Thirty-eight delegates comprising the Hawaii delegation to the Democratic National Convention arrived in Charlotte, N.C., Monday (Sept. 3).
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont joined Sen. Dan Inouye, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Party Chair Dante Carpenter and addressed the delegates at a reception.
“I have attended every Democratic convention since 1956 when Adlai Stevenson was nominated,” said Inouye. “At every convention, we Democrats have been confronted with issues and problems. We declare every convention to be the most important one but here in Charlotte is the most important convention of my lifetime. If we don’t work hard enough to defeat Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, our nation will return to the good old days of the 1920’s when the rich were rich, the poor were poor, and racism was alive and well. Americans are far better off today then when we had George W. Bush in the White House. …”
Photo courtesy Democratic Party of Hawaii.