DNC Speakers List Has Clintons, Obamas, AOC; No Stacey Abrams
Democrats Reveal Who Will Speak During The Convention — And Who Might Not
The speaking lineup for the Democratic National Convention that kicks off next Monday, Aug. 17, includes a number of party stars that run across the ideological spectrum, ranging from Bill and Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Democrats unveiled on Tuesday morning a long list of party leaders and influential voices who will speak during this year's convention, with a mix of both moderate and progressive voices. They'll be featured across four nights of programming.
Democrats had previously announced a plan to also highlight the plight of everyday Americans by giving small business owners, teachers, factory workers and front line health care workers primetime speaking slots.
Additional speakers will likely be added in the coming days, but here's the line up, so far:
Monday: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (a Republican who ran against President Trump in the 2016 GOP primary), and former First Lady Michelle Obama
Tuesday: Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former President Bill Clinton, and Jill Biden, the candidate's spouse.
Wednesday: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former President Barack Obama, and the yet-unnamed vice presidential nominee.
Thursday: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, California Sen. Kamala Harris, the Biden family, and the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
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