other party committees, organizations and advocacy groups are also holding virtual trainings, policy discussions and events with elected officials, prominent public voices and their own celebrated guests.

The National Anthem will be sung by the Commonwealth Youthchoirs, with young people from each of the 57 states and territories

The "pre-gavel" program will start an hour before the formal convention program, and will include battleground state speakers, along with pre-convention programs from some of the two dozen Biden coalition groups, followed by watch parties during the main program.

The main program will run from 9:00pm-11:00pm EDT each night and will combine taped segments interwoven with live speakers and performers beaming in from satellite cities, locations and landmarks across the country.

UNITING AMERICA
Convention Program (All times are EDT)

August 17th, Monday
Theme: "We The People"
8:00am-11:00am   State Delegation Breakfasts
12:00pm-8:00pm   DNC Caucus and Council Meetings, Virtual Policy Roundtables
8:00pm-9:00pm     Coalition Pre-Convention Programs, followed by Watch Parties
9:00pm-11:00pm   Main Program
Opening Ceremonies
Committee Reports (Credentials, Rules and Platform)
Speakers: Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), Governor Andrew Cuomo (NY), Governor Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Congressman Jim Clyburn (SC), Congressman & Convention Chair Bennie Thompson (MS), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI), Former Governor John Kasich (R-OH), Senator Doug Jones (AL), Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), Former First Lady Michelle Obama

August 18th, Tuesday
Theme"Steady Leadership"
8:00am-11:00am   State Delegation Breakfasts
12:00pm-8:00pm   DNC Caucus and Council Meetings,
Virtual Policy Roundtables
8:30pm-9:00pm     Coalition Pre-Convention Programs
followed by Watch Parties
9:00pm-11:00pm   Main Program
Nominating and Seconding Speeches for Presidential Candidate
Roll Call: Will occur across all 50 states, DC and the Territories
Speakers: Former US Attorney General Sally Yates, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE), Former President Bill Clinton, Dr. Jill Biden

August 19th, Wednesday
Theme: "A Future for All"
8:00am-11:00am     State Delegation Breakfasts
12:00pm-8:00pm     DNC Caucus and Council Meetings, Virtual Policy Roundtables
8:00pm-9:00pm       Coalition Pre-Convention Programs, followed by Watch Parties
9:00pm-11:00pm     Main Program
Speakers: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA), Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA), Governor Tony Evers (WA), Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (AZ), The Vice Presidential Nominee, Former President Barack Obama

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will deliver their convention speeches from the Chase Center in Wilmington next week

August 20th, Thursday
Theme: "America's Promise"
8:00am-11:00am   State Delegation Breakfasts
12:00pm-8:00pm   DNC Caucus and Council Meetings,
Virtual Policy Roundtables
8:00pm-9:00pm     Coalition Pre-Convention Programs
followed by Watch Parties
9:00pm-11:00pm   Main Program
Speakers: Senator Cory Booker (NJ), Governor Gavin Newsom (CA), Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (GA), Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI), Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL), Senator Chris Coons (DE), Senator Kamala Harris (CA), The Biden Family, Presidential Nominee Joe Biden

Resources
DemList Convention Calendar: www.demlist.com
How to Watch The Convention
Convention Updates: Text CONVENTION to 43367, #DemConvention

 

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