Celeb spotting at DNC

Selfie opportunities plentiful at Democratic convention 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 … Continue reading Celeb spotting at DNC

Sanders tells Washington delegates Trump a bigger issue than Clinton DNC nom

Sanders encourages Washington delegates to build Democratic party Sen. Bernie Sanders told Washington state delegates that the country is now facing bigger issues than him losing the Democratic presidential nomination. “We have an enormous amount of work to do, and that means keeping our eyes focused on the real issues,” he said at the state’s … Continue reading Sanders tells Washington delegates Trump a bigger issue than Clinton DNC nom

Sanders supporters protest Clinton nom with DNC walkout

Bellingham delegate one of Sanders backers who walked out after Clinton nomination 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 … Continue reading Sanders supporters protest Clinton nom with DNC walkout

Wash. Governor proud of progressive Democratic Party platform at DNC

Gov. Inslee says Clinton ‘is a strong and experienced leader’ Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said he is proud of what has come out of the DNC so far – including both the Washington state Democratic Party platform and the national party platform draft. In particular, he is most proud of the progressive stance the party … Continue reading Wash. Governor proud of progressive Democratic Party platform at DNC

Bellingham delegates oppose Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton

Sanders met with disappointment from Bellingham delegates 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 … Continue reading Bellingham delegates oppose Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton

Whatcom County delegates offer up issues at DNC

Which top issues in Whatcom County will Democrats debate? From climate change to tribal rights to student loan debt, many of the issues championed by county Democrats and offered up to state and national leaders appear to be reflected in proposed language to be debated in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, which starts Monday, … Continue reading Whatcom County delegates offer up issues at DNC

Bellingham delegate finally touches down in Philadelphia

‘A long time coming’ as Bellingham delegate arrives in Philly 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 … Continue reading Bellingham delegate finally touches down in Philadelphia

A Look at Bellingham, Washington’s 2016 delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Who will speak for Bellingham at the DNC? 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 … Continue reading A Look at Bellingham, Washington’s 2016 delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Experienced delegate says there are ways to be frugal at the DNC

Going to Philly for the convention? Delegates turn to the crowd for help Dallas Roberts needed some help paying for his trip to Philadelphia later this month. The Western Washington University alum was selected to be a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, so he decided to turn to GoFundMe – a popular crowd-funding site. … Continue reading Experienced delegate says there are ways to be frugal at the DNC