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Democratic National Committee Announces Convention Speakers

The convention is being held in Philadelphia from July 25th to July 28th

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    In this file photo, President Barack Obama greets supporters with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally on July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Obama is slated to speak at the next-to-last night of the Democratic National Convention.

    President Barack Obama is slated to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, July 27, the party's committee said Friday.

    The DNC announced the convention's headlining speakers, calling the line-up a showcase of "enormously popular national leaders, rising stars from across the country and a diverse range of everyday Americans who will inspire the nation."

    "Through narrative storytelling utilizing innovative technology, Hillary Clinton’s vision that we are stronger together will come into strong focus for the American people," the DNC said in a statement.

    The convention is being held in Philadelphia from July 25th to July 28th.

    Here is a preview of each night:

    Monday: United Together

    Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva

    Monday will focus on putting the future of American families front and center and how we're stronger together when we build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top and when everyone has a chance to live up to their God-given potential. DREAMer Astrid Silva will share her story and her fight to keep families together.

    Tuesday: A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families

    Featuring President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement

    Tuesday will feature the roll call vote and how Hillary has spent her entire career working to make a difference for children, families, and our country. The Mothers of the Movement participating include Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, Mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland.

    Wednesday: Working Together

    Featuring President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden

    On Wednesday speakers will take an in-depth look at just how high the stakes are in this election and how Hillary has the experience and steadiness to bring people together to tackle the big challenges and get real results.

    Thursday: Stronger Together

    Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

    On the final day of the convention, Hillary will speak about her vision for our country – her belief that we are stronger together and that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems.

    Hillary for America will announce additional speakers in the coming days.