Hundreds of demonstrators coming to the DNC from Vermont

Vermonters organizing to march at Democratic convention | VTDigger

Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, but some of his followers refuse to back her. They say they will march in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention to promote his progressive platform and protest the party’s superdelegate system. City officials estimate the four-day convention, which starts Monday, will attract 35,000 to 50,000 demonstrators a day.

Liora Engel-Smith is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureauin Philadelphia for VTDigger.org.

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Sanders outlines DNC priorities

Sanders speaks with delegates to energize them after concession | VTDigger

Bernie Sanders outlined priorities for the upcoming Democratic National Convention and beyond during a conference call with his pledged delegates Tuesday, just hours after he endorsed Hillary Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “We are still officially a candidate. We haven’t suspended our campaign,” he told the delegates.

Liora Engel-Smith is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for VTDigger.org.

Friends, relatives and strangers helping DNC delegates defray travel costs

Vermont delegates crowdfund their way to Democratic convention | VTDigger

At least nine Vermont delegates are using crowdfunding to offset the costs of attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month. They are part of a national trend. Delegates are expected to pay their own convention-related expenses.


Liora Engel-Smith is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for VTDigger.org.