The Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is on the rise in the politics of this country.
"The People's Convention" opened to a crowd of enthusiastic activists at the historic Arch Street Friends Meeting House in downtown Philadelphia.
The historic nomination takes on significance, because it comes at a time when women's rights are under attack by Republicans in state after state across this country.
"I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well," wrote Jordan.
Rep. Alan Grayson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Jim Hightower were among the cavalcade of progressives who made appearances.
Trump says he plans to appoint someone like Scalia, and there has never been a more militant homophobe on the Court.
It was a speech that delivered an eloquent and profound truth about the stakes of the presidential outcome.
"We have begun a political revolution to transform America and that revolution - our revolution - continues," said Sanders, to prolonged, thunderous applause.
"This is the most critical election in American history; we have five million families who long to come out from the shadows."
"Winning in a landslide" is needed now more than ever; don't count out the American people in seeing with new eyes, and what's at stake in November.