Yamiche Alcindor, a national politics reporter for The New York Times, talks with AllDigitocracy’s Jon Dowding about why the appearance of Mothers of the Movement at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is so significant. Mothers of the Movement is comprised of mothers whose children have been killed by police.
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.
AllDigitocracy’s Jon Dowding: Las dos convenciones políticos producen diferencias básicas en los ideologías y personas que están asistiéndolas. María Elena Salinas, una presentadora de Univisión, discute otros diferencias entre la convención republicana y la convención demócrata, especialmente el acceso a entrevistar personas de alto nivel.
Chifei Fan, a reporter for SETTV in Taiwan, says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is much more upbeat than the Republican National Convention held last week in Cleveland. Donald Trump’s message, she says, is making the Republic of China, scared for the future.
Susan Sarandon. Debra Messing. Lance Bass. It’s amazing who’ll you’ll see you at a convention when you just turn around. That’s what Jaxon Ravens told the delegates from Washington state in the hall at the Democratic National Convention – turn around in their seats on the floor and look backwards, instead of up at the stage.
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.
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.
Sen. Bernie Sanders told Washington state delegates that the country is now facing bigger issues than him losing the Democratic presidential nomination. “We have an enormous amount of work to do, and that means keeping our eyes focused on the real issues,” he said at the state’s early morning breakfast on Wednesday, July 27.
By JON DOWDING Published in partnership with AllDigitocracy.org and Temple University’s Department of Journalism The women’s caucus meeting started with applause and exuberance as the second day of the Democratic National Convention got underway.
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.