PHILADELPHIA- In a major victory for Sanders backers, Democrats passed a resolution that will likely dilute the power of superdelegates in the next election cycle. It is the most significant revision of the superdelegate system since its inception in 1984. The amendment, called the “Unity Reform Commission,” was introduced Saturday evening in the DNC Rules Committee meeting.
Anna Hand of Ellsworth dreamed of making American history as a child. “I walked around telling people I was going to be president,” she said. Hand, a delegate to the Democratic National Convention pledged to Hillary Clinton, is 22. Her dream didn’t start too long ago, but she’s OK letting the title go to another woman.
Twenty-one-year-old Reece Rogers of Wichita would do almost anything to get to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia – even if it took ingenuity and a little elbow grease.
Bobby Moak was elected Mississippi’s Democratic Party chairman just a few weeks ago. Though Moak was a longtime member of the state Legislature, the Democratic National Convention will be his first. Despite the tough odds Hillary Clinton may have winning Mississippians’ votes in the presidential race against Donald Trump, Moak emphasizes how much history the Clinton family has had with the Magnolia State and he is solidly behind Clinton.
As the 2016 Democratic National Convention gets closer, political leaders and delegates from all over the country are talking about the state of minimum wages. However, no state and its democratic leaders are more concerned than those from Mississippi. The Magnolia State is among those with the highest unemployment and lowest minimum wage.
“The economy will go into turmoil if Donald Trump is elected,” said Hattiesburg attorney Michael Adelman, a Bernie Sanders delegate from the 4th Congressional District.