Michael Nutter Convention Speech and Transcript
Mayor of Philadelphia

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
2016 Democratic National Convention
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

 
 


Prepared Remarks

Good evening, Democrats! Philadelphia has always been a friendly place for Democrats, but I have to say, this week, there's a little extra brotherly love – and sisterly affection – in the air. For eight years, I was privileged to serve as the mayor of this great American city, Philadelphia. I'm proud that my administration and the host committee brought the convention to Philadelphia. I hope you've had a great time.

Philadelphia is my town. I grew up here. I built my career and raised my family here. And so it's with tremendous pride that – here in a city known for its history – I cast my ballot for our historic nominee: Hillary Clinton.

Now, I've known Hillary for decades. I've known her as a champion for our cities. I've known her as a change maker for our citizens. And I've known her as a leader whose career has been defined by a simple creed: GSD. Get Stuff Done.

As a city mayor, that's what we're expected to do every day. Our neighbors hold us accountable for our problems. Complicated problems don't have simple solutions. So we need a President whose ideas – and attention span – are longer than 140 characters. Hillary Clinton is a leader who won't let complexity be the enemy of opportunity. When she sees a problem, she makes a plan and she gets stuff done.

Now, she has a plan to make a historic investment in jobs. She has a plan to reform our broken criminal justice system. She has a plan to keep us safe from the epidemic of gun violence that is killing so many of our children – especially so many young black men – who are precious to our country and its future.

What's more, Hillary's plans have details. Because details matter. Trump says he has plans. But when you're looking down at America from the top of Trump Tower, you can't see the details. Because there are none.

After eight incredible years of progress under President Barack Obama, we can't afford to hand our country over to a con man who thinks the Presidency is an entry-level job on "The Apprentice."

Hillary Clinton is the only competent leader in this race. She is the champion our cities need, and she will be the President our citizens and our nation deserve.

She gets stuff done.

Thank you.



2016 Democratic Convention Speeches & Schedule

Speeches Monday, July 25th, 2016

Stacey Abrams,  State Representative from Georgia
Cory Booker,  Senator from New Jersey
Paul Booth,  DNC platform committee member
Brendan Boyle,  Congressman from Pennsylvania
Bob Brady,  Congressman from Pennsylvania
Bob Casey,  Senator from Pennsylvania
Jason & Jarron Collins,  Former NBA stars
Elijah Cummings,  Congressman from Maryland
Leah Daughtry,  CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee
Kevin de León,  State Senator from California
Keith Ellison,  Congressman from Minnesota
Leaders of Major Labor Groups,  Lee Saunders (AFSCME President), Lily Eskelsen Garcia (National Education Association President), Mary Kay Henry (SEIU President), Richard Trumka (AFL-CIO President), Sean McGarvey (Building Trades President) and Randi Weingarten (American
Adriano Espaillat,  State Senator from New York
Luke Feeney,  Mayor of Chillicothe, OH
Barney Frank,  Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts
Al Franken,  Senator from Minnesota
Shirley Franklin,  Former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and DNC platform committee member
Marcia Fudge,  Representative from Ohio and Permanent Chair of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Kirsten Gillibrand,  Senator from New York
Raul Grijalva,  Congressman from Arizona
Luis Gutierrez,  Congressman from Illinois
Steny Hoyer,  Representative from Maryland
Benjamin Jealous,  President and CEO of the NAACP
Joe Kennedy,  Congressman from Massachusetts
Jim Kenney,  Mayor of Philadelphia
Tina Kotek,  House Speaker from Oregon
Cheryl Lankford,  Spent $35,000 on Trump University
Jesse Lipson,  Founder of ShareFile
Pam Livengood,  personally affected by the growing substance abuse epidemic
Eva Longoria,  Actress and activist
Demi Lovato,  American singer, songwriter, and actress
Nita Lowey,  Congresswoman from New York
Dan Malloy,  Governor from Connecticut
Jeff Merkley,  U.S. Senator from Oregon
Michelle Obama,  First Lady of the United States
Karla & Francisca Ortiz,  daughter of undocumented immigrant parents
John Podesta,  Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign
Diane Russell,  State Representative from Maine
Linda Sánchez,  U.S. Representative from California
Bernie Sanders,  U.S. Senator from Vermont and Former Mayor of Burlington
Jeanne Shaheen,  Senator from New Hampshire
Astrid Silva,  DREAMer activist
Sarah Silverman,  Stand-up comedian and Emmy Awards-winning actress
Anastasia Somoza,  advocate for Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Patricia Spearman,  Nevada State Senator and cleric
Marty Walsh,  Mayor of Boston
Elizabeth Warren,  Senator from Massachusetts
Debbie Wasserman Schultz,  Chair of the DNC and Congresswoman from Florida
Wellington Webb,  First African American Mayor of Denver, Colorado
 

