DNC Monday -- Veterans Caucus

Christine Pelosi founded the Veterans and Military Families Council in honor of her family's proud military service.  I never knew the full story of Memorial Stadium until Monday.  Pelosi's grandfather, Mayor Tommy D'Alesandro, was instrumental in bringing the St. Louis Browns to Baltimore as the Orioles in 1954.  They wanted to name the stadium after him, but he preferred to recognize his brother and all those who served, hence Memorial Stadium, where I watched the Orioles for some 25 years. 

Tammy Duckworth -- don't miss this video! 

 Alice Germond, DNC Secretary, shares her military family memories 

 DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz (Part 2,)
 

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz on the third of four sightings Monday.  She kept it fresh until midnight at the Humphrey/McGovern/Carter party. 

Guest speaker Rob Diamond, a Navy vet.


Thanks to all who serve, including my father Moreland (WWII), my grandfather Edward (WWI), and my great, great grandfather Hiram (Civil War).  There are still two children of Civil War veterans alive and receiving veterans benefits!  Amazing that President Obama is keeping promises made by President Lincoln. 

DNC Monday -- Disability Caucus

 DNC Secretary addresses the Disability Caucus 

 Congresswoman Jan Schakowski discussed her experience in Tampa during the Republican Convention when she got snow blindness from seeing so much white. 


I loved her Inclusive Home Design Act, which would require newly constructed homes to spend a few hundred dollars more to ensure accessible entrances, including proper width doors for accommodating wheel chairs.  The cost is so much lower to do it right from the start, rather than trying to go back and rebuild it later when the need arises.

Governor of Delaware Discusses Initiative to Provide Jobs for People With Disabilities 

Deputy Director of Operation Vote Fires Up the Disability Caucus 

DNC Monday -- Hispanic Caucus

DNC Monday -- Colorado Delegation Breakfast