Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Democratic Convention: Gloria Allred Talks Trump’s ‘Bullying Behavior’

By Variety., July 25, 2016 

Among the thousands of delegates at the Democratic National Convention, one from California recalls when women were not only ineligible for the ultimate prize –- the presidential nomination –- but struggled to get an equal number of seats on the convention floor.
Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred was an alternate delegate in 1976 when she made a motion to the convention that rocked the establishment: half of all delegates, she said, should be female. That was also the year that Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter was nominated for president and that Rep. Barbara Jordan became the first woman to give the keynote speech at a major party convention.
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