Night two of the 2020 Democratic National Convention has wrapped. The night’s events included speeches by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bill Clinton and Jill Biden. 

Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles and a co-chair of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, tells Inside the Issues the virtual convention reminds him how far the party has come.

“Sometimes it feels like public access cable from the 1980s and other times it just pulls on your heartstrings more than any convention I’ve ever witnessed and it’s great to see America really be the main event here. Not the politicians, not the platforms but real Americans and their struggles and that’s what I heard tonight.”

Garcetti has worked closely with the former Vice President and says Biden has a lot to offer Southern Californian voters.

“Our values can be restored across the country. Values that are still well-protected here in California,” said Garcetti. “Like we shouldn’t drill offshore, we should protect our environment, like we should allow people to organize into unions and raise a minimum wage, make community college free.”

Biden, together with his Vice Presidential pick and California native, Sen. Kamala Harris, Garcetti is confident the duo will face the pandemic head on, rebuild the economy and bring the country together. 

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