Democratic Convention: what to watch for on Day 2

DNC 2016
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To say Day One of the 2016 Democratic National Convention was eventful, would be an understatement.

Delegates hold anti-Donald Trump signs during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
Delegates hold anti-Donald Trump signs during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Penn., July 25, 2016. [Photo Credit: REUTERS | Gary Cameron – RTSJLIV]

Filled with drama and chants of “Bernie! Bernie!” interrupting speeches throughout the evening, the Democratic Party endeavored to move past the weekend’s email leak scandal where thousands of emails showing DNC officials were attempting to undercut Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during his primary campaign against presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

Unity was supposed to be the theme of the first day, but it certainly didn’t feel that way Monday night.

Tuesday the Party will continue to push forward with a day themed, “A lifetime of fighting for families,” and will highlight how Hillary has spent her career working to make a difference for children, families, and our country. Clinton will also formally become Party’s nominee pending a roll call vote.

The list of Tuesday’s speakers:

  • Bill Clinton: Former U.S. President
  • Mothers of the MovementGwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland.
  • Nancy Pelosi: U.S. Congresswoman from California and House Democratic Leader
  • Donna Brazile: Democratic National Committee vice chair of voter registration and participation
  • Jason Carter: Former Georgia state senator
  • Cecile Richards: President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Jelani Freeman: Grew up in foster care and is a former intern in Hillary Clinton’s Senate office
  • Thaddeus Desmond: child advocate social worker
  • Dynah Haubert: a lawyer who works for a disability rights organization
  • Kate Burdick: staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia.
  • Anton Moore: runs a nonprofit community group that strives to bring awareness and educate youth on gun violence
  • Dustin Parsons: a fifth grade teacher at an elementary school in Arkansas
  • Students from Eagle Academy in New York, NY
  • Joe Sweeney: a detective with the NYPD on September 11, 2001
  • Lauren Manning: one of the most catastrophically wounded survivors of 9/11
  • Ryan Moore: has spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia dwarfism and has known Hillary Clinton since 1994


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