2016 Democratic National Convention – United Together

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 25th-28th, 2016. Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Host Committee, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our goal is to make this the most engaging, innovative and forward looking convention in history. The 2016 Democratic National Convention will leverage technology to bring the convention experience well beyond the hall in an effort to engage more Americans than ever before in the event. With the birthplace of American Democracy as a backdrop, the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia will highlight our shared Democratic values and help put the Democratic nominee on a path to victory.

The Democratic Convention is the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. At the Convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform.

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Monday, July 25th “United Together”

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Caucus

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Native American Council

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Black Caucus

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Hispanic Caucus

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Ethnic Council

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Disability Council

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Small Business Owners Council

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Veterans and Military Families Council

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Labor Council

Speakers:

Gavel In 3:00 PM EDT

Pam Livengood

Karla & Francisca Ortiz

Anastasia Somoza

DREAMer Astrid Silva

First Lady Michelle Obama

Senator Senator Bernie Sanders

Gavel Out

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Tuesday, July 26th “A Lifetime of Fighting For Children and Families”

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Women’s Caucus

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
LGBT Caucus

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Senior Council

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Jewish Roundtable

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Rural Council

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Youth Council

Speakers:

Gavel In 4:00 PM EDT

Jelani Freeman

Thaddeus Desmond

Dynah Haubert

Kate Burdick

Students from Eagle Academy

Anton Moore

Dustin Parsons

Students from Eagle Academy

Joe Sweeney

Lauren Manning

Ryan Moore

Former President Bill Clinton

“Mothers of the Movement” featuring Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, Mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland

Gavel Out

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Wednesday, July 27th “Working Together”

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Caucus

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Native American Council

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Black Caucus

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Hispanic Caucus

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Ethnic Council

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Disability Council

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Small Business Owners Council

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Veterans and Military Families Council

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Labor Council

Speakers:

Gavel In 4:30 PM EDT

Erica Smegielski

Felicia Sanders & Polly Sheppard

Jamie Dorff

Tim Kaine

Vice President Joe Biden

President Barack Obama

Gavel Out

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Thursday, July 28th “Stronger Together”

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Women’s Caucus

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
LGBT Caucus

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Jewish Roundtable

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Rural Council

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Senior Council

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Youth Council

Speakers:

Gavel In 4:30 PM EDT

Henrietta Ivey

Beth Mathias

Jensen Walcott & Jake Reed

Khizr Khan

Chelsea Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Gavel Out

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2016 Democratic National Convention
United Together
 Pennsylvania Convention Center &
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28 thoughts on “2016 Democratic National Convention – United Together

  1. WH

    Saturday, July 23, 2016

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      Vice President Biden delivers remarks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
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    • July 28, 2016

      Remarks by the President at the Democratic National Convention

      Wells Fargo Center
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      THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. (Applause.) Thank you. (Applause.)

      AUDIENCE: Obama! Obama! Obama!

      AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you!

      THE PRESIDENT: I love you back! (Applause.)

      Hello, America! Hello, Democrats! (Applause.)

      So 12 years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. (Applause.) You met my two little girls, Malia and Sasha — now two amazing young women who just fill me with pride. (Applause.) You fell for my brilliant wife and partner Michelle — (applause) — who has made me a better father and a better man; who’s gone on to inspire our nation as First Lady — (applause) — and who somehow hasn’t aged a day. (Applause.)

      I know, the same can’t be said for me. (Laughter.) My girls remind me all the time. Wow, you’ve changed so much, Daddy (Laughter.) And then they try to clean it up — not bad, you’re just more mature. (Laughter.)

      And it’s true — I was so young that first time in Boston. (Applause.) And look, I’ll admit it, maybe I was a little nervous, addressing such a big crowd. But I was filled with faith; faith in America — the generous, big-hearted, hopeful country that made my story — that made all of our stories — possible.

      A lot has happened over the years. And while this nation has been tested by war, and it’s been tested by recession and all manner of challenges — I stand before you again tonight, after almost two terms as your President, to tell you I am more optimistic about the future of America than ever before. (Applause.)

      How could I not be — after all that we’ve achieved together? After the worst recession in 80 years, we fought our way back. We’ve seen deficits come down, 401(k)s recover, an auto industry set new records, unemployment reach eight-year lows, and our businesses create 15 million new jobs. (Applause.)

      After a century of trying, we declared that health care in America is not a privilege for a few, it is a right for everybody. (Applause.) After decades of talk, we finally began to wean ourselves off foreign oil. We doubled our production of clean energy. (Applause.) We brought more of our troops home to their families, and we delivered justice to Osama bin Laden. (Applause.) Through diplomacy, we shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons program. (Applause.) We opened up a new chapter with the people of Cuba, brought nearly 200 nations together around a climate agreement that could save this planet for our children. (Applause.)

      We put policies in place to help students with loans; protect consumers from fraud; cut veteran homelessness almost in half. (Applause.) And through countless acts of quiet courage, America learned that love has no limits, and marriage equality is now a reality across the land. (Applause.)

      By so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we started. And through every victory and every setback, I’ve insisted that change is never easy, and never quick; that we wouldn’t meet all of our challenges in one term, or one presidency, or even in one lifetime.

