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Thank you Tina, you are 100% correct!
Posted by sabrina 1 | Wed Jul 1, 2015, 04:40 PM (12 replies)
Very exciting to see how, once the word about Bernie gets out, people are taking matters into their own hands and organizing to help others learn about his campaign.
All the 'concern' about AAs appears to be unfounded as groups are now forming to get the word out to ALL AMERICANS that a political revolution is necessary and giving people the information they need to participate.
See the above link for more info.
Posted by sabrina 1 | Wed Jul 1, 2015, 01:17 PM (4 replies)
Looking back to Jan of this year, Bernie was virtually unknown to Whites, Latinos, Blacks, Asians, Muslims and in fact he was at 3% among ALL Americans just months ago.
That was going to be his biggest challenge when he decided to run for the Presidency.
Hillary otoh, was a household name, which is to be expected. She was First Lady of the US and then Senator from NY. ran for the office in 2008 and was then SOS under Obama.
So for Bernie's campaign the first hurdle to overcome was getting his name out there to the overwhelming majority of Americans who had no idea who he was, what he stood for and probably had no idea of which state he was from.
So, the campaign decided on a strategy. First to focus on the critical, though small states. Score some victories there, gain some media attention from that, hoping to increase his name recognition.
Clearly the strategy is working, because people are now not just finding out about his campaign, but are so supportive of it that they are forming groups all over the country to help him form the Political Revolution they know is needed right now.
One other important tool to get the word out, was the very powerful New Media which is where people from across the country get their news now.
His name recognition has improved, though nowhere near where it needs to be yet.
I see some 'concern' from a few people about ONE GROUP among all the minorities and in fact Whites who did not know Bernie.
This seems odd to me since imo, Bernie needs to 'reach out ' TO ALL AMERICANS and he is doing just that.
However, to set the minds of those who appear to think that only African Americans are not likely to find out about Bernie on their own, at rest, not to worry, AAs, Latinos, just like Whites ARE finding out about him, the same way, from the sources and are JOINING his Political Revolution along with every other American.
Some of the groups that have formed within the past few weeks are:
@POCForBernie who have established a FB and Twitter account joining the campaign to do what Whites are doing, get his name known to All Americans. Some of the work they are doing since their launch is to make sure people know about Bernie's 'incredible history of fighting for Civil Rights for ALL Americans by posting it on their websites, informing people about WHO he is. This is now posted on @POCForBernie's twitter acct eg.
So as you can see, people are taking the lead themselves because they understand the daunting task it will be for Bernie to reach ALL Americans.
@LGBTForBernie, again, taking the initiative themselves to make sure all Americans know about the man they support for POTUS
@LatinosForBernie, doing what all Americans who support Bernie are doing, working with the campaign now to overcome the huge task of getting his name out there because, they believe, once people KNOW him, they will support him.
@BlacksForBernie, joining Bernie's Political Revolution, not waiting for anyone to 'reach out' to them because they KNOW Bernie's history of fighting for their Civil Rights from BEFORE he entered Politics.
I am puzzled by the singling out of ONLY AAs who are as capable as any other group of following this election and deciding who best represents them. AND taking action without anyone holding their hands.
There are dozens of other minority groups forming every day.
So to those who are worried that only ONE group might need someone to hold their hands, rest assured, they do NOT.
Americans KNOW something is terribly wrong in this country.
Now many have found a candidate who is speaking to THEM and highlighting the ISSUES that concern THEM, not engaging in the dirty tricks and negative campaigning Americans are so sick and tired of, but focusing on the ISSUES.
And they are not waiting for the campaign to organize them, they are doing it themselves, because they understand what Bernie means about not being able to do it alone, that it will take a 'Political Movement' and they GET THAT.
So please do not single out any group of people and assume they, more than any other group, need to have the way pointed out to them. That is pretty insulting imho.
No American who has watched the downward trajectory of this nation in so many areas needs their hands held when they finally see someone who is willing to stand up for them and fight for them and who has done so for decades.
They know exactly what to do AND they are doing it. This, after all, is THEIR COUNTRY!
It is rather demeaning imo, to assume that just one group is incapable of doing what every other group is doing so I would like to put that to rest if possible. There is absolutely NO NEED TO WORRY about that.
The Bernie Sanders Campaign plans to reach out to All Americans, their strategy of gaining some name recognition AND SUCCESS to begin with, has worked.
This has led Americans to take matters into their own hands and help the Campaign by forming their own groups all over the country to spread the word!
If anyone wants to help any of these groups, some are asking for help eg, people to provide content for their online accounts, to help forward the message by adding their groups names to their own FB and Twitter accts etc.
