Two LA Lawmakers Added to DNC Speakers List

Congresswomen Linda Sanchez and Judy Chu will speak at this week's convention in Philadelphia

Two more Los Angeles-area lawmakers have been added to the list of speakers for this week's Democratic National Convention.

Congresswomen Linda Sanchez and Judy Chu were added to the speakers list, the Democratic National Committee announced Sunday.

Sanchez will speak Monday night as the four-day meeting gets underway in Philadelphia. She represents the 38th Congressional District, which covers parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties, including Norwalk, Cerritos, Whittier and La Mirada.

Chu will speak Wednesday. Her 27th Congressional District includes parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, including Pasadena, Monterey Park and Alhambra.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is one of several big-city mayors who will be speaking at the event. The mayors of Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit and Tallahassee will also be addressing DNC attendees.

Other members of the Los Angeles contingent speaking at the event include former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Reps. Maxine Waters, Ted Lieu, Adam Schiff and Xavier Becerra.

Los Angeles elected officials attending or serving other roles at the DNC include City Council members Joe Buscaino, David Ryu, Bob Blumenfield and Marqueece Harris-Dawson.

Democrats hoping to unite behind presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia will also have to deal with a fresh email scandal. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday that she will resign as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after the convention.

The announcement comes amid fallout from the exposure of hacked DNC emails, one of which appeared to show staffers discussing how they could weaken support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders -- Clinton's primary opponent -- by raising questions about his religious faith. Wasserman Schultz has been an outspoken supporter of Clinton's campaign from the beginning.

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