September 05, 2012 at 6:23 am
By Melissa E. Holsman
Treasure Coast Newspapers
With 363 delegates in Charlotte, N.C., this week, officials with the Florida Democratic Party say they sent the largest, most diverse delegation in Florida’s history to choose President Barack Obama as their party’s presidential nominee. Through Thursday, the Florida delegation, including 300 voting members and 23 alternates, will hear from several top party leaders at events scheduled throughout the day and around the city. Wednesday’s highlights include:
Florida Delegation Breakfast Program in the ballroom of the Marriott City Center
The 8 a.m. breakfast meeting features Democratic speakers SEIU Florida 1199 President Monica Russo; Jen O’Malley Dillon; Congresswoman and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Project New Florida President Loranne Ausley; Polling briefing by Dave Beattie, Hamilton Campaigns; state Sen. Chris Smith of Fort Lauderdale; state Rep. Perry Thurston Jr. of Plantation; Mayor of Los Angeles and Democratic National Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa.
Morning Prayer Gathering
Between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. the DNC and DNCC will host a morning prayer gathering at the Charlotte Convention Center.
The Hill’s Daily Review
From 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., members of The Hill’s election team will review the politics and policy in the previous night’s events and speeches, and what to expect on the convention floor that day.
The Vital Role of Women’s Health in Foreign Policy
Join Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and members of Congress from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for an interactive luncheon discussion at the Mortimer’s Cafe and Pub in Charlotte.
Hunger Hits Home screening
This movie screening, at Mez & EpiCentre Theater from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Charlottee, examines the causes, complications and misconceptions about childhood hunger in the U.S., as well as some of the innovative solutions being put into practice today.
The Democratic National Convention begins at 4 p.m., at the Charlotte Convention Center with speakers and times to be announced.