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What Illinois Democrats are doing Wednesday at the convention

Kamala Harris and Barack Obama close the third night of the convention.

A screenshot of a Zoom meeting during the Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic Party of Illinois will hold a virtual press briefing at 1 p.m before the delegation meeting where the theme today is “Fighting for Economic and Racial Justice.”
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On day three of the virtual Democratic National Convention, Mayor Lori Lightfoot appears Wednesday at a Black Caucus meeting and at an LPAC event, a top Democratic lesbian political action committee.

Both events were prerecorded, according to Lightfoot’s political office.

The Democratic Party of Illinois will hold a virtual press briefing at 1 p.m before the delegation meeting where the theme today is “Fighting for Economic and Racial Justice.”

The briefers are Mary Morrissey, executive director, Democratic Party of Illinois; Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton; Treasurer Michael Frerichs; and Marie Newman, Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

The virtual delegation meeting runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. when the convention program starts.

Here’s the lineup for tonight’s program on “Fighting for Economic and Racial Justice.”

Chairman Mike Madigan to open/welcome
Armando Saleh, Pepsico government affairs director
Attorney General Kwame Raoul
Treasurer Mike Frerichs
Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
Marie Newman, Democratic candidate for Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District

Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the convention

2:10 p.m. Black caucus prerecorded panel with other mayors

5:00 p.m. Lightfoot delivers prerecorded remarks at an LPAC salute to openly gay Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin