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Whitmer to speak Monday at Democratic National Convention, VP candidate to speak Wednesday

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 08:55:02-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be speaking on Monday, Aug. 17 at the Democratic National Convention, the committee announced on Tuesday.

Related: Whitmer reportedly met with Biden as he nears VP decision

The DNCC revealed the entire lineup of convention speakers, with presumptive nominee Joe Biden speaking on Thursday, Aug. 20.

Whitmer will speak on the day titled "We the People" along with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Catherine Cortez Masto, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, former Gov. John Kasich and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

"This country is confronting a series of monumental challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic continues its rampage, tens of millions of people are out of work, and America is confronting the racial injustice that has marginalized too many people. Throughout our history, when we stand united, we can overcome anything. On Monday, we’ll hear from the many Americans who are rising up to take on these three crises, unite our country, and join Joe Biden in rebuilding the country and moving it forward," the DNCC said about the day.

Whitmer's speech on Monday casts doubts on her becoming Biden's Vice Presidential candidate, as the VP will speak Wednesday. A time slot is reserved Wednesday for the VP.

She reportedly met with Biden in Delaware on Sunday, Aug. 2, the first confirmed in-person meeting with a potential VP candidate.

The convention will take place over four nights from Aug. 17-20 with programming airing between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. eastern time.

The entire lineup is below.

Monday, Aug. 17 – Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Representative Jim Clyburn, Convention Chairman Representative Bennie Thompson, Representative Gwen Moore, Former Governor John Kasich, Senator Doug Jones, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Tuesday, Aug. 18 – Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Former President Bill Clinton, and Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden

Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Governor Tony Evers, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Vice Presidential Nominee, and Former President Barack Obama

Thursday, Aug. 20 – Senator Cory Booker, Governor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Senator Chris Coons, Senator Kamala Harris, The Biden Family, and Vice President Joe Biden

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