From Pelosi to Clinton, Here's the Democratic Convention Schedule for Wednesday Night

The second night of the convention in Charlotte, N.C., will be brought home by the former president.

Former President Bill Clinton headlines a lineup of speakers that also includes Bay Area Rep. Nancy Pelosi and a number of prominent California legislators at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Wednesday night.  

If you have an appetite for more political oratory than the one hour the major networks have devoted to the conventions, you can watch it live on C-SPAN. 

Here is Wednesday night’s schedule at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte:

5 p.m.- 6 p.m. (All times Eastern)

  • Call to Order: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
  • Invocation: Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, 10th Episcopal District
  • Presentation of Colors
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • National Anthem: musician Branford Marsalis
  • Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois
  • Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado
  • John A. Pérez, speaker of the California State Assembly
  • Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino
  • Rep. Judy Chu of California
  • Steve Westly, former state controller and CFO of California
  • An Economy Built to Last video: Small Business
  • Rep. John Larson of Connecticut
  • Deputy Sheriff Ken Myers, Carroll County, Iowa


6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Richard Trumka, president, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Rep. Steve Israel of New York
  • Sen. Patty Murray of Washington
  • Pedro R. Pierluisi, non-voting member of U.S. House, resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
  • An Economy Build to Last video: Energy
  • Tom Steyer, co-founder of Advanced Energy Economy
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York
  • Rep. Karen Bass of California
  • Rep. Al Green of Texas
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri
  • Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy


7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Denise Juneau, superintendent of the Montana Office of Public Instruction
  • House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California
  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan
  • Progress for People video: Education
  • American Voices: Johanny Adames
  • Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt
  • Video: in memoriam
  • Harvey B. Gantt, former mayor of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Live performance: singer/songwriter Jessica Sanchez


8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Stronger Together video: Women's Health
  • American Voices: Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Bruce
  • Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland
  • Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts
  • American Heroes video: Veterans
  • American Voices: Ed Meagher
  • Gen. Eric Shinseki
  • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
  • Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization, NETWORK
  • Delaware Gov. Jack Markell


9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Karen Mills
  • Progress for People video: Small Business
  • American Voices: Bill Butcher
  • California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
  • Stronger Together video: Immigration
  • Benita Veliz, DREAM Act activist
  • Cristina Saralegui, journalist, actress and talk show host
  • Sandra Fluke, attorney and women's rights activist
  • Austin Ligon, co-founder and former CEO of CarMax Inc.
  • An Economy Build to Last video: Auto Industry
  • American Voices: Karen Eusanio
  • UAW President Bob King
  • Randy Johnson, Cindy Hewitt and David Foster: former employees at companies controlled by Romney's Bain Capital
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland

10 p.m. - 11 p.m.

