Good afternoon from Charlotte! Today, in honor of Labor Day, and to thank the people of Charlote for welcoming us to their fine city, the DNC is throwing a big party called CarolinaFest in Uptown. It’s essentially a big, festive street fair, with a temporary food court, big stage, auxiliary stage, and lots of tents set up for vendors and organizations doing outreach to delegates.
The AFL-CIO, for instance, has an activity called “Hug A Thug”, giving delegates an opportunity to meet local union leaders and get their pictures taken. (For those not in on the joke, the right wing frequently refers to labor leaders and organizers as “union thugs”. Hence, Hug A Thug — a tongue-in-cheek rejoinder to the right wing).
As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are some glimpses of CarolinaFest as seen through our Zuiko lens:
Later tonight, the Washington State delegation will be celebrating Labor Day at Mac’s Speed Shop. Look for another post about that event later this evening.