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Democratic National Convention: Night 2

Caroline Amenabar/NPR

Former presidents, ambassadors and high-profile activists are slated to speak during the second night of the Democratic National Convention, with the theme “Leadership Matters.” The convention will begin at 8 p.m. 

You can watch the DNC live and see updates from the NPR Politics team here

What to expect: 

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates is scheduled to speak, as well as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is scheduled to deliver a nominating speech for Sen. Bernie Sanders, alongside Bob King, the former president of the United Auto Workers.

John Kerry, the former secretary of state and the Democratic nominee for president in 2004, is scheduled to speak as well. The night will also feature a keynote address titled “We Step Up to Lead” that features 17 elected leaders, including former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin, and Texas Rep. Colin Allred.

Former second lady Jill Biden is set to headline the evening; the program will close with a performance by singer-songwriter John Legend.