DNC Schedule Has Minneapolis Mayor Rybak Speaking on Tuesday

R.T. Rybak's Sept. 4, 2012, address is the first by a sitting mayor of Minneapolis at a Democratic National Convention since Hubert Humphrey in 1948.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, Sept. 4, alongside a number of Democratic Party heavyweights at the 2012 Democratic National Convention Tuesday.

See the DNC's full Tuesday schedule below.

Rybak tweeted Tuesday his remarks would come between 6:35–7:10 p.m. Central, while the posted DNC schedule has him starting off the 7 p.m. hour.  That means there is a chance of at least some of his speech being carried live on national news broadcasts, most of which start at 7 p.m. Central.

Rybak—an early backer of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential candidacy and one of several mayors with speaking at the DNC— has big historical shoes to fill. The last sitting Minneapolis mayor to deliver an address at a Democratic National Convention was Hubert Humphrey in 1948. Hear Humphrey by clicking on the YouTube thumbnail.

What would you like to hear—or what do you expect to hear—Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak say when he addresses the 2012 Democratic National Convention? Leave a comment below.

Here is the full schedule for the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC:

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

4–5 p.m. (Central)

  • Call to order by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chair of the Democratic National Committee
  • Invocation by Bishop Metropolitan Nicholas, Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit
  • Presentation of Colors by the Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard, disabled American veterans 
  • Pledge of Allegiance by third-graders from W.R. O’Dell Elementary School, Concord, NC
  • National Anthem by Amber Riley, singer/songwriter and Glee actress
  • Remarks by Stephen J. Kerrigan, chief executive officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee
  • Welcome video
  • Presentation of Credentials Committee Report from Co-Chairs Bishop Vashti McKenzie (first woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church) and San Antonio, TX Mayor Julián Castro
  • Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California, and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malle
  • Appointment of Convention Officers
  • Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
  • Remarks by U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention and Democratic Whip
  • Remarks by Andrew Tobias, treasurer of the Democratic National Committee
  • Remarks by Alice Germond, secretary of the Democratic National Committee
  • Roll Call for Attendance

5–6 p.m. (Central)

  • Platform Committee Remarks
  • Remarks by U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Member of the US House of Representatives, California
  • Remarks by Lt. General Claudia Kennedy (retired), first woman to reach rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army
  • Platform Video
  • Remarks by Newark, NJ Mayor Cory A. Booker
  • Remarks by North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue
  • Video: American Hero
  • Remarks by Ryan Case
  • Remarks by Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • Remarks from Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Remarks by U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Remarks by U.S. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY)
  • Remarks by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn
  • Remarks by Doug Stern, Cincinnati, OH firefighter
  • Remarks by former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (former chair of the Democratic National Committee and now a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Virginia)

6–7 p.m. (Central)

  • Remarks by Charlotte, NC Mayor Anthony R. Foxx
  • Remarks by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), majority leader
  • Video: An Economy Built to Last 
  • Women of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Video: Jimmy Carter
  • Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, former U.S. Senator from Colorado
  • Video: Kennedy Family Tribute Video
  • Remarks by Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts
  • Performance by Ledisi, singer/songwriter
  • Remarks by former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida, now president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

7–8 p.m. (Central)

  • Remarks by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
  • Remarks by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • Video: Reproductive Choice
  • Remarks by Maria Ciano
  • Remarks by Nancy Keenan, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League-Pro-Choice America (NARAL)
  • Video: American Veterans
  • Remarks by Nate Davis
  • Remarks by Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Remarks by Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee
  • Remarks by U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC), assistant Democratic Leader
  • Video: Health Care
  • Remarks by Stacey Lihn
  • Remarks by U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), who is also Democratic Caucus Vice Chair

8–9 p.m. (Central)

  • Remarks by Ted Strickland, former Governor of Ohio
  • Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, former governor of Kansas
  • Remarks by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff
  • Remarks by Kal Penn, actor/producer and former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
  • Remarks by Craig Robinson, brother of First Lady Michele Obama, and Maya Soetoro-ng, sister of President Barack Obama
  • Video: Equal Pay
  • Remarks by Lilly Ledbetter, women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
  • Remarks by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

9–10 p.m. (Central)

  • Remarks by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker Julián Castro by his brother, Joaquin Castro, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
  • Keynote Address by San Antonio, TX Mayor Julián Castro
  • Video: Michelle Obama 
  • Remarks by Elaine Brye
  • Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Benediction by Jena Lee Nardella, founder and executive director of Blood: Water Mission
Watts September 05, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Yes! Twin Cities representing!
Jarrod Lynch September 05, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Maybe he should concentrate on the homicides in his city rather than the self promoting BS going on at the RNC and DNC. Our country is in deep do do folks..from D.C. All the way down to our little town of MH...
rob_h78 September 05, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Our country is doing awesome! Our largest companies are making great profits and are sitting on billions of dollars of cash and are expanding their work forces all around the world! As for the homicides in the Twin Cities - the real problem is that not enough citizens are armed - we should start a give away program to ensure that every citizen has a gun with which they can protect themselves. If people aren't doing well it is their own dang fault for not being real Americans and working hard enough because there are plenty of people including myself and pretty much everyone I know that are doing quite well.
Pat September 05, 2012 at 04:31 PM
If he has time to speak at the DNC he should have time to deal with an injured cop that he abandoned. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/2010/06/how_minneapolis_abandons_its_i.shtml
Judy September 06, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Hope he stays there along with clinton and obama


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