From The Washington Post
Democrats are planning to feature a lineup of everyday Americans during the mostly virtual convention August 17-20, placing them in the prime-time spotlight to drive Joe Biden’s messages on health care, the coronavirus pandemic, and opposition to President Trump.
The list of speakers includes a former Trump voter from Pennsylvania who is supporting Biden, a paramedic and immigrant from Mexico City on the front lines of the pandemic in Florida, a bus driver from Atlanta, and an autoworker from Lake Orion, Mich., according to The Washington Post.
“There are people from all parts of the country, all walks of life — different professions, different financial situations — all dealing with similar things. It’s really the story of what’s happening across America right now,” Stephanie Cutter, the program executive for the convention, said in an interview with the The Post.
“It’s different from 2016 where Trump was just a celebrity,” she added. “He’s now a failed president, leaving everyday Americans in his wake. Those stories are the stories we’re going to tell.”
The convention — which will be streamed online via a variety of social media platforms and broadcast on television, as well as on Twitch — will take place from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. for four nights starting Aug. 17.
Biden’s campaign also confirmed to The Post that the party’s 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, will speak as part of the Wednesday night lineup, as will Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Biden’s vice presidential nominee will also speak that night. Biden will speak on Thursday night in the traditional nominee’s spot.