For the duration of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, our reporters have been covering the people and activities throughout the convention. From early morning delegate breakfasts at far off hotels, to keynote speakers each night inside the Wells Fargo Center, journalists for the Temple DNC News Bureau captured in words, images and video the people that came to, and for, the convention.
In celebration of this historic convention, we bring you pictures in and around the fourth and final night of the convention. A night where the country saw for the first time ever, one of the two major political parties nominate a woman for president of the United States.
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.
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.
Kicking off Day Two of the Democratic National Convention, the largest caucus of the week, the Women’s Caucus, featured guest speakers such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, interim Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile, and actress Eva Longoria at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Kansas Democratic Party Chair Lee Kinch saw history being made eight years ago when Barack Obama became the first African-American nominee for president. He witnessed history again Thursday night when Hillary Clinton walked onstage as the first female nominee of a major party.
Regardless of whether their work at the Democratic National Convention transforms into progress, delegates from Mississippi said they’ve been working hard. “It’s been jam-packed, overwhelming, exhilarating, amazing,” said Bear Atwood when asked to describe her experience of the last 96 hours at the convention in Philadelphia.
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.
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.
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.
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.