Communication prep: backup of laptop, recommended apps for convention are :
Slack, which establishes a hierarchy of communication so that one uncorrupted message is distribute in case of imminent votes on the floor.
Firechat is really interesting in that a network is established without internet or phone signal, but through Bluetooth, device to device. The more devices, the more powerful the network. Firechat has been used in social revolutions where authorities have turned off the internet. This could be invaluable in case our convention internet is either overloaded or intentionally disabled.
Bob Saucier (Representative and Bernie member of Credentials Committee) showed up at my house Saturday night for an early morning drive to Philly. After a short night’s sleep, Troy Jackson (Bernie superdelegate with a new van) and Chris Babbidge (Representative and Hillary delegate) arrived at 5am for the journey to Philly.
Crossing the George Washington Bridge was a milestone.
Saucier was a hero at Credentials, asking for reinstatement of Diane Denk even though she had been removed by the Maine Democratic Party to achieve gender balance. The Maine appeal was the only challenge to be successful, with a request within the time limit. Credentials vote was 156 to 0 and Saucier is Maine’s hero of the day.