FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --The Democratic National Convention was leading up to one single moment-- when Hillary Clinton formally accepts the party's presidential nomination.
We talked with Clinton delegate Catherine Balbas of Madera. She couldn't wait for the Philadelphia finale so she can witness history.
Balbas said, "Look the emotions. It is so much more emotional than I thought it would be. Just the idea that this woman that I've admired and followed for so very long but also that she is a woman and as a woman myself it means a lot to me."
A viewing party to watch Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech was set for the UFCW hall in northwest Fresno.
Local Clinton campaign team leader Janet Miller explained, "So tonight she gives her acceptance speech and history is made and there will be a lot of tears."
One hundred and twenty-five people were expected for the watch party in Fresno.
Miller reminded us Clinton's formal nomination comes almost a century after women were first allowed to vote.
She said, "We know whatever party we are, women's rights transcend that so I had a lot of doors of independents and even some republicans where the man might be closing the door but the woman said, wait a minute."
Miller added her great-grandmother was among those who fought for a woman's right to vote.