Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will accept the nomination at the upcoming Democratic National Convention, and there will be several prominent people delivering speeches.
The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) made the announcement on Tuesday listing the speakers headlining the convention titled “Uniting America.” Additionally, other “individuals from all walks of life, political affiliations and every corner of the country who support” Biden will also be giving speeches.
The convention is set to be held August 17-20. Here is a look at some of the people who will headline, according to the DNCC’s press release.
Speakers will address “three crises” that are occurring in the U.S. currently, including the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans out of work, and racial injustices.
A few of the speakers include:
- Former First Lady Michelle Obama
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D)
- Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D)
- House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.)
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
The focus of Tuesday is “on the leaders and the experts, the veterans and the activists, all those who seek to unite and not divide, and who step up—not back down — from a fight over what’s right,” the press release reads.
Tuesday will feature:
- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
- Former President Bill Clinton
- Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)
- Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates
- Former Secretary of State John Kerry
There will also be a keynote address on Tuesday. Additionally the press release says, “We’ll hear from voters, delegates, parents, teachers, small business owners, activists and leaders in the Democratic Party as they officially cast votes to nominate Joe Biden to become the next president of the United States of America.”
Biden’s vice presidential nominee will make a speech on Wednesday evening. The statement reads, “He will have a historic partner in these efforts: the first female vice president.”
Some speakers for Wednesday include:
- Former President Barack Obama
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
- The Vice Presidential Nominee
On Thursday, “Joe Biden will speak about his vision for uniting America to move us forward out of constant chaos and crisis, and for delivering on that promise for all,” the press release reads.
A few of those who will headline the convention on Thursday include:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D)
- Atlanta, Ga., Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
- Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Biden is expected to accept the nomination in Delaware, after nixing plans to accept it in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.