The third day of the Democratic Convention is history. It was a day full of Democratic stars.
Mayor Reed urges diversity, not division
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed took the stage to loud applause and quickly made an optimistic case for the future of our nation:
“I believe we have a responsibility to one another, and to the next generation, to ensure that our opportunity is limited only by our imagination. I share this belief with Hillary Clinton: That our achievements are limited only by what we can dream and do.”
Park Cannon stands up for queer, black women
24 year-old state Rep. Park Cannon (D-Atlanta) lit up Twitter after introducing herself to Democrats and the nation:
“I’m Park Cannon. I am a woman. I’m African-American. I’m queer. And I am the newest member of the Georgia House of Representatives.”
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, took notice of Rep. Cannon’s speech and Tweeted her line, “We need to trust Black women.”
President Obama shreds Trump, makes case for Clinton
President Barack Obama gave a rousing speech to detail a very different vision of a changing America than the xenophobia that characterizes Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign.
Meanwhile, Trump seeks an assist from Russian hackers
Outside of the DNC, Republicans are determined to keep their messages in the news. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump decided he may need a little outside help to win the election and encouraged Russian hackers to find missing emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal email server.