The Democratic National Convention Committee announced a list of elected officials Thursday who will address the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28.
Among the 62 on the list were three from Ohio: Senator Sherrod Brown, Congressman Joyce Beatty and Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney. Ohio’s leaders will speak about their support for Clinton’s vision of an America, a media release said. The core of that message is that America is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. Additional speakers will continue to be announced throughout the week, DNC officials said.
As Republicans wrap up their week-long convention in Cleveland, Donald Trump will give his acceptance speech tonight. Regardless of what he says or doesn’t say, Democrats, thoughtful Republicans and independents will see it as divisive rhetoric that represents a dangerous threat to the national economy and security.
Now that their turn at bat has come, Democrats will lay out the clear stakes for the fall election. That choice, DNC communicators say, is a choice between “building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic unifying vision where everyone has a role to play in building our future.”
Other speakers announced today include Senators Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Barbara Boxer (California) and Golden State Governor Jerry Brown. Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords & Captain Mark Kelly (Arizona), House Minority Leader Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Senate Democratic Leaders Harry Reid (Nevada) and Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts).