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Florida delegate cuts anger some Clinton, Sanders supporters

Florida delegate cuts anger some Clinton, Sanders supporters

By MATT DIXON 7:43 p.m. | May. 21, 2016

ORLANDO — Potential Democratic delegates for both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were vocally upset on Saturday after they arrived at a party meeting here to discover they were not included on the final ballot.

Rules agreed to by the Clinton and Sanders campaigns, and approved by Florida Democratic Party leaders, allowed each campaign to take the original list of hundreds of potential at-large delegates and cut them down to roughly 90.

Many of those who were cut had not been informed, and several complained about the process and the expenses they had incurred to travel to Orlando for the meeting.

“There is something wrong with this party if they knock me off,” shouted Paullette Sims Wimberly, a Clinton delegate candidate from Hillsborough County, just outside the ballroom where the meeting was held.

more: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/florida/2016/05/8599803/florida-delegate-cuts-anger-some-clinton-sanders-supporters

Senator Sanders will be appearing on 3 news shows this morning, one for the entirety:

GUEST LINEUPS FOR THE SUNDAY'S NEWS SHOWS
ABC's "This Week" -Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

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NBC's "Meet the Press" - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

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CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sanders.

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CNN's "State of the Union" - Sanders; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.

more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NEWS_SHOWS?SITE=AP

GUEST LINEUPS FOR THE SUNDAY'S NEWS SHOWS

GUEST LINEUPS FOR THE SUNDAY'S NEWS SHOWS

ABC's "This Week" -Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sanders.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Sanders; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.

more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NEWS_SHOWS?SITE=AP

New York Bernie Delegates: IMPORTANT- Correction to false info being disseminated

New York Bernie Delegates: IMPORTANT- Correction to false info being disseminated

I watched Hillary Clinton’s forces swipe Nevada: This is what the media’s not telling you

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 06:19 AM E

I watched Hillary Clinton’s forces swipe Nevada: This is what the media’s not telling you

Bernie's forces were justifiably outraged over arbitrary rule changes and a chairwoman determined to ignore them

GAYLE BRANDEIS

It probably wasn’t the best time for me to go to Vegas. My beloved father had just died the week before, and I was feeling hazy and vulnerable, prone to weeping at the slightest provocation. Grief made me feel like I had no skin and no brain; grief had turned me into a cloud, and I was in that floaty state when I got on the plane with my husband—a state delegate headed to the Nevada Democratic Convention—and our 6-year-old son. I wasn’t sure what would happen once we got to Vegas, whether all the lights and bells would hammer me back into my body, or whether I would drift even further away from myself, hover like the cigarette smoke over the casino floor.

I had wanted to be a delegate, myself, but knew I was going to be out of town during the county convention in April, so I didn’t put my hat in the ring at the February caucus, where I had served as a precinct captain for Bernie. It was my first election season in Nevada, my first caucus, and the whole process seemed wild to me, taking what was normally such a private experience—voting quietly in an individual booth—and turning it into a political game of Red Rover, people taking sides in a room, trying to sway folks to come over to their side, their candidate; it was a civil game in our precinct, but I could see how easily things could turn nasty. I was grateful my husband had volunteered himself to be a county delegate, and was excited when he got the email that he was chosen to be a state delegate, as well. Nevada has a strange three-tier system—Hillary had won a majority at the February caucus, but more Bernie delegates showed up at the county caucus, negating Hillary’s win, so the race for delegates at the state convention promised to be a tight one. I looked forward to seeing the process in action; I never expected that process would become so chaotic and surreal, although I had become used to surreal of late.

We arrived late Friday night and all around me, women were dressed to the nines and looking miserable. My heart broke for them. I wanted to know their stories; why were they so unhappy? The weight of crumbling expectations seemed to fill the smoky air. I found myself sending little silent affirmations to all these sad, fancy women—You are beautiful, I beamed to them. It will be okay. Perhaps I was channeling my dad, who always did whatever he could to make people feel better about themselves.

