August 3, 2016
A photo caption in some editions Sunday wrongly described a July 25 march on South Broad Street during the Democratic National Convention. The "March for Our Lives" was organized by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and not all those in it supported Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.
July 24, 2016 |
The stage is set. And organizers of the Democratic National Convention offered a sneak peek Friday when they invited reporters and about 2,000 others to see a transformed Wells Fargo Center. "Welcome to Philadelphia!" Leah Daughtry, CEO of the convention committee, called out from the silver-blue stage flanked by LED screens. "There is no better city, no better backdrop, to showcase our party's values than the birthplace of American democracy. " The convention begins Monday afternoon, with "gavels down" marking the start of business at 3 p.m., but delegate meetings, parties, and events will run throughout each day all week long.
July 14, 2016 |
Feeling the Bern, Ed Higgins incinerated his old life. In the last five months, Higgins, 39, shuttered his Arizona advertising company, broke up with his longtime girlfriend, and dedicated himself to planning a march from Washington to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. "I'm at the end of my rope, but somehow it feels like exactly where I should be," said Higgins, who is bouncing among friends' houses when not living out of his car. Higgins wars undeterred by Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
June 11, 2016 |
Some Bernie Sanders supporters are planning to camp out in South Jersey while protesting at the Democratic National Convention here next month. Laurie Cestnick, who has been organizing Sanders supporters through an Occupy DNC Convention July 2016 Facebook page, said protesters were "starting to book up all the campsites" as other lodging options fill up. Cestnick, who volunteered on phone banks for Sanders and lives outside Boston, said she...
March 11, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Focus on Pa. race I find it strange that there has been so little coverage of the upcoming primary for U.S. senator from Pennsylvania ("Debate can impact Super Tuesday," Feb. 29). And stranger yet, that columnist John Baer called Democrats Katie McGinty and Joe Sestak unexciting candidates. McGinty is a strong progressive who has worked hard for environmental causes in various government positions. Sestak, a former Navy admiral and progressive congressman, walked across the state (with little Inquirer coverage)
March 3, 2016 |
Impact Dimensions, L.L.C., a minority-owned Center City promotional products supplier, has been selected as the official merchandise provider and manager for the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention. A spokeswoman for the Host Committee would not disclose how many Requests for Proposals (RFPs) it received, only that there was "a lot of interest . . . from both local companies as well as from firms across the country. " Impact Dimensions was formed in August of 2002 by Luis Liceaga, president, and Norbert McGettigan, Jr., chief operating officer, with headquarters at 18th and Market Streets and offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Missouri and California, according to its website.
September 14, 2015 |
Marcel Groen, the long-time head of the Montgomery County Democrats, was elected chair of the statewide party Saturday, a key post heading into national elections next year. His immediate focus, however, is on voting that is just seven weeks away. "The most important thing now are the Supreme Court races," Groen said in an interview following his election by party committee members in Gettysburg. "They are extremely important, from a political perspective, because of redistricting.