What a week for the Democrats. Last week the Republican National convention took over Cleveland, Ohio. Well this week in Philadelphia, Pa the Democratic National Convention took the city by storm. All of the planning that went into this convention was articulated with the greatest details. The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia 76’ers and the Flyers is the meeting place for some the best media coverage by the news networks, print, and radio. Big named news reporters and pundits, too many to mention, they all want to give some of their own insight on the matters at hand. Of course the week couldn’t start off without scandal as the story of hacked e-mails that floated to the surface on the eve of this big event. This single event opened up a can of snakes because of the implied actions that were included in these e-mails. For those of you who don’t know, many Bernie Sanders supporters feel he was cheated. I don’t want to go into all of the details as I’m sure you have heard about them already, and if not, someone else will be a better interpreter than I.
I finally made it down to the Wells Fargo Center on the third day of the convention in hopes if getting some very interesting images of voters, protesters, and the Philadelphia Police, along with multitudes of different law enforcement agencies. Was I wrong. On the first day of the DNC, there was lots of energy spent in the FDR Park across the parking lot and outside of the gates of the actual convention. I found a tent community that looked whooped, as if they fought many battles to date. I spent few hours in this area of town with my highlight being talking to some Bernie Sanders disenfranchised supporters. I headed back to Center City and upon my arrival, I came across a crowd that was quickly growing. Bull horns, signs, and musicians on stage. I knew I was where I wanted and needed to be on that day. “JILL STEIN!!!” is what they were chanting. Jill is from the Green Party, a third party candidate. The crowd knows her and is patiently awaiting her arrival. I will stop my story here. The images I captured on that day will continue the story. Whichever political party you favor, make sure you get out to vote on November 8th. Don’t let your voice go unheard.
If you don’t vote, don’t complain.