Platform Drafting Committee
2004 Democratic National Convention
Platform Drafting Committee Hearing
"Progress For All"

8:45 a.m., June 18, 2004
Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe, New Mexico

8:45 a.m. Call to Order by Platform Committee Chair Los Angeles Councilmember Antonio Villaraigosa
9:00 a.m. Welcome to New Mexico -- Governor Bill Richardson
9:20 a.m. Panel -- Witnesses to Job Losses
  • Arlene Dombrosky
  • Natasha Humphries
9:40 a.m. Panel -- Job Losses and the Future of Manufacturing
  • Bob Baugh, Executive Director, Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO
  • Terry Bonds, District 12 Director, United Steelworkers of America
  • Thea Lee, Chief International Economist, AFL-CIO
  • Rick Sloan, Communications Director, International Association of Machinists
10:10 a.m. Panel -- Small Business
  • Jim Bradbury, General Manager, La Fonda Hotel
  • Mark Henderson, Owner, Henderson Construction
10:30 a.m. Panel -- Getting Farm Policy Right
  • John Stencel, President, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
  • Steve Anaya, fmr. State Rural Development Director, New Mexico
10:50 a.m. Dr. Randall W. Maxey, President, National Medical Association
11:00 a.m. Hon. Phil Angelides
California State Treasurer
11:15 a.m. Hon. Robert Reich    did not make it due to weather
Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Labor 
11:45 a.m. LUNCH
1:20 p.m. Panel -- Incomes and the Growing Financial Burden
  • Maggie Toulouse
  • William Killmer, Executive Vice President of Advocacy, National Association of Homebuilders
1:35 p.m. Panel -- Getting Trade Right
  • Lael Brainard, Fmr. Deputy National Economic Advisor to President Clinton
  • Jim Jontz, Fmr. Member of Congress & President Emeritus, Americans for Democratic Action
  • David Lipton, Fmr. Undersecretary of the Treasury
1:55 p.m. Panel -- Getting the Budget, Taxes and the Economy Right
  • Gary Gensler, Fmr. Undersecretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance
  • Cuauhtemo "Temo" Figueroa, Adminisitrator, AFSCME Council 18
2:15 p.m. Dr. Henry Simmons, President, National Coalition on Health Care
2:30 p.m. Panel -- Witnesses to Health Care
  • Catherine Fike-Schlake, RN
  • Bernie Lieving, Deputy Director, People of Color Aids Foundation
  • Richard Taffe, CEO, La Familia Medical Center, Santa Fe
3:00 p.m. Panel -- Getting Health Care Right
  • Sarah Palmer Amos, Vice President, UFCW
  • Stephen McKernan, Chief Executive Officer, University Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Ellen Litzer, Vice President, Health Action New Mexico
3:15 p.m. Dr. Jim Comer, Yale University
3:30 p.m. Panel -- Education
  • Eduardo Holguin, President, NM Education Association
  • Marshall Martinez, University of New Mexico student
  • Janet Montoya Shepard, Kindergarten Teacher
4:00 p.m. Hon. Bill Richardson
Governor of New Mexico
Permanent Chair (nominee), 2004 Democratic National Convention

Hon. Kathleen Sebelius
Governor of Kansas

Hon. Jim Doyle
Governor of Wisconsin

Hon. Tom Vilsack    did not make it due to weather
Governor of Iowa
Chair, 2004 Democratic National Convention Platform Committee

5:00 p.m.  Rev. Jim Wallis, President, Call to Renewal
5:15 p.m. Panel -- Poverty and Hunger
  • Robert Forney, President, America's Second Harvest
  • Rev. Jim McDonald, President, Bread for the World
  • Dr. Eric Schockman, President, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
5:45 p.m. Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, Executive Director, American Jewish Committee Los Angeles

Note: The above schedule is as it happened; Robert Reich and Gov. Tom Vilsack did not make it due to weather.