New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the second day of Democratic National Convention 2020 delivered a nomination speech for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Cortez highlighted the increasing ‘racial injustice’ and ‘xenophobia’ in the country and a system that tackles it. 

Tuesday’s convention was themed “Leadership matters,” where leaders and activists across the United States spoke about “uniting not dividing.” The program also included “Roll Call Across America,” a virtual roll call by speakers. 

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Cortez delivered a nomination speech for Sanders, as he briefly led the primary content this year falling behind Joe Biden, which was like virtually passing the torch. 

“If you were confused, no worries! Convention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold. I was asked to 2nd the nom for Senator Sanders for roll call,” Cortez tweeted, explaining her reason behind nominating Sanders for vice president.

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On the second day of the convention, Democrats officially nominated Joe Biden for the party’s presidential nominee. 

The US Representative, while speaking at the convention, also talked about a people’s movement “striving to recognise and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonisation, misogyny, and homophobia.” 

She also expressed her gratitude, praising people’s movements who are “working to establish 21st century social, economic, and human rights, including guaranteed healthcare, higher education, living wages, and labour rights for all people in the United States.”

Cortez also talked about a movement that proposes and builds “re-imagined systems of immigration and foreign policy, that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past.”