MADISON – The Democratic Party of Wisconsin will hold its 2009 State Convention June 12-13 at the RadissonHotel & ConferenceCenter in Green Bay. The program will include speeches from elected officials, Party leaders, candidates for state Party office and convention keynote speaker Governor Jim Doyle.

The tentative speaking program is as follows and is subject to change. A press room will be open to the media starting at 2 p.m. Friday and wireless internet will be available throughout the building. Members of the media interested in attending or covering can RSVP to DPW Communications Director Alec Loftus at 608-260-2406, or alecl@wisdems.org.

Friday, June 12

6:00 p.m.          Call to Order
                        Presentation of Colors
                        Pledge of Allegiance
                        Invocation
                        National Anthem

6:30 p.m.         Welcome – Tom Sieber, Brown Co. Dems Chair
                       Kathy Hughes, Oneida Tribe Vice Chairwoman
                       State Chair’s Report -- Joe Wineke
                       1st Vice Chair’s Report – Lena Taylor

6:50 p.m.         State Treasurer Dawn Marie Sass
                       Sen. Russ Decker
                       Speaker Mike Sheridan
                       U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen
                       Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton

7:30 p.m.         U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold
                       Keynote Speaker Gov. Jim Doyle

Saturday, June 13

8:30 a.m.        Platform and Resolutions Debate

10:00 a.m.      U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin
                      U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl

10:45 a.m.       Mike Tate

12:30 p.m.       Voting for Officers