Congresswoman Linda Sánchez. Courtesy photo
Congresswoman Linda Sánchez. Courtesy photo

The Southland will be well-represented at the Democratic National Convention that began Monday in Philadelphia, with Rep. Maxine Waters D-Los Angeles, County Supervisor Hilda Solis and Sen. Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, among those speaking to the delegates.

Solis and Waters are among six co-chairs of the convention.

Also scheduled to speak during Monday’s session are Rep. Linda Sanchez, D- Norwalk, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which works to address national and international issues and the impact these policies have on the Hispanic community.

Monday’s featured speakers at the convention are first lady Michelle Obama and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The day’s theme is “United Together: Putting Families First.”

Demi Lovato is scheduled to perform, and actresses Sarah Silverman and Eva Longoria are scheduled to speak.

Rep. Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, and fellow members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, which she chairs, are scheduled to speak Wednesday when the theme is “Working Together: A Clear Choice.”

Mayor Eric Garcetti and his predecessor Antonio Villaraigosa are among the other scheduled speakers at the four-day convention, but the dates they will be speaking have not been announced.

Speaking dates have also not been announced for four other Los Angeles- area Reps. Xavier Becerra, Ted Lieu and Adam Schiff.

–City News Service 

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