It is very exciting to watch this Campaign grow from where it was on the day Bernie Announced to where it is now.
From 3% all the way to being neck and neck with the Front Runner in the states where he has focused his campaign up to now, in less than two months.
And that is due mainly to the massive army of volunteers who have helped spread the word and of course to his campaign managagement.
And once again, that army of campaigners includes ALL Americans.
Posted by sabrina 1 | Wed Jul 1, 2015, 12:47 PM (44 replies)
They will be livestreaming the event.
Let's give them a hand by watching.
Their Twitter Account is here:
Bernie2016 TV @Bernie2016tv 2h2 hours ago
TY @facebook @BernieSanders Supporters! We're making NEWS! Keep it up. You can't stop Bernie cause you can't stop us! #feelthebern
Bernie2016 TV @Bernie2016tv 2h2 hours ago
Bernie2016 TV retweeted WI4BernieSanders2016
Moving on up!! The @berniebriagde is growing! Watch it unfold at #Bernie2016tv. Live from Madison! @NV4Bernie2016
They have people on the ground in Madison who will try to talk to some of those attending the event!
Bernie2016 TV @Bernie2016tv 2h2 hours ago
We will have people filming the speech and if possible asking people questions to see what YOU have to say, all live.
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Bernie2016 TV @Bernie2016tv 2h2 hours ago
Tonight at 6:30 the Madison, Wisconsin speech will be Live streaming on Bernie2016tv YouTube! We will have people on the ground filming!
You can follow them on Twitter to keep up with what they are doing. They now have over 200 followers, the more the better.
Bernie TV is a fantastic idea and I hope that enough people know about them so their first event coverage is a huge success!
I know I'l be watching, spreading the word on Social Media and rec'ing their Utube Channel.
Posted by sabrina 1 | Wed Jul 1, 2015, 12:26 PM (15 replies)
And the backlash to the passage of fast tracking of the TPA has begun. Did they really think that there would be no consequences for that betrayal of the workers of America?
Labor Leader Joins Bernie Sanders' Campaign, Citing Clinton's 'Silence' On Fast Track
CWA President Larry Cohen
WASHINGTON -- The longtime leader of one of the country’s most powerful labor unions is joining the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and he says presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton made it an easy call.
Cohen, a staunch progressive, said Clinton's handling of the trade issue helped clarify why he wanted to get behind Sanders, whose candidacy is still considered a long shot despite standing-room-only crowds he's been drawing early on the trail. Sanders has been a vocal critic of giving Obama fast-track trade authority.
“Without a candidate like Bernie, we’re going to get a repeat of the same stuff," Cohen said. "Bernie is movement-building, and we need a new movement. We need to get big money out of politics."
Cohen was head of the CWA for ten years. The Union has 700,000 members. He will be volunteering now to work for Bernie's campaign starting next week in Iowa.
His volunteering is not an endorsement by the Union, but how long before the Unions get on board?
"The key is him being the progressive candidate," Cohen said of Sanders. "You build the movement -- you don't just inherit it from labor or any other tent."
Cohen said Clinton's hesitation on fast track "won't be forgotten" anytime soon.
"We're not a rubber stamp for the Democratic Party," Cohen said of organized labor, "and certainly not for corporate Democrats."
Unions and Progressive orgs warned the Democratic Party not to take them for granted anymore. Now they DO have 'somewhere to go'!
The TPP is going to be a huge factor in this campaign. Like Cohen it may well have been the last straw for many working class people.
Bernie Sanders is likely to attract many of those who belong to the over 2,000 Progressive Orgs who opposed it, and every Union in the country.
So they got their secret deal through.
It's going to cause not just a Political Revolution here, but Globally, and it's about time.
Posted by sabrina 1 | Wed Jul 1, 2015, 01:44 AM (16 replies)
Did anyone ever call Dick Cheney or Bush 'radical'?
I agree with her.
Sick and tired of honest politicians being called names, while lying, cheating, war criminals, and Wall St criminals are treated as if they were normal.
That's a primary reason why I am supporting Bernie also. He is honest!
Posted by sabrina 1 | Mon Jun 29, 2015, 11:37 PM (71 replies)
Buckwheat was not pleased that Jindal used his music for his WH run announcement and tweeted his displeasure calling Jindal's use of his music 'not cool'.
Buckwheat Zydeco to Gov. Bobby Jindal: Don't use my music
First Neil Young, now Buckwheat Zydeco and both are fans of Bernie Sanders:
@The_Gambit Using our music is not cool at all #BobbyJindal. @SenSanders using our "Make A Change" to make his announcement is tres bien!
