Reporters Myles Bess and Billy Cruz get a sneak peak of the “Black Men For Bernie” bus drawing crowds at the DNC in Philadelphia.
If most teens told their parents who to vote for, they might think about it, but they probably wouldn’t get eight cars decked out with a candidate’s face and take off all over the country. But 17-year-old Nadia Crawford’s family isn’t exactly normal.
On the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Senator Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of the Wells Fargo Center arena and into the media tent yelling, “This is what democracy looks like!” Youth Radio was at the center of the action when the protesters took over, and police put the tent on lockdown.
When Sanders took the stage, he received what “felt like a ten minute ovation,” reporter Myles Bess said. “You would have thought that he was the nominee.”
When Bernie took the stage to end the night, the environment felt more like watching a band perform its last concert than a convention speech in the arena, complete with teary eyed supporters and a deafening silence from everyone but the senator himself.
“Again I had so many, like, learning disabilities and issues in my home life. I kind of looked up to the presidents as something to aspire to. Back then, I was like, ‘One day I’ll be president.’ I don’t want that anymore.”
Here are some of our favorite moments from the day before the DNC in Philadelphia.
Youth Radio’s Election 2016 coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia.
Youth Radio reporter Soraya Shockley spoke to Duke University political science professor John Aldrich for a briefing on what will…