Democrats, Events — September 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Convention report: Day 1 – Watch the livestream here


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)
Ken Salazar
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
Lily Ledbetter
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

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