The DNC: 5 things to know

, Amanda Florian, 1 Comment

What happened Tuesday?

Hillary Clinton gained 2,842 delegates Tuesday evening and was officially nominated by the Democratic party. Clinton made history, seeing as she is the first woman to gain that spot. The day’s events focused on gun violence as audience members heard from the mothers of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and more. Former President Bill Clinton gave a speech Tuesday evening that highlighted some of Ms. Clinton’s accomplishments and outlined some of her future plans. He even talked about the first time they met and the moment she said “yes” to marrying him.

Who’s behind all the protesting?

Well, there’s really no clear-cut answer. CodePink is just one of the many groups that’s already made an appearance at the convention. Hundreds of protesters have also made some waves, forming their own protest groups in support of Bernie Sanders, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Donald Trump. And many were upset about the incident involving leaked DNC emails which caused DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down Monday.

When’s the next major event?

Wednesday evening. (Though there will be a handful of events throughout the day for those in Philly.) The theme for Day No. 3 is “Working Together” and President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be headlining at The Wells Fargo Center.

How can I watch the convention?

If you haven’t kept up with the DNC thus far, it’s not too late. The convention will be live streamed here. You can also check out Twitter and Facebook for a live stream or tune in to any cable news network.

What else should I know?

If you’re at the Philadelphia convention, you might just spot some famous faces–or quite possibly an alpaca. Meryl Streep, Debra Messing, Chloe Grace Moretz, Demi Lovato and Elizabeth Banks have all made appearances so far. Check out who else made the DNC’s celebrity lineup here.

 

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