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Dem Convention Day 4 redacted tweets
met in the Wells Fargo Center: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fri 29 Jul 2016

EDITOR's NOTE: All Tweets below have been redacted (where necessary) within their original sequence.

As I watch these 21st Century National Conventions, I often find myself wondering what some *19th Century* delegate would think of them

Session of Thursday 28 July 2016

The Convention is called from recess by Permanent Chair Marcia Fudge at 4:16 PM EDT [2016 GMT]

The Invocation at the Convention is led by Kevin Washo, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Host Committee

[Good ol'] Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Church gives the first part of the Invocation

The "Good Ol' " refers back to what I tweeted out when Archbishop Demetrios also appeared before the GOP Convention in Cleveland last week

Rev. Bernice King- daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- gives the next part of the Invocation

Isleta Pueblo Governor Paul Torres of New Mexico offers the last part of the Invocation before the Convention

Presentation of Colors before the Convention by the 3rd Regiment Infantry, United States Colored Troops (Civil War reenacters)

The Pledge of Allegiance before the Convention is led by three newly naturalized citizens

Star Swain, a school principal from Florida, sings the National Anthem

The Colors are now retired

Officers of the Democratic National Committee come before the Convention to offer various routine resolutions

These honorary resolutions are approved 'viva voce' by the Convention

Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, addresses the Convention

Karpinski: "We're naming Donald Trump to our 'Dirty Dozen' list: dirty, dangerous, denying Donald"

State Representative Peggy Flanagan from Minnesota speaks before the Convention

Flanagan (a Native American Indian [Ojibwe tribe]) "Despite all that has happened to our People... we are still here!"

Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida is next to speak to the Convention

Deutch: "Electing Hillary Clinton is not about making History, it is about our future"

Former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa [who had chaired the 2012 Dem Convention), addresses this Convention

Villaraigosa: "I speak for 11 million often forgotten people and their families... hardworking... God-fearing" [=undocumented immigrants]

Villaraigosa: [Donald Trump] "would not only deport our neighbors and our families, he would vanquish the Dream"

Villaraigosa: "We have always been stronger when we integrate, not segregate... bring all the flock in"

Former South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers now speaks before the Convention

Jaime Harrison, chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, addresses the Convention

Harrison: "We can't go back to that old America-- we can't go back to that old South. Democrats believe in a new South"

Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, speaks before the Convention

Grirffin: "I want to remind Donald Trump... the LGBTQ Community is as diverse as the fabric of the Nation"

An announcement is made to the #DemConvention regarding a later 'Card Stunt'

Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana addresses the Convention

Richmond: "When our kids have better access to guns and drugs than they do to textbooks and computers, we have miles to go before we sleep"

State Representative Crisanta Duran of Colorado (Majority Leader of the CO State House) speaks before the Convention

Congresswoman Gwen Moore from Wisconsin addresses the Convention

Moore: "Too many women know where... toxic language leads... Our voices matter and we will not shut up!"

State Representative Raumesh Akbari from Tennessee speaks before the Convention

Akbari: [Donald Trump is] "a man who has defined his campaign on words that divide us and walls that divide us"

State Senator Ruben Kihuen from Nevada speaks before the Convention

Kihuen (a Congressional candidate): [Donald Trump & the GOP] "believe in building walls and pitting Americans against each other"

Former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter addresses the Convention

Nutter: "Complicated problems don't have simple solutions... [Hillary Clinton] gets stuff done"

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri speaks before the Convention

Cleaver: [to Republicans] "If your Party is no longer becoming to you, then you should be coming to us... it is not Midnight in America"

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York addresses the Convention

Maloney: [on the US Supreme Court decision legalizing Same-Sex Marriage] "It's a beautiful thing when your country catches up to you"

Maloney next introduces LGBTQ leaders sharing the Convention stage with him

Sarah McBride of the Human Rights Campaign becomes the first Transgender to address a National Party Convention

McBride: "[Will] we be a Nation where everyone has the freedom to live openly and equally... stronger together?"

