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.

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.

California leaders assure delegates that Clinton can be just as progressive

California Democrats urged to rally behind Clinton on Day 3 of the national convention

As the hot sun rose over Philadelphia on Wednesday morning, California delegates started off the third day of the Democratic National Convention with breakfast at the delegation hotel. Politicians from across California took to the stage during breakfast to rally delegates behind Hillary Clinton.

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

Sanders tells Washington delegates Trump a bigger issue than Clinton DNC nom

Sanders encourages Washington delegates to build Democratic party

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.

Michaela Winberg is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Bellingham Herald.

Idaho delegate youngest at DNC

Young Idaho delegate turns his eyes to national politics

Jesse Maldonado doesn’t take well to being told that something can’t be done. When he was in eighth grade his teacher told him he couldn’t be a politician. Now, Maldonado is the youngest delegate from at the National Democratic Convention, already with a history of influencing Idaho politics.

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

Clinton trumps GOP nominee on LGBT issues

Sanders delegate: Clinton better for LGBT community than Trump

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.

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