The Republican National Convention in Cleveland is in full swing. Final preparations are being made for the Democratic National Convention next week right here in Philadelphia. In addition to this newsletter, check out our website for political news, together with our usual assortment of features.
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Meet the Democratic Convention Delegates
The story of a convention is the story of the people from all walks of life who make up the convention. Follow us on a guided tour of their stories through our interviews of the delegates. 
Since the last week's newsletter, Doc Jess interviewed three more delegates and Ken Myers interviewed prominent delegate State Rep. Mark Cohen who has represented Philadelphia's Oxford Circle neighborhood since 1974 including two years as Democratic Whip.
  • Mark Cohen:  Longest serving representative in history of the Pennsylvania's House of Representatives. Last April, Cohen lost Democratic primary to Jared Solomon.
  • Jordyn TannenbaumCollege student passionate about LGBT rights.
  • Rachel Gonzalez: Possibly the youngest delegate, this 17-year-old student will not be old enough to vote until October.
  • Anna Payne: Young professional concerned about universal health care, since she has Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Stephanie Markstein West Chester's Democratic chairwoman sings, composes and teaches yoga.
  • Chuck Pennacchio: Veteran political activist ran against Bob Casey in the 2006 Democratic primary.
  • Sabrina FedrigoStephanie MarksteinCHUCK PENNACCHIOCollege student never thought she would be politically active.
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