One more meeting to go to find out who is going to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the end of July, 2016. Doug and Carla drove to Albuquerque on Friday, June 24, 2016 and stayed in a motel to make sure they would be at the convention timely.
There was quite a crowd in attendance as you can imagine. Once the Pledge of Allegiance was said and the National Anthem was sung, announcements were made, speeches ensued and Bernie supporters went to a separate room from the Hillary supporters for the voting process. I will say that some of the Bernie supporters were quite rude for no reason. The loud remarks they were making were not regarding anything that could possibly be solved in this setting. One needs to choose their battles carefully to be successful.
Unfortunately, I was not successful in my bid for delegate to the Democratic National Convention, but I met a lot of really nice people and had a great time. Several people told me if they had been voting for the hat, I would have won!
We left right after the convention was over and headed back to Alamogordo in time to attend the play auditions at the Rohovec Theatre on the Hill at NMSU-A.
|Carla Kerr just arriving at the convention|
|Carla in conversation with the "fashion police"|
|Deb Haaland, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico|
|Nancy Denker from Bernalillo County, New Mexico with her very well-behaved parrot|
|Gentleman introducing Deb Haaland|
|Merrie Lee Soules, Candidate for U.S. Congress from New Mexico Congressional District 2|
|Remarks by New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller on behalf of Maggie Toulouse Oliver, candidate for Secretary of State|
|Guest Remarks from State Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez|
|Joe Kabourek explaining voting procedures|
|Carla Kerr letting everyone know she is running for delegate to the Democratic National Convention|
|Carla standing in line waiting to cast her votes|
|Joe Kabourek (center) holding a ballot, calling out "Kerr" as they count the votes|
Congratulations to Donna Swanson on being elected a delegate for Bernie Sanders. I know she will have a grand time in Philadelphia.
Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr, Photography for all the photos.
This is all I have to say for now.