Democratic National Convention 2016 – A conversation with Emma Maiden
Emma Maiden, the Assistant Secretary of Unions NSW, (the first female ever to hold the post) enthralled members of SEARCH Foundation in Sydney on Monday 15 August with her personal account of attending the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.
A crowd of about 35, predominately comprised of our younger members, squeezed into the Unions NSW training room 2 and engaged in a lively conversation with Emma about such topics as how does the Democratic Convention work? What was the ascendant impact of trade unions, women, young people, LGBT and climate activists on the Convention and the Party Platform? How did Bernie Sanders and his movement affect the Convention and what is his likely continuing influence over Democratic Party?
The presence of so many of our younger members at the Emma Maiden event speaks to the achievement of the Committee in broadening and enlivening the appeal of the SEARCH Foundation. The photos show many of the members at the event including young trade unionists. One of the Foundation’s recent successes has been attracting young people on the left to SEARCH, about 40 of whom have joined us over the last 18 months.