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.
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.