Democratic Party rejoices in its own colorful crowd
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Blacks, Hispanics, gays, lesbians and Native Americans are a few of the groups represented this week in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention.
"The party has always been progressive and the party has always tried to reach out to different communities,” Washington, D.C. Democrat Elvis Cordova said. “It's the fabric of the country."
While there are all sorts of communities represented at the DNC, they are all united with one goal—four more years for President Barack Obama.
"It's a very colorful party wanting to work with everybody and make a difference for everybody,” California Democrat Janice Flemons said. “That's what Barack Obama is about."
Wednesday, different walks of life met to discuss what's happening within their circles and rally grassroots efforts to get President Barack Obama re-elected.
"I think it's the whole thread of the American dream,” Cordova said. “I think with the recent economic turmoil we're all really struggling to make it and looking for opportunities."
Democrats in Charlotte say their nominee is not to blame for their struggles. They say the economy is on the brink of turning around thanks to Obama, and their diversity further separates them from Republicans.
"The Democratic Party has always been for the working person, the middle class and trying to build from the middle out. We are a community of people that we help each other,” North Carolina delegate Elaine McCollum said “We try to be there when someone needs us and government can be a good thing."
The Party’s presidential leader is slated to accept his nomination in Charlotte Thursday.