Recap of the Democratic National Convention

By: Juan Cerda, Joe Biden Delegate for EMEA region

The 2020 Democratic National Convention concluded on August 21st, 2020, for a complete virtual online experience with the nomination of Joe Biden for President and Kamala Harris for Vice-President. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to wreak havoc in the US, the convention played out unlike any before in that it was entirely virtual. Most speakers' remarks were pre-recorded, and none of the usual crowds, balloons, and fanfare that were standard in previous conventions were to be seen.  

Although I would’ve loved to have been in person on the DNC convention floor to witness everything firsthand, it was still a great experience. The DNC was a huge success to pull off in such trying and uncertain times. The powerful speeches showcased the vast coalition of progressive, moderate and conservative voices supporting Joe Biden as our next President of the United States.

In case you missed it, here are the video highlights:

Senator Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders delivers a powerful speech in complete support of electing Joe Biden as our next President:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG1vQnUrfvo&list=PLWeT4k_U2PJDVjxR2x-jwiMb61Hb-FA92&index=2

 

First Lady Michelle Obama

Not to be missed is the keynote speech of our First Lady, Michelle Obama. A profound address that transcends and touches at so many levels. "Going high means standing fierce against hatred while remembering that we are one nation under God, and if we want to survive, we've got to find a way to live together and work together across our differences."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czn0nxFNy0Q&list=PLWeT4k_U2PJDVjxR2x-jwiMb61Hb-FA92&index=4

 

Democrats Abroad Roll Call Video

The roll call video watched around the world., Oour very own Global Chair, Julia Bryan, spoke on behalf of Democrats Abroad and the vital message of voting from abroad.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7F3ZLTG8Kk&list=PLWeT4k_U2PJDVjxR2x-jwiMb61Hb-FA92&index=5

 

Senator Elizabeth Warren

A compelling speech by Senator Warren addressing the issue of providing adequate childcare for working families.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ZYxpmSyls&list=PLWeT4k_U2PJDVjxR2x-jwiMb61Hb-FA92&index=6

 

Senator Kamala Harris

Senator Harris’s acceptance speech as the first black and Indian woman to have been nominated for vice president by a major party.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JijFLcbIqMs&list=PLWeT4k_U2PJDVjxR2x-jwiMb61Hb-FA92&index=7

 

The 13-year old that overcame stuttering with the help of Joe Biden

A 13-year old that was befriended by Vice-President Joe Biden overcame stuttering. It is a powerful and heartfelt speech given by a brave young boy. It shows the empathy and caring nature of Joe Biden, who also had to overcome stuttering at a young age.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbDanLDO_rc&list=PLWeT4k_U2PJDVjxR2x-jwiMb61Hb-FA92&index=8

 

Joe Biden's Home-Run Acceptance Speech!

Vice-President Biden rises to this moment, an empathic and caring leader for all Americans.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ3Ssxe8vsw&list=PLWeT4k_U2PJDVjxR2x-jwiMb61Hb-FA92&index=9