DNC Schedule: L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Speaks Wednesday

View the schedule of notable speakers on opening night at the Democratic National Convention.

The Democratic National Convention continues this afternoon in Charlotte, NC and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is among the notable speakers Wednesday evening.

Rep. Karen Bass, who represents the 33rd district including Culver City, Hollywood and Silverlake, is also speaking Wednesday evening. 

The list of notable speakers for Wednesday evening is below. Times are local PST.

2-3 p.m.:

Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, California (call to order)
Luis V. Gutierrez, US House of Representatives, Illinois
John A. Pérez, California State Assembly
Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
The Honorable Judy Chu, US House of Representatives, California
Steve Westly, Former State Controller and Chief Financial Officer of California
John Larson, US House of Representatives, Connecticut
Ken Myers, Deputy Sheriff, Carroll County, Iowa


3-4 p.m.

Steve Israel, US House of Representatives, New York
Patty Murray, Member of the US Senate, Washington
Charles E. Schumer, Member of the US Senate, New York
Karen Bass, Member of the US House of Representatives, California
Emanuel Cleaver, II, Member of the US House of Representatives, Missouri
Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut


4-5 p.m. 

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, California
Tom Vilsack, Former Governor of Iowa
Barbara Mikulski, Member of the US Senate, Maryland
Arne Duncan, Former CEO of Chicago Public Schools
Jim Hunt, Former and Longest-Serving Governor of North Carolina
Harvey B. Gantt, Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina


5-6 p.m.

Steny Hoyer, Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland
Barney Frank, Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts
Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


6-7 p.m.

Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California
Chris Van Hollen, Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland


7-8 p.m.

Elizabeth Warren, Candidate for US Senate, Massachusetts
Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, California
Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California

