Creative minds were out to support art advocacy at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. The Creative Coalition, which helps artists promote First Amendment rights, hosted a star-studded gala with guests from the Democratic National Convention. But big art doesn’t only happen in big cities.
Traveling to Philadelphia and witnessing Hillary Clinton accept the nomination to become the first female presidential candidate of a major party was a dream for Nancy Chiswick, of Centre County. “I couldn’t imagine being president because as far as I knew, girls didn’t become president,” Chiswick said.
Chants and union claps filled Conference Room 118 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Wednesday. High-ranking Democratic officials spoke to delegates on the second day of the Labor Caucus, addressing issues of interest to many working Pennsylvanians. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and New York Gov.
Temple DNC News Bureau correspondent Alexa Ross reported live from the Pennsylvania Convention Center after the Wednesday Labor Council meeting on Corbett’s Corner.
In a county where the amount of registered Democrats and Republicans are nearly equal, Susan DeMetrick is looking to tip the district to a progressive blue, starting at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. DeMetrick is one of five elected delegates who will descend on the city this week from Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.
When he’s not number crunching at his day job in the finance industry, Greg Stewart dedicates his life to politics, playing a key part in helping this year’s delegates get to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Though he is not a delegate this time around, this will be the Centre County Democratic Committee chairman’s third convention.
There is nothing like a good theme for a party. With the Democratic Party’s Pennsylvania delegation, that theme was clear in the first meeting Monday at the DoubleTree hotel on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. It was all about party unity. Notable speakers for that first event included Gov.
Singing protesters confronted the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist Church on Tuesday with a message of love outside Philadelphia’s Mazzoni Center, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community health center. More LGBT voices were heard throughout the Democratic National Convention. Equality Pennsylvania, a progressive LGBT statewide advocacy group, held an event downtown Tuesday.
Temple DNC News Bureau correspondent Alexa Ross spoke to Steve Corbett on Corbett’s Corner talking about the unification of the Democratic Party and featuring an interview with Jude Mandrarano, Bernie delegate from Scranton, PA.
Steve Corbett of of WILK Newsradio in Northeast Pennsylvania is hosting his three-hour afternoon program from Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this week.
On Monday, Corbett and Ross discussed the reporting collaboration and Ross interviewed Scranton Mayor Bill Courtwright.
Photographs by Karen Turner.