Monday kicks off the start of the Democratic National Convention, in which the Democrats will try to portray themselves as a party of unity, optimism and inclusiveness. Several speakers will also be touching on health and immigration issues.
Not getting off to a great start, however, with DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz agreeing to resign after the convention getting booed at her own Florida delegate breakfast Monday morning. High-ranking Democratic Committee officials were found to have exchanged emails attempting to sabotage Bernie Sanders' primary campaign, according to WikiLeaks emails.
Highlighted speakers for tonight: Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama. Here's the full speaker's list from the DNC:
Pam Livengood: Her family of Keene, NH have been personally affected by the growing substance abuse epidemic and are guardians for their grandson because of their daughter’s struggle with addiction.
Karla and Francisca Ortiz: Karla is an American citizen from Las Vegas, NV but her parents, including her mother, Francisca, are unauthorized immigrants and fear of deportation.
Anastasia Somoza: The New York City resident, along with her twin sister, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia when she was born and is an advocate for Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Astrid Silva: DREAM Act advocate. Silva came to the United States as a toddler with her parents from Mexico.
Bernie Sanders: Vermont state senator, I-Vermont, and Clinton's Democratic primary challenger.
First Lady Michelle Obama