Tag: Democratic National Convention

Were the Kids in America

This election cycle has brought with it a wave of young blood into the Democratic party. From Iowa to Maine to California to Pennsylvania, a group of young progressives are prime to crash the old white man’s party in D.C. Whether it is a 25-year-old Eagle scout raised by two…

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

Policy regarding people with disabilities has an uncertain future as the Trump administration begins, according to multiple advocacy groups. For the past eight years, President Barack Obama was quite clear on his policies and stances regarding people with disabilities and the issues they face. Hillary Clinton made it a point…

Trump Scolded by Father of U.S. Muslim Soldier Killed in Action

The Muslim father of a U.S. soldier killed while serving in Iraq passionately admonished Donald Trump Thursday night for his hateful rhetoric, religious intolerance and overall disrespect of communities and cultures. In what has been called the most powerful speech given at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week,…

Transgender History Made at Democratic Convention

Sarah McBride became the first openly transgender person to address a major party convention; party platform includes “transgender” for first time. By Sheryl Estrada Sarah McBride Along with Hillary Clinton making history as the first woman to accept a major party’s presidential nomination on Thursday, LGBTQ rights activist Sarah McBride…

#ObamaSpeech: Trump Shows No Regard for Working People or Inclusion

President Obama also addressed benefits of immigration and working through racial divide. By Sheryl Estrada President Barack Obama on Wednesday night called out Donald Trump on his indifference to working people, diversity, inclusion and equality — key areas the president said are critical to advancing America. During the keynote address…