  • Jim Sinegal, co-founder and former CEO of Costco
  • Elizabeth Warren, candidate for Senate in Massachusetts
  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
  • Former President Bill Clinton
  • Roll call vote: Alice Germond, secretary of the Democratic National Committee
  • Benediction: Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles
  • Retire Colors
  • Recess
janna nikkola September 05, 2012 at 04:31 PM
I was very sorry to learn that Bill Clinton would be speaking at the DNC. Most people don't realize that he was the president who signed the legislation that deregulated the banking and financial services industries in November 1999 that ultimately led to this financial collapse. It was written and sponsored by the GOP, but he had veto power and signed it, along with Nancy Pelosi, with much fanfare surrounding by applauding members of the GOP. He denies any responsibility for the financial collapse, of course, much as he denied having "relations" with Monica Lewinski. The legislation was "The Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999" aka Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and it repealed The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 that set forth bank regulations after 5,000 banks failed during The Great Depression and it kept our financial system stable for 66 years. I think members of congress must hire consultants to come up with these warm and fuzzy names for controversial legislation as they very carefully avoided using the word "deregulation" so the legislation was passed very quietly and under the radar without publicity or public awareness. Of course neither Clinton or Pelosi or any member of congress have suffered adverse consequences as a result of this legislation -- it's only millions of Americans who have lost their homes in foreclosure, are under water, lost their pensions or their jobs. But Clinton apparently has a 63% approval rating. Go figure.
Kevin Moore September 05, 2012 at 07:17 PM
While I believe that Bush was possibly the worst President in decades and Obama is a major improvement, the train wrecks that Clinton left for Bush are quietly forgotten. Bank Deregulation, loans for those who cannot afford a loan, NAFTA ( good or bad depending on who you talk to.), Mogadishu (give America a bloody nose and we run), and not hitting OBL. Clinton denies OBL could have been hit, but he denial of other actions is well know. Still, I would have given him a 3rd term, rather than Gore or Bush. He is as lucky as he is smart. If you watch this PBS special, The Warning, you will see that Clinton & Crew ignored a huge problem that could be bigger than the housing crisis if it ever implodes. Many of the same people have rotated from DC to Wall Street to DC. Thankfully, the world economy is no longer under Greenspan's dictatorship. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/
Steven Norwin September 05, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Obama is the worst presdident in American History....Check the facts!
Anne September 05, 2012 at 07:33 PM
$16 Trillion in debt! How can anyone vote again for Obama?
mike jones September 05, 2012 at 07:55 PM
NOBAMA is a clown!!! But people in california will always vote for the moron they just don't get it. All they do is blame bush pretty sad people.
Bud Wiesser September 05, 2012 at 09:57 PM
The trolls come out...Welcome Trolls! "Worst Presdident (sic)"..."$16 trillon (sic) in debt!"..."NOBAMA is a clown!!!" Classy debate points people. "Check the facts"? Where are your's @Steven? Debt? http://factcheck.org/2012/02/dueling-debt-deceptions/ ...hey slogans are easier to whine about. Try facts next time @Anne...and hey @mike: from '72-'88 Californians voted for Nixon-Ford-Reagan-Bush, but please, do not let the FACTS get in the way of your blathering. http://www.270towin.com/states/California Really, people. Get some cred.
Kevin Moore September 05, 2012 at 11:30 PM
The truth is spending is out of control. But the last two Presidents have made sure Wall Street is made whole. From your fact check site. That’s a huge increase to be sure — 44.5 percent. And the Congressional Budget Office now projects that it will grow to more than $16 trillion by the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30. At that point, the debt will have increased by more dollars in Obama’s first four years than it did in George W. Bush’s entire eight-year tenure, when it rose by $4.9 trillion. The rise under Obama would then be the biggest dollar increase for any president in U.S. history.
Rico September 06, 2012 at 02:01 AM
It seems that most people don't realize that it is not the president of the U.S. responsible for the doings of the corporate world banking cartel. Look at what happened in 1996, Clinton signed into law the National Telecommunications Act, he was not the author, he was doing what he was ordered to by the powerful corporations. And Obama with his weak so called "affordable health care act". It turned out to be a big Christmas present to the health care insurance corporations. Oh sure, they really are bummed that they can take money from everybody now, but will be guaranteed profits for as long as this mandate is enforced (rather weak, I might add. It doesn't matter at all who is elected president, it's going to be the same game repeated because the president is just a pawn for the corporate rulers of the world.
Michael Reyff September 06, 2012 at 03:33 AM
And "we the people" are now the "slaves" of the "new economic and financial facism" because both the Republicrats and the Democans have for the price of campaign donations "et al" allowed the country's economy to be sold to the corporate bankster pimps and public employee unions who own them lock stock and barrel. Don't expect any economic recovery soon. But do expect economic meltown as our fiat currency will melt like an ice cube in the middle of July Mohave Desert heat wave.
Rico September 07, 2012 at 01:42 AM
I agree about the banksters, but the unions are here to help the workers and protect them from being new age, low wage slaves to the corporations. Now some people think that is a bad thing for workers to get treated with respect and compensated properly for their labor. I think all the union bashers are corporatist trolls, in bed with Scott Walker and the Koch Bros. (the Heritage Foundation). All these new mobile phone towers being built are being built by these new age, low wage slaves. They have not had proper training, they are getting hurt and killed doing it, they do not get compensated for working in dangerous situations and heights. And if they get hurt, the private "health" insurance corporations will deny their claims. All this so little JoJo can search the internet on a little handheld device and be tracked like a dog. This is progress in the corporatist's eyes.
Mark Burnham September 07, 2012 at 03:22 AM
There's a sad sort of clanging From the clock in the hall And the bells in the steeple, too And up in the nursery An absurd little bird Is popping out to say coo-coo (Coo-coo, coo-coo)


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