Now that Hillary Clinton has clinched the nomination, Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention focused on moving forward and maintaining unity against the Republicans. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Convention Center hosted traditional Democratic caucuses such as the Black Caucus, the Hispanic Caucus, the Small Business Council and a Disabilities Council, among others.
Kicking off Day Two of the Democratic National Convention, the largest caucus of the week, the Women’s Caucus, featured guest speakers such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, interim Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile, and actress Eva Longoria at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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.”
Mark Hoover became three things in the time span of one year – a teacher, a prom king, and now a national delegate for the Democratic Party. A social studies teacher at Pasco High School, Hoover, 33, was elected prom king by students in his first year.
Washington state delegates are weary from late nights, and others are worn down by the political process. But Wednesday morning, many of the state’s delegates in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention found the strength to stand, cheer and chant “Bernie,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appearance at breakfast.
At a breakfast for the California delegation to the Democratic National Convention, more than half of the 422 seats are empty. The people filling the left side of the banquet hall -since day one primarily Bernie Sanders delegates – become scarcer every day as Sanders delegates feel disenfranchised from the official convention.
On Tuesday morning, the Mississippi delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia met for its daily breakfast meeting before heading to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to attend various caucus meetings. The morning was a little bit different than it was on the first day of convention.
After a long first night on the convention floor, the Kansas state delegates got a special boost of energy Tuesday morning when Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped by for a visit. “There’s no reason why Democrats can’t be successful in Kansas,” Sanders said as part of a five-minute speech about turning out to vote for the party.
While much of the Democratic Party is pushing Bernie Sanders delegates to unify the party and support Hillary Clinton, some Kansans say they’re here at the national convention with one specific job: Get Bernie to the White House.