Speeches Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Madeleine Albright,  Former U.S. Secretary of State
Erika Alexander,  Actress
Na'ilah Amaru,  Hillary for America contest winner
Elizabeth Banks,  Actress, producer, and director
Steve Benjamin,  Mayor of Columbia, SC
Barbara Boxer,  Senator from California
Donna Brazile,  DNC Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation
Kate Burdick,  staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia
Gwen Carr,  Mother of Eric Garner
Jason Carter,  Former State Senator from Georgia
Jimmy Carter,  39th President of the United States
Katherine Clark,  U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
Bill Clinton,  Former President of the United States
Hillary Clinton,  Live from New York
Joseph Crowley,  Congressman from New York
Howard Dean,  Former Governor of Vermont
Val Demings,  Former Chief of the Orlando Police Department
Thaddeus Desmond,  child advocate social worker from Philadelphia
Lena Dunham & America Ferrera,  Actresses
Eagle Academy Students,  Eagle Academy is a school to educate at-risk youth in New York City
Lois Frankel,  U.S Representative from Florida
Jelani Freeman,  Attorney bringing opportunity to kids at risk
Sybrina Fulton,  Mother of Trayvon Martin
Tulsi Gabbard,  U.S. Representative from Hawaii
Tony Goldwyn,  Actor, producer, director and political activist
Alison Lundergan Grimes,   Secretary of State of Kentucky
Maria Hamilton,  Mother of Dontré Hamilton
Tom Harkin,  Former U.S. Senator from Iowa
Dynah Haubert,  works for a disability rights organization and teaches those with disabilities to advocate for themselves
Eric Holder,  82nd United States Attorney General
Amy Klobuchar,  U.S. Senator from Minnesota
John Lewis,  U.S. Representative from Georgia
Lauren Manning,  one of the most catastrophically wounded survivors of 9/11
Ima Matul Maisaroh,  Sex Trafficking Survivor & Advocate
Terry McAuliffe,  Governor from Virginia
Lucia McBath,  Mother of Jordan Davis
Cameron McLay,  Pittsburgh Police Chief
Lezley McSpadden,  Mother of Michael Brown
Debra Messing,  Actress
Barbara Mikulski,  U.S. Senator from Maryland
Anton Moore,  founded and runs a nonprofit community group that strives to bring awareness and educate youth on gun violence
Ryan Moore,  an advocate for health care reform suffering from spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia dwarfism
Dustin Parsons,  fifth grade teacher at an elementary school in Arkansas
Nancy Pelosi,  House Democratic Leader from California
Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley,  Mother of Hadiya Pendleton
Geneva Reed-Veal,  Mother of Sandra Bland
Cecile Richards,  Planned Parenthood Action Fund President
Jan Schakowsky,  U.S. Representative from Illinois
Chuck Schumer,  Senator from New York
Meryl Streep,  Three times Academy Awards-winning actress
Joe Sweeney,  detective with the NYPD
Nydia Velázquez,  U.S Representative from New York
Bonnie Watson Coleman,  U.S. Representative from New Jersey
 

Speeches Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Karen Bass,  U.S. Representative from California
Angela Bassett,  Director and Academy Award-nominated actress
Sharon Belkofer,  Mother of Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer, who was killed on duty in Afghanistan
Brooks Bell,  Tech entrepreneur from North Carolina
Ami Bera,  U.S. Representative from California
Joe Biden,  Vice President of the United States
Jill Biden,  Second Lady of the United States
Michael Bloomberg,  Businessman, philanthropist and former Mayor of New York City
Jerry Brown,  Governor from California
GK Butterfield,  Congressman from North Carolina
André Carson,  U.S. Representative from Indiana
Judy Chu,  Congresswoman from California
Yvette Clarke,  US Representative from New York
Lee Daniels,  Producer and Academy Awards-nominated director
Bill de Blasio,  New York City Mayor
Jamie Dorff,  wife of Patrick Dorff, an Army helicopter pilot killed in northern Iraq
Daniel Driffin,  HIV/AIDS Activist from Georgia
Mike Duggan,  Mayor of Detroit, Michigan
Ruben Gallego,  Congressman from Arizona
Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly,  U.S. Representatives from Arizona & Retired American astronaut
Andrew Gillum,   Mayor of Tallahassee, FL
Mazie Hirono,  Senator from Hawaii
Ilyse Hogue,  NARAL President
Eleanor Holmes Norton,  Congresswoman from Washington, DC
John Hutson,  Rear Admiral (Ret. USN)
Jesse Jackson,  civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician
Sheila Jackson Lee,  U.S. Representative from Texas
Hakeem Jeffries,  U.S. Representative from New York
Star Jones,  TV personality and attorney
Tim Kaine,  2016 Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee
Kristen Kavanaugh,  Former Marine Corps Captain and co-founder of the Military Acceptance Project
Christine Leinonen,  Mother of Christopher Leinonen, who was killed in the Pulse attack in Orlando
Ben Ray Luján,  Congressman from New Mexico
Michelle Lujan Grisham,  U.S. Representative from New Mexico
Gregory Meeks,  U.S. Representative from New York
Chris Murphy,  Senator from Connecticut
Gavin Newsom,  Lieutenant Governor of California
Barack Obama,  President of the United States
Martin O’Malley,  Former Governor from Maryland
Leon Panetta,  Former Congressman and Secretary of Defense
Charles Ramsey,  Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner
Kasim Reed,  Mayor of Atlanta
Harry Reid,  U.S Senator from Nevada and Senate Minority Leader
Felicia Sanders & Polly Sheppard,  survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC
Adam Schiff,  Congressman from California
Stephanie Schriock,  EMILY’s List President
Bobby Scott,  U.S. Representative for Virginia
Erica Smegielski,  outspoken advocate for commonsense gun violence prevention measures
Mark Takano,  US Representative for California
Neera Tanden,  Center for American Progress Action Fund President
Maxine Waters,  Congresswoman from California
Karen Weaver,  Mayor of Flint, Michigan
Sigourney Weaver,  Actress; star of iconic flms like Alien, Ghostbusters and Avatar
Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada,  Survivors of the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando
 

