Susan Sarandon. Debra Messing. Lance Bass. It’s amazing who’ll you’ll see you at a convention when you just turn around. That’s what Jaxon Ravens told the delegates from Washington state in the hall at the Democratic National Convention – turn around in their seats on the floor and look backwards, instead of up at the stage.
Richard May of Bellingham was one of about 100 delegates to the Democratic National Convention pledged to Sen. Bernie Sanders who walked out of the hall July 26, 2016, in protest of Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president. Other Whatcom County delegates did not participate in the walkout.
Bernie Sanders, who already has tossed his support to presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, realized his chances of winning the Democratic nomination for president in the coming days are next to none. But he emphasized he is proud of his campaign and his supporters, saying he is excited that his supporters contributed to “the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic committee.”
A co-owner of a brewery, a tribal council member and a young woman fresh out of high school are among the six men and women who will represent Bellingham and Whatcom County, Wash., as delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Washington state will also send its governor, Jay Inslee, and U.S.