2016 Democratic National Convention preview: what you need to know

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced Friday their lineup of speakers and schedule of events.

Each day of the convention, which will be held in Philadelphia from Monday, July 25 until Thursday, July 28, has a theme.

Monday’s theme, “United Together”, will feature speeches from First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva. Events will start at 3 p.m. and “focus on putting the future of American families front and center” as well as building “an economy that works for everyone,” according to the DNCC website.

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Sanders, Clinton’s former competitor, formally endorsed Clinton last week and said in a speech that he intends “to do everything [I can] to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.”

Tuesday will focus on the DNCC’s involvement with children and families, and President Bill Clinton will speak, along with the Mothers of the Movement group.

Hillary Clinton’s advances for women and children will be discussed and events will begin at 4 p.m.

Mothers of the Movement members include Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton; and Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will speak Wednesday starting at 4:30 p.m., on a day the DNCC says will focus on the “high stakes in this election and how Hillary has the experience and steadiness to bring people together to tackle the big challenges and get results.”

On the last day of the convention, Thursday, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton will speak. The theme of the day is “Stronger Together” and Hillary will speak about her plans and vision for the U.S., including “her belief that we are stronger together and that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems.”

Events will start at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming days, according to the DNCC.

Clinton is said to make her vice presidential pick either during or after the convention ends July 28. Aides told CNN that Clinton is leaving open the possibility of announcing her VP pick while Democrats are gathered in Philadelphia, hoping to create and build interest in the Democratic ticket.

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