There are few surprises, but notably, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) — who endorsed his primary rival earlier this week — has been given a high-profile slot.
Besides Hillary Clinton, those being featured also include former president Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton. And President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. And Vice President Biden.
Each night at the Democratic convention, which starts July 25, will have its own theme, according to organizers.
On Monday, it’s “united together.” Headliners are Michelle Obama, Sanders and Astrid Silva, a Mexican-born immigration advocate who appeared with President Obama in 2014 when he announced an immigration reform initiative.
Tuesday’s theme is “fighting for children and families.” Headliners are former president Clinton and more than a half-dozen members of Mothers of the Movement, a group that banded together to foster reforms in the wake of the deaths of their children. Several of them, including the mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner, have campaigned with Hillary Clinton previously.
Wednesday’s theme is “working together.” Headliners include the current president and vice president — and if tradition is any guide — Hillary Clinton’s yet-to-be-named vice-presidential nominee.
On Thursday, under the theme of “stronger together,” Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, will address the convention and nation.
Notably, none of the headliners announced Friday are among those believed to be on Clinton’s short list for vice president — likely a move to keep those cards close to the vest.
Convention organizers said Clinton’s campaign will announce additional speakers in coming days.