Obamas, Bernie Sanders, AOC to Speak at Democratic Convention

Also scheduled to speak are Joe Biden’s VP nominee Kamala Harris, as well as those formerly in contention for the role, Gretchen Whitmer and Tammy Duckworth

The Democratic National Convention kicks off virtually Monday, and the DNC has announced a lineup of speakers that includes the Obamas, the Clintons, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris has also been scheduled to speak at the four-day convention, along with former contenders, Gretchen Whitmer and Tammy Duckworth.

Here’s the expected lineup of speakers by day:


  • Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo
  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
  • Rep. Jim Clyburn
  • Convention Chairman Representative Bennie Thompson
  • Rep. Gwen Moore
  • Former Gov. John Kasich
  • Sen. Doug Jones
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama


  • Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates
  • Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
  • Former Secretary of State John Kerry
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester
  • Former President Bill Clinton
  • Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden


  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  • Gov. Tony Evers
  • Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
  • Kamala Harris
  • Former President Barack Obama


  • Sen. Cory Booker
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin
  • Sen. Tammy Duckworth
  • Sen. Chris Coons
  • The Biden Family
  • Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden

How to watch

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the convention will be live-streamed virtually on the DNC’s website from 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET to 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday. Viewers can also watch the speeches live on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Twitch.

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