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.

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An emotional roller coaster ride for Sanders delegates from Vermont

Vermont Sanders delegates reluctantly accept Clinton | VTDigger

The four-day Democratic National Convention, which focused on party unity, did not completely succeed in bringing Vermont’s delegates into the fold. Many still cling to Bernie Sanders’ revolution and remain reluctant to vote for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Jo Sabel Courtney, a first-time pledged delegate from Stowe, said the convention has been “an emotional journey.”

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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.

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Vermonters march from city hall to Wells Fargo Center in support of Sanders and Stein

Vermonters protest with thousands at Democratic National Convention | VTDigger

by Liora Engel-Smith PHILADELPHIA – Hundreds of Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein supporters marched two miles from City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center on Monday evening under the watchful gaze of dozens of police officers. The march was organized by the Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign, a Philadelphia-based organization that fights for social justice.

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Some delegates in Philadelphia unhappy with vice presidential choice

Despite talk of Democratic Party unity, some Sanders delegates feel left out | VTDigger

PHILADELPHIA – In a poll of nearly 300 Sanders delegates to the Democratic convention, nearly 90 percent said they are dissatisfied with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., to be her running mate. “We’re not waiting for the elites to tell us what to do,” said Norman Solomon, executive director of the Bernie …

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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.

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Two men dropped from Vermont delegation by Democratic Party’s rules and bylaws committee

Democratic Party denies Vermont man’s appeal to restore delegate status | VTDigger

The Democratic Party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee denied a challenge to restore the delegate status of two men who were dropped from Vermont’s delegation. Ken Dean of Montpelier and Sen. Tim Ashe, D-Chittenden, were dropped from the delegation to satisfy the DNC’s charter, which requires that delegate votes be allotted to men and women equally.

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