Hours before Hillary Clinton took the stage Thursday at the Democratic National Convention, Western Washington delegates were starting to put in context her nomination, how far the nation has come and what it means for America.
Some say that with age comes wisdom. For Myra Gamburg, 84, her age has brought feelings of invisibility and unimportance in a party that says it’s focused on diversity. “The Washington Democratic Party is very inclusive,” said the delegate from Lake Forest Park.
Some Washington State delegates supporting Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention still can’t find enough to get excited about Hillary Clinton. But they’ve found one issue around which they can unite. The Democratic nominee, they feel, trumps Donald Trump when it comes to support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
When Hillary Clinton introduced Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate last week, many Washington state progressives were not happy. And Monday, on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, they still weren’t. “(Kaine) may not have been the best choice if Clinton wants to include progressives,” said Jake Egloff, a delegate from Wenatchee who supports Sen.