Highlights of Rowan U DNC News Coverage

Here are some highlights of our coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. A number of articles were also published in the CourierPost.com.

Booker: LGBT issues a ‘movement for American rights’ (Published in Courier Post – 7/28/16)

Pop-up gallery puts political drawings in DNC spotlight (Published in Courier Post – 7/28/16)

Al Franken Speaks to Seniors (7/28/16)

SJ moms call for ‘common sense gun laws’ (Published in Courier Post – 7/27/16)

Delegate turns self into political statement (Published in Courier Post – 7/27/16)

As Hillary Clinton Wins Nomination, Bernie Supporters Stage Protest in DNC Media Tent (7/26/16)

How Teenage Delegates Get to the DNC (7/26/16)

Photo Essay: “Signs of the Times” at DNC in Philadelphia (7/26/16)

WATCH: Rally for climate change ahead of DNC (Published in Courier Post – 7/25/16)

Sanders supporters not sure Clinton has their vote (Published in Courier Post – 7/25/16)

Sanders Supporters Protest Hillary Clinton Outside Wells Fargo Center (7/25/16)

DNC Speakers Stress Party Unity On Opening Day (7/25/16)

Photo Essay: DNC Protestors Take to the Streets of Philly (7/24/16)

DNC 2016 – Day 4 Speakers

Scheduled speakers for July 28:

  • Henrietta Ivey, home care worker and advocate for living wage
  • Beth Mathias, works two jobs and advocate for living wage
  • Jensen Walcott & Jake Reed, former employees of pizza restaurant and advocates for equal pay
  • Khizr Khan, father of Humayun S. M. Khan, member of U.S. Army who died in military service
  • General John Allen (ret. USMC), former Commander, International Security Assistance Forces, and Commander, United States Forces – Afghanistan
  • Candidates of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • President of the Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin
  • League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski
  • Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus Congressman Sean
  • Patrick Maloney (New York) and LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride
  • U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (Maryland) and the Democratic Women of the Senate
  • Carole King
  • House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro, Texas
  • Sheila E. performs
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado
  • Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania
  • Former Michigan Gov. Jen Granholm
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Sen. Patty Murray, Washington
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
  • Sen. Mazie Hirono, Hawaii
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer, California
  • Actress Chloe Grace Moretz
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra, California
  • Katy Perry
  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Hillary Clinton

A Pop-Up Art Gallery With A Political Twist

By Matthew Kass

PHILADELPHIA – A DNC-themed pop-up exhibit rips political The Nib Exteriorcartoons off the printed page and puts them in a public gallery space.

The Nib Takes Philly,” which is sponsored by the cartoon website called The Nib, features political cartoons and election-themed objects, and props at a location on Cherry Street in Old City.

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No one is spared. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and many other politicians are lampooned.

Cartoonist Matt Bors, 32, from Canton O.H., explained how the exhibit started with a simple idea.

“We had a new website launch last week, and we were talking about sending cartoonists to do live drawings,” said Bors. “Then it was maybe we can do a gallery show. It just sort of grew and grew into something quite big.”

Dan Perkins, 55, a cartoonist at the exhibit from Iowa City, I.A., The Nib Phanaticwho goes by the pen name Tom Tomorrow, said the exhibit is more than just comic relief.

“Cartoonists have been through a decade basically of newspapers going out of business, cutting budgets, and of websites not wanting to pay for cartoons,” he said. “The art form is kind of teetering on extinction.”

The Nib Police“So the fact that you have someone like Matt, with his energy and his ability to find someone to sponsor this and to pull this thing together,” Perkins continued. “I can’t even explain how important this is to cartooning.”





Delegate Makes Herself into a Human Campaign Sign


A delgate for Bernie Sanders made herself into campaign sign. (Britani Lee)
By Britani Lee

PHILADELPHIA -Olivia Love-Hatlestad, a delegate from Illinois, figured a way around the ban on homemade campaign signs at the Democratic National Convention.

“Since they told us we couldn’t have any unauthorized signs, I made myself a sign,” said Love-Hatlestad.

DNC Day 2 Round-up of Rowan U DNC News Coverage on Twitter

DNC 2016 – Day 3 Speakers

Scheduled speakers for the evening of July 27:

  • Erica Smegielski, daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary principal
  • Felicia Sanders and Polly Sheppard, survivors of Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC.
    Jamie Dorff, wife of Patrick Dorff, an Army helicopter pilot who died while on a search and rescue mission in northern Iraq.
  • Vice President Joe Biden
  • President Barack Obama

How Teenage Delegates Get to the DNC

By Sunshine Mejia

PHILADELPHIA – Four millennial delegates explain how and why they became involved in the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

“I thought this is pretty cool. I want to be a state delegate….The worst they can say is ‘No.'”- Nathan Sidell, 19, AK.

“As long as you push yourself to be involved the people in your area will latch on to you, help you and give you advice to succeed.” – Katrina Culler, 17, MN.

“I started out by making phone calls online through the phone banking website. I ended up making 2,400 phone calls.” – Bob Canfield, 18, alternate delegate, CA

“I sought out my teacher who was a delegate four years ago, and she mentored me.” – Aster O’Leary, 18, VT