CHARLOTTE, NC — Wednesday night’s DNC2012 proceedings will focus on the economy and jobs with business leaders Austin Ligon, founder and retired CEO of CarMax and Jim Sinegal, CEO of Costco speaking about the importance of investing in innovation and infrastructure. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will be speaking in the second hour of the program 6pm-7pm (EDT). Tom Steyer, Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy will speek following a video presentation on the importance of energy to our economy.
A significant contingent of California elected officials will address the convention tonight. Assembly Speaker John A. Perez will be up early in the 5pm (EDT) hour, followed by Assemblyman Thomas Menino, Rep. Judy Chu, former Controller Steve Westly. In the second hour, Rep. Karen Bass will speak with members from the Congressional Black Caucus. In the third hour, 7pm-8pm (EDT), former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will address the convention. In the 8pm-9-pm (EDT) hour California Attorney General Kamala Harris will speak.
Woman’s Rights Activist Sandra Fluke will be speaking during the third hour along with former employees of Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital.
In the final hour, Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will speak along with Convention Chair, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and President Bill Clinton. Clinton will nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden after his remarks. With the nomination in place, Secretary of the Democratic National Committee, Alice Germond, will poll the delegations one by one in alphabetical order to record their delegation votes for the nomination.
There will be livestreaming coverage on www.DemConvention.com/live.