DemDaily: Convention Night Four: America’s Promise. The LineUp!
August 20, 2020
Kamala Harris made history last night as the first Black woman and person of Asian descent to accept the vice presidential nomination for a major political party.On the third night of the Democratic Party's "Uniting America" convention, the passionate California Senator and former prosecutor shared the story of her path to the podium, and her vision for a more inclusive nation -- before turning her fire on Donald Trump.
Former President Barack Obama, speaking from Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution, brought home the reality of our country's situtation last night in a somber but inspirational reminder of the dignity that once defined the presidency.
Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton reminded us of the consequences of not voting, warning those who sat out the last election and who don't think their vote matters, "This can't be another woulda-coulda-shoulda election. "The message was consistent: The damage done and the dangers of another Trump administration. Delivering for Joe Biden means delivering for our country. Vote, Vote, Vote.
In tonight's program, themed "America's Promise," we will hear from the former Vice President's friends, colleagues, primary opponents and family, before Joe Biden delivers his historic acceptance speech.
The measure of a president is the same as the measure of a person: What principles guide them? How do they handle adversity? Being president doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are. Joe Biden is a good man who believes in the promise of America, and as president, he will deliver on that promise for all.
As with each of the four days of the 2020 Democratic Convention, the fourth day features programming, policy, caucus and allied events all day today, followed by the formal ceremonies tonight at 9:00pm ET.
UNITING AMERICA: CONVENTION CALENDAR DAY FOUR
AUGUST 20th, THURSDAY
(All times are EDT)
8:00am-8:00pm State Delegation Breakfasts, Lunches & Receptions, DNC Caucus & Council Meetings, Policy Roundtables & Allied Events
8:00pm-9:00pm Coalition & State Pre-Convention Programs,
followed by Watch Parties
7:00pm-8:00pm DNCC/Democratic Governor's Association: #DemGovsGetItDone: Progress in Red & Purple States
8:00pm-9:00pm Behind The Rhyme: Your Voice Your Vote
8:00pm-9:00pm Crooked Media presents Pod Save America
In Memoriam: Celebrate the lives of those who moved our Party and country forward.
The full day's program and tonight's main event are all up on the DemList2020 Convention Calendar!
Main Program: The Promise of America
Remarks: Businessman Andrew Yang
Introduction: Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Pledge of Allegiance: Cedric Richmond, Jr., son of Louisiana Congressman and Biden Campaign Co-Chair Cedric Richmond
National Anthem: The Chicks: Natalie Maines, Martie Erwin Maguire, and Emily Strayer
Invocation: Roman Catholic Religious Sister Simone Campbell
Remarks: Delaware US Senator Chris Coons
Remarks: Atlanta, Georgia Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
Performance: Singer-Songwriter John Legend, American Rapper, Actor, and Writer Common
Remarks: Historian, Writer and Author Jon Meacham
Remarks: New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland
Remarks: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
Remarks: New Jersey US Senator Cory Booker
"You Built America": A Conversation on the Economy with Vice President Biden, who listens to, and engages with, union workers around how to build an economy that rewards work.Remarks: Former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy
Remarks: Wisconsin US Senator Tammy Baldwin
The Biden Plan: Military Families: A video that focuses on Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden's deep commitment to military families.
Remarks: Illinois US Senator Tammy Duckworth
A Tribute to Beau Biden: A video that focuses on the remarkable life and career of Beau Biden.
Remarks: Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg
"United We Stand": Joe Biden through the eyes of those who ran against him in 2020.
Featuring: Senator Cory Booker, Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.
Remarks: Former New York City, New York Mayor Michael BloombergThe Biden Grandchildren: A video focused on Joe Biden's family-and in particular his grandchildren, and their close bond.
Remarks: The Biden Children: Ashley Biden and Hunter Biden tell us about their father.
Biden Introduction: The story of Joe Biden's life, up to this moment-from his parents, to his upbringing, to his greatest challenges, to his biggest successes, to the type of leader, father, husband, and person that he is today.
Remarks: Former Vice President of the United States, 2020 Democratic Nominee, and future President of the United States Joe Biden.
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