Host: Diane Gil
Co-Host: KeKey Huessein
In today’s episode of the Now What Podcast, Diane is joined by her co-host KeKey to talk about the purpose and history of National Conventions.
Both Diane and KeKey share their personal highlights from the 2020 National Conventions. The episode is packed with noteworthy observations and strong opinions.
September, 1831: Anti-Masonic Party held the first National Presidential Nominating Convention.
Back in the time, there were no elections held before the convention and the candidate was selected during the convention.
Conventions are designed to sell a specific candidate and give them the opportunity to talk to the masses about their agenda and position on issues.
Voters can make an informed decision by hearing the party’s agenda in these conventions.
Voters also get to understand what the party’s 5 year and 10 year plans look like.
Highlights From The Conventions:
The DNC covered issues like a plan to address Covid-19, $15 minimum pay increase, healthcare reforms, and other real life issues.
DNC activated the spirit of healing and unity that every American is feeling.
There were a significant number of lifelong Republicans at the DNC who endorsed Joe Biden over Donald Trump.
Barack Obama spoke about the expectations of leadership in Democracy.
Obama believes that Donald Trump has misused and abused the office of Presidency to help him and his friends enrich themselves.
RNC nominated Donald Trump as the president.
Donald Trump avoided every issue people of colour are facing in America during the RNC.
RNC saw a lack of diversity. Black and brown faces were amplified but their thoughts weren’t.
RNC took a very aggressive tone. Many speakers spoke directly against peaceful protests.
Call To Actions:
Make sure you’re registered to vote. www.vote.org
Make sure adults around you, friends and family are registered to vote.
Consider being a poll worker to ensure fair voting.
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This episode was executive produced by: LG Media
Episode show notes by: Tanishka Kherajani