SPONSORED:

Obamas, Clintons to headline Biden's nominating convention

Obamas, Clintons to headline Biden's nominating convention
© Getty Images

The Obamas and Clintons will have prominent speaking roles when former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFederal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE officially accepts the party’s presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention next week.

The mostly virtual convention will take place over four nights beginning on Monday and ending with Biden’s acceptance speech on Thursday.

Biden will accept the nomination over video from his home in Delaware, rather than travel to the convention site in Milwaukee, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

ADVERTISEMENT

Democrats have planned a four-night event to showcase the biggest names in Democratic and progressive politics, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden's policies are playing into Trump's hands Hillicon Valley: Amazon wins union election — says 'our employees made the choice' On The Money: Biden .5T budget proposes major hike in social programs | GOP bashes border, policing provisions MORE (I-Vt.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNew York City's suicide mission should alarm the entire nation Marjorie Taylor Greene rakes in over .2M in first quarter The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan MORE (D-N.Y.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Biden .5T budget proposes major hike in social programs | GOP bashes border, policing provisions Overnight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists POW/MIA flag moved back atop White House MORE (D-Mass.) and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House races clock to beat GOP attacks Sunday shows - Infrastructure dominates Liz Cheney says allegations against Gaetz are 'sickening,' refuses to say if he should resign MORE (D-Calif.). Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican who opposes President TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE, will speak on the first night of the convention.

Former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClose the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster MORE will have speaking roles on Wednesday evening, the same night as Biden’s eventual running mate. Biden has not yet announced his VP pick, but the decision is expected shortly and he has committed to picking a woman.

Pelosi and Warren will also speak on Wednesday, when the theme will focus on how Biden and the first female vice president in U.S. history would lead the country out of the pandemic and economic crisis if elected.

It appears from the lineup card that Obama will close out the night on Wednesday. Biden served eight years as vice president under Obama, the nation’s first Black president.

Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death Overnight Defense: Trump-era land mine policy unchanged amid review | Biden spending outline coming Friday | First lady sets priorities for relaunched military families initiative Jill Biden unveils next phase of military families program MORE, a pop culture icon with a best-selling memoir, will close out the first night of the convention. Monday evening will also feature speeches from Sanders and Kasich, with a focus on the challenges the U.S. faces in dealing with COVID-19, unemployment and racial injustice.

ADVERTISEMENT

Former President Clinton will speak on Tuesday before the night’s events are closed out by Biden's wife, Jill Biden. Ocasio-Cortez also has a speaking role that evening, when the theme will be about making sure the government works toward the national interest, rather than for the political interests of insiders.

Leading up to Biden’s acceptance speech on Thursday night, the party will showcase testimonials about Biden’s character, with remarks from people like former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day Buttigieg on exaggerated infrastructure jobs estimate: 'I should have been more precise' MORE and Sens. Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsBiden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Buttigieg: Biden will have 'open mind' toward changes to infrastructure bill Five takeaways from Biden's first budget proposal MORE (D-Del.), Cory BookerCory BookerThe first Southern state legalizes marijuana — what it means nationally Top Democrat calling for expansion of child care support When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, what's a moderate Democrat to do? MORE (D-N.J.) and Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinMary Trump joining group that supports LGBTQ+ female candidates Johnson says leaving office after 2022 'probably my preference now' Democrats push Biden to include recurring payments in recovery package MORE (D-Wis.).

The Democratic National Committee said other national leaders, advocates and celebrities will be added in the coming days.