LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California will be well represented at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week.

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Norwalk, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, will be joined by other members of the group to address national and international issues and the impact these policies have on the Hispanic community at the convention, which starts Monday.

Other speakers scheduled to speak Monday include First Lady Michelle Obama and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The day’s theme is “United Together: Putting Families First.”

Rep. Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, and fellow members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, which she chairs, will speak Wednesday, when the day’s theme will be “Working Together: A Clear Choice.”

Mayor Eric Garcetti and his predecessor Antonio Villaraigosa are also on deck to speak at the four-day convention, but the dates they will be speaking have not been announced. Dates have also not been announced for four other LA-area elected officials who the Democratic National Committeed announced last week would be speaking at the convention – Reps. Xavier Becerra, Ted Lieu, Adam Schiff and Maxine Waters.

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