What Illinois Democrats are doing Wednesday at the convention


On day three of the virtual Democratic National Convention, Mayor Lori Lightfoot appears Wednesday at a Black Caucus meeting and at an LPAC event, a top Democratic lesbian political action committee.

Both events were prerecorded, according to Lightfoot’s political office.

The Democratic Party of Illinois will hold a virtual press briefing at 1 p.m before the delegation meeting where the theme today is “Fighting for Economic and Racial Justice.”

The briefers are Mary Morrissey, executive director, Democratic Party of Illinois; Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton; Treasurer Michael Frerichs; and Marie Newman, Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

The virtual delegation meeting runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. when the convention program starts.

Here’s the lineup for tonight’s program on “Fighting for Economic and Racial Justice.”

Chairman Mike Madigan to open/welcome

Armando Saleh, Pepsico government affairs director

Attorney General Kwame Raoul

Treasurer Mike Frerichs

Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi

Marie Newman, Democratic candidate for Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District

Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the convention

2:10 p.m. Black caucus prerecorded panel with other mayors

5:00 p.m. Lightfoot delivers prerecorded remarks at an LPAC salute to openly gay Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin


via Chicago Sun-Times

August 19, 2020 at 10:54AM

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