DNC Day two is underway with some Bernie supporters holding back their support for Hillary Clinton. Tuesday morning when Sanders spoke to the California delegation, many in the audience refused to show support for Clinton. The convention itself has created logistical hurdles for attendees that didn't exist at the RNC last week. Feminists were excited by the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency eight years ago, so why has some of that enthusiasm dampened? Here in California, the Coastal Commission, which has fought to preserve the state's beloved coastline, has come under threat from a variety of sources. And in LA, there's a pro-wrestling fan favorite who's not a wrestler, but a referee.
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Clearly some Sanders supporters are not ready to give up the fight, though a recent Pew poll showed 90 percent of Sanders supporters would vote for Hillary Clinton. Right now the loudest voices at the DNC are the ones refusing to fall in line, and it's up to party leaders to bridge the divide.
Bernie Sanders paid a visit this morning to the California delegation at the Democratic Convention. He attempted to get his supporters to rally around Hillary Clinton, but once again faced boos and heckling from some supporters. While Sanders struggles to get through to his supporters, the DNC is creating some logistical hurdles for attendees that last week's RNC did not.
Hillary Clinton will be the first woman nominated for President by a major political party. And yet, some feminists are feeling ambivalent, or less than enthusiastic, about it. What's changed since 2008, when optimism for a Hillary Clinton presidency was so high?
Two Hillary Clinton supporters in downtown Philadelphia
Photo by Anna Scott
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
In 1972 California voters got on board with Proposition 20, which created the California Coastal Commission. The Coastal Commission's primary duty is to control construction and development along the coast. Now that legacy is under threat all up and down the state coastline.
The group Pro Wrestling Guerrilla hosts matches at an American Legion Post here in Reseda. But the fans aren't just shouting for their favorite wrestlers. They're all about the guy who calls the matches - Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's superstar referee, Rick Knox.
CJ Greenspon, Freelance Producer