Sen. Bernie Sanders
The Vermont senator, who was greeted by a several-minute thunderous ovation, gave his trademark stump speech, calling for greater income equality. But he ended his remarks with a strong endorsement of his primary foe. "Any objective observer will conclude that … Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States. The choice is not even close." And he added: "I'm proud to stand with her."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
The Massachusetts senator, who is a darling of the party's left wing, gave a rousing speech supporting Hillary Clinton. Ticking off a list of issues from free college tuition to climate change to trade to big money in politics, Warren ended each with the phrase, "We're with her!" She, of course, took some pot shots at Donald Trump, saying Trump "cares about himself every minute of every day."
Rep. Keith Ellison
The Minneapolis Democrat, who endorsed Bernie Sanders during the primary, introduced the Vermont senator to the convention crowd, led by cheers from passionate Sanders supporters. "I will always remember feeling the Bern in Minnesota," Ellison said, listing rallies held across the state that voted for Sanders in the caucuses. "Bernie sparked the beginning of a revolution," Ellison said. Karla Ortiz
Eleven-year-old Karla Ortiz — born in Las Vegas — told of meeting Hillary Clinton and telling her how worried she was that her undocumented parents would be deported. "My parents came here looking for a better life, the American dream," she said. "I am scared at any moment that my mom and dad will be forced to leave." Her mother, Francisca, joined her and addressed the convention in Spanish.
Jarron, Jason Collins
Jason Collins played 13 seasons in the NBA as an openly gay athlete. "My dream was to play in the NBA and live an authentic life as a proud gay man at the same time. I accomplished both of those goals." His twin brother, Jarron, an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, took on Donald Trump in his remarks. "How do you tell your kids not to be a bully if your president is one?" he asked.
Sen. Al Franken
He used his well-known sense of humor to dump on Trump. "I'm Al Franken, Minnesota senator and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and now, Donald Trump. Now a little about my qualifications. I got my doctorate in megalomaniac studies from Trump University. Sure, I had to empty out my 401K and take a reverse mortgage on my house to pay tuition."