Democrats Announce Convention Speakers: Bernie Sanders to Speak at Democratic Convention

Democrats Announce Convention Speakers: Bernie Sanders to Speak at Democratic Convention
July 16 07:02 2016

Bernie Sanders will join a host of Democratic heavyweights
in addressing the party’s national convention later this
month in Philadelphia, underscoring Democrats’ desire to
draw a contrast with Donald Trump by highlighting their
party’s unity.
The theme for the convention is “Stronger Together,” Hillary
Clinton’s new campaign slogan, and it will feature
appearances from Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle
Obama, Joe Biden and more, the party announced Friday.

The convention will put an emphasis on families, reflecting
Democrats’ belief that suburban and married women are
key to their path to victory.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has also been offered a prime
speaking slot, party sources told NBC News, but her name
was not included in a press release announcing the
speakers.
Sanders, who endorsed Clinton earlier this week, will speak
on the first night of the convention, a week from Monday.
First Lady Michelle Obama will also speak that night, along
with immigration reform activist Astrid Silva.

Bill Clinton will address the convention Tuesday night, which
will also feature the roll call vote that will officially nominate
his wife. It will also include the “Mothers of the Movement,”
the relatives of young people of color killed by gun violence.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will
speak Wednesday, with a focus on the stakes of the election
and the progress made under their administration.
On the final night of the convention, Hillary Clinton will
address the party faithful along with her daughter Chelsea
Clinton.

Democrats believe the speaking list shows they have an
embarrassment of riches, while Trump has struggled to
attract top-Republicans to his party’s convention , which
kicks off Monday in Cleveland.
On Thursday night, the celebrity who had reportedly been
given top speaker billing at the RNC, NFL quarterback Tim
Tebow, dismissed the news as “a rumor.”

(NBC News)