Night three of the mostly virtual Democratic National Convention was full of addresses from some of the nation's most prominent politicians and leaders.
Here are some of the top speeches from Wednesday night:
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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who was shot in the head in 2011 and spent years re-learning to walk and talk, spoke during a powerful segment on gun violence Wednesday night.
"I have not lost my voice," she said. "America needs all of us to speak out, even when you have to fight to find the words."
Estela Juarez, Daughter of US Marine and Deported Immigrant
The 11-year-old daughter of a U.S. Marine and an undocumented immigrant who was deported in 2018 delivered a searing critique of President Donald Trump's immigration policy. Estela Juarez said her father, a naturalized American citizen who immigrated from Mexico, voted for Trump in 2016 because he thought Trump would protect military families. "Now, my mom is gone. Instead of protecting us, you tore our world apart."
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham praised former Vice President Joe Biden as someone who will lead on the "critical issue" of climate change. Speaking from a solar array in northern New Mexico, she boasted about the steps New Mexico has taken towards renewable energy even as the Trump administration rolls back environmental protections.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to serve as speaker of the House, called out Trump for his "disrespect for facts, for working families, and for women in particular," disrespect she said she's "seen firsthand."
Pelosi contrasted Biden as having a "heart full of love for America" against Trump’s “heartless disregard for America’s goodness.”
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Former 2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gave a subtle nod to the Black Lives Matter movement during her speech Wednesday night. While the former school teacher spoke at an early childhood education center in Springfield Massachusetts, of the struggle working parents face to find affordable child care, in the background the acronym "BLM" was spelled out in block letters in kids' cubbies.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton reminded Americans of her 2016 loss despite winning 3 million more votes than Donald Trump as she urges Democrats not to sit the election out so he can’t “sneak or steal his way to victory.” Recalling a moment when Trump asked Black voters in 2016 what they had to lose by supporting him, Clinton said: “Now we know.”
Former President Barack Obama
Trump's predecessor, former President Barack Obama, delivered a searing takedown of the current president while presenting Biden and Harris as the ones who will "lead this country out of these dark times." He also called on young people and those disillusioned with politics to vote, saying, "You can give our democracy new meaning. You can take it to a better place."
Vice President Nominee Kamala Harris
The first Black woman on a major party ticket, Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president Wednesday night.
The California senator attacked the current president, saying, “Donald Trump's failure has cost lives and livelihoods." She later added, "Right now, we have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons. Joe will be a president who turns our challenges into purpose."