Jo September 06, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Democrats are so desperate they are having Villaraigosa as a speaker and he is the Mayor of a city that will be bankrupt by 2014. How sad they couldn't find a Democrat mayor of a city that is not on the verge of bankruptcy, Cities run by Democrats are going bankrupt while cities run by Republicans live within their means. There's a reason CA residents are fleeing to Texas and Utah. Currently, LA City's pensions+retiree benefits consume 16.8% of LA's budget and that is projected to be 25.8% by 2016, more than 1/4 of the budget going to pay those no longer working...LA City takes your hard earned income via highest taxes in the nation mostly for paying pensions, not services. Street sweeping was every 4 weeks, now it is every 25 weeks...3 men to clear all SF Valley storm drains, tree pruning and sidewalk repair has zero dollars budgeted for them..So many Inspectors laid off that they can't cite foreclosure messes. Too bad the DNC could not find a Demcrat mayor that is running a solvent city and had to settle for wife cheating Villaraigosa. But, they need to pander to the Hispanic vote.
OmarA. G September 06, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Villar was not need, Julian Castro stole the show w/ our First Lady and a great speech by Sister Simone Campbell yesterday finishing it off with The Great Bill Clinton. Jo > must be a Racisit, Rich/Wealthy, Stupid & dumb or all of the above.< And personally as a Dem, I don't really care for our mayor but I support him, the same with our councilman Mr. Huizar, don't care for him but I support him because he is a Dem, yup BIG PICTURE.
Todd Moriarty September 07, 2012 at 06:13 AM
The Mayor was used and lied re the 2/3 delegate vote. The democrats in large want God/G-d and Israel removed altogether. See it and hear it for yourself on YouTube. Jo shows no sign of racism, he obviously doesn't agree with the decisions of our mayor, and , like Clinton he is not a good example as a husband and father should be. Omar, what about the murder/abortion of children the democrat platforms aligns itself with, doesn't that concern you? Is that okay with you?
The MOG September 07, 2012 at 06:29 AM
JO, goes to prove what I've said all along. Dems don't care about the issues. They don't have to go to the polls, search the names on the ballot, & ponder their choice. All they have to do is phone in thier vote, tell 'em they're a democrat, and their voting for the Ds! They'd vote for Stalin, sight unseen, as long as he was a democrat. Saves them from having to think, I guess. Just vote for the Ds. Jeez, D must stand for Dumb Dumb! You are right though. PHX, AZ a googd example of a fiscally resoncible city. Sadly this City hasn't seen a responcible government since Yorty!
Jo September 07, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Thanks Todd. I am so sick of Democrats accusing everyone of racism when we state data. How dare Omar accuse me of that when there is not a ounce of that in my fact filled comment. Name calling is the best argument he has; very child like. 368,000 Americans dropped out of the work force last month. U6 Index shows 14.6% of American, 1 out of 6, are unemployed or underemployed. Read about the pension tsunami here: http://pensiontsunami.com/public.php I don't understand Jews voting for Obama; he clearly is not supportive of Israel. 97% of America's union dues go to Democrats. 11% unemployed in CA. Wake up Democrats and try thinking outside the box; looks at the data. 16% of Americans are in poverty based on last years' data. Omar is like the other Democrats that called Romney a felon and a murderer...name calling is the best they have.
nonoise September 07, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Mayor V. really jammed that vote down the Dem's throat. It was discusting to see how they do not want to reconize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It was very disturbing show that the Dem's are not Isreal's friend.
Todd Moriarty September 07, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Agreed Jo. What Omar doesn't understand is we do care about him, and we prove it by providing facts. Blind faith is not for politics. Vote the platform, find the true agenda, seek the truth so future generations can grow up with opportunity. Omar, for me, It's not that the republicans have it all together, but the values of life and for prosperity and America's growth line up with my belief of the blessings of God. God has blessed America, the more we remove him, the more we make godless decisions, we will see, as we see now, unsound minds, falling economy, broken families, hate filled deception, and the list goes on. It's a lose lose situation.
nonoise September 18, 2012 at 03:39 PM
The Mayor (cheater husband) is going to speak? Respect has been lost.
nonoise September 18, 2012 at 03:42 PM
And, good old President Bill, (cheater husband) spoke too. Respect has been lost. Who still listens to these cheating husbands? What about women's issues? That includes looking at these cheating husbands.
nonoise September 18, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Todd, it is not just taking religion out. The problem is religion being forced down the throats of those that do not want it. Respect needs to be given to those that do not agree with religion or want religion. I have no problem with signs that are quiet and make no noise. But religion should not be forced down anyone's throat. That means no church music or church bells (real or tape recorded) in my home or forced down my throat. Hate also comes from religion when religion is forced and when the so called "religious" give no respect to their neighbors. No respect means there is no caring of the neighbors and there is only selfish childish behaviour from the church saying "look at me, look what I can do". Selfish and childish. Respect is earned. Give respect and you give it back. Religion needs to be respected and give respect back. But the religious do not give respect back either. Both sides are can be just as bad as the other.
Omar A. Gonzalez September 20, 2012 at 03:10 PM
here are a few things Mormons won't tell you: MORMONS WON'T TELL YOU that they believe your Church is wrong, your Christian creeds are abomination to God, and you pastor or Priest is a hireling of Satan. MORMONS WON'T TELL YOU that they intend to be gods themselves some day, and are helping to earn their exaltation to godhood by talking to you. MORMONS WON'T TELL YOU that before 1978 they considered the Black race inferior, and even one drop of Negro blood prevented a person from entering their priesthood. MORMONS WON'T TELL YOU that on their Salt Lake City Temple they prominently display an upside-down star which is a Satanic symbol known as the Goat's head. Why? Don't be afraid to investigate, look it up >SEARCH IT< I'm ready for the debates, are you? btw it's not like he doesn't remind us everyday why not to vote for him, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTEh5tJY9Is Good Day!
Omar A. Gonzalez September 20, 2012 at 03:10 PM
ALL CHURCHES should pay taxes yeah that's right! Why not? they run like a business, but they don't so their forced to not be able to comment on politics during mass. God bless Sister Simone Campbell for coming out and standing strong, Take the disguises off fellas your going to have to do a better job of preaching what is right or wrong. Do we need to bring up the fact that the debt ceiling was raised 8 times during the Bush administration? It's a fact that after every recession this country has gone through we have had to re-invest in the country, come on it's simple biz-101, you cannot make money without spending some. Did we forget this guy is a Mormon? I don't know about that silly stuff he wears under his pants that's just strange, and this guys does not pray to GOD they pray to "Joseph Smith".
Omar A. Gonzalez September 20, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Did the GOP not promise to make our President Barack Obama and his administration fail? And block everything in congress to create jobs even to block bills that created jobs for war veterans. Please I'm not going to argue with a bunch of clueless racists, all republicans in congress should be tried for treason that's right treason, they have made unemployment numbers rise by design, we do read and keep up with the issues it's 2012 you can't just spout off at the mouth like in the 80's & 90's on local news and think everything is true look it up. An to the idiots talking about life, yes I care about life, but I don't need some self righteous right wing wacko using religion to disguise their agenda, Do you think I would want government telling my Daughter or Wife they can't have an Abortion if they were raped? ARE you CRAZY? Let's just just go back in time, next you'll want anyone not white sitting in the back of busses and only using rear entrances. I am religious but I know how to divide my spirituality with government and state laws.
Omar A. Gonzalez September 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM
HA! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/linda-lingle-mitt-romney_n_1900633.html
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