Wednesday evening marks the second night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Starting around 5 p.m., Democratic delegates will gather at the Time Warner Cable Arena for another round of speeches, followed by a roll call in which President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are set to be officially nominated for a second term in office.
, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, and First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the convention with a mix of Democratic ideals, jabs at the Republican Party, and praise for the incumbent president.
Tonight's lineup of speakers includes attorney and women's rights activist Sandra Fluke, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and former President Bill Clinton, who has the honor of opening the nomination process.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are slated to speak Thursday night. DNC organizers announced on Wednesday that tomorrow's proceedings would be held indoors—rather than at Bank of America Stadium as orginally planned—due to stormy weather in the forecast.
Below is the full rundown of DNC speakers and events scheduled for Wednesday. Local network affiliates—including WUSA 9 and ABC 7—will carry convention coverage beginning at 10 p.m., while cable news channels will feature many of the evening's earlier presentations.Time (EDT) Event 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Call to Order | The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, California Invocation | Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, 10th Episcopal District, First Woman Elected Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Presentation of Colors Pledge of Allegiance National Anthem | Branford Marsalis, Saxophonist, Composer, and, Bandleader Remarks | The Honorable Luis V. Gutierrez, Member of the US House of Representatives, Illinois Remarks | The Honorable Diana DeGette, Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado Remarks | The Honorable John A. Pérez, Speaker and Member of the California State Assembly Remarks | The Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts Remarks | The Honorable Judy Chu, Member of the US House of Representatives, California Remarks | Steve Westly, Former State Controller and Chief Financial Officer of California An Economy Built to Last Video: Small Business Remarks | The Honorable John Larson, Democratic Caucus Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, Connecticut Remarks | Ken Myers, Deputy Sheriff, Carroll County, Iowa
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Remarks | Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) Remarks | The Honorable Steve Israel, Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Member of the US House of Representatives, New York Remarks | The Honorable Patty Murray, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Member of the US Senate, Washington Remarks | The Honorable Pedro R. Pierluisi, Chair of National Community Mobilization for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Non-Voting Member of the US House of Representatives/Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico An Economy Build to Last Video: Energy Remarks | Tom Steyer, Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy Remarks | The Honorable Charles E. Schumer, Member of the US Senate, New York Remarks from Members of the Congressional Black Caucus | The Honorable Karen Bass, Member of the US House of Representatives, California; The Honorable Al Green, Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas; and The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver, II, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Member of the US House of Representatives, Missouri Remarks | The Honorable Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Remarks | Denise Juneau, Superintendent of the Montana Office of Public Instruction Remarks | The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, California Remarks | The Honorable Tom Vilsack Remarks | The Honorable Barbara Mikulski, Member of the US Senate, Maryland Remarks | The Honorable Arne Duncan Progress for People Video: Education American Voices Remarks | Johanny Adames Remarks | The Honorable Jim Hunt, Former and Longest-Serving Governor of North Carolina Remarks and Video Presentation in Memoriam | Presented by Harvey B. Gantt, Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina Live Performance | Jessica Sanchez, Singer/Songwriter
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Stronger Together Video: Women’s Health American Voices Remarks | Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Bruce Remarks | Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Remarks | The Honorable Steny Hoyer, Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention and Democratic Whip/Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland Remarks | The Honorable Barney Frank, Honorary Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee GLBT Council and Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts American Heroes Video: Veterans American Voices Remarks | Ed Meagher Remarks | The Honorable General Eric Shinseki Remarks | The Honorable Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Remarks | The Honorable John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado Remarks | Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization, NETWORK Remarks | The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware
9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Remarks | The Honorable Karen Mills Progress for People Video: Small Business American Voices Remarks | Bill Butcher Remarks | The Honorable Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California Stronger Together Video: Immigration Remarks | Benita Veliz, DREAM Act Activist Remarks | Cristina Saralegui, Journalist, Actress, and Talk Show Host Remarks | Sandra Fluke, Attorney and Women’s Rights Activist Remarks | Austin Ligon, Co-Founder and Former CEO of CarMax, Inc. An Economy Build to Last Video: Auto-Industry American Voices Remarks | Karen Eusanio Remarks | Bob King, President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Remarks | Randy Johnson, Cindy Hewitt, and David Foster, Former Employees at companies controlled by Romney’s Bain Capital Remarks | The Honorable Chris Van Hollen, Former Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland
10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Remarks | Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder and Former CEO of Costco Remarks | Elizabeth Warren, Candidate for US Senate, Massachusetts Nomination Process Set-Up Remarks | The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, California Remarks | President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States Closing Segment Roll Call Vote | Alice Germond, Secretary of the Democratic National Committee Benediction Rabbi David Wolpe Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California Retire Colors Recess