Vermont woman unable to sit with delegation because of disability

Vermonter says ADA accommodations at Democratic National Convention were inadequate | VTDigger

PHILADELPHIA – Vermont delegate Maria Rinaldi said she was unable to sit with the Vermont delegation at the Wells Fargo Center Monday night because of her disability. “I was really surprised to learn that Vermont was not in an accessible area, and so on the first night, I was forced to sit isolated in the ADA section,” Rinaldi said.

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

Howard Dean enters ‘Sanders country’ at DNC

Gov. Howard Dean presses New England delegates to unite behind Clinton | VTDigger

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean urged delegates from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire to unify behind the Democratic presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Dean, a former presidential nominee, was one of several Clinton backers who emphasized the need for party unity at a breakfast with delegates on Tuesday.

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

New superdelegates will be selected, not elected for the role

Superdelegate reform expected to create new class of delegates | VTDigger

PHILADELPHIA – Delegates to the Democratic National Convention are expected to ratify a proposal Monday for a “unity reform commission” to change the superdelegate process. The resolution, which was passed at Saturday’s Rules Committee meeting, was the result of intense negotiations between backers of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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

Complaint to be heard at DNC credentials meeting

Two men dropped from Vermont delegation to Democratic National Convention | VTDigger

Two men have been dropped from the Vermont delegation to the Democratic National Convention and one male delegate will challenge a Vermont Democratic Party decision to replace them with female delegates. The complaint will be heard at the Democratic convention’s credentials meeting this Sunday.

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