The DNC continues! The 2016 Democratic National Convention is gearing up for its second day in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, after a successful kickoff on Monday night with powerful speeches from Senator Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama, among others. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is expected to officially accept the nomination on Thursday, July 28.
Us Weekly will be following the political event all week. Below, see a list of the speakers who will address delegates and viewers on day two of the DNC, which will also be livestreamed online.
The 42nd president of the United States will take the main stage at Wells Fargo Center to show his support for wife Hillary, 68. Bill, 69, previously spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, where he delivered a highly praised 48-minute speech in support of President Barack Obama’s reelection. According to The New York Times, the former president is expected to “outline his wife’s history as an agent for change” during his address on Tuesday night. He is set to take the stage at approximately 10 p.m. ET.
Mothers of the Movement
Seven mothers who lost their children to gun violence or excessive force by police officers will share their stories during what will likely be a very emotional and memorable speech during day two’s Fights of Her Life theme. The advocacy group — which includes the mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Hadiya Pendleton and Dontre Hamilton — previously met with Hillary, and have all endorsed her for president. Mothers of the Movement will speak between 7 and 10 p.m. ET.
Ryan Moore, who has known Hillary since 1994, will take the stage in Philly on Tuesday. He suffers from spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia dwarfism, according to the convention’s website, and first met the former first lady at a health care reform event in Washington, D.C.
Lauren Manning, who survived the September 11 attacks after suffering burns across 82.5 percent of her body, will speak about her commitment and dedication to supporting the injured.
Joe Sweeney, who worked as an NYPD detective during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will also speak on Tuesday. He famously went to the World Trade Center amid the tragedy to help search for survivors.
Students from the Eagle Academy, fifth-grade Arkansas teacher Dustin Parsons, gun violence–awareness advocate Anton Moore, attorney Kate Burdick, disability lawyer Dynah Haubert, social worker Thaddeus Desmond and Hillary’s former intern Jelani Freeman are also expected to address the thousands of delegates.
In addition, spokespersons from several councils, including the Youth Council, Rural Council, Senior Council, LGBT Caucus and Women’s Caucus, will take the stage earlier in the day between 4 and 7 p.m. ET.
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