Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren headline second day of Democratic convention
Day two of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte features nationally televised addresses by Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and former President Bill Clinton, and a roll call vote to formally nominate President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for reelection.
The proceedings begin at 5 p.m. today, with Boston Mayor Tom Menino among those who will deliver remarks during the first hour.
Between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., speakers will include Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and three members of the Congressional Black Caucus: Karen Bass of California, Al Green of Texas and Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri.
Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader of the House, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan will speak between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts will address delegates, as will Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood.
Between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., speakers will include Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown Law student who gained national notoriety after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh used inflammatory language to criticize her congressional testimony about contraception. Also during that hour, three people who worked at companies that were owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will speak to delegates.
Warren will speak shortly after 10 p.m. and will be followed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman. Clinton will be the final speaker before a roll call vote to nominate Obama and Biden.Callum Borchers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.