What happened on the second day of the Democratic National Convention:

• Former president Bill Clinton sought to humanize his wife with a personal, folksy account of his wife's lifetime of public service.

Hillary Clinton was officially nominated for president and will be the first woman to lead a major-party ticket. In a show of unity as a member of Vermont's delegation, Bernie Sanders moved that "Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States."

• Many speakers celebrated the history making fact of a woman nominee, and Hillary Clinton appeared at the end of the night via video to say to little girls, "I may be the first woman president. But you're next."

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Once lured to L.A. by human traffickers, human rights advocate Ima Matul tells her story at DNC

Human trafficking survivor Ima Matul speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)
Human trafficking survivor Ima Matul speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)

Speaking on the national stage Tuesday night was a woman who first came to the United States as a teenager, looking for a better life.

Ima Matul, who was born in Indonesia, was stuck in an arranged marriage and ran away from home as a teen. She was lured to Los Angeles in 1997 at the age of 17 with the promise of a job as a nanny that would pay $150 a week.

"Instead, I spent the next three years in domestic servitude being abused," Matul said.

Matul touted Hillary Clinton's work fighting human trafficking, saying, "Before there were laws to identify and protect victims, even before I escaped my trafficker, Hillary Clinton was fighting to end modern slavery."

She worked 18 hours a day, seven days a week. Her traffickers became violent, she said in a YouTube video, grabbing her and throwing her against a wall. After one particularly bad beating, Matul had to go to the emergency room.

It took three years for Matul to work up the courage to slip a note to a fellow nanny next door, she told KPCC in 2014. The note read, "Please help me."

The neighbor took her to the Los Angeles-based Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking, where Matul received services and was placed in a shelter.

Matul later became a passionate advocate for the organization.

She was honored by President Obama at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012.

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