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Michelle Obama 2020 DNC Convention Speech
Michelle Obama gave a speech with usual rave reviews giving a contrast between Trump and Biden and urging the necessity to vote including wearing a "VOTE" necklace. She talked about empathy and said "Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country" and said "we’ve got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it." And the most poignant line is when she said Trump "cannot be who we need him to be for us" and followed with "It is what it is" which was a dig on the same line Trump said about the Covid-19 death toll.
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Day One Date & Time

Day one of the Democratic National Convention is Monday, August 17, 2020. It is officially being held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but will predominately be held virtually.

Official meetings will be conducted virtually throughout the day, with the public being invited to attend via live stream.

Prime time coverage begins at 9:00 PM EST and will conclude at 11:00 PM EST. This is when viewers will be able to watch speeches by prominent politicians and personalities on TV and online.  

Day One Theme: We the People

The theme for the first day of the Democratic National Convention is "We the People." Many of the speeches from the evening will have a focus on various issues Americans across the political divide are experiencing during these uncertain times and how Joe Biden would work to "rebuild the country and move it forward."

Day One Daytime Events

There are a number of official meetings that will be held throughout the day that viewers can participate in via livestream on the official Democratic National Convention website.

The first day of meetings include an Hispanic Caucus meeting, Campaign Academy 2020, Labor Council meeting, Asian Pacific American Caucus meeting, Black Caucus meeting, Interfaith Council meeting, Ethnic Council meeting, Youth Council meeting, and the Women's Caucus meeting. 

There will also be performance by a number of personalities and artists in the hour leading up to prime time coverage and in the hour after prime time coverage has concluded.

Day One Prime Time Speakers

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is headlining the first night of the convention. She will deliver her speech from a different location than the convention center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but it will be carried live both on TV and online. 

Other notable speakers preceding her are Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Republican Governor of Ohio John Kasich, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The full list of speakers for Day One of the Democratic National Convention can be found on the conventions official website.