2016 DNC Day 1 Convention Musing


The 2016 Democratic National Convention gets started in Philadelphia today with the opening gavel in the Wells Fargo Arena scheduled at 3 PM CDT.  Should be much better than the Klan rally masquerading as the Republican convention in Cleveland last week even with the drama of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation

The featured speakers lineup for today is First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)  and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Looking forward to once again seeing a Democratic convention hall that looks like America, and I’m exceedingly proud of the fact trans Democrats will be in the hall in full effect.  There will be a record 28 person DNC trans delegation and they and Trans World will witness a historic Thursday speech by Sarah McBride from the convention stage..  

I’m taking a moment to give a TransGriot shout to my Houston home peeps who are part of the Texas DNC delegation.   Like I’ve said before, we have some amazing advocates repping H-town at the DNC, and those Texas delegation meetings at your host hotel should be a lot of fun.

Wish I could be there with you for this historic convention which will witness the first woman to be nominated as a major party presidential candidate but have another commitment I made I must fulfill. But definitely will be with y’all in spirit.

160724-DNC-GettyImages-579548202.jpgAlso sending love to my Kentucky peeps who made it to #DNCinPHL and all the peeps on my FB pages and Twitter feeds who will be in the house with their various state delegations.    

Already enjoying reading your Facebook statuses and tweets, and anticipating the pics and posts I’ll see as the DNC is gaveled into session later today and it winds to its climax of Sec. Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech on the 28th..

Hope y’all have fun, handle your business, get to spend a little time enjoying the city and make some amazing memories while you’re in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

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