The final night of the Democratic National Convention is underway this evening from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Scheduled to speak tonight are: Retired Marine General John Allen, Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, Chelsea Clinton, introducing her mother, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, among others.
Click here for live updates during remarks by Chelsea and Hillary Clinton.
9:35 p.m.: Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is on stage. She says this November will be her first general election.
“I’m so excited that I can say my first vote will be for Hillary Clinton,” Moretz said. “If you haven’t registered to vote yet, get registered.”
9:18 p.m.: Khizr Khan, whose son, Humayun S.M. Khan, was enlisted in the US Army and one of 14 American Muslims who died serving the U.S., said: “If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America. Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country.”
8:46 p.m.: Parents of slain police officers are speaking.
8:42 p.m.: Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez said: “We put on our badges every day to serve and protect not hate and discriminate.”
8:18 p.m.: Beth Mathias, of Marion, Ohio, said she spent time with Hillary Clinton and told Clinton about the multiple jobs she has to juggle to make ends meet.
“We don’t want a hand out, we want a hand to help us up,” Mathias said.
8:16 p.m.: Dave Wills, an 8th grade social studies teacher in Guilford County, NC, said he has $40,000 in student debt.
“Life feels like we’re running on a treadmill,” Wills said. “Student debt has more than doubled in the last decade. None of us are looking for guaranteed success, just a fair chance at it.”
Wills said Hillary Clinton would make college “debt-free for all.”
8:14 p.m.: Henrietta Ivey, of Michigan, a home care worker that met Clinton, said: “This election is bigger than politics … this is personal. I know Hillary Clinton has our backs and we will have hers.”
8:11 p.m.: Actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are on stage.
Steenburgen said Clinton loves to laugh at herself, and if she’s knocked down seven times, she will get up eight.
“She’s got more guts than anyone in the room,” she said.
7:52 p.m.: Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan of Niles said: “We respect the men and women who punch the clock. The workers who go to work early and stay late. But not Donald Trump … he’s been stabbing workers in the back for years.”
“And now he says he’s going to bring our jobs back. Ohio, we aren’t buying it.”
“Trump will take care of millionaires like him, but what about the rest of us?”
Ryan said Hillary Clinton “is on our side.”
7:42 p.m.: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said this moment isn’t just about one woman’s achievements, but for all women and families to reach their dreams.
“Hillary Clinton has a gift for strategic thinking, … and a connection for hardworking families forged in her lifetime of leadership and service to others,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi on gun control: “If you’re on the no-fly list then you should be on the no-buy list.”
7:30 p.m.: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “We’re going forward. You think America is great now, just imagine how great it can be when every child is educated to their full God given talents.”
Cuomo on the Republicans: “Their plan is to fan the flames of fear.”
“The strongest four letter word is not hate, but love.”
Cuomo said that Democrats are not just dreamers but doers.
6:28 p.m.: South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn said electing Hillary Clinton is an opportunity to “smash through the ultimate glass ceiling.”
“If there’s one thing I know about Hillary Clinton it’s this, she is a fighter. And she fights with her head and her heart.”
5:46 p.m.: U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty (D-Columbus), a Dayton native who attended Wright State and Central State, said these are the United States of America, not Divided States of America.
“I know we are stronger together; this election to me is about choosing between two fundamentally different visions of America. Hillary Clinton is by far the most experienced, qualified candidate.”
Beatty said Donald Trump is one of the most “divisive” candidates of all time.
“He has built a career on discrimination, bullying …,” Beatty said. “In contrast, Hillary Clinton has devoted her entire career to lifting up hardworking families, women and small businesses.”
Beatty continued: “Americans want a Commander-in-Chief, not a Divider-in-Chief. I know which one I choose, and that is the future 45th President of the United States of America, my good friend, Hillary Clinton.”
5:35 p.m.: Sarah McBride, the first transgender person to address a national convention, is speaking.
5:33 p.m.: “It’s a beautiful thing when your country catches up to you,” said Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. “(Hillary) cares about all families. And that’s why we must care about this election.”
5:24 p.m.: Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said he’s known Hillary as a “change maker” for citizens. He said she has the motto of “Get stuff done.”
5:21 p.m.: Nevada State Senator Ruben J. Kihuen said Hillary Clinton has spent her live “fighting for our dreams.” He moved from Mexico at age 8.
4:52 p.m.: South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jamie Harrison said: “We can’t go back to that old America, that old south … Democrats believe in a new south. We all have the same aspirations for education … health care.”
4:44 p.m.: Former Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa said he’s speaking for 11 million “often forgotten people,” the illegal immigrant community.
“They build, repair and clean our homes,” Villaraigosa said. “We will be stronger when we elect a woman who has fought for the forgotten children … like a good shepherd that wants to bring all the flock in. … A woman who will tear down a wall and build a bridge.”
4:17 p.m.: State Rep. Marcia Fudge, DNC chairwoman, brings the convention to order
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