Saturday, August 16, 2008

More speakers announced

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Additional speakers from Congress have just been announced for the convention:

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel will speak Tuesday, as will DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen, who will use his time to showcase his top candidates for change.

Representatives Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
will speak to Tuesday’s theme of Women and Economy. Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) will also speak.

Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Assistant to the Speaker of the House
, will speak late Tuesday night.

Other House Members speaking during Convention week include:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Permanent Chair of the 2008 Convention, will deliver a major address on Monday, August 25th to open the Convention.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn
and Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) will speak on Securing America’s Future on Wednesday night of the Convention.

National Obama Co-Chair Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) will also speak late Monday night to help tell Barack Obama’s life story and vision for the future.
See our Convention Schedule for a complete list of speakers and events during the convention.