Delegates are struggling to afford attending the Democratic Convention

Jessa Lewis got elected to represent voters from Washington State at the Democratic National Convention. But she barely made it to Philadelphia. Delegates are responsible for covering the cost of their trips, and Jessa figured she needed at least $4,000 to pay for travel, hotel, and food as well as unpaid leave from her job — money she didn’t have. Only through the help of an online crowdfunding campaign was she able to attend the event.

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