ROCKFORD -Several delegates
from the Stateline head to
Sunil Puri is the president of the Rockford First Group. He says this is the sixth DNCC he's been invited to attend as a delegate.
"It's quite an honor to be especially from the home state of the president because that's a delegation that gets to sit right up from," said Puri. "I've experienced sitting in the nosebleed section before."
"Women's equality, the right to have control over your own body, the opportunity for education for all, immigration, the Affordable Healthcare Act, I think those are high values that I share with the President," said Tuite.
Tuite says the
highlight of her week down in
Jefferson says he flies out on Sunday for the big event. He's been watching the republicans down in
"They're trying to
position themselves with their delegation and sometimes you misspeak things,"
"He's doing the right things in relation to energy, creating jobs, putting people back to work, supporting people that need to be supported," Jefferson said.
All of the
delegates are excited for the educational opportunities at the convention as
well as the chances to volunteer around
"Of course I support him to be our president," said Puri. "But I will just caution him that there is a greater purpose which is a nation above just a presidential election."