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Posters line Wisconsin Center during Democratic National Convention

A sign that states,

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

August 20, 2020

Posters have political messages and artwork on them.

Kamala Harris officially accepts Democratic vice presidential nomination

Kamala Harris officially becomes the vice presidential nominee on the Democratic ticket. 
Screenshot from DNC livestream.

Amanda Parrish, Assistant Projects Editor

August 20, 2020

Senator Kamala Harris officially accepted her nomination as running mate to Joe Biden during her speech on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, Aug. 19. Speaking at the both the beginning and end of the night, Harris focused on community and fighting for justice, sharing personal stories. Harris...

Pelosi encourages the DNC audience to ‘Remember in November’ on the third night of the convention

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shares Joe Biden should be the next president on the third night of the DNC. 
Screenshot from DNC Livestream.

Grace Dawson, Investigative Reporter

August 19, 2020

“Our diversity is our strength,” Pelosi said. “Our unity is our power.”

Barack Obama emphasizes the importance of democracy

Former President Barack Obama talked about the importance of democracy on the third night of the DNC. 
Screenshot from the DNC livestream.

Alexandra Garner

August 19, 2020

He said that through the civil war and bitter struggled, the constitution improved to include the voices of those who’d once been left out.

Elizabeth Warren focuses on Joe Biden’s childcare plans

Warren was a primary candidate for the democratic nominee before dropping out in March.

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

August 19, 2020

Warren said that childcare needs to be part of basic infrastructure in the nation.

Gov. Tony Evers opens third night of DNC in Milwaukee

Gov. Tony Evers kicks off the third night of the DNC in Milwaukee. 

Screenshot from DNC livestream.

Lelah Byron, Executive Projects Editor

August 19, 2020

Evers said voters can unite under the shared purpose of electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Milwaukee left in shadow of virtual Democratic National Convention

Most of the convention is virtual.

Annie Mattea, Managing Editor of the Marquette Tribune

August 19, 2020

Milwaukee expects a $3 million economic impact due to the convention. Before the pandemic, the expected economic impact was $200 million.

Jill Biden recognizes the anxieties of schools reopening amid pandemic

Screenshot from DNC livestream.

Alexandra Garner, Executive Opinions Editor

August 18, 2020

Biden was an English teacher at Brandywine High School in Wilmington, Delaware. She said that the summers that she used to spend preparing for the upcoming school year were very different from this year. 

Joe Biden officially becomes the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee

Joe Biden, moments after he is officially declared as the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee.
Screenshot from DNC Livestream.

Skyler Chun, Executive Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 18, 2020

These territories included the Virgin Islands, the Mariana Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico.

Former President Bill Clinton says Biden will ‘build back better’

Screenshot from DNC livestream.

Amanda Parrish, Assistant Projects Editor

August 18, 2020

Clinton began his speech criticizing Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting his reluctance to listen to experts while claiming to handle the pandemic well.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett calls second session of Democratic National Convention to order

Screenshot from DNC livestream.

Ryan Hagan, Assistant A&E Producer

August 18, 2020

Barrett said this was the first time Milwaukee had been chosen to host a political convention for a major party.