Wednesday, August 22, 2012

RNC Officials Release Wednesday Convention Schedule

Wednesday's Convention Theme: "We Can Change It"

Tampa, Fla. - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced the theme and speakers for Wednesday, August 29, the third night of next week's 2012 Republican National Convention. The theme, said Priebus, will be "We Can Change It."

"We want to remind Americans that we don't have to settle for four more years of high unemployment, low pay and deep debt," Priebus said. "We will devote Wednesday night to showing the country that Mitt Romney's 'Plan for a Stronger Middle Class' will restore our country as the best place in the world to find a job, start a business or hire a worker."

Priebus said the Wednesday night program "will show that the Romney approach is both optimistic and achievable." The Romney plan will work toward energy independence, ensure that middle-class Americans have the skills to succeed, pursue trade that works for America, cut the deficit and champion small business.

"Having suffered through the longest sustained period of high unemployment since the Great Depression, Americans already know we can do better," said Republican Convention CEO William Harris. "Next Wednesday, Republicans will lay out Mitt Romney's plan to do just that."

Priebus and Harris announced the following schedule for Wednesday, August 29:


7:30 p.m.
Convention convenes
Call to order
Introduction of Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
National Anthem
Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)
Performance by Beau Davidson
Segment to be announced
Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)
Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)
Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)
Remarks by Governor Jeb Bush (FL)
Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)
Remarks by Steve Cohen, Screen Machine
Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuño (PR)
Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)
Remarks by Condoleezza Rice
Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan
Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios

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