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The speaker schedule for day 1 of the Democratic National Convention

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Speakers for Tuesday's session of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena, as released by the Democratic Party (all times EDT):

  • 5-6 p.m.

  • Call to Order: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair, Democratic National Committee

  • Invocation: His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit

  • Presentation of Colors: Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard

  • Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Grade Class, W.R. O'Dell Elementary School, Concord, N.C.

  • National Anthem: Amber Riley, singer/songwriter and "Glee" actress

  • Stephen J. Kerrigan, CEO, Democratic National Convention Committee

  • Welcome video

  • Presentation of Credentials Committee Report from Co-Chairs

  • Bishop Vashti McKenzie, first woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Juli·n Castro, mayor of San Antonio, Texas

  • Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs

  • Kamala D. Harris, attorney general of California

  • Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

  • Appointment of Convention Officers

  • Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair

  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair, Democratic National Convention Committee

  • Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland

  • Andrew Tobias, treasurer, Democratic National Committee

  • Alice Germond, secretary, Democratic National Committee

  • Roll Call for Attendance

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  • 6-7 p.m.

  • Platform Committee Remarks

  • Rep. Barbara Lee of California

  • Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy (Ret.), first woman to reach rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army

  • Platform Video and Remarks

  • Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory A. Booker

  • North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue

  • American Hero Video: Education

  • American Voices: Ryan Case

  • Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union

  • Rep. Charles Gonzalez of Texas, chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

  • Rep. Nydia M. Vel·zquez of New York

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

  • Doug Stern of Cincinnati, Ohio firefighter

  • U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia

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  • 7-8 p.m.

  • Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony R. Foxx

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada

  • An Economy Built to Last video: Education

  • Women of the U.S. House

  • Former President Jimmy Carter video

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

  • Kennedy family tribute video

  • Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the U.S. House from Massachusetts

  • Live performance: singer/songwriter Ledisi

  • Robert Wexler, president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

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  • 8-9 p.m.

  • Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

  • Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado

  • Stronger Together video: Reproductive Choice

  • American Voices: Maria Ciano

  • Nancy Keenan, president, National Abortion Rights Action League - Pro-Choice America

  • Progress for People video: American Veterans

  • American Voices: Nate Davis

  • Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the U.S. House from Illinois

  • Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

  • Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina

  • Progress for People video: Health Care

  • American Voices: Stacey Lihn

  • Rep. Xavier Becerra of California

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  • 9-10 p.m.

  • Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland

  • Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

  • Kal Penn, actor/producer, former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

  • Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng, brother of Mrs. Obama and sister of President Obama

  • Stronger Together video: Equal Pay

  • Lilly Ledbetter, women's equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

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  • 10-11 p.m.

  • Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

  • Joaquin Castro, candidate for U.S. House from Texas

  • Keynote address: San Antonio Mayor Juli·n Castro

  • Michelle Obama video

  • Elaine Brye

  • First lady Michelle Obama

  • Benediction: Jena Lee Nardella, founder and executive director of Blood: Water Mission

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