CHARLOTTE — First Lady Michelle Obama will close the first evening of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday.
The three-day Democratic party gathering will also feature a keynote address from San Antonio Julián Castro, an up-and-coming voice within the party.
Congressional leaders will also be heard on the debut day, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Assitant Minority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.).
Adding a touch of star power, Kal Penn, an actor known for his title role in the Harold and Kumar series, will also address the convention. Penn briefly switched from Hollywood to politics to serve two years in the White House as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Former President Jimmy Carter will also appear at the convention, albeit via a video message.
The convention runs from September 4th through 6th. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to deliver remarks on Wednesday night and Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama will give their acceptance speeches on Thursday.