Air date: 7/25/2016
Georgia leaders and delegates spent the third day of the Democratic National Convention rallied around one of their own – acclaimed civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Lewis addressed his home state delegation Wednesday morning and expressed excitement about Hillary Clinton’s official nomination for president.
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.
Two days into the Democratic National Convention, some Bernie Sanders delegates are still refusing to compromise within the Democratic party. “Bernie or Bust,” they say. But Kate Moran, a Tri-City delegate from West Richland, is not among them. In fact, she was so moved by Sanders, she is ready to enter the game of politics herself.
Sanders supporters hold a demonstration in the DNC Media Pavillion. Approximately 100 protesters made it inside before police barricaded the doors. No one is being allowed in or out.
As the second day of the Democratic National Convention got underway in Philadelphia, the experience was very different for Clinton and Sanders delegates. Mike Heyl, a retired teacher from San Luis Obispo and vice chairman of the San Luis Obispo Democratic Party, said he was feeling fantastic following the first night of convention speeches on Monday.
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.