In Case You Were Wondering

The “Roll Call” turned out to be the highlight of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Viewers, even those who don’t intend to vote Democratic, got to see the amazing diversity and beauty of our nation (and a bit of Prague).

But who were all those people in the clips announcing the votes?

I dug up about half of them before I thought of going to the DNC’s own website, where they had a nice convenient list.

Sigh.

Anyway, if you’re interested…..(my comments included)

ALABAMA
Rep. Terri Sewell

ALASKA
Party activist Chuck Degnan

AMERICAN SAMOA
Party leaders Aliitama Sotoa and Petti Matila

ARIZONA
Middle school social studies teacher Marisol Garcia

ARKANSAS
Chef Gilbert Alaquinez

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Hilda Solis and Rep. Barbara Lee

COLORADO
Immigrant and party activist Howard Chou
(Best Backdrop)

CONNECTICUT
Firefighters’ union chief Peter Carozza

DELAWARE
Gov. John Carney and Sen. Tom Carper

DEMOCRATS ABROAD
Organizer Julia Bryan

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Mayor Muriel Bowser

FLORIDA
Gun safety activist Fred Guttenberg

GEORGIA
State Sen. Nikema Williams

GUAM
Party chair Sarah Thomas-Nededog

HAWAII
Civil rights activist Dr. Amy Agbayani

IDAHO
Boise Mayor Lauren McLean

ILLINOIS
Former Senator and Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun

INDIANA
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
(Most Boring Location)

IOWA
Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

KANSAS
Fourth-generation family farmer Mark Pringle

KENTUCKY
Education advocate Colmon Elridge

LOUISIANA
Rep. Cedric Richmond and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell
(Best Kid – seriously, could that boy on the left hold that sign any higher?)

MAINE
State Rep. Craig Hickman

MARYLAND
Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott and college student Bianca Shah

MASSACHUSETTS
State Rep. Claire Cronin

MICHIGAN
Sen. Gary Peters and UAW auto worker Ray Curry

MINNESOTA
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.

MISSISSIPPI
College president Dr. Carmen Walters

MISSOURI
Bricklayer Reuben Gill

MONTANA
Recent college graduate Rachel Prevost
(Most in need of a reshoot because of sound problems)

NEBRASKA
Meatpacking plant employee Geraldine Waller

NEVADA
Rep. Dina Titus

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Gov. John Lynch

NEW JERSEY
Gov. Phil Murphy

NEW MEXICO
Tribal member and state Rep. Derrick Lente

NEW YORK
Registered nurse Scheena Iyande Tannis

NORTH CAROLINA
Democratic activist Cozzie Watkins

NORTH DAKOTA
Tribal Leader Cesar Alvarez

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Party chair Nola Kileleman Hix
(Place I Most Want To Go)

OHIO
Rep. Tim Ryan and IBEW organizer Josh Abernathy
(Best Teamwork – O-H! I-O!)

OKLAHOMA
Party chair Alicia Andrews

OREGON
Activist Dr. Rosa Colquitt and registered nurse Travis Nelson

PENNSYLVANIA
Sen. Bob Casey

PUERTO RICO
Sen. Carmelo Rios-Santiago

RHODE ISLAND
State Rep. Joseph McNamara, Chef John Bordieri, and a plate of Rhode Island style calamari

SOUTH CAROLINA
Senate candidate Jaime Harrison

SOUTH DAKOTA
Tribal activist Kellen Returns From Scout

TENNESSEE
College student Keely Sage
(Cheeringest)

TEXAS
Rep. Veronica Escobar

UTAH
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson

VERMONT
Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman

VIRGIN ISLANDS
Party chair Cecil Benjamin

VIRGINIA
Activist Khizr Khan

WASHINGTON
State Rep. My-Linh Thai

WEST VIRGINIA
Veteran educator and union organizer Fred Albert

WISCONSIN
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes

WYOMING
Activists Judy and Dennis Shepherd

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