On August 17 – 20, 2020, the Democratic National Convention was held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and virtually across the United States. It was the first ever virtual approach to the convention because of the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic leaders from across the nation united to nominate former-Vice President Joe Biden for the presidential nominee and nominate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) for Vice President. Biden formally accepted the nomination. Senator Harris, Biden’s running mate, made history as the first woman of color to accept a major party nomination after accepting the Democratic Party nomination for vice president. Many democratic party heavyweights, Barack & Michelle Obama, Stacy Abrams, Coline Powell, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), etc. spoke in support of Biden and Harris. The convention also lifted the voices of voters concerned about healthcare, the coronarvius pandemic, the economy, immigration, racial justice, and climate change. In his acceptance speech, Joe Biden expressed his desire to reunite a divided country stating, ” United we can, and will, overcome this season of darkness in America. We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege. I am a proud Democrat and will be honored to carry the banner of our party into the general election.” Congressman Thompson represented the state in a different capacity by serving as the permanent DNC convention chair. Giving the closing speech of the convention, Rep. Thompson gave one last rallying cry for all Americans to go to the polls in November and vote for Biden & Harris.