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As Hillary Clinton Speaks Inside Convention, Hundreds Protest Outside Arena

HeadlineJul 29, 2016

Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Wells Fargo Center Thursday night. One protester spoke about the impacts of Bill Clinton’s welfare reform on her family. This is Jacinta Mack.

Jacinta Mack: “The monthly money that we got was cut. And then the subsidized housing was also cut. And my mother was required to go out and apply for a certain number of jobs, but she was a single mother of six children and wasn’t able to meet their requirements. We struggled tremendously. And my mother actually became a sex worker.”

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant also addressed the crowd.

Kshama Sawant: “But what’s happening here is this. Sanders has decided to endorse Clinton, but you can see thousands of people and the Democratic Party’s own delegates do not accept that, because that is not a way forward. That’s a failed strategy, putting our faith in the corporate two parties. So, here, people are here to say that they refuse, they reject that move, and we want to build our independent movement. We want to greet the brave delegates who are going to walk out during Hillary’s speech, so we can discuss where we go from here.”

We’ll host a debate between Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Rebecca Traister, New York Magazine writer, after headlines.

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