When Is Lena Dunham's Speech? The DNC Speaker Is Fiercely Pro-Hillary Clinton
The 2016 Republican National Convention has finally come to a close, as GOP nominee Donald Trump made his acceptance speech on Thursday night in Cleveland, and now it's time for Philadelphia's Democratic National Convention. Presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton will have some essential speakers representing her, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vice President Joe Biden, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. One of her biggest supporters, Girls writer and actress Lena Dunham, will also be there — so when is Dunham speaking at the DNC?
Dunham has been on team Hillary over the course of this past year, making appearances at campaign events and speaking openly about why she supports the candidate. It's only fitting that she would be speaking at the Democratic hopeful's 2016 convention. Dunham made the announcement on her Instagram on Thursday with a photo of herself and actress America Ferrera, who will also be speaking. She wrote, "My soul sister @americaferrera and I are headed to the Democratic National Convention to speak as a team in support of @hillaryclinton. The honor! The thrill! We promise not to copy off Michelle Obama's homework, dreamy as she is #imwithher."
The DNC schedule has not yet been finalized with information about what day Dunham will be speaking, but the information should be available within the coming days as the convention approaches. Even so, I am going to predict what day she might be speaking based on the schedule's themes — but don't hold it against me if I'm wrong...
The Clinton DNC preliminary schedule has been released with some information on the themes and major speakers of each day, so here is what we know so far.
Monday: United Together
Monday's theme is "United Together," and will focus on American families and the need to rebuild the economy. According to a press release, some of Monday's speakers will include Michelle Obama, Sanders, and DREAMer Astrid Silva.
Tuesday: A Lifetime Of Fighting For Children And Families
Tuesday's theme will center on Clinton's prior work to make change for American children and families. The roll call vote will also be held on Tuesday. Speakers include her husband, Bill, and the Mothers of the Movement: Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mother; Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother; Maria Hamilton, Dontré Hamilton's mother; Lucia McBath, Jordan Davis' mother; Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, Hadiya Pendleton's mother; and Geneva Reed-Veal, Sandra Bland's mother.
Wednesday: Working Together
Wednesday will focus on essentially unifying the Democratic Party and taking a look at why this election year is so important. The focus will also be on Clinton's experience as a leader. Speakers include President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. If I'm going to speculate, I would probably place Dunham on Wednesday's schedule — but we'll see.
Thursday: Stronger Together
On Thursday, Chelsea Clinton will speak, as will her mother, the Democratic hopeful. The final day of the convention will focus on what Clinton hopes to achieve as the president, and the importance of moving forward as a united party and nation.