McBride: "Today, in America, LGBTQ people are still being targeted by hate that lives in laws and in hearts"

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, addresses the Convention

Huerta: "We are going to take our Latino power and we're going to use it in November"

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty of Ohio speaks before the Convention

Beatty: [Donald Trump] "is the most divisive and ill-prepared candidate... looking to wind back the clock on all the progress we have made"

The band- led by Rickey Minor- is acknowledged at the Convention

Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota addresses the Convention

Dayton: [Donald Trump] "has stepped on others just to climb a little higher himself-- and now he wants to step on us"

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, speaks before the Convention

Garcetti: [on the large Hispanic population of Los Angeles] "We expect Donald Trump to build a wall around us"

Garcetti: "America doesn't need a political pyromaniac for President"

Katie McGinty, a candidate for the US Senate from Pennsylvania, speaks befoe the Convention

McGinty: "Success is not a product of pedigree: no, if you want to succeed, you just have to give it your all every day"

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (a U.S. Senate candidate and wounded Iraq War veteran) comes before the Convention

Duckworth: "This is the greatest Nation on Earth... a Nation that says, if you keep working hard, we won't abandon you"

Duckworth: [to Donald Trump] "I didn't put my life on the line to defend our Democracy so that you could invite Russia to interfere in it"

A video- re: Stronger Together (the theme of the final evening of the Democratic Convention)- is shown

Singer/songwriter Carole King comes before the Convention to perform 'You've Got a Friend'

A short video of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail is shown to the Convention

Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina addresses the Convention

Clyburn: [Hillary Clinton] "embodies our Nation's motto-- 'E Pluribus Unum'-- 'out of many, one' "

Clyburn: "America is good, but it can be better-- America is great, but it can be greater"

A video about the Democratic female US Senators is shown to the Convention

The Democratic women of the US Senate take the Convention stage

Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the dean of female US Senators, addresses the Convention

Mikulski: "Families of America, it's time to suit up: women, put your lipstick on- men, polish those shoes... put Hillary in the White House"

Senator Patty Murray of Washington speaks before the Convention

Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan addresses the Convention

Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington speaks to the Convention

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota addresses the assembled

Klobuchar: "The Senators up here are women of steel and Hillary Clinton is a woman of steel"

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri takes the Convention podium

Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire addresses the Convention

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York speaks before the Convention

Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin takes the podium at the Convention

Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii addresses the Convention

Hirono: "The most effective change is to take a seat at the table"

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts comes to the Convention podium

Senator Barbara Boxer of California speaks to the Convention

The Democratic women of the US Senate hold hands and raise them together before departing the Convention stage

Marlon Marshall, Director of States & Political Engagement for the Hillary Clinton campaign, addresses the Convention

Marshall introduces several 'Watch Parties' (appearing 'live' via video link) to the Convention

Another 'She's With Us' video (about undocumented immigrants) is shown to the Convention

Lorella Praeli, subject of that video & Latino Outreach Director for Hillary Clinton's campaign, addresses the Convention

Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas speaks before the Convention

Castro: "Prosperity... National Security... and Justice [are] not... zero sum game[s]... not games at all"

Castro: "We can back our brave men and women in Blue and still believe that Black lives matter"

Sheila E and the E Family perform for the Convention

Another 'Donald Decoded' video is shown to the Convention

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York addresses the Convention

Cuomo: "I want to begin by acknowledging my father, who we lost last year: Mario Cuomo... he loved being a Democrat"

Cuomo: "We heard Republicans lay out their strategy: unfortunately, it offered no new solutions... their plan is to fan the flames of fear"

Cuomo: [Republicans say] "Be afraid of people who are different... and they believe the Nation will automatically rise: it's not right"

Cuomo: [Democrats] "have a different vision: we're not going back, we're going forward"

Cuomo: "The strongest four letter word is not 'Hate', but 'Love' "

Cuomo: "When one of us is raised, we are all raised-- and, when one of us is lowered, we are all lowered"

Cuomo: "We are red, we are white, we are blue and these are the only colors that matter in the United States of America"

A video introduces former US House Speaker/current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi before she addresses the Convention

Pelosi: [on fighting ISIS] "We must be strong and smart, not reckless and rash"

Pelosi: [on restricting access to guns by potential terrorists] "If you're on the 'no fly' list, you should be on the 'no buy' list"

Pelosi: [Elections should be based on] "the voice of the voters, not the pocketbooks of the powerful...a government of the many, not... of the money"

Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio speaks before the Convention

Ryan: "Donald Trump is not on our side. But you know who is? Hillary Clinton!"

