Monday ended with a bang here in Charlotte, with a private concert by the legendary Tony Bennett, a rocking event with The Roots and other incredible acts, and John Legend. Earlier in the day, actor Jeff Bridges and the iconic James Taylor performed a rain-shortened event during the CarolinaFest celebration.
Day Two's breakfast speakers included our soon-to-be Congressman from the 2nd District, Mark Pocan, Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota, and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz (who remembered your Racine-area delegates from coming in during the recall).
Tuesday's Convention events included the first meeting of the Women's Caucus, the LGBT Caucus, Rural Council, Senior Council, the Disability Caucus and the Small Business Owners Council.
Also Tuesday, the evening portion of the Democratic Convention officialy opened with evening speeches by Wisconsin's 4th CD Congresswoman Gwen Moore, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and the First Lady Michelle Obama, among many other incredible speakers. We also voted on the Democratic National Committee's official platform, after a rousing presentation by Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory
Booker (who some of the delegates met on Sunday).
So far things are running smoothly and delegates are having a great time! The staff of the DPW has been incredibly helpful, working so hard to ensure a great experience for delegates (a HUGE number of whom are participating in their first convention) - our hats are off to them for everything they are doing.