DNC speakers push ‘unity’ as key party message

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PHILADELPHIA, PA -  Look alive Democrats! This convention is for you and the message is clear. As the Beatles would say, “Come together…right now…!”

Speaker, after speaker, after speaker called for unity on the first night of the Democratic National Convention.

“We don't build walls here. We tear them down,” Sen. Kevin de Leon of California said.

And First Lady Michelle Obama had the crowd on its feet.

"When crisis hits, we don't turn against each other. No. We listen to each other, we lean on each other because we are always stronger together,” she said.

“We as Democrats, we value every life. Black, white, Asian, every life,” Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said.

“I will be the first member of Congress who was once undocumented as an immigrant.  You take that Donald Trump,” Sen. Adriano Espaillat of New York said.

Perhaps the most stirring endorsement for Hillary Clinton came from an 11-year-old girl born in America to parents who are undocumented.

“On most days, I'm scared. I'm scared at any moment my mom and my dad will be forced to leave,” Karla Ortiz said.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois spoke on the heart of Clinton's mission.

“In her heart, Hillary Clinton's dream for America is one where immigrants are allowed to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, pay their taxes and not feel fear that their families are not going to be ripped apart," he said.

International Disability Rights Advocate Anastasia Somoza said people with disabilities often feel invisible. But not to Clinton.

“She sees me as a strong woman, a young professional, a hard worker, and a proud daughter of immigrants," Samosa said.

There was plenty of love for Clinton. But, not so much for the Republican ticket!

"With the Trump/Pence ticket, it's like a contest to see who can discriminate more," Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said.

At least one message is clear: discrimination ain't welcome in the city of "Brotherly Love."  At least not this week.

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