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Le Taz Hot

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An Idea One of Our Organizers had

was to volunteer locally wearing our Bernie gear. Example, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food banks, veteran's hospital, wherever we can be useful. It's an indirect way of campaigning but it puts Bernie's name out there in connection with acts of compassion locally. Anyway, thought I'd share that.

I have one word for those who are saying a Bernie nomination is impossible:

California.

That is all.

Very Cool Link to SEVERAL toolkits

http://www.bernkit.com/#f=All

Video of our Event

Absolutely AWESOME Event today in Fresno (UPDATED)

The campaign conducted a "Barnstorming" in California's San Joaquin Valley this weekend, going to Stockton, Merced, Fresno and Bakersfield. They contacted us 10 days ago and we were able to line up a free venue, free video taping, free sound system, refreshments, Bernie swag and voter registration. We had about 170 people in attendance and over 20 people signed up to host at least one phone banking event (most signed up for several). A REALLY good cross section of ages, sexual orientation, socio-economics, and races there. We done good!

And some inside information: We're not even in Nevada, we're ahead! That's as per the internals. But we can't relax! If you haven't already signed up to phone bank, please think about it. That's how we got so close in Iowa and how we kicked ass in New Hampshire. Nevada, South Carolina and Super Tuesday's coming up so think about how you can contribute.

We're feelin' the Bern!



Here's a picture

Bernie Thinker Candidate Spreadsheet

Here's a google doc link. A list of people running for office who have endorsed Bernie. (Not comprehensive)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GxmL3bbejjGx-Ji7kzsnZLzkSaMrfX5WwgRAvvqfqpw/pubhtml?widget=true&headers=false

"An Open Letter to Rep. John Lewis" -- A MUST READ!

Yesterday, you stated the following about Bernie Sanders’s record on fighting for civil rights in the 1960s:

“I never saw him. I never met him. I was chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for three years, from 1963 to 1966. I was involved with the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the march from Selma to Montgomery and directed (the) voter education project for six years. But I met Hillary Clinton. I met President (Bill) Clinton.”

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Instead, we are going to talk about another person that you never saw or met.
Dorothy Marie Boone-Anderson was born in Gates County, North Carolina in 1935 as one of seven children. She left formal schooling in the eighth grade to go into the fields and work to support her family. Times were always hard for the Boones, and the lack of educational prospects for the family meant that times would always be hard. That was a legacy of a segregation that always kept Black families at the edge of the American Dream; close enough to be eternally tortured by a success that was constantly visible yet always elusive. In early 1953, Dorothy became pregnant by a man named Douglas Washington Williams. Her son, Luther, would be born on September 21, 1953.

It was the birth of my father that spurred my grandmother into organizing within the Civil Rights Movement, determined that her children would never have to live in a world where economic and political opportunities were denied to them because of their race. She organized alongside Haywood Riddick at the Nansemond County SNCC and organizations like the Wilroy Civic League, which acted as a locus for social and political activity in the neighborhood that they lived in. As I am sure you know, it made sense for them to focus on integrating the public school system. My father went to Wilroy School, an elementary school that was built with $900 from the Rosenwald Fund. This fund, set up by Sears and Roebuck executive Julius Rosenwald, was necessary to ensure that Black children received education in areas where the state refused to provide them. It stood as a testament to the disregard that the Commonwealth of Virginia showed to its most vulnerable populations.

Presidential politics might be the backdrop for this story, Representative Lewis, but this has nothing to do with Bernie Sanders. The hurtful nature of your comments has to do with your erasure of the people who worked outside of the spotlight and the national press to make sure that the Civil Rights Movement touched every corner of Black America. As I said earlier, you did not know or meet my grandmother. Your lack of acquaintance with her does not counterfeit the work she put in, like it does not counterfeit the work of any other person you did not know and yet sought to bring to birth a better world than the one they came into.

The limited amount of freedom that we Black Americans enjoy today is due in large part to the rallies organized, the meals cooked, the plans conceived, and the bravery shown by organizers whose names we will never know. Believe it or not, our freedom was not won by the Big Six alone. When you use your history as a hero of the Movement to disparage others because you never personally knew them, it is a slap in the face to all those people who fought hard and never made it into the history books or into Congress. It is a slap in the face to people like my grandmother.

More at link


https://thesouthlawn.org/2016/02/12/an-open-letter-to-rep-john-lewis/?utm_content=buffer6a1c4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Bernie Sanders Campaign will be in the San Joaquin Valley Sunday, February 14.

For anyone in or around Merced, Fresno or Bakersfield, check out the Events page for this Sunday, February 14. They're doing a Barnstorming Event and actually coming to someplace that is NOT L.A. or the Bay Area. If you're near ANY of these places, please RSVP and join us. The Featured Speaker will be Becky Bond, Senior Advisor to the Bernie Sanders campaign. If we can get enough people to attend these events, MAYBE we can impress them enough to encourage Bernie to come to the Valley.

The Bernie Sanders Campaign is in California's San Joaquin Valley this Weekend.

For anyone in or around Merced, Fresno or Bakersfield, check out the Events page for this Sunday, February 14. They're doing a Barnstorming Event and actually coming to someplace that is NOT L.A. or the Bay Area. If you're near ANY of these places, please RSVP and join us. The Featured Speaker will be Becky Bond, Senior Advisor to the Bernie Sanders campaign. If we can get enough people to attend these events, MAYBE we can impress them enough to encourage Bernie to come to the Valley.

And can we FINALLY put to bed

that stupid meme that millennials aren't going to show up to vote? Iowa proved you wrong -- as all the Bernie supporters knew it would. Millennials are kickin' ass and not bothering to take names this election period. Hell, they're running the Bernie campaign and this is one Boomer who is GRATEFUL to be taking a back seat to this wonderful demographic.

To all the millennials who have worked SO hard:
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