Democratic National Convention

August 17-20, 2020

  • Bernie Sanders: Vermont Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate

 “Many of the ideas we fought for [in my campaign] which just a few years ago were considered ‘radical,’ are now mainstream.  If Donald Trump is re-elected, all the progress we have made will be in jeopardy. … Together we must build a nation that is more equitable, more compassionate, and more inclusive.” 

  • Jill Biden: Joe Biden’s wife 

“Joe Biden’s] faith is unshakeable because it’s not in politicians or in political parties–it’s not even in himself; it’s in the providence of God. His faith is in you–in us. … I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours.”

  • Barak Obama: former President of the United States 

“[The Trump] administration has shown it will tear our democracy down if that’s what it takes for them to win. … They know they can’t win you over with their policies, so they’re hoping they can make it has hard as possible for you to vote and to convince you that your vote does not matter. … Do not let them take away your power. Do not let them take away your democracy.  We are going to bring those words in our founding document to life.”

  • Elizabeth Warren: Massachusetts Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate 

“Donald Trump’s ignorance and incompetence have always been a danger to our country.  COVID-19 was Trump’s biggest test. He failed miserably. … When our children and our grandchildren ask what we did during this dark chapter in our nation’s history, we will be able to look them squarely in the eye and say, we organized, we persisted, and we changed America.”

  • Nancy Pelosi: Speaker of the House 

“I’ve seen first-hand Donald Trump’s disrespect for facts, for working families, and for women in particular. Disrespect written into his policies toward our health and our rights–not just his conduct.”

  • Kamala Harris: Joe Biden’s running mate and former Democratic presidential candidate

“There is no vaccine for racism. We’ve gotta do the work. … We must elect a president who will bring something different, something better, and do the important work. A president who will bring all of us together—Black, White, Latino, Asian, Indigenous—to achieve the future we collectively want. … Let’s fight with conviction. Let’s fight with hope.  Let’s fight with confidence in ourselves and a commitment to each other. To the America we know is possible.”

  • Joe Biden: Democratic presidential candidate: 

“You know, all elections are important. But we know in our bones this one is more consequential. America is at an inflection point. A time of real peril, but of extraordinary possibilities. We can choose the path of becoming angrier, less hopeful, and more divided. A path of shadow and suspicion. Or we can choose a different path, and together, take this chance to heal, to be reborn, to unite. A path of hope and light. This is a life-changing election that will determine America’s future for a very long time. … What we know about this president is if he’s given four more years he will be what he’s been the last four years. A president who takes no responsibility, refuses to lead, blames others, cozies up to dictators, and fans the flames of hate and division.”