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'Democracy Isn't a Spectator Sport': Working People Get a Shout Out in President Obama's DNC Speech

Last night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama lifted up the spirit of America's working people and our courage to fight for a better life:

That’s who we are. That’s our birthright—the capacity to shape our own destiny. That’s what drove patriots to choose revolution over tyranny and our GIs to liberate a continent. It’s what gave women the courage to reach for the ballot, and marchers to cross a bridge in Selma, and workers to organize and fight for collective bargaining and better wages.

If you're looking to catch up on DNC this week, here are some news clips:

AFL-CIO President: Next president needs to change the economy (video)

Liz Shuler on Hillary Clinton and TPP (Audio)

Hillary Clinton Officially Becomes the 2016 Democratic Nominee for President

The Diverse Left and White Working-Class Right

And see the labor caucus with speakers, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and working people from Nabisco, McDonald's and the carwash industry.

Here are AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's remarks from Monday night:

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