Ryan: "Our workers deserve respect, they deserve piece of mind and... they deserve a piece of the pie"

A video of Tony Goldwyn in the Assembly chamber of Independence Hall in Philadelphia is shown to the Convention

Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado addresses the Convention

Husband and wife actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen take the Convention podium

Danson: "Anybody can brag, anyone can talk-- [Hillary Clinton's] is the poetry of doing"

Danson and Steenburgen introduce six ordinary Americans to the Convention

Henrietta Ivey, a home care worker from Detroit, addresses the Convention

Dave Wils of the Young Democrats of North Carolina speaks before the Convention

Beth Mathias of Ohio (who holds multiple jobs, as does her husband) comes to the Convention podium

Jake Reed & Jensen Walcott, friends who made different pay at the same job (because Jensen is female), speak at the Convention

Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania addresses the Convention

Wolf: "An economy that doesn't work for everyone doesn't work at all"

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm speaks before the Convention

Granholm: "We're all in this together: one candidate gets this and one candidate, as Joe Biden said... 'doesn't have a clue' "

Granholm: [Donald Trump's version of the Constitution is] "I, the person, in order to form a more perfect Union"

Granholm: [to Donald Trump] "You're so vain, you probably think this speech is about you: don't you?"

Doug Elmets, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, comes before the Convention

Elmets: "Donald Trump, you're no Ronald Reagan!"

Elmets: "This year's Republican Platform is the most alarming I've ever seen"

Jennifer Pierotti Lim, co-founder of Republican Women for Hillary, addresses the Convention

Dallas County, Texas Sheriff Lupe Valdez addresses the Convention

Valdez: "We put on our badge every day to serve and protect, not to hate and discriminate"

Wayne Walker, the mother of a slain Philadelphia police officer, addresses the Convention

Barbara Owens, the mother of a slain Cleveland police officer, speaks to the Convention

Jennifer Loudon, widow of a slain Chicago police officer, speaks to the Convention

Rev Dr. William Barber 2nd of the North Carolina NAACP addresses the Convention

Barber: "I am a theologically conservative liberal evangelical biblicist...conservative because I'm trying to conserve... do[ing] justice"

Barber: [is concerned about] "those saying so much about what God says so little and so little about what God says so much"

Barber: "When Religion is used to camouflage meanness, we know we have a 'heart problem' in America"

Barber: "I say to you tonight that some issues are not Left vs. Right or Liberal vs. Conservative, but Right vs. Wrong"

Barber's mantra: "We are reviving the heart of our Democracy"

Barber: "When some want to stop the heart of our Democracy, we are called... to be the moral defibrillators of our time"

Former college and pro basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar takes the Convention stage

Khizr Khan and his wife, "Patriotic American Muslims" whose son was Killed in Action, come before the Convention

Mr. Khan: "If it were up to Donald Trump [my son] would not even have been in this country"

Mr. Khan [to Donald Trump]: "Have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy"

Mr. Khan: "This is an historic election... vote for the healer... not the divider: God bless you"

Congressman Ted Lieu of California speaks to the Convention

Lieu: [on Trump's 'I alone can fix it']: "Every military commander knows you can't do it alone, you can't be brash... can't make stuff up"

Retired Marine General John Allen, along with other generals and admirals and veterans, comes onto the Convention stage

Allen: "We are the greatest country on this planet... a just and moral leader... against the forces of darkness"

Allen: [under a 'President' Hillary Clinton] "our international relations will not be reduced to a business transaction"

Capt. Florent Groberg, US Army [Ret.] and a Medal of Honor recipient, addresses the Convention

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz comes before the Convention

Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio addresses the Convention

Brown: [Hillary Clinton is] "a Progressive who gets things done"

Congressman Xavier Becerra of California, chair of the US House Democratic Caucus, comes before the Convention

Becerra: "Hillary Clinton wants to build schools, Donald Trump wants to build walls"

Singer/songwriter Katy Perry now performs for the Convention

Guy heard shouting "Encore! Encore!" after Katy Perry's performance ended: was wondering if he might even have been holding up a BIC lighter

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the Democratic presidential nominee (and President Bill Clinton), addresses the Convention

Chelsea Clinton: "My mother taught me: Public Service is about service"

