Interview: Kimberly Lightford, Illinois State Senator (D) | Illinois Public Media

The 2020 Democratic National Convention kicked off on Monday, August 17. However, this year it wasn’t in a packed arena with delegates and cheering crowds. Instead, speakers gave their speeches over video. The themes that emerged were clear: sober warnings of an America that reelects Donald Trump, and a country that is in need of a course correction led by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. 

The 21st is joined by Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford. She talked about the convention so far and the nomination of Harris and why she briefly stepped down from the state Black Caucus.


Kimberly Lightford, Illinois Senate Majority Leader (D) and Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman, representing the 4th district


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

Help shape our coverage on The 21st by joining our texting group and answering weekly questions. To join, text “TALK” to 217-803-0730 or sign up with your phone number below:



via Illinois Public Media

August 18, 2020 at 05:09PM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s