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By on August 18, 2020

Tuesday night’s theme is ‘Leadership Matters’

SAN JUAN —The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) on Tuesday previewed the official program for night two of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, happening Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The theme of Tuesday’s program is “Leadership Matters.” 

“Tonight’s focus is on the leaders and the experts, the veterans, the activists, and all those who seek to unite and not divide, and who step up—and don’t back down—from a fight over what’s right,” a press release explains. 

The second day of the virtual convention will include the “Roll Call Across America,” in which the states will cast their nominating votes for president.  

“Over the course of 30 minutes, the reimagined roll call process will take convention viewers to all 57 states and territories. Democrats will tell a story about the strength of the American people in overcoming the chaos and crisis of Donald Trump and fighting for a better America. Viewers will hear from delegates, parents, teachers, small business owners, essential workers, activists and elected leaders in the Democratic Party as they officially cast votes to nominate Joe Biden to become the next president. And viewers will see these votes cast not on a convention floor, but at businesses, inside living rooms, and in front of iconic landmarks in cities and towns nationwide,” a press release explains.

On Monday, during the convention’s first night, the former democratic presidential contenders spoke about why they ran and now endorse Biden.

The following are highlights the DNCC listed for Tuesday evening’s program:


Call to Order
The Honorable Tom Barrett
Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Credentials Committee Report
James Roosevelt Jr.
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee

Lorraine Miller
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee

Rules Committee Report
The Honorable Barney Frank
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee
Maria Cardona
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee

Platform Committee Report
Julie Chavez Rodriguez
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee
Dennis McDonough
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee


Keynote Address: “We Step Up to Lead”
Young and diverse elected leaders will offer different ideas and different perspectives during the keynote address, but everyone will speak to the future we’re building together—and why we need Joe Biden’s leadership right now.
Full list of participants here.

Tracee Ellis Ross
American actress

We Respect the Constitution

Sally Yates
Former Acting Attorney General of the United States

The Honorable Charles Schumer
Minority Leader of the United States Senate

We Lead from the Oval Office

Caroline Kennedy
Former U.S. Ambassador, daughter of President John F. Kennedy
Jack Schlossberg
Grandson of President John F. Kennedy

The Honorable Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States
Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady of the United States

The Honorable Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States


Tom Perez
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

Nominating Speeches for The Honorable Bernie Sanders
Bob King
Former President of the United Auto Workers
The Honorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, New York

Nominating Speeches for The Honorable Joe Biden
The Honorable Chris Coons
United States Senator, Delaware
The Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware

Roll Call Across America


We Take On the Toughest Challenges

The Biden Plan: Healthcare
We share Joe Biden’s plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, protect those with preexisting conditions, and expand access to every American – because for Joe Biden and his family, this is personal. 

A More Perfect Union: A Conversation on Healthcare
Joe Biden listens to, and engages with, everyday Americans on what the Affordable Care Act means to them, to their health, and to their loved ones – and they all stress why we can’t stop working to expand access and bring costs down, especially during this pandemic. 

Ady Barkan
Progressive activist


The Honorable John Kerry
Former United States Secretary of State
Former United States Senator, Massachusetts
2004 Democratic Nominee for President

A True Commander-In-Chief

The Biden Plan: National Security
National Security leaders who have served Democratic and Republican Presidents make the case for Joe Biden’s steady, experienced leadership.

Family, Faith, and Country First

The story of Dr. Biden’s life, her career, and her relationship with Joe Biden, family, and staff.

Dr. Jill Biden
Former Second Lady of the United States

John Legend
American singer-songwriter

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