Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant shifted her support from Bernie Sanders to Jill Stein after Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant shifted her support from Bernie Sanders to Jill Stein after Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton. HG

On the heels of a law-and-order-obsessed Republican National Convention, Democrats are meeting this week in Philadelphia to do their thing. The protests are already more impressive than anything on the streets of Cleveland.

Like at the RNC, much of the mood so far seems to be anti-Hillary Clinton, with signs and shirts reading "Hillary for Prison." That bitterness worsened with Friday's release of Democratic National Committee emails mocking Sanders' campaign. DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz now plans to resign.

We're not on the ground in Philly, but other local media outlets are, including the Seattle Times and KUOW. (My favorite dispatches, though, are coming from Sydney's dad, a Bernie Sanders volunteer.)

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Yesterday, the Times' Jim Brunner was at a rally where Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant called on Sanders supporters to support Green Party candidate Jill Stein instead of Clinton. Sawant has campaigned for Sanders for months, but changed course when he endorsed Clinton.

In Philadelphia, Sawant said support for Sanders has "shown that millions of people, young and old, are angry at the corporate domination of our country and we want to take our country towards a different vision," Brunner reports. Read the rest and watch video here.

Sanders will speak at the convention tonight.

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