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20 Examples of Bernie Sanders' Powerful Record on Civil and Human Rights Since the 1950s

Over the past few months, one lingering blemish on Bernie Sanders' candidacy for the Democratic nomination is his indifference to racial justice and civil rights issues.

But the truth is, Sanders has a 50-year history of standing up for civil and minority rights, as he told the attendants of Netroots Nation after he was interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters. Of course, it's understandable that they want to bring attention to the movement. Killings of people from Ferguson to New York City to Los Angeles to Atlanta have finally brought important issues like police brutality, systemic racism, mass incarceration and militarization of the police into the center of national dialogue.

It is up to all candidates for the presidency, including every Democrat, every Republican and independent candidates, to address these issues in a forthright manner and to do outreach and communicate with communities that are besieged by these problems. Although his events in Phoenix, Houston and Dallas, where he loudly condemned police brutality and racism were a start, Sanders owes it to pay attention to these activists and listen to the concerns of marginalized groups whose civil rights have historically been suppressed. Sanders does have a record of fighting on these issues, and it should be only natural for him to be able to comfortably address them before a diverse audience.



One Chart Shows Just How Impressive Bernie Sanders' Massive Crowds Really Are


Woo Hoo!! Gully Washer here in Central California.

Southern California got one earlier. It looks like it's our turn. Thunder, lightening and SHEETS of rain. MAN do we need this!

We were driving home from the Central Coast yesterday

when all of a sudden this guy drives up to us in the next lane, honks at us and begins gesticulating wildly and giving us the thumbs-up sign. At first I couldn't understand what he was "saying" when my husband says, "It's your Bernie bumper sticker." It made me smile.

Alright, you guys,

I FINALLY did it. AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGMENT I signed up on Facebook but ONLY because I wanted to hook up with other Bernie supporters. Problem is, I have NO idea how to do this.


Thank you in advance.

So, we're running into a brick wall locally

trying to get the local Democratic Party Headquarters to feature anything Bernie. Last time I was there there were TONS of stuff for Hillary and absolutely nothing for any of the other candidates.

So, right after our July 6, Fresno for Bernie Steering committee meeting several people, including myself, submitted the dates for the upcoming Fresno for Bernie Steering Committee meetings as well as the Fresno For Bernie meetings (all are invited) to be added to the calendar. We're still waiting. There seems to be some sandbagging going on at the Democratic Party Headquarters when it comes to anything other than Hillary.

I mean, we're going full-steam-ahead regardless but I was just wondering if anyone else is running into this problem with their local Democratic Party organization? I'm just curious.

Here's the RSVP link for the Fresno for Bernie Group.

Via a suggestion from another DUer, I checked out the PeopleforBernie.com website and added our local group so if anyone from the San Joaquin Valley is interested in joining us, here's the RSVP link:


All Bernie supporters (and potential supporters) are welcome!


I like Hillary Clinton, I really do, BUT . . .

well, OK, not really. But, apparently it's "I like <fill in the blank candidate> I really do, BUT . . . " week and I was feeling left out.

Thinking seriously about getting T-shirts made with this:

"Bernie Sanders: When you've been right for 40 years, you don't have to evolve."

Whaddya think?

Indiana’s Church of Cannabis files religious liberty suit

INDIANAPOLIS — The First Church of Cannabis filed a lawsuit Wednesday (July 8) against the state of Indiana and city of Indianapolis, challenging state laws on possession and use of marijuana as infringing upon religious beliefs.

The complaint, filed in Marion County Circuit Court, contends that cannabis is the church’s sacrament and its members believe marijuana “brings us closer to ourselves and others.”

“We are taking legal action today to ensure love has no barriers in our land,” said Bill Levin, Church of Cannabis founder, in front of the Indiana Statehouse.

“Today we invite the state of Indiana and all its leaders to joyfully meet us in a court of law for clarifications on our core religious values,” he said. “We look forward to engaging them on the high plane of dignity and discipline, with love and compassion in our hearts, to find a swift and sensible answer for our questions of religious equality.”



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