PHILADELPHIA (CBS4) – Former Denver mayor Wellington Webb was one of the first speakers at the Democratic National Convention on Monday.

Former Denver, Colorado Mayor Wellington Webb speaks during the opening of the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Denver, Colorado Mayor Wellington Webb speaks during the opening of the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Webb told the crowd the “primary season brought to light some issues we need to address as a Democratic family, and that is exactly what we’re going to do.”

Webb said that the diversity of Democrats has made the party strong.

“It’s not required that we always agree, but it’s vital that we always move forward together,” Webb said.

Webb said that he respects and admired Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

“The voters and contributors; you were able to mobilize and bring into the process the issues raised and the elevation of our national debate,” Webb said. “There is no question the country is better now for your efforts, and as we go through the process of improving our nominating process we will continue to move our party and our country forward.”

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