With constraints imposed by the global coronavirus pandemic reducing the number of in-person participants to a relative handful, the 2020 Democratic National Convention got underway Monday in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee congresswoman Gwen Moore was the only Wisconsin elected official to speak on the first night of the Democratic National Convention – and the only one to speak from Milwaukee.
“This is a city where blood was shed for labor rights, where a fugitive slave was freed from prison, where women’s right to vote was first ratified,” Moore said in her greeting to delegates and viewers online.
Rep. Gwen Moore welcomes #DemConvention to Wisconsin: “We gather virtually. However, we gather unified in spirit. Unified in our values and purpose to heal divisions and together, move the nation confidently into a prosperous, inclusive future.” https://t.co/ybtKNcHIWH pic.twitter.com/YEE2kr87Hm
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 18, 2020
“What better way to gather than all across America to nominate my beloved friend Joe Biden to be the 46th president of the United States of America, with my VIP VP nominee sista Kamala Harris by his side. Tonight we are gathered to reclaim the soul of America.”
If we want to end the chaos and division—and keep alive the possibility of progress on the issues we hold dear—we’ve got to vote for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris like our lives depend on it. Register today by texting VOTE to 30330. https://t.co/xPu5o0SYLJ
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) August 18, 2020
Tuesday’s convention speakers include New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former President Bill Clinton, former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden.