The Democratic National Convention Committee and Obama for America announced today that
Former President Jimmy Carter will deliver a primetime speech at the Democratic National Convention – via video.
Carter’s address will be played at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, September 4. He is expected to offer “unique insights about President Obama as a global leader,” according to convention organizers.
Despite his planned absence from the convention, Carter said he and former first lady Rosalynn Carter “remain steadfast in our support for President Obama and the progress he will make in the next four years.”
In a statement released Monday, 2012 Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa called Carter “one of the greatest humanitarian leaders of our time and a champion of democracy around the globe.”
The Democratic National Convention Committee previously announced that first lady Michelle Obama and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro would address the convention on its opening night, Tuesday, Sept. 4. Former President Bill Clinton and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will deliver speeches on the second night. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will deliver their acceptance speeches on the final night of the convention, Thursday, Sept. 6, at Bank of America Stadium.