Delegate Diary: The Liberty Bell is a Perfect Symbol for an Imperfect Process

Note: I am currently serving as a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.  I will be posting a daily diary with some of my thoughts and experiences at the convention.  To see more of my coverage, like my page on Facebook. One of my first stops here in Philadelphia was the Liberty Bell.  I had often wondered why a cracked bell is used as a symbol of America. The bell was originally made in England for use in the Pennsylvania State House (Now known as Independence Hall).  When it…

Don’t underestimate the power of a small group of people

In 1993, Salt Lake County released plans to realign Holladay Boulevard where it intersected with 4500 South.  The county’s plans including tearing down several large pine trees that were likely planted by the first settlers of the Holladay area.  Students at nearby Olympus Jr High circulated a petition to save the trees.  However, the powers that be didn’t really care what a bunch of young people thought about the trees. Did the students give up?  No, they did not.  They spent the next several Saturdays going door to door through…