Washington state delegates are weary from late nights, and others are worn down by the political process. But Wednesday morning, many of the state’s delegates in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention found the strength to stand, cheer and chant “Bernie,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appearance at breakfast.
Two days into the Democratic National Convention, some Bernie Sanders delegates are still refusing to compromise within the Democratic party. “Bernie or Bust,” they say. But Kate Moran, a Tri-City delegate from West Richland, is not among them. In fact, she was so moved by Sanders, she is ready to enter the game of politics herself.
By Christina Klos
Yvette Joseph wants you to have a healthy smile. And she’s willing to battle politicians for it.
Joseph is a Spokane delegate representing Washington’s 5th Congressional District — including Walla Walla, Adams and Whitman Counties — at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
She hopes to ensure that at the convention Democratic platform’s health care plank increases access to affordable oral health care. Specifically, Joseph promotes the licensing of mid-level dental providers, also known as dental therapists. A delegate for Hillary Clinton, Joseph believes Clinton can lead the party in “making significant changes in this area.”
Democrats from Eastern Washington have long felt like second-class citizens in their own party. So they were delighted when Gov. Jay Inslee singled them out for attention Monday at the state party’s delegate breakfast at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Dallas Roberts, 23, was running on about an hour of sleep when he arrived in Philadelphia on Sunday morning, July 24, for the Democratic National Convention. His red-eye flight from Seattle to Newark, N.J., was less than ideal – Roberts was stuck in the emergency exit row behind a crying toddler.
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.