By Jazz Milligan
The Democratic National Convention kicked off yesterday and to say it was memorable is an understatement. Taking place in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center, the DNC showcased the Democratic Party’s commitment to liberal causes such as LGBTQ rights, ending police brutality, immigration reform, and helping out the millions of people in debt.
The main speakers of Day one at the convention were first lady, Michelle Obama, former presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Cory Booker. Throughout the program, there were speakers from various backgrounds and ethnicities. Two young women stood out from the crowd to give two speeches that could make any person cry. Disability advocate, Anastasia Somoza, and Karla Ortiz, who is the daughter of undocumented immigrants, both gave speeches about how their lives would be turned upside-down if Trump was president, and that if Clinton were to become the president, it would move the country forward.
Sanders’ speech focused on getting Bernie supporters to back Clinton and vote for her because without their vote Trump is more likely to become president. Sanders stated multiple times that “He’s with Her” and that “Bernie or Bust” is not an option.
The award for best speech of the night went to Michelle Obama, who took the high road and did not mention the Trumps by name.
Overall, Day one of the convention went well except for the occasional outbursts, which were quickly silenced. Day two is expected to be even bigger with former president, Bill Clinton, speaking and many others.