Speeches Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabaar,  NBA Hall of Famer
Raumesh Akbari,  State Representative from Tennessee
John Allen,  General and former Commander (ret. USMC)
Tammy Baldwin,  U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
Reverend William Barber,  Minister & Activist
Joyce Beatty,  Congresswoman from Ohio
Xavier Becerra,  Congressman from California
Barbara Boxer,  U.S. Senator from California
Sherrod Brown,  Senator from Ohio
Maria Cantwell,  U.S. Senator from Washington
Joaquin Castro,  Congressman from Texas
Emanuel Cleaver,  U.S. Representative from Missouri
Chelsea Clinton,  daughter of Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton,  2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee
James Clyburn,  Congressman from South Carolina
Andrew Cuomo,  Governor of New York
Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen,  Actor and Actress
Mark Dayton,  Governor from Minnesota
Ted Deutch,  U.S. Representative from Florida
DNC Video,  Hillary Clinton
Tammy Duckworth,  U.S. Representative from Illinois
Crisanta Duran,  Majority Leader State Representative from Colorado
Doug Elmets,  Former Reagan Administration official
Cameron Esposito,  comedian presents tax video
Peggy Flanagan,  State Representative from Minnesota
Eric Garcetti,  Mayor of Los Angeles
Kirsten Gillibrand,  U.S. Senator from New York
Chloe Grace Moretz,  Actress
Jennifer Granholm,  Former Governor from Michigan
Chad Griffin,  President of the Human Rights Campaign
Florent Groberg,  Retired U.S. Army Captain and recipient of the Medal of Honor
Jaime Harrison,  Democratic State Party Chair from South Carolina
John Hickenlooper,  Governor from Colorado
Mazie Hirono,  U.S. Senator from Hawaii
Dolores Huerta,  Labor leader and civil rights activist
Henrietta Ivey,  home care worker who is helping to lead the Fight for $15
Gene Karpinski,  League of Conservation Voters President
Khizr Khan,  father of Humayun Khan, a University of Virginia graduate and one of 14 American Muslims who died serving the United States
Ruben Kihuen,  State Senator from Nevada
Amy Klobuchar,  Senator from Minnesota
Ted Lieu,  Congressman from California
Jennifer Pierotti Lim,  Co-Founder of Republican Women for Hillary & Director of Health Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Loudon,  Widow of slain Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg
Sean Patrick Maloney,  Congressman from New York
Sean Patrick Maloney & Sarah McBride,  LGBT rights activists
Marlon Marshall,  Director of States and Political Engagement, Hillary for America
Beth Mathias,  works two jobs and her husband works the nightshift at a factory in Ohio
Claire McCaskill,  U.S. Senator from Missouri
Katie McGinty,  Former state and federal environmental policy official
Barbara Mikulski,  U.S. Senator from Maryland
Gwen Moore,  Congresswoman from Wisconsin
Patty Murray,  U.S. Senator from Washington
Michael Nutter,  Mayor of Philadelphia
Barbara Owens & Wayne Owens,  Family members of a fallen law enforcement officer
Nancy Pelosi,  Minority Leader of the U.S House of Representatives
Katy Perry,  Singer-singwriter
Lorella Praeli,  Latino Outreach Director, Hillary for America
Cedric Richmond,  U.S. Representative from Louisiana
Tim Ryan,  U.S. Representative from Ohio
Bakari Sellers,  Former State Representative from South Carolina
Jeanne Shaheen,  U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Lupe Valdez,   Sheriff of Dallas County, Texas
Antonio Villaraigosa,  Former Mayor of Los Angeles
Jensen Walcott & Jake Reed,  a pizza restaurant worker fired for asking her boss why she was paid 25 cents less than her male co-worker and friend, Jake
Wayne Walker,  Family member of fallen law enforcement officer
Elizabeth Warren,  U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
Dave Wills,  8th grade social studies teacher from Guilford County, NC
Tom Wolf,  Governor of Pennsylvania
 

Democratic Convention Speeches with dates yet to be determined

Andra Day,  Singing "Rise Up"
Andra Day,  Singing "Rise Up"
Suzan DelBene,  U.S. Representative from Washington
 



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