A Snapshot of the Democratic National Convention Delegates
September 29, 2016
If you looked at the people on stage and in the audience at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the difference was obvious—our convention was diverse!
Of the 4,766 delegates at the Democratic National Convention, there were:
1,182 black men or women
292 Asian Americans
747 Latinos or Latinas
147 Native Americans
633 LGBTQ-identified people
By comparison, only 18 of 2,472 delegates at the RNC were black men or women. And the contrast was obvious from the podium as well. On the first night of the DNC alone, 30 women took the stage—compared to just seven women on the first night of the RNC. According to Politico, more than 80% of the speakers at the RNC were white.
Just looking at the numbers, it’s plain to see: our Party represents the future of America, not the past.