TODAY: Democratic U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Michelle Lujan Grisham to Deliver Remarks at Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia, PA – Today, U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham, who are both champions for New Mexico families, will deliver remarks at the Democratic National Convention. The New Mexico representatives are part of an impressive list of speakers, including Vice President Joe Biden, Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine, and President Barrack Obama.

Today’s speeches will lay out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic unifying vision where everyone has a role to play in building our future.

The full program is listed below:

 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT)

Call to Order

U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio)

Invocation

Rev. William Byron

Pledge of Allegiance

Monroe Handy

 

National Anthem

Sebastien De La Cruz
Vice Presidential Nomination

Remarks

Daniel Driffin

HIV/AIDS Activist from Georgia

Remarks

Neera Tanden

President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Remarks

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas)
Remarks

U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (New Mexico)

Remarks

U.S. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)

Remarks

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (California)

Remarks

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (California)

Remarks

President of NARAL Ilyse Hogue

Remarks

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Chair, U.S. Representative Judy Chu (California)

Remarks

Brooks Bell

Brooks is a young female tech entrepreneur from North Carolina

Remarks

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

In Memoriam

Introduced by Convention Chair U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio)

6:00 – 10:00 PM (EDT)

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Chair, U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (New Mexico)

Our America Musical Performance

Remarks

Civil Rights Leader Reverend Jesse Jackson

Remarks

Actress Star Jones

Remarks

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver
Congressional Black Caucus

Chair, U.S. Representative GK Butterfield (NC)

Remarks

President of EMILY’s List Stephanie Schriock

 

Remarks

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nevada)

 

Remarks

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

 

Remarks

U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego (Arizona)

 

Remarks

Jamie Dorff

Jamie’s husband was Patrick Dorff, an Army helicopter pilot from Minnesota who died while on a search and rescue mission in northern Iraq. As a senator, Hillary worked with Republicans and Democrats to increase the gratuity paid to family members of fallen veterans from $12,000 to $100,000.

 

Remarks

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

 

Remarks

Former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley

 

Introduction of Film

Actress Sigourney Weaver

 

Remarks

California Governor Jerry Brown

 

Remarks

Director Lee Daniels

 

Remarks

Christine Leinonen, Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada

Christine Leinonen is the mother of Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, who was killed in the Pulse attack in Orlando. Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada are survivors of the attack at the nightclub in Orlando.

 

Remarks

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (Connecticut)

 

Remarks

Erica Smegielski

Erica’s mother Dawn was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary and was killed while trying to protect her students. Since then, Erica has become an outspoken advocate for commonsense gun violence prevention measures.

Remarks

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

 

Remarks

Actress Angela Bassett

 

Remarks

Felicia Sanders & Polly Sheppard

Felicia and Polly are two of the three survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC.

 

Remarks

Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly

 

Musical Performance

 

Remarks

Rear Admiral John Hutson (Ret. USN)

 

Remarks

Kristen Kavanaugh

Kristen Kavanaugh is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Marine Corps Captain who deployed to Iraq. She later co-founded the Military Acceptance Project, a California-based social justice organization dedicated to promoting acceptance of marginalized populations within the military.

 

Remarks

Former Congressman and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

 

Remarks

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio)

 

Introduction of Speaker

Dr. Jill Biden

 

Remarks

Vice President Joe Biden

 

Remarks

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

 

Remarks

Michael Bloomberg

 

Musical Performance

Lenny Kravitz

 

10:00 – 11:00 PM (EDT)

 

Remarks

Democratic Nominee for Vice President Tim Kaine

 

Introduction of Film

Sharon Belkofer

Sharon Belkofer is the mother of fallen Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer. Her son was killed when a suicide bomber detonated a minibus in a convoy carrying Belkofer and three other high-ranking officers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Remarks

President Barack Obama

Benediction

Rev. Gabriel Salguero