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Former President Bill Clinton headlines Day Two speakers at #DemsinPhilly

In 1993, newly elected President Bill Clinton told the nation during his inaugural address that "there is nothing wrong in America that can't be fixed with what is right in America."

Twenty-three years later, he'll likely reprise that theme from tonight's podium at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Clinton will headline tonight's speakers list at the Wells Fargo Center that will also include survivors from Sept. 11, 2001, a man with a bone growth disorder who met Hillary Clinton as a boy in the 1990s during her campaign for universal health care and at-risk New York City students who Clinton helped during her time as a senator in the state.

The theme of today's convention will be about Hillary Clinton's "lifetime of fighting for children and families."

Today's speakers will follow a barn-burner of a night Monday, which featured everything from a widely acclaimed address by First Lady Michelle Obama, more pointed speeches by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and an appeal for party unity from populist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Here's a look back at those speeches from last night, and a list of speakers coming in the second day of the convention later today:

Starting with a 4:30 p.m. "Gavel In," the following speakers are scheduled to address the convention, according to the DNC's official website:

  • Kate Burdick, a Philadelphia native who works as in the city as a staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center.
  • Anton Moore, a Philadelphia native who founded a community organization dedicated to gun violence education for youth.
  • Dustin Parsons, a fifth-grade teacher from Little Rock, Ark.
  • Students from Eagle Academy in New York City, which Hillary Clinton helped create for at-risk students while senator in New York.
  • Joe Sweeney, an NYPD detective who rushed to the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 to search for survivors.
  • Lauren Manning, a one-time executive and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center who was burned over more than 80 percent of her body in the 9/11 attack and was hospitalized for a half-year afterwards.
  • Ryan Moore, a Nebraska native who was born with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, a rare genetic bone growth disorder resulting in small stature.
  • Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States and husband of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton.

 

 

 

 

 

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