Chelsea Clinton: [her mother is] "a role model as a mother and an advocate"

A video about Hillary Clinton is now shown to the Convention

Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, comes before the Convention to accept her Party's nomination

Hillary Clinton: "America is stronger because of President Obama's leadership and I'm better because of his friendship"

Mrs. Clinton: "Our children will be watching and our next President is going to be their President, too"

Mrs. Clinton: "Bernie [Sanders], your campaign inspired millions of Americans... you put... issues of social justice... front and center"

Mrs. Clinton: "Our Founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together"

Mrs. Clinton: "Now America is, once again, at a moment of reckoning: powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart"

Mrs. Clinton: [Donald Trump] "wants to divide us from the rest of the world and from each other"

Mrs. Clinton: "We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against, but we are not afraid: we will rise to the challenge"

Mrs. Clinton: "Don't let anyone tell you that our country is weak-- we're not... don't believe anyone who says 'I alone can fix it' "

Mrs. Clinton: "Americans don't say 'I alone can fix it'-- we say 'we can fix it together'!"

Mrs. Clinton: "America needs every one of us to lend our energy, our talents and our ambition"

Mrs. Clinton: "Sometimes people at this podium are new to the national stage-- I am not one of those people"

Mrs. Clinton [on Public Service]: "The 'service' part has always come easier to me than the 'public' part"

Mrs. Clinton: "I get it that some people don't know what to make of me"

Mrs. Clinton: [her Methodist faith taught her] "Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can"

Mrs. Clinton: [To get things done in the political realm] "You have to change both hearts *and* laws"

Mrs. Clinton: [on being the 1st Major Party female presidential nominee] "When any barrier falls in America, it clears the way for everyone"

Mrs. Clinton [re: the recent recession] "I don't think President Obama and Vice-President Biden get the credit they deserve"

Mrs. Clinton: "I believe America thrives when the middle class thrives... I don't think our Democracy is working the way it should"

Mrs. Clinton: [on corporate culture] "It is wrong to take tax breaks with one hand and give out pink slips with the other"

Mrs. Clinton's mantra: "Join us"

Mrs. Clinton: [in Cleveland, Donald Trump] "spoke for 70-odd minutes-- and I do mean odd-- and he offered zero solutions"

Mrs. Clinton: "It isn't right that Donald Trump can ignore his debts but students and families can't refinance their own debts"

Mrs. Clinton: "If fighting for affordable child-care and paid family leave is playing the 'Woman Card', then deal me in!"

Mrs. Clinton: [Donald Trump] "wants to make America great again; he could actually start by making things in America again"

Mrs. Clinton: "I'm proud to stand by our allies in NATO against any threat they face, including Russia"

Mrs. Clinton: [to Donald Trump's saying he knows more about ISIS than the generals] "No, Donald- you don't"

Mrs. Clinton: "A man you can bait with a Tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons"

Mrs. Clinton: [on gun policy] "I refuse to believe we can't find common ground on this issue"

Mrs. Clinton: "We will defend all our rights... we will stand up to mean and divisive rhetoric"

Mrs. Clinton: "There is no other Donald Trump-- this is it"; [he "doesn't get" that] "America is great because America is good"

Mrs. Clinton: "Let our legacy be about planting seeds in a garden we'll never get to see"

After ending her speech, Mrs. Clinton waves to the assembled before being joined by her running mate Tim Kaine

Mrs. Clinton and Sen Kaine are then joined by Bill Clinton and Mrs. Kaine on the Convention stage

Cue the balloons!

Chelsea Clinton (with her husband) now joins her parents and Mr. & Mrs. Kaine on the Convention stage

The Clinton/Kaine ticket is now pretty much forced to wade through a veritable sea of balloons on the Convention stage

and now for the confetti

The Clinton/Kaine ticket and their families leave the Convention stage

Rev William Shillady of the United Methodist City Society in NYC gives the final Benediction of the Convention

Convention Permanent Chair Marcia Fudge comes forward to entertain a motion to adjourn the Convention

The 2016 Democratic National Convention adjourns 'sine die' at 11:44 PM EDT [0344 GMT]

Well, that's it for me and 'The Green Papers' live-Tweeting both Major Party National Conventions... goodbye, all-- and God bless

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