Democratic National Convention – Day Four – July 28, 2016

From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th

CSPAN coverage begins at 4:30pm Eastern: Democratic National Convention, Day 4

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(DNC YouTube archive)

Day Three Motley Moose Coverage:
Democratic National Convention – Day Three – July 27, 2016

Day Two Motley Moose Coverage:
Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016

Day One Motley Moose Coverage:
Democratic National Convention – Day One – July 25, 2016

The final list of speakers will be updated in the comments when it is released.

Updated Speakers List:
General John Allen (ret. USMC), former Commander, International Security Assistance Forces, and Commander, United States Forces – Afghanistan
Candidates of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
President of the Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin
League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski
Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (New York) and LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (Maryland) and the Democratic Women of the Senate

July 28th Speakers

Thursday July 28 | 4:30 pm ET – Wells Fargo Center
Gavel In

Beth Mathias

Beth works two jobs and her husband works the nightshift at a factory in Ohio. Hillary met Beth at a roundtable in Marion.

Jensen Walcott & Jake Reed

Jensen was fired from her job at a pizza restaurant in Bonner Springs, KS for asking her boss why she was paid 25 cents less than her male co-worker and friend, Jake. After Jensen and Jake’s story came to light, Hillary tweeted “Good for you, Jensen. Every woman deserves equal pay, no matter what her age. Keep up the hard work—and courage!”

Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan’s son, Humayun S. M. Khan was a University of Virginia graduate and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving the United States in the ten years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Clinton spoke extensively about Kahn during a speech in Minneapolis.

Chelsea Clinton

Speaker: Chelsea Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Speaker: Secretary Hillary Clinton


From the DNCC Website:

DNCC Announces Headlining Speakers For Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia

Convention Will Showcase A Diverse, United, Energized Democratic Party Rallying Around Hillary Clinton in the Fight for an America That Is “Stronger Together”

Through narrative storytelling utilizing innovative technology, Hillary Clinton’s vision that we are stronger together will come into strong focus for the American people. A vision that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems. We are stronger together when we build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. We’re stronger when we work with our allies around the world to keep us safe at home. And we’re stronger when we respect each other and really listen to each other – when we lift each other up instead of tearing each other down.

Here is a preview of each night:

Monday: United Together

Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva

Gavel time expected at 3:00pm

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.

Tuesday: A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families

Featuring President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement

Gavel time expected at 4:00pm

Tuesday will feature the roll call vote and how Hillary has spent her entire career working to make a difference for children, families, and our country. The Mothers of the Movement participating 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: Working Together

Featuring President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden

Gavel time expected at 4:30pm

On Wednesday speakers 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.

Thursday: Stronger Together

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

Gavel time expected at 4:30pm

On the final day of the convention, Hillary will speak about her vision for our country – her belief that we are stronger together and that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems.

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  1. Schedule from the DNC

    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT) 

    Call to Order: Rep. Marcia Fudge (Ohio)

    Invocation: Archbishop from Greek Orthodox Church, Reverend Bernice King, Native American Gov. Eddie Torres, Sr. Mary Scullion

    Pledge of Allegiance 
    National Anthem: Star Swain

    President of the League of Conservation Voters Gene Karpinski
    Minnesota State Representative Peggy Flanagan
    U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (Florida)
    Former Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa
    Former South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers
    South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jamie Harrison
    U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (California)
    President of the Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin 
    U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (Louisiana)
    Colorado House Majority Leader State Representative Crisanta Duran 
    U.S. Representative Gwen Moore (Wisconsin)
    Tennessee State Representative Raumesh Akbari
    Nevada State Senator Ruben J. Kihuen
    Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
    U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver (Missouri)
    Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (New York) and LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride

    Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta

    U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty (Ohio)
    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
    U.S. Senate Candidate Katie McGinty (Pennsylvania)
    U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (Illinois)
    6:00 – 10:00 PM (EDT)

    Musical Performance: Carole King 

    U.S. Representative James Clyburn (South Carolina)
    Hillary for America Director of States and Political Engagement Marlon Marshall
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
    U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and the Democratic Women of the Senate
    Hillary for America Latino Vote Director Lorella Praeli
    U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (Texas)
    Musical Performance: Sheila E + Family
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

    Stronger Together: An Economy That Works For All 
    U.S. Representative Tim Ryan (Ohio)
    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
    Introduction of Speakers: Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen

    Henrietta Ivey
    Henrietta is a home care worker Hillary met while campaigning in Michigan who is helping to lead the Fight for $15.

    Dave Wills
    Dave is an 8th grade social studies teacher in Guilford County, NC and has over $35,000 in student debt.

    Beth Mathias
    Beth works two jobs and her husband works the nightshift at a factory in Ohio. Hillary met Beth at a roundtable in Marion.

    Jensen Walcott & Jake Reed
    Jensen was fired from her job at a pizza restaurant for asking her boss why she was paid 25 cents less than her male co-worker and friend, Jake. After Jensen and Jake’s story came to light, Hillary tweeted “Good for you, Jensen. Every woman deserves equal pay, no matter what her age. Keep up the hard work—and courage!” 

