The Democratic National Convention announced today that Governor Deval Patrick and U.S. Senator John Kerry will be speaking at the convention in Charlotte. Patrick and Kerry will join U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren who was announced as a speaker last week. With three prominent Democrats speaking at the convention Massachusetts will be well represented at the Party's national event.
The convention, taking place from September 3rd through the 6th, will bring nearly 6,000 delegates from across the country together. The convention will revolve around the nomination of President Barack Obama for the 2012 Presidency. Speakers will stress the importance of the upcoming election and the clear choice between President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
The Party platform will also be released and voted on. The Democratic National Platform Committee announced earlier this summer that for the first time in history the platform will formally endorse marriage equality.
Governor Deval Patrick is expected to speak on the first night of the convention, Tuesday, September 4. Patrick is anticipated to discuss Romney’s poor record as Governor of Massachusetts and healthcare.
U.S. Senator John Kerry is expected to speak on his forte which includes foreign policy and national security as well as Romney’s time as Governor of the Commonwealth.
U.S. Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren will speak on Wednesday, September 5, along with former President Bill Clinton. Warren will speak on the importance of reelecting President Obama and address the economic issues. Warren worked closely with President Obama when she fought to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that helped level the playing field for Americans and protect the middle class from Big Banks.