Here are some of the featured speakers for tonight:
President Bill Clinton headlines the convention Tuesday..
Other featured speakers include mothers who lost their children to gun violence such as Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr; Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton; and Michael Brown's mother, Lezley McSpadden.
Other speakers will include former Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who will speak about the Americans with Disabilities Act, which he helped craft and pass in Congress.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will also address the convention. He served as chairman of President Bill Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign and chairman of Hillary Clinton's first presidential campaign in 2008.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, will be speaking as well as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, who served with Clinton in the Senate and who's expected to succeed Harry Reid as the Democrats' next leader in the Senate.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak as well as Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards and actors Tony Goldwyn, America Ferrara, and Lena Dunham.
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as secretary of state, will speak and former President Jimmy Carter is expected to make an appearance in a video message to the convention.
Damn! So you see why we need to post this early.
As promised here is my second favorite speech from last night:
I love Al Franken as a Senator, but Al Franken the comedian is pretty damn awesome as well.
There is also a rumor that Bernie Sanders will officially nominate Hillary Clinton tonight, so I imagine we will see more of this:
Update: Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential candidate to represent a major party, has just officially hit the magic number of delegates to become the nominee. Another history making day for the Democratic party.
Update 2: Sanders just officially named Hillary Clinton the nominee by acclimation.
And THAT makes it really official.
Update 3: Apparently this happened earlier tonight as well.
Didn't Frankenstein have to chase his creation into the farthest reaches of the north to finally end its existence?Bernie delegates have stormed media row and it's now locked down by police https://t.co/1CkTq8sX8P #DNCWalkOut pic.twitter.com/e48v9KhfkJ— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) July 27, 2016