PRESS RELEASE from the Democratic
National Convention Committee
DENVER – The Democratic
National Convention Committee (DNCC) and the Obama for America Campaign
announced today that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Permanent Chair
of the 2008 Convention, will have a prominent speaking role on Monday
August 25th, the opening night of the Convention.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Jenni Engebretsen - DNCC
Jenny Backus - OFA
THE 2008 CONVENTION:
MONDAY AUGUST 25th – ONE NATION
Democrats Unveil Additional Key Speakers for
Monday August 25th
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senator Claire McCaskill & Craig
Robinson to Speak
Tribute to Senator Kennedy
Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Craig Robinson, Michelle
Obama’s older brother, will be among the featured speakers on Monday
August 25th. As previously announced, Michelle Obama will
headline Monday night.
The Democratic National Convention will be held in Denver from August
25th through August 28th.
“The theme of Monday’s program is One Nation. The opening night of the
Convention will highlight Senator Obama’s life story, his commitment to
change, and the voices of Americans who are calling for a New Direction
for this country,” said Speaker Pelosi. “Barack Obama’s story is an
American story that reflects a life of struggle, opportunity and
responsibility like those faced by Americans everyday.”
Speaker Pelosi and Senator McCaskill will speak late in the program
about the values of the Democratic Party, the efforts to take America
in a New Direction and to reach out to all voters, in particular new
voters, Independents and Republicans, to get the country moving in the
right direction at this critical time.
Monday night will also feature a tribute to Senator Edward M. Kennedy,
who has worked for more than 45 years to bring the country together and
ensure equal opportunity for all Americans.
Also featured on Monday night will be family members of Barack and
Michelle Obama. Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama’s older brother, will
introduce his sister, who will be Monday’s headline speaker in
As the person who knows him best, Michelle will talk about the Barack
Obama she knows and loves, the values that shape him and why she
believes he’ll be an extraordinary president.
In an effort to highlight the setting of the Convention and the
importance of the Mountain West to the Democratic Party, Monday’s
program will also feature a video segment introducing delegates and
other Convention attendees to the natural beauty and strong voices of
leadership in the region.
The DNCC and the Obama Campaign will continue to announce elements of
the 2008 Convention program throughout this week.