We got another dispatch today from Greg Rodriguez, who is one of seven Coachella Valley residents in Charlotte this week.
Before the floor session even kicked off, Rodriguez rambled off a list of people who he had the opportunity to hear speak. They include: Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett; California Assembly Speaker John Perez; and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Rancho Mirage Democrat.
A big theme of today has been how Democratic policies would help women, Rodriguez said.
According to Rodriguez, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told the audience that “women have everything to gain if President Obama is reelected and everything to lose if he’s not.”
As noted earlier, The Desert Sun will be printing updates from Rodriguez as part of its convention coverage.
We should also note that the number of local delegates has changed once again.
On Sunday, the Insider reported that there would be six delegates in Charlotte based on information from the local Democratic headquarters. Then Jackie Lopez, a spokeswoman for Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez, told us that both she and Perez were delegates too.
Turns out Perez never made it: The Assemblyman’s office today informed us that Perez, a Coachella Democrat, is in the desert for jury duty.