Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Voices from the Democratic and Republican Conventions

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Voices from the Democratic and Republican Conventions

Article excerpt

Political slogans seem to say much - and nothing - at the same time.

That's why we had our photographers roam the convention floors in Cleveland and Philadelphia and ask participants about their views on the prominent themes.

Their methodology was simple, if hardly scientific: collect a diverse array of people (gender, race, age, etc.) who were willing to talk to them.

The goal was to illuminate some of the thinking behind the "bumper sticker" slogans. At the Republican National Convention, bouncing off Donald Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again," we asked attendees what a "great America" looked like to them.

One of those who participated was Daniel Garza, executive director of the LIBRE Initiative. He said that "A great America is one that doesn't allow its elected officials to create a two-tiered society. …

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