Pelosi Addresses AIPAC Policy Conference

Minority Leader of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addressed the crowd on the last day of the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington. In her speech, she covered a lot of ground, from her family’s longtime commitment to Israel — referring to her father as a “Shabbat goy” — to her support, and that of many of her colleagues, for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She mentioned anti-Semitism and the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, the Iranian challenge and her abiding respect for the late President Shimon Peres. She also described the creation of the state of Israel as “the greatest political achievement of the 20th century.”

The transcript of Rep. Pelosi’s speech, as provided on the AIPAC Policy Conference website, appears below. [Read more…]

Philadelphia Democratic Party Event Headlined by Biden and Pelosi

nancy_pelosiVice President Joe Biden and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will serve as keynote speakers for the Jefferson-Jackson Autumn Cocktail Party, hosted by the Democratic City Committee of Philadelphia.

“I’m honored to have my friends Vice President Joe Biden and Leader Nancy Pelosi as our featured guests for this event,” said Congressman Bob Brady, the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee chairman. “Their presence here in Philadelphia, eight days before the most important election in recent history, is a testament to the importance of the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as we work to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States.”

Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Attendees should arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. to allow for required screening and to ensure their entry into the event.

#DNC Second Night Program Tuesday, 7/26

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President Bill Clinton. Photo: Timothy K. Hamilton.

People on the program for Tuesday night include President Bill Clinton,  Actress Meryl Streep, and performer Alicia Keys. Earlier in the evening House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer are among the many speakers.

Twitter and CBSN are partnering to provide live streaming of the DNC over the Internet. Our reporters from the Philadelphia Jewish Voice will be on Twitter at @pjvoice. Other networks are on Facebook. PBS will also provide full coverage. The major networks will have special DNC reports from 10 PM to 11 PM each evening of the Convention.

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the second day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28.

In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic unifying vision where everyone has a role to play in building our future.

Bill Clinton at DNC

Bill Clinton at DNC:”Hillary is the best darn change maker…”

On Tuesday night, Democrats will highlight Hillary Clinton’s lifetime of fighting for children and families. No matter the odds, Hillary has spent her life fighting for children, families and those who have been forgotten and left behind. And she has a long record of getting things done and delivering results. She’s a change maker, who looks for ways to make a difference in people’s lives every day.

The program is listed below:

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EDT)

Call to Order
U.S. Representative and Convention Chair Marcia Fudge

Invocation
Dr. Ima Sherman Jackson

Presentation of Colors
Colonel Charles Young
American Legion Post 682

Pledge of Allegiance
Mallory Weggemann

National Anthem
Timmy Kelly
Timmy Kelly is from Pennsylvania and sang the National Anthem at the campaign launch in New York.

Remarks
Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Harkin will speak on the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law he wrote and helped pass.

Remarks
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

5:00 – 7:00 PM (EDT)

Nominating Speeches and Roll Call Vote

Remarks
Governor Terry McAuliffe

7:00 – 10:00 PM (EDT)

Remarks
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Women of the House

Remarks introducing Video Message
Former State Senator Jason Carter

Video Message from President Jimmy Carter

Remarks
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer

Host for the evening: Actress Elizabeth Banks

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: KIDS AND FAMILIES

Remarks
Thaddeus Desmond
Thaddeus is a child advocate social worker in Philadelphia

Remarks
Dynah Haubert
Dynah is a lawyer who works for a disability rights organization

Remarks
Kate Burdick
Kate is a staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia

Remarks
Anton Moore
Anton founded and runs a non-profit community group that strives to bring awareness and educate youth on gun violence

Remarks
Dustin Parsons
Dustin is a 5th grade teacher in Arkansas

Remarks
Daniele Mellott
Daniele and Mark Mellott’s adoption of their son was made possible through the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act that Hillary championed as First Lady.

Remarks
Jelani Freeman
Jelani grew up in foster care and is a former intern in Hillary Clinton’s Senate office. Since receiving his law degree, he has worked to bring opportunity to kids at risk.

Remarks
Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile

Remarks
Eagle Academy Principal and Students
As a senator, Hillary Clinton supported the creation of the Eagle Academy to educate at-risk youth in New York City.

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SOCIAL JUSTICE

Remarks
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Remarks
Pittsburgh Chief of Police Cameron McLay

Remarks
Actor Tony Goldwyn

Remarks
Mothers of the Movement
Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed-Veal, Lucy McBath, Gwen Carr, Cleopatra Pendelton, Maria Hamilton, Lezley McSpadden, and Wanda Johnson

Performance
Andra Day

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: WOMEN AND FAMILIES

Remarks
President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards

Remarks
Actresses America Fererra and Lena Dunham

Remarks
Mayor of Columbia (SC) Steve Benjamin

Remarks
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: STANDING UP FOR 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS & SURVIVORS
Introduction by Actress Debra Messing

Remarks
Joe Sweeney
Joe was a detective with the NYPD on September 11, 2001. When the towers were hit, he rushed down to the World Trade Center and began digging through the rubble for survivors.

Remarks
Lauren Manning
Lauren spent more than 6 months in the hospital after 9/11 recovering from severe burns. As senator, Hillary Clinton helped Lauren get the care she needed.Remarks
U.S. Representative Joseph CrowleyFIGHTS OF HER LIFE: HEALTH CAREIntroduction of Speaker
Actress Erika AlexanderRemarks
Ryan Moore
Ryan has spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia dwarfism and has known Hillary Clinton since 1994 when they met during the fight for health care reform. Ryan has stayed in contact with Hillary ever since.Remarks
Former Governor of Vermont Howard DeanFIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SECRETARY OF STATE

Remarks
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

Remarks
Ima Matul
Sex Trafficking Survivor & Advocate

Remarks
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

10:00 – 11:00 PM (EDT)

Remarks
President Bill Clinton

Introduction of Film
Actress Meryl Streep

Performance
Alicia Keys