Sen. Bernie Sanders will take the stage on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in a headlining role, speaking alongside Michelle Obama and keynote speaker Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
The convention’s theme Monday is "United Together," and Sanders is expected to renew his endorsement of Hillary Clinton, calling for his supporters to get behind the Democratic nominee.
How to watch:
The Democrats will have a live stream on YouTube.
The convention will be called to order at 4 pm. While the exact schedule of speakers has yet to be announced, Sanders will likely speak after 9:30 pm Eastern Monday.
Other speakers Monday include a keynote speech from Warren and a speech from first lady Michelle Obama.
What to expect:
Sanders proved to be more of a challenge to Clinton’s long-awaited presidential bid than most predicted, as he garnered support from young voters and grabbed the attention of the Democratic Party as a serious contender.
After his loss, some Sanders supporters have turned their fire on the Democratic National Committee, which was accused of swaying the primary election toward Clinton. A WikiLeaks release of some 20,000 DNC emails that revealed internal biases against Sanders fueled the fire, ultimately prompting DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to announce her resignation just one day before the convention’s kickoff.
But Sanders, who has been very vocal about his opposition to the Trump campaign, is expected to renew his support for Clinton and make a call for a united Democratic front, while also touting his influence on the party.