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
    Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

    Stronger Together: Americans for Hillary
    Doug Elmets
    Former Reagan Administration official 
    Jennifer Pierotti Lim
    Director of Health Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce & Co-Founder of Republican Women for Hillary

    Stronger Together: Tribute to Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
    Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez 
    Jennifer Loudon, Wayne Walker, Wayne Owens, Barbara Owens
    Family members of fallen law enforcement officers

    Stronger Together: An Inclusive America
    Reverend William Barber
    Introduction of Film: Kareem Abdul-Jabaar

    Khizr Khan
    Khizr Khan’s son, Humayun S. M. Khan was a University of Virginia graduate and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving the United States in the ten years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

    Stronger Together: Supporting Our Military 
    U.S. Representative Ted Lieu (California)
    General John Allen (ret. USMC), former Commander, International Security Assistance Forces, and Commander, United States Forces – Afghanistan
    Florent Groberg
    Retired U.S. Army Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s top award for valor in combat, by President Obama after serving in Afghanistan. 
    Chloe Grace Moretz, actress
    U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (California)

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio)

    Musical Performance: Katy Perry

    10:00 – 11:00 PM (EDT)

    Introduction of Hillary Clinton
    Chelsea Clinton

    Remarks
    Hillary Clinton 

    Benediction
    Reverend Bill Shillady

    • ThinkProgress: Preacher Brings Down The House At The Democratic Convention

      “When we fight to reinstate the power of the voting rights act, and we break the interposition and nullification of the current Congress, we in the South especially know, that when we do that we are reviving the heart of our democracy,” he said. “The heart of our democracy is on the line this November and beyond.”

      “Now, my friends, they tell me that when the heart is in danger, somebody has to call an emergency code, and somebody with a good heart will bring a defibrillator to work on the bad heart. Because it’s possible to shock a bad heart and revive the pulse. In this season, when some want to harden and stop the heart of our democracy, we are being called like our foremothers and fathers to be the moral defibrillators of our time. We must shock this nation with the power of love. We must shock this nation with the power of mercy. We must shock this nation and fight for justice for all.

      “We can’t give up on the heart of our democracy, not now, not ever,” he said, to thunderous applause. “And so, and so I stopped by here tonight to ask, is there a heart in this house? Is there a heart in America?”

      “Then stand up. Vote together. Organize together. Fight for the heart of this nation.”

  2. From Day Four, Khizr Khan, father of fallen soldier:

    Father Of Fallen Muslim Soldier Teaches Trump A Lesson In True Patriotism

    “We are honored to stand here as the parents of Captain Humayun Khan and as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country,” Khizr Khan, father of Humayun, said.

    Onstage with his wife, Khan asked whether Trump has “even read the United States Constitution.”

    “I will gladly lend you my copy,” Khan said, pulling a pocket-size constitution from his jacket. “In the document, look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law.’”

    Khan also said Trump has “sacrificed nothing and no one” and suggested he take a trip to Arlington Cemetery to see how people of “all faiths, genders and ethnicities” have “died defending the United States of America.”

    The DNC’s most powerful anti-Trump message came from the father of a fallen Muslim soldier

    The most dignified, damning indictment of Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia came from Khizr Khan, the father of an American Muslim Army captain who was killed in action in Iraq in 2006. […]

    Khan’s son, Humayun Khan, was 26 when he died. He was honored posthumously for heroism: In his final moments, he kept walking toward a car laden with explosives, signaling for it to stop, an action that officials said saved many lives. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

    “Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son the best of America,” Khan said. “If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America.”

  3. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm:

    Future DNC chair? I hope she is at least in the running when the current chair’s term expires at the end of the year.

    Also Donna Brazile can sure bring it too. Maybe she will stay on instead of going back to “both parties are the same CNN”:

  4. Retired 4-star General John R. Allen and other veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan:

    From earlier in the week:

    “Through 37 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, I saw some of the toughest challenges that our nation faces around the world, and I know that America has the power to meet those challenges. However, it requires continued leadership and engagement in the world, continued partnership with our allies, and a clear understanding of our adversaries. It requires patience and a deep comprehension of the international landscape to make smart decisions about when and how to use military force as well as an understanding that other tools of American power such as diplomacy and development aid – that will armed forces out of harm’s way unless it is absolutely necessary. And it requires a leader who wants to understand these complex issues and seek advice and counsel. Hillary Clinton is all of those things.

    This has been a very personal decision for me. I have stayed out of the political arena my entire adult life, but given the complexities of issues facing our country today and its longtime allies, I felt compelled to speak up and be heard. I have no doubt that she is the leader we need at this time to keep our country safe, and I trust her with that most sacred responsibility of Commander-in-Chief.”

  5. Republicans wish they had run a convention like ours. Sorry, RNC! Your party took a dump on Abraham Lincoln’s legacy with your racist dog whistling and now you have a nominee who says our country is a hell hole and our military a disaster. Time to pay the piper.

    The Reviews Are In: Conservatives Say The DNC Was ‘Disaster’ For The GOP

    Something strange happened on the last night of the Democratic National Convention.

    After the GOP nominee lambasted the Democrats on Twitter for displaying what he viewed as too few American flags, there was a sea of waving flags as far as the eye could see when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept a major party’s nomination on Thursday.

    A small faction of protesters chanting “no more war” as General John Allen spoke were quickly drowned out by chants of “USA!” filling the Philadelphia arena. The most notable refrain from the RNC crowd last week: “Lock her up.”

    The evening also hammered home the stark tonal difference between the two conventions. After Trump painted America as a downcast country in need of a billionaire savior, night after night of all-star DNC speakers preached a sermon of American exceptionalism, with values that unify us all – talking points once exclusively owned by Republicans.

    It was enough to give a lot of conservatives whiplash. Here are just a few of them praising the DNC and bemoaning the state of affairs in their own party.

    The article has a number of Tweets from sad right-wingers.

    To which I will add this one:

    Josh Barro @jbarro

    The DNC is co-opting Republican tropes while maintaining Democratic ones because there is now only one political party for grown-ups.

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