Snellville residents and Dot Shaw are at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this week. Bethea opposed Brett Harrell for the House District 106 seat in 2010. She is a current vice chair in the Gwinnett County Democratic Party, and a co-chair of the public policy committe with the National Coalition of a 100 Black Women.
This is the second time she has gone to the convention as a delegate.
"I’m excited," said Bethea. "I don’t know how you can top '08 but I’m still very excited about going. I'm looking forward to hearing the speeches and the game plan for the next term."
Shaw is a lifelong activist and member of the League of Women Voters.
Former President Bill Clinton will present deliver the nominating speech this evening, according to the Democratic National Convention's website. According to CNN.com, actresses Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington will also speak tonight.
The rest of the schedule is as follows:
9:00 a.m. Morning prayer gathering
10:00 a.m.-noon. Caucus Session #1
- Black Caucus (Ballroom CD)
- Hispanic Caucus (Ballroom B)
- Ethnic Council (Room 218B/219B)
- AAPI Caucus (Room 203AB)
- Native American Council (Room 218A/219A)
12-2:00 p.m. Caucus Session #2
- Faith Council (Room 203AB)
- Disability Caucus (Room 211AB/212AB)
- Youth Council (Ballroom B)
2-4:00 p.m. Caucus Session #3
- Veterans & Military Families Council (Room 203AB)
- Richard Trumka
- Steve Israel, Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
- Patty Murray
- Pedro Pierluisi, and others
- Nancy Pelosi
- Tom Vilsack
- Barney Frank
- Elizabeth "Libby" Bruce
- Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood
- Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization
9 p.m. (according to CNN.com)
- Austin Ligon, Co-founder and retired CEO of CarMax
- Jim Sinegal, Costco CEO
- Sandra Fluke, activist
- Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senate candidate (Massachusetts)
- President Bill Clinton
For the full schedule, visit the DNC website.
Snellville Patch will update the list as the information becomes available.