The Eclectateam has landed
Anne and I have arrived at the Charlotte Convention Center and are attending an Obama campaign blogger briefing and we now have tonight’s schedule. Charlotte is a riot of activity and excitement. In addition to me being a delegate, Anne and I have DNC media credentials and have also gotten credentials to The PPL, a netroots-focused space. More information on that HERE.
In order to get our media credentials, we had to wait in line, get pre-credentials, wait in line again and the go through security then wait in line again and THEN we got our credentials.
My lanyard collection is getting silly:
If you’d like to watch to convention this evening online, you can do so here:
Here’s me and Katherine Haenschen from Burnt Orange Report, getting out our afternoon reports:
Also, yesterday we hit 2,012 followers on our Eclectablog Facebook page:
How appropriate is THAT???!
Here are higlights of this evening’s schedule (all times Eastern):
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Stephen J. Kerrigan – CEO of the DNCC
Congressman Steny Hoyer – Democratic Party Whip
Andrew Tobias – DNC Treasurer
Alic Germond – DNC Secretary
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Lt. General Claudia Kennedy (retired) – First three-star general in the US Army
New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue
Mary Kay Henry – President SEIU
Congressman Charles Gonzalez – Hispanic Caucus chair
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
Cinncinnati firefighter Doug Stern
Tim Kaine – Senate candidate, former Governor of Virginia, former DNC chair
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony R. Foxx
Senator Harry Reid
Jimmy Carter (via video)
Joe Kennedy III – candidate for US House
Ledisi – Singer Songwriter
Robert Wexler – President, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Mineapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
Congressman Jared Polis
Nancy Keenan – President, National Abortion Rights Action League – Pro-Choice America (NARAL)
Tammy Duckworth – Candidate for US House, Former Asst. Secretary of the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee
Congressman James Clyburn – Asst. Democratic Leader
Congressman Xavier Becerra – Dem Caucus Vice Chair
9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
Kathleen Sebelius – Secretary of Health and Human Services
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Kal Penn – Actor, producer, and former Assoc. Director of White House Office of Public Engagement
Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick
10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
Joaquin Castro – candidate for US House
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama