Posted by Jesse Shayne on August 02, 2016 at 10:11 AM
2016 Democratic National Convention Testimonials
In July, we went to the Democratic National Convention to present our resolution for open primaries, alongside our 40,000 signature petition, to the DNC Rules Committee. It was a hectic day, but we managed to stake out some time to record testimonials from delegates, protestors, and supporters of the OP movement. What we found was a group of diverse and civically impassioned Americans, some of whom traveled from across the country, to protest and participate, and to try to make the Democratic Party more responsive to the American people.
Even with a backdrop of protests and party disarray, we found a sense of unity amongst the political reformers we met at the DNC, who expressed hope and optimism that our country will move forward in the right direction. You can hear their stories and thoughts on the DNC and the open primaries movement below:
Open Primaries supporter Carrie, from Barrytown, NY.
Open Primaries supporter Valdez
Open Primaries Volunteer Coordinator Malcolm, from Kingston, NY.
Minnesota State Delegate Terry, from Saint Paul
California Bernie Sanders Delegates Lauren and Robert
DNC Rules Committee Member Maggie Wunderly
Bernie Delegate Dr. Laura
Interested in doing your own testimonial of why you support open primaries? Email firstname.lastname@example.org