Democratic National Convention 2012: Roundup of Day 1 Speeches

2012 Democratic National Convention 

Roundup of notable speeches delivered on Tuesday, Sept. 4:

First Lady Michelle Obama

Julián Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland

Lilly Ledbetter, Women’s Equality Leader and Namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff

Stacey Lihn, Mother of Zoe Lihn, on how Obamacare saved her daughter’s life

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Tim Kaine, former Governor of Virginia who is running for U.S. Senate

New York Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez

Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Nancy Keenan, President of the National Abortion Rights Action League Pro-Choice America (NARAL)

Craig Robinson, brother of Mrs. Obama, and Maya Soetoro-ng, sister of President Obama

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis

California Rep. Barbara Lee

California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore, New York Rep. Nydia Velázquez, Hawaii congressional candidate Tulsi Gabbard, and Ohio congressional candidate Joyce Beatty

Robert Wexler, President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley

California Rep. Xavier Becerra

Texas Rep. Charles Gonzalez

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn

Tammy Duckworth, Iraq war veteran and candidate running to replace GOP Rep. Joe Walsh in Illinois’ 8th congressional district

Ryan Case, University of Colorado student, on the Pell grants and affordable college education

Elaine Brye, Military Mom

Nate Davis, Veteran

Maria Ciano, former Republican who believes women should have the right to choose

Doug Stern, Cincinnati firefighter and former Republican voter

Joaquin Castro, brother of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro

Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

Kal Penn, Actor/Producer and Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

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