Dems in Illinois rally against Gov. Rauner, ready to win big in November

PHILADELPHIA – On the last day of the Democratic National Convention, Illinois delegates awoke early to attend a breakfast that featured speakers such as U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Each spoke about how important it is for delegates to ensure the people in their hometowns come out to vote.

“We have to work on three things when we all go home: turn out, turn out and turn out,” Schakowsky said.

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The once fractured Democrats rally at DNC to unite against Trump

Dems united against Trump, ready to bring it home

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.

Taylor Schwartz is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Belleville News-Democrat.

Small states join together to get attention at DNC

Small states like Idaho band together at national convention

After attending the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Bert Marley knew he wanted the 2016 convention to be different. In L.A., Idaho delegates stayed at a hotel in a Beverly Hills neighborhood while the convention and most other delegates were downtown. Worst of all, he said, Idaho’s delegation was on the outskirts alone.

Jennifer Kerrigan is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for the Idaho Statesman.

FL delegates want reproductive rights for women

Sarasota-Manatee delegates push for women’s rights

The Women’s Caucus met Thursday morning at the Democratic National Convention to discuss the importance of Hillary Clinton winning the presidency over Donald Trump. Trump’s true stance or intentions on women’s reproductive health rights remains unclear, caucus members said, but is cause for concern. The Rev. Leah D.

Cherea Hatcher is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for the Bradenton Herald.

Congresswoman’s last DNC makes history

Rep. Lois Capps enjoys final Democratic National Convention before retirement

Thunderstorms may have set the mood on the last day of the Democratic National Convention, but Rep. Lois Capps was not letting the bad weather dull her trip to the historic city of Philadelphia, where history was once again made with the nomination of Hillary Clinton for president.

Taylor Carson is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Tribune.

Video: Sanders makes appearance at Alaskan delegate breakfast

Bernie Sanders Surprises Alaskan Delegates

Air date: 7/26/2016

Rob DiRienzo is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for KTVA 11 News.

Washington delegate wants DNC to include seniors

Older Washington delegate: Don’t forget seniors’ contributions

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.

Talore McBride is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The News Tribune.