Clinton becomes the first woman to run president from any major political party
PHILADELPHIA – After a wild but powerful first night the Democratic National Committee enters day two when they will make history by nominating the first woman, Hillary Clinton as their party’s representative for president of the United States.
There will be a roll call vote where all of the delegates will see their votes voiced and then Clinton will become the Democratic presidential nominee. There are some final details being worked out between the Clinton and the Sanders camps so that he will be the person who enter her name into nomination.
It is what Clinton did for Barack Obama back in 2008 after those two had a very tough battle. Sanders is doing his best to keep his followers on the Democratic nominee. Poll numbers show that between 80 and 90 percent of Sanders followers will vote for Clinton.
Tonight the convention continues with plenty of star power featuring a lineup of people who will “highlight Hillary Clinton’s lifetime of fighting for children and families,” tonight’s highlights will feature 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT: Call to order by convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge, followed by an invocation by Dr. Ima Sherman Jackson, the presentation of colors, the pledge of allegiance, the singing of the national anthem by Timmy Kelly.
Former senator Tom Harkin of Iowa will speak on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law he wrote and helped pass, as will Kentucky secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Here is the time line for the broadcast schedule:
5:00 – 7:00 pm EDT: An hour of nominating speeches, to be followed in the 6 pm hour by the roll-call vote. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe will give at least one of the speeches, although Clinton campaign staff told reporters this morning that “we’ll see how it unfolds.”
7:00 – 10:00 pm EDT: Speeches by House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, a video message from former president Jimmy Carter, remarks by Clinton’s former senate colleague and potential senate majority leader Chuck Schumer, and remarks by actress Elizabeth Banks.
Following the introductions, the DNC will feature remarks by people from Clinton’s career who have been affected or influenced by her work, including a Philadelphia social worker, a lawyer for a disability rights organization, a staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, a young man who educates youth about gun violence, a 5th grade teacher in Arkansas and others.
Speakers addressing Clinton’s work on “social justice,” including former US attorney general Eric Holder, Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McLay, actor and fake president Tony Goldwyn and anti-gun violence group Mothers of the Movement.
Speakers addressing Clinton’s work on women’s and children’s issues, including Planned Parenthood Action Fund president Cecile Richards – daughter of one of the greatest DNC speakers of all time – actresses America Fererra and Lena Dunham, and California senator Barbara Boxer.
A series of speeches by 9/11 survivors and first responders introduced by actress Debra Messing. The remarks include those from a detective with the NYPD, a survivor who spent more than 6 months in the hospital recovering from severe burns and Rep. Joseph Crowley.
Speeches from beneficiaries and colleagues on Clinton’s history of advocacy for healthcare expansion introduced by actress Erika Alexander. The remarks will include Ryan Moore Ryan, who has spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia dwarfism and has known Hillary Clinton since 1994, as well as former Vermont governor Howard Dean.
10:00 pm EDT: Keynote addresses, including Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, followed by former president Bill Clinton, with a filmed introduction featuring Meryl Streep and a performance by Alicia Keys.
Video used in this story comes from the DNC and CNN