      So, tonight, I’m here to tell you that, yes, we’ve still got more work to do. More work to do for every American still in need of a good job or a raise, paid leave or a decent retirement; for every child who needs a sturdier ladder out of poverty or a world-class education; for everyone who has not yet felt the progress of these past seven and a half years. We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer
      — (applause) — our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation. (Applause.) We’re not done perfecting our union, or living up to our founding creed that all of us are created equal; all of us are free in the eyes of God. (Applause.)

      And that work involves a big choice this November. I think it’s fair to say, this is not your typical election. It’s not just a choice between parties or policies; the usual debates between left and right. This is a more fundamental choice — about who we are as a people, and whether we stay true to this great American experiment in self-government.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/28/remarks-president-democratic-national-convention

  2. July 23, 2016

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

    The United States condemns in the strongest terms the horrific attack today in Kabul, Afghanistan, which has left more than 80 dead and hundreds wounded. We offer our condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed, and a swift recovery to the wounded. This heinous attack was made all the more despicable by the fact that it targeted a peaceful demonstration. As we reaffirmed at the NATO Warsaw Summit earlier this month, the United States and the international community stand firm in our ongoing support for the people and Government of Afghanistan, and together with the Afghan people and government, we remain committed to work jointly with the Afghan security forces and countries in the region to confront the forces that threaten Afghanistan’s security, stability, and prosperity.

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    First Lady Michelle Obama deliver remarks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
    Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  5. July 25, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2016.

    NATIONAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS ARMISTICE DAY, 2016

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    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    A PROCLAMATION

    In 1950, when Communist armies from the North stormed across the 38th parallel, brave American men and women though weary of combat in the wake of World War II stepped forward to defend their brothers and sisters on the Korean Peninsula. Over the course of 3 years, through unforgiving weather and severe danger, nearly 1.8 million Americans joined in the fight and faced down Communism pushing the invading armies back and protecting a people on the other side of the world. As we mark the 63rd anniversary of the Military Armistice Agreement that brought an end to this war, we pause to honor the strength and resilience of our Korean War veterans, whose spirits and stories serve as an inspiration to continue advancing freedom’s cause.

    Rising from occupation and ruin, the Republic of Korea today shines as a thriving, modern country, whose people can take comfort in knowing that the commitment of the United States to their stability and security will never waver. Fifty million South Koreans now live in freedom, reaching for their dreams and pursuing opportunities in a vibrant democracy and dynamic economy always realizing they have a partner who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in defense of peace and prosperity. Our lasting friendship and unbreakable alliance are sustained by the beliefs we hold in common and the values we cherish.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/25/presidential-proclamation-national-korean-war-veterans-armistice-day

  6. July 25, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2016

    ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016

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    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    A PROCLAMATION

    On July 26, 1990, our Nation marked a pivotal moment in history for Americans with disabilities. Fueled by a chorus of voices who refused to accept a second-class status and driven by a movement that recognized that our country is stronger and more vibrant when we draw on the talents of all our people, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enshrined into law the notion that Americans living with disabilities deserve to participate in our society free from discrimination. Twenty-six years later, as we mark this anniversary, we recognize all this milestone law has made possible for the disability community.

    The ADA sought to guarantee that the places we share — from schools and workplaces to stadiums and parks — truly belong to everyone. It reflects our Nation’s full commitment to the rights and independence of people with disabilities, and it has paved the way for a more inclusive and equal society. For the 6.5 million students and the approximately 50 million adults living with mental or physical disabilities, the ADA has swung open doors and empowered each of them to make of their lives what they will.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/25/presidential-proclamation-anniversary-americans-disabilities-act-2016

  7. WH

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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  8. July 25, 2016

    Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Knife Attack in Japan

    The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the heinous attack today in Sagamihara, Japan. We also pray for the speedy recovery of the dozens of individuals who were wounded. There is never any excuse for such violence, but the fact that this attack occurred at a facility for persons with disabilities makes it all the more repugnant and senseless. The thoughts of the American people are with our Japanese friends as they mourn the lives lost.

  9. July 26, 2016

    Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

    The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack at the Mogadishu International Airport in Somalia on July 26. Our condolences go out to the United Nations personnel, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) soldiers, Somali citizens, and friends and families of all those who were killed and injured in this cowardly attack.

    The United States stands squarely with Somalia and our partners in the fight against despicable acts of terrorism that seek to destabilize Somalia. We remain committed to helping Somalia progress along a path towards peace and prosperity and the defeat of terrorist groups, including al-Shabaab.

  10. July 26, 2016

    Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack at a Church in Normandy, France

    The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific terrorist attack today at a Catholic church in Normandy, France. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the murdered priest, Father Jacques Hamel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the other victims of the attack as well as the parishioners and community members of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

    France and the United States share a commitment to protecting religious liberty for those of all faiths, and today’s violence will not shake that commitment. We commend French law enforcement for their quick and decisive response and stand ready to assist the French authorities in their investigation going forward.

  11. July 27, 2016

    Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

    The President spoke today by phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to express his condolences on behalf of the American people for the victims of recent terrorist and other violent attacks in southern Germany. The President offered Germany the U.S. Government’s full support as the investigations into the attacks proceed. The leaders reaffirmed the necessity of close U.S.-German counterterrorism and broader security cooperation. The President and Chancellor also discussed the situation in Ukraine and reiterated the urgent importance of durably ending the violence in eastern Ukraine and of full and rapid implementation of the Minsk agreements.

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