By Nicole Dale
The second day of the convention started off at the NH/VT/ME Delegation breakfast for some members of Politics FitzU. Speakers included former VT Governor Howard Dean. Dean explained that in politics, we make progress inch by inch and we have to be patient.
It was clear from the audience questions, and audience applause at different points during the breakfast, that there were a lot of Bernie supporters in the room. “It seemed like Dean was encouraging them to be patient about the change they want to see in America” said Professor Tullio.
After the breakfast, Politics FitzU members interviewed U.S. House Representative from N.H. Ann McLane Kuster. She complimented the students on their work, and asked for a group photo with them.
Dr. Kristen Nevious, Margaret Bell ’18, Amanda Holland ’18, Patrick Delaney ’17, CeLynn Siemons ’20, and Jonathan Spall ’18 made their way to the Philadelphia Convention center to start their day.
Spall attended the Hispanic Caucus. The topic that was discussed was the growth of the Latino population participating in this presidential convention. The focus was that the Latino population will be holding a key role in the presidential election based off of the Latino communities involvement and dedication during the primary.
Holland was able to be in Wells Fargo Center to watch the roll call and see Hillary Clinton be nominated the first ever female nominee.
During the middle of the day some Politics FitzU members took the time to Skype with home base. They updated individuals back in Rindge, NH on what has been going on, and what is to be expected for the rest of the week.
Nicole Dale is a Graduate Assistant for The Fitzwater Center for Communications and is getting her Master’s in Leadership. She graduated from Franklin Pierce University this past May with a business management major and sports and recreation management minor. She is from Long Island, NY.
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