NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Mothers Of The Movement Back Clinton, Can Dems Attract White Working Class Voters & Have They Invested Enough In Mobilizing The Black Vote?


On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton became the official Democratic presidential nominee, and the first woman elected as the candidate in a major party.

A number of women in government shared their views about Clinton’s historic nomination. Roland Martin, Host of NewsOne Now spoke to several prominent Democrats including:

  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, U.S. Representative from Texas
  • Rep. Karen Bass, U.S. Representative from California
  • Leah Daughtry, CEO of the 2016 Democratic Convention
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, U.S. Representative from Texas
  • Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington D.C.

Former AG Eric Holder And Former President Bill Clinton Address The Democratic National Convention

Watch portions of former Attorney General Eric Holder’s address and former President of the United States Bill Clinton speech where he humanized his wife, Hillary Clinton.

Mothers Of The Movement Share Why They Are Supporting Hillary Clinton For President

On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, the Mothers of the Movement took the stage to share why they are supporting Hillary Clinton for president during an emotional and heart-wrenching address to delegates.

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin – who was killed while walking home from a convenience store – shared her belief that “Hillary Clinton has the compassion and understanding to support grieving mothers.” 

She later added, “This is not about being politically correct, this is about saving our children … that’s why we’re here tonight with Hillary Clinton and that’s why in memory of our children we are imploring you, all of you, to vote this election day.”

Can Democrats Lure White Working-Class Voters?

In this year’s highly contested presidential election, every vote – and every demographic – counts; neither Republicans nor Democrats can take any voting block for granted.

Democrats are looking to attract and retain White working-class male voters, a vital block of the American electorate and one Democrats have had trouble reaching in the past.

On Wednesday, Roland Martin spoke with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan about what Democrats can do to hold on to the White working-class vote.

Are Democrats Investing Enough In The Black Vote?

Democrats need African American votes to win the 2016 presidential election, but has the RNC invested enough to mobilize Black voters? Roland Martin spoke with Congressmen Elijah Cummings from Maryland and Gregory Meeks from New York about Democratic investment into galvanizing the Black vote.

All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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