At the Republican National Convention, a constant topic of conversation was how everything outside was… well, tame. Where were those rowdy protests we all expected?
The people I spoke to have nuanced and complex perspectives on the election and their party: Colton Buckley comes to mind, a gay Republican delegate who demanded more inclusive leadership from the GOP.
I’m young and queer, and it’s hard for me to accept that there are politicians who want to pass legislation that would make big parts of my life illegal.
Reflecting on what he heard from the podium during the Republican National Convention, the former RNC chair said, “We acknowledge the history, we love talking about the civil rights act, we love talking about Abraham Lincoln and emancipation. But we’re not talking about today.”
125,000 balloons dropped from the rafters on the last night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. That iconic political moment was thanks in large part to about a hundred teenagers from Garfield Heights, just outside Cleveland, who bused to the Quicken Loans Arena the week before to blow up each and every balloon.
The contrast between the security concerns going into the Republican National Convention and how the convention has actually unfolded thus far is shockingly different.
The Republican National Convention is expected to generate about 200 million dollars. That’s good news for Cleveland. Bad news for young delegates. Youth Radio reporter Soraya Shockley has this profile of one young delegate who went to GoFundMe as his first stop.
Things have been relatively calm here in Cleveland the past few days… I even appeared on San Francisco’s KALW this…
CLEVELAND, OHIO — Perhaps we would be wise to expect the unexpected. The first day of the Republican National Convention was expected…