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2020 Democratic National Convention Nears: Here's Who Will Be Delivering Speeches

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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.

Monday

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.

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A few of the speakers include:

Tuesday

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:

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.”

Wednesday

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.”

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Some speakers for Wednesday include:

Thursday

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:

Biden is expected to accept the nomination in Delaware, after nixing plans to accept it in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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