FL delegates want reproductive rights for women

Sarasota-Manatee delegates push for women’s rights

The Women’s Caucus met Thursday morning at the Democratic National Convention to discuss the importance of Hillary Clinton winning the presidency over Donald Trump. Trump’s true stance or intentions on women’s reproductive health rights remains unclear, caucus members said, but is cause for concern. The Rev. Leah D.

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FL delegates remain skeptical of Clinton DNC nomination

Manatee-Sarasota delegates express mixed feelings after Clinton nomination

After the Democratic Party officially named Hillary Clinton as its nominee for president, some Bernie Sanders supporters at the convention staging a walkout in protest. But Sanders delegates from Manatee-Sarasota did not join. “When things come to an end you need to close a door, move on and find a new direction,” Sanders delegate David Beaton of Sarasota said Wednesday.

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In wake of recent shootings, FL Dems look for gun reform at DNC

Manatee, Sarasota delegates push for stronger gun control

Combatting gun violence in Florida and the rest of the nation was at the forefront Tuesday of a rally at the Democratic National Convention. “It’s one thing to be able to protect your home but you don’t need an assault weapon to do it,” said Lawrence Jennis, West Manatee fire commissioner and a Hillary Clinton delegate.

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Video: Gun control rally urges Dems to make reform

Gun control rally in Philadelphia

Igniting the Vocal Majority: A Rally for Action to Reduce Gun Violence was held in Philadelphia on July 26. The rally was organized by Americans for Responsible Solutions to call on leaders in Washington to act to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

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Wasserman Schultz greeted by cheers and boos as she took to the podium

Manatee, Sarasota Democratic delegates react to fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz addressed a very emotional Florida delegation Monday morning. After announcing Sunday that she plans to resign amid the release of controversial emails among officials from the Democratic Party, she appeared Monday morning to deliver a speech to her home state delegation.

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Temple DNC News Bureau correspondents and partnering news organizations

abruzzoChristopher Abruzzo is a Journalism major entering his senior year, has worked as a Temple Update anchor and producer and Update Now anchor. Chris also leads campus tours as an Owl Ambassador and aspires to become an anchor and reporter for a news station in the Philadelphia area.

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Temple DNC News Bureau Correspondents

abruzzoChristopher Abruzzo is a Journalism major entering his senior year, has worked as a Temple Update anchor and producer and Update Now anchor. Chris also leads campus tours as an Owl Ambassador and aspires to become an anchor and reporter for a news station in the Philadelphia area.

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