The convention started out well the next morning. Everyone seemed excited to be there—people were decked out in their Bernie and Hillary gear, smiling, passing out buttons, bustling about. I signed a petition to bring solar energy incentives back to Nevada, feeling happy that my son could witness this whole process, witness democracy in action. He and I found a place to sit on the floor on the side of the room as my husband took his seat in the Washoe County Bernie section near the front of the hall. The chairwoman, Roberta Lange, gave a rousing welcome, reminding all of us that we were there to defeat Trump and his misogyny, his xenophobia, his hate, his lies. The room felt unified, energized, cheering as a group; I felt inspired, felt yes, we can do this together.

more: http://www.salon.com/2016/05/20/i_watched_hillary_clintons_forces_swipe_nevada_this_is_what_the_medias_not_telling_you/

I watched Hillary Clinton’s forces swipe Nevada: This is what the media’s not telling you

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 06:19 AM E

I watched Hillary Clinton’s forces swipe Nevada: This is what the media’s not telling you

Bernie's forces were justifiably outraged over arbitrary rule changes and a chairwoman determined to ignore them

GAYLE BRANDEIS

It probably wasn’t the best time for me to go to Vegas. My beloved father had just died the week before, and I was feeling hazy and vulnerable, prone to weeping at the slightest provocation. Grief made me feel like I had no skin and no brain; grief had turned me into a cloud, and I was in that floaty state when I got on the plane with my husband—a state delegate headed to the Nevada Democratic Convention—and our 6-year-old son. I wasn’t sure what would happen once we got to Vegas, whether all the lights and bells would hammer me back into my body, or whether I would drift even further away from myself, hover like the cigarette smoke over the casino floor.

I had wanted to be a delegate, myself, but knew I was going to be out of town during the county convention in April, so I didn’t put my hat in the ring at the February caucus, where I had served as a precinct captain for Bernie. It was my first election season in Nevada, my first caucus, and the whole process seemed wild to me, taking what was normally such a private experience—voting quietly in an individual booth—and turning it into a political game of Red Rover, people taking sides in a room, trying to sway folks to come over to their side, their candidate; it was a civil game in our precinct, but I could see how easily things could turn nasty. I was grateful my husband had volunteered himself to be a county delegate, and was excited when he got the email that he was chosen to be a state delegate, as well. Nevada has a strange three-tier system—Hillary had won a majority at the February caucus, but more Bernie delegates showed up at the county caucus, negating Hillary’s win, so the race for delegates at the state convention promised to be a tight one. I looked forward to seeing the process in action; I never expected that process would become so chaotic and surreal, although I had become used to surreal of late.

We arrived late Friday night and all around me, women were dressed to the nines and looking miserable. My heart broke for them. I wanted to know their stories; why were they so unhappy? The weight of crumbling expectations seemed to fill the smoky air. I found myself sending little silent affirmations to all these sad, fancy women—You are beautiful, I beamed to them. It will be okay. Perhaps I was channeling my dad, who always did whatever he could to make people feel better about themselves.

The convention started out well the next morning. Everyone seemed excited to be there—people were decked out in their Bernie and Hillary gear, smiling, passing out buttons, bustling about. I signed a petition to bring solar energy incentives back to Nevada, feeling happy that my son could witness this whole process, witness democracy in action. He and I found a place to sit on the floor on the side of the room as my husband took his seat in the Washoe County Bernie section near the front of the hall. The chairwoman, Roberta Lange, gave a rousing welcome, reminding all of us that we were there to defeat Trump and his misogyny, his xenophobia, his hate, his lies. The room felt unified, energized, cheering as a group; I felt inspired, felt yes, we can do this together.

more: http://www.salon.com/2016/05/20/i_watched_hillary_clintons_forces_swipe_nevada_this_is_what_the_medias_not_telling_you/

Young People Suing Their Government Over Climate Change Just Won Another Big Case

Young People Suing Their Government Over Climate Change Just Won Another Big Case

The kids are telling adults to do what needs to be done now.

