Democratic National Convention
 Staples Center in Los Angeles    August 14-17, 2000 
News Coverage of Aug. 14
Road To L.A.    Main    Aug. 15 
   Monday, Aug. 14, 2000 -- "Prosperity and Progress"
  1:30 p.m.
Joe Andrew
National Chairman, Democratic National Committee

Cardinal Roger Mahoney
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Presentation of Colors
Armed Forces Color Guard

National Anthem
Juan Carlos Hernandez, age 8, of Harvey, Louisiana 

The Honorable Thomas "Mike" Miller
President, Maryland State Senate 
Chair, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)

The Honorable Ron Sims 
County Executive, King County, Washington 

The Honorable Joan Menard
Representative, Massachusetts House of Representatives
Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee
Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Party
President, Association of State Democratic Chairs

Kevin Nicholson 
President, College Democrats of America

Credentials Committee Co-Chairs Present Report for Vote 
The Honorable Ron Gonzales, Mayor, San Jose, California 
The Honorable Blanche Lincoln, United States Senator, Arkansas 

Rules Committee Co-Chairs Present Report for Vote
The Honorable Mary Landrieu, United States Senator, Louisiana
The Honorable Gary Locke, Governor of Washington

The Honorable Steny Hoyer
U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland 
Convention Parliamentarian

The Honorable Paul Patton
Governor of Kentucky 
Chair, Democratic Governors’ Association 
Co-Chair, Democratic National Convention

The Honorable Patrick Kennedy
U.S. House of Representatives, Rhode Island
Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Andrew Tobias
Treasurer, Democratic National Committee

Kathleen Vick
Secretary, Democratic National Committee
Former Vice Chair, Louisiana State Democratic Party


Linda Chavez-Thompson
Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee
Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO

Lottie Shackelford 
Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee
Former Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas

The Honorable Gloria Molina
Los Angeles County Supervisor
Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee

Art Torres
Chair, California State Democratic Party

The Honorable Marc Morial
Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana

The Honorable Michael Coleman
Mayor of Columbus, Ohio 

The Honorable Judith Dutcher
State Auditor of Minnesota

Carol Pensky
National Finance Co-Chair, Democratic National Committee

Joe Cari
National Finance Co-Chair, Democratic National Committee

Joel Hyatt 
National Finance Co-Chair, Democratic National Committee

The Honorable Bill Nelson
Candidate for the United States Senate, Florida
Florida Insurance Commissioner

Ed Bernstein 
Candidate for the United States Senate, Nevada

The Honorable Dannel Malloy 
Mayor, Stamford, Connecticut 
Chair, National Democratic Municipal Officials Conference

Timothy Leiwecke
President, Staples Center

The Honorable Dennis Archer
Mayor of Detroit, Michigan
General Co-Chair, Democratic National Committee

The Honorable Robert Torricelli
United States Senator, New Jersey
Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee 

The Honorable Wellington Webb
Mayor of Denver, Colorado


The Honorable Richard Riordan
Mayor of Los Angeles, California 

The Honorable Gray Davis
Governor of California 
Honorary Chair, Democratic National Convention

The Honorable Barbara Boxer
United States Senator, California 
Chair, Democratic National Convention

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein 
United States Senator, California 
Chair, Democratic National Convention

  5:00 p.m.
Presentation of Colors by Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

The Declaration of Independence 
Dylan McDermott accompanied by Danielle Chodak, Chris Caranbatu, and Naykia Harris

America the Beautiful Medley
Melissa Etheridge 


The Honorable Lynn Woolsey 
U.S. House of Representatives, California 
Nancy Santana of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Owner, Nancy Santana Cleaning and Maintenance.  Just over four years ago, Nancy Santana was living on welfare in an efficiency apartment with her three children. She knew she needed to find a way to better provide for her children’s future, so Santana talked with her caseworker and signed up for a training session at Philadelphia Works. With help from Philadelphia’s then-Mayor Ed Rendell, she developed a business plan and got an Empowerment Zone grant. Today she runs a successful janitorial/post construction cleaning business. 

Lydia Camarillo
Chief Executive Officer, Democratic National Convention 

Terrence McAuliffe
Chair, Democratic National Convention 

The Honorable Alexis Herman
Secretary of Labor

Panel 1: Success Stories
The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen
Governor of New Hampshire

Frederic and Yvette Evans of Winston-Salem, North Carolina 
Their dream of owning a home was made possible by Clinton-Gore led prosperity. Instead of losing money on rent, they now have an affordable mortgage.  With the strong economy, they felt comfortable to buy a house and start a family. 

Joseph Rosel, Jr. 
A third generation steelworker at Bethlehem Steel, Rosel was able to keep his job because of Clinton-Gore efforts to train workers in new technologies.  Under the Clinton-Gore Administration, the steel industry has been able to recover from the downsizing of the 80’s, and Bethlehem Steel has hired more than 1,000 employees in the last four years. 

David Skromme of San Mateo, California 
Skromme owns FASTSIGNS, a small business that makes a variety of signs for corporate trade shows, high tech firms, transportation companies and small businesses. During the Clinton-Gore Administration, more than 2.2 million new small businesses have been created. 

Panel 2: Issues for Working Families:
The Honorable Gary Locke 
Governor of Washington 

Marilyn Casey of Chantilly, Virginia 
Casey was able to take leave from her job to care for a terminally ill parent because of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the first bill enacted into law by the Clinton-Gore Administration.

Grace Delgado of Chicago, Illinois 
A community police officer with the Chicago Police Department, Delgado has worked closely with troubled communities to help get drugs, gangs and violent criminals off the streets.  Since 1994, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) initiative has provided funding to hire more than 100,000 new police officers. 

Maria "Elizabeth" Fuentes 
The earned income tax credit (EITC) has enabled Ms. Fuentes, an immigrant and working mother, to make a better life for her children.

David Robar of Concord, New Hampshire 
Since suffering a spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic, Robar has relied on Medicaid personal attendant benefits to enable him to work part-time. The Vice President fought for and the President signed the Jeffords-Kennedy legislation that will allow states the option of providing critically needed Medicaid services, to individuals with disabilities, who choose to return to work. 


The Honorable Barbara Mikulski, Maryland 
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, California
The Honorable Barbara Boxer, California 
The Honorable Patty Murray, Washington 
The Honorable Mary Landrieu, Louisiana
The Honorable Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas
The Honorable Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Representative and Candidate for the Senate, Michigan

  7:00 p.m.


Craig Bierko and the Broadway cast of "The Music Man" with the DNC Marching Band