The four-day Democratic National Convention, which focused on party unity, did not completely succeed in bringing Vermont’s delegates into the fold. Many still cling to Bernie Sanders’ revolution and remain reluctant to vote for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Jo Sabel Courtney, a first-time pledged delegate from Stowe, said the convention has been “an emotional journey.”
Regardless of whether their work at the Democratic National Convention transforms into progress, delegates from Mississippi said they’ve been working hard. “It’s been jam-packed, overwhelming, exhilarating, amazing,” said Bear Atwood when asked to describe her experience of the last 96 hours at the convention in Philadelphia.
Mark Hoover became three things in the time span of one year – a teacher, a prom king, and now a national delegate for the Democratic Party. A social studies teacher at Pasco High School, Hoover, 33, was elected prom king by students in his first year.
On the last day of the Democratic National Convention, California’s Hillary Clinton campaign feels it accomplished its goal of unity within the party. But some delegates for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are still unpersuaded that they should check their dislike of Clinton and vote for her rather than Republican Donald Trump.
AllDigitocracy’s Jon Dowding: Las dos convenciones políticos producen diferencias básicas en los ideologías y personas que están asistiéndolas. María Elena Salinas, una presentadora de Univisión, discute otros diferencias entre la convención republicana y la convención demócrata, especialmente el acceso a entrevistar personas de alto nivel.
Chifei Fan, a reporter for SETTV in Taiwan, says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is much more upbeat than the Republican National Convention held last week in Cleveland. Donald Trump’s message, she says, is making the Republic of China, scared for the future.
Aish Menon speaks with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman Marc Veasey at the DNC about uniting the Democratic Party in the fight for gun control.