PHILADELPHIA — Don't stay at home this November, former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday night.
This "will be a very important election, one that will define for a generation who we are as a nation and as a people," the 39th president said in a video address at the Democratic National Convention. "At a moment when it's become more important than ever to lift people up, … we see a Republican candidate who seems to violate some of the most important moral and ethical principles on which our nation was founded."
"We can, and must, do better," he said.
Before Carter's address was delivered, Hillary Clinton officially became the Democratic nominee, making her the first woman in a major U.S. political party to win the nomination.
On the road to her historic nomination, she overcame the fierce challenge by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont during the primaries.