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Democratic National Convention Schedule 2020

Michelle Obama, Billie Eilish, and More — Here's Who and What to Watch For at the DNC

Democratic presidential nominee, former US Vice President Joe Biden (R), and vice presidential running mate, US Senator Kamala Harris, hold a press conference after receiving a briefing on COVID-19 in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 13, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The Democratic National Convention is upon us, and from Aug. 17 through Aug. 20, the evenings will be filled with inspiring speakers and performers rallying behind Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris ahead of the November election. This year, the convention won't be held in person given the COVID-19 pandemic, but instead, will be an online event. Not only will viewers be able to hear moving speeches by people like Michelle Obama and Senator Elizabeth Warren, but inspiring women who have been impacted by issues like gun violence, healthcare policies, and the pandemic will also take the virtual stage. There will be some exciting performances from Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson, The Chicks, and more throughout the convention.

In addition to the speeches and performances, Women for Biden will host virtual watch parties on Aug. 18 hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, as well as on Aug. 19 hosted by Danai Gurira, both at 8:30 p.m. ET. The organisation has encouraged women across the country to wear white, representing the women's suffrage movement. Here are some highlights to watch for at the 2020 Democratic National Convention:

When to Watch the Democratic National Convention

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will take place from Monday, Aug. 17 through Thursday, Aug. 20 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET each night.

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How to Watch the Democratic National Convention

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be available to watch on all major cable news networks or through the live stream at demconvention.com/watch. It will also be live streaming on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

What to Watch For at the Democratic National Convention

Monday, Aug. 17 at the Democratic National Convention — The theme for Monday night's schedule is We the People with the following speakers and performers:

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer
  • Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Performance by Maggie Rogers
  • Performance by Leon Bridges
  • Full schedule here

Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the Democratic National Convention — The theme for Tuesday night's schedule is Leadership Matters with the following speakers:

  • Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates
  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer
  • Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester
  • Former President Bill Clinton
  • Dr. Jill Biden
  • Full schedule here

Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Democratic National Convention — The theme for Wednesday night's schedule is A More Perfect Union with the following speakers and performers:

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • Senator Kamala Harris
  • Former President Barack Obama
  • Performance by Billie Eilish
  • Performance by Jennifer Hudson
  • Full schedule here

Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Democratic National Convention — The theme for Thursday night's schedule is America's Promise with the following speakers and performers:

  • Senator Cory Booker
  • Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth
  • Joe Biden
  • Performance by The Chicks
  • Full schedule here
Image Source: Getty / MANDEL NGAN
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