The Democrat National Convention is underway in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The delegates will soon move to adopt a party platform that calls for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights.
First Lady Michelle Obama will speak during the opening night of the convention and President Barack Obama will be at the White House.
An estimated 35,000 attendees will be at the convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Republicans held their convention last week in Tampa, Fla., and nominated Mitt Romney to oppose President Barack Obama.
Mitt Romney is behind closed doors in New England for debate practice.