05/20/2016 07:30 pm ET

Peter Andrew Hart
Front Page Editor, The Huffington Post

A group of teenagers who sued the Massachusetts state government over its failure to adequately address the threat of climate change won a major court case this week, adding to a string of victories for young activists.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of the four young plaintiffs on Tuesday, agreeing that the state Department of Environmental Protection was not making good on its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The court ordered the agency to produce and implement stronger and more expansive regulations that lead to the “type of mass-based reductions in greenhouse gases” that the state legislature called for in a 2008 law.

“This is an historic victory for young generations advocating for changes to be made by government,” 17-year-old plaintiff Shamus Miller said in a statement. “The global climate change crisis is a threat to the well-being of humanity, and to my generation, that has been ignored for too long.”

The verdict in Kain v. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection comes just weeks after another group of young people forced Washington state to craft science-based emission rules this year. The King County judge there ruled that the urgency of climate change and the government’s responsibility to protect citizens required that the state Department of Ecology be held to a deadline.

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/massachusetts-teens-climate-change_us_573f1bf5e4b045cc9a70b23c

Young People Suing Their Government Over Climate Change Just Won Another Big Case

Young People Suing Their Government Over Climate Change Just Won Another Big Case

The kids are telling adults to do what needs to be done now.

05/20/2016 07:30 pm ET

Peter Andrew Hart
Front Page Editor, The Huffington Post

A group of teenagers who sued the Massachusetts state government over its failure to adequately address the threat of climate change won a major court case this week, adding to a string of victories for young activists.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of the four young plaintiffs on Tuesday, agreeing that the state Department of Environmental Protection was not making good on its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The court ordered the agency to produce and implement stronger and more expansive regulations that lead to the “type of mass-based reductions in greenhouse gases” that the state legislature called for in a 2008 law.

“This is an historic victory for young generations advocating for changes to be made by government,” 17-year-old plaintiff Shamus Miller said in a statement. “The global climate change crisis is a threat to the well-being of humanity, and to my generation, that has been ignored for too long.”

The verdict in Kain v. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection comes just weeks after another group of young people forced Washington state to craft science-based emission rules this year. The King County judge there ruled that the urgency of climate change and the government’s responsibility to protect citizens required that the state Department of Ecology be held to a deadline.

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/massachusetts-teens-climate-change_us_573f1bf5e4b045cc9a70b23c

Establishment Collectively Stunned To See Citizens Reject Rigged Democratic Primary

Establishment Collectively Stunned To See Citizens Reject Rigged Democratic Primary

byKevin Gosztola

Democratic Party leaders accuse Bernie Sanders and his presidential campaign of inciting “violence” among supporters by promoting allegations that the primary process is rigged in favor of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Surrogates for Clinton and pundits, who favor Clinton, have ramped up their attacks on Sanders for maintaining a robust campaign, even though the last votes have yet to be cast in the primary.

Much of the pressure to rein in supporters stems from a belief that Sanders no longer has a right to run in the primary, and that he is now a spoiler candidate in the race. The pressure has ramped up in the aftermath of the chaos at the Nevada State Democratic Party’s convention, which was largely provoked by how it was handled by chairwoman Roberta Lange.

For example, The New York Times published a report with the incendiary headline, “Bernie Sanders, Eyeing Convention, Willing to Harm Hillary Clinton in the Homestretch.” It suggests Sanders intends to inflict a “heavy blow” on Clinton in California and “wrest the nomination from her,” despite the reality that she has not clinched the nomination.

Clinton surrogates, pro-Clinton pundits, and cable news television hosts (with the exception of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski) contend there is no evidence that the primary is rigged against Sanders. Senator Barbara Boxer said on CNN, “To his supporters who are grousing about the fact that everything is rigged, it’s not rigged. You know, we’ve had elections. Hillary has more votes. And Hillary has more delegates, not even counting superdelegates.” Tamron Hall, an MSNBC host, haplessly mixed sports metaphors and said, “This is the game of football, and now you want to change it to soccer. The rules have been in place,” and, “You’re in the last inning. What about the votes that Hillary Clinton earned?”

more: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/05/20/establishment-collectively-stunned-see-citizens-reject-rigged-democratic-primary
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