Video: Montana delegates shift focus to LGBT issues at DNC

Rights of LGBT community discussed at Democratic National Convention

Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:56 PM EDT Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:27 PM EDT PHILADELPHIA – Montana’s first openly transgendered delegate, Anita Green, attended the LGBT caucus on the second day of the Democratic National Convention, and she wasn’t alone, as several other Montana delegates attended, some specifically to support her.

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Former Mayor Street visits Temple DNC News

Above: Mayor John Street speaks with Tracy Yatsko of the Temple DNC News Bureau earlier this month. Photograph by Christina Klos for the Temple DNC News Bureau.

Former Philadelphia Mayor John Street met with the staff of the Temple DNC News Bureau last week to discuss the 2016 election cycle, his experience as a public official and his expectations for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. During Street’s first few months as mayor, the 2000 Republican National Convention was held in Philadelphia.

At “these conventions more than any other place you can go — with the possible exception of a state fair — you actually see who this country is, which you don’t see every day,” said Street. “Seeing delegates from Iowa and Florida are so different than what we see everyday here in Philadelphia.”

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Delegates share expectations for a different DNC in Philadelphia

Forty-eight years ago, Carol Williams witnessed the chaos and carnage of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Her husband Pat Williams was then working to elect Hubert Humphrey as President of the United States.

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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Pairings

Correspondent News Organization
Aishwarya Menon American Urban Radio Network
aurn.com
New York
Alexa Ross All Digitocracy
alldigitocracy.org
Washington
Brianna Spause The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette
islandpacket.com
Hilton Head Island, SC
Cherea Hatcher Bradenton Herald
bradenton.com
Bradenton, FL
Christina Klos Tri-City Herald
tricityherald.com
Kennewick, WA
Christopher Abruzzo Sun Herald
sunherald.com
Gulfport, MS
Hannah McComsey The Telegraph
macon.com
Macon, GA
Harrison Brink The Fresno Bee
fresnobee.com
Fresno, CA
Jennifer Kerrigan Idaho Statesman
idahostatesman.com
Boise, ID
Jeseamy Muentes KTVQ
ktvq.com
Montana Television Network
Liora Engel-Smith VTDigger
vtdigger.org
Montpelier, VT
Louis Finley Centre Daily Times
centredaily.com
State College, PA
Michaela Winberg The Bellingham Herald – bellinghamherald.com
Bellingham, WA
Paige Gross The Wichita Eagle
kansas.com
Wichita, KS
Rob DiRienzo KTVA 11HD
ktva.com
Anchorage, AK
Talore McBride The News Tribune
thenewstribune.com
Tacoma, WA
Taylor Carson The Tribune
thetribunenews.com
San Luis Obispo, CA
Taylor Schwartz Belleville News-Democrat
bnd.com
Belleville, IL
Tracy Yatsko KTVQ
ktvq.com
Montana Television Network
Jon Dowding templedncnews.org
Temple University
Philadelphia