Nebraska Democrats say they sent the most diverse delegation ever to the national convention in Philadelphia.
Now, they’re ready to come home and go to work.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared the United States is at a “moment of reckoning” as she accepted her party’s nomination, stating that “progress is possible.” Clinton also warned against what she described as the dangers posed by a possible Donald Trump presidency.
Pastor Janet Goodman-Banks of Lincoln supported Bernie Sanders, as did the majority of the Nebraska delegation. But she says they will be ready to campaign for Hillary Clinton and other Democrats on the November ballot.
“Those passionate millennials and baby-boomers that love Bernie Sanders will be mobilizing as progressives in Nebraska,” Goodman-Banks tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Goodman-Banks, who is African American, says black Americans will be group most adversely affected by a Donald Trump presidency. She says now that the convention is over, it is time to mobilize behind Clinton against Trump.
Brandon Langlois says his fellow gay delegates have made great strides within the Democratic Party. He says the party only 12 years ago was split over same-sex marriage. Now, it embraces same-sex marriage and welcomes LGBT members.
“We’re the party that welcomes LGBTQ folks into the fold,” Langlois says. “We run them for office. They lead our party and I don’t think it’s going to be that long before we have a president who is out, in the open.”
Nebraskans won’t have to wait long to become a part of the national campaign. The Hillary Clinton campaign has announced the Democratic nominee will campaign in Omaha Monday. She is expected to discuss her economic policy, which the campaign touts as working for everyone, not just those at the top.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]