— Buckwheat Zydeco (@buckwheatzydeco) June 25, 2015
Followed by another tweet:
Let us cleanse our palate of #BobbyJindal by remembering the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, on his 90th birthday!
— Buckwheat Zydeco (@buckwheatzydeco) June 25, 2015
Buckwheat Zydeco's camp said Gov. Bobby Jindal's use of his music "is not cool at all."
At Jindal’s campaign announcement rally June 24, organizers played songs by several Louisiana artists to entertain the crowd before the main event, including Buckwheat Zydeco’s 1990 cover version of the standard “Hey, Good Lookin’.”
After Gambit reported the Jindal playlist (which also included songs by Wayne Toups and Zydecajun, Garth Brooks, Montgomery Gentry and the Zac Brown Band), Buckwheat Zydeco chided the Jindal campaign in a tweet, indicating that Buck's candidate of choice is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a registered independent who is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
“Using our music is not cool at all #BobbyJindal,” the musician tweeted. “@SenSanders using our ‘Make A Change’ to make his announcement is tres bien!”
Jindal's Campaign Responded:
UPDATE: Asked for comment, Shannon Dirmann, a spokeswoman for Jindal, replied:
To which Zydeco's camp responded:
Buckwheat Zydeco @buckwheatzydeco
They can buy a song but can't buy our approval. It's not worth it. We are not a prop. http://bit.ly/1Gvx8Cu
All I can say is I hope they keep doing it. Look at all the free advertising they are giving to Bernie 'a good Socialist" they are so in the past.
Bernie is apparently a fan of Buckwheat also. This is the great song 'Make a Change' he used in his announcement for the WH race:
Posted by sabrina 1 | Sat Jun 27, 2015, 01:34 PM (23 replies)
Bernie2016 TV - Bernie All Day
Grassroots Bernie Supporters are planning to cover his campaign and apparently can do it professionally. They are asking for help from people with journalistic experience. Social Media is the New Media, I think this is a great idea, sort of like OWS which had their own media also, anticipating the reaction of the Corporate Media.
Calling all broadcast journalists and Bernie supporters! BernieTV is going LIVE at next week's campaign stop in Madison, WI on July 1 and we need volunteer reporters on the ground for the live stream on YouTube!
A group of independent redditors and specifically not-for-profit production veterans have created BernieTV! We will be streaming LIVE video from Bernie's events and we need ANY available "reporters" on the ground starting NEXT WEEK!
We are a VERY small team currently and have the ability to serve pro production grade, live, streaming broadcasts to share any and all interesting things throughout Bernie's campaign LIVE online. Live streaming will not simply be limited to Bernie's speeches, of course. We can have local community leaders debating important issues and let the online audience decide who's feeling the bern the most and who needs to dig deeper to find some more berning mojo. We'll have live audience voting and comments on the screen. We can get university debate groups involved, local unions and leaders who support Bernie and want to be involved, or even the crazy lady (MOM!) who, "just can't stop saying nice things about that sweet man from Vermont!"
While we'd love to immediately quit our day jobs and fly around the country with Bernie like everyone else, it just simply isn't po$$ible. The lack of a constant, professional media team should not be a disadvantage in this campaign.
We are looking for ANY VOLUNTEERS who want to help bring Bernie's message to the world LIVE on YouTube 24 hours a day by providing any of the following:
STILL IMAGES of Bernie-related events you attended (and a small description of those photos you choose to share-- location, organization, etc)
NON-LIVE VIDEO you recorded at Bernie's campaign stops or local meetups or just talking about Bernie (and a small description of where the footage came from)
LIVE VIDEO from campaign events!! We are looking for ANYONE with on-air experience or at least a very sincere interest in reporting and streaming parts or all of Bernie's speeches and live events. Cell data rates may apply but do what you can. No obigations here. Volunteering efforts likely reflect changes that need to be made to the current government anyway. So let's do this.
For the live video broadcasting, you don't have to be active in front of the camera if you don't want to be. But we have a chance here, using donated time and reliable technical resources, to make this very professional and very important to Bernie's campaign. We'll cover the event like a formal Network. We can have "people on the ground" and multiple folks ready to go live in order. We can have an ongoing anchor team. And the live comments from social media will be, you guessed it, moderated liberally before hitting the screen. Bernie's for the kids, after all. We can pull LOTS of footage of Bernie that's already out there to fill gaps in between live broadcasts. But we NEED volunteers starting NEXT WEEK in Madison, Wisconsin!
Again, this is NOT FOR PROFIT. We will be streaming the video from the 99%'s cell phones directly to BernieTV in realtime. We are also prepared to send out a proper directional microphone to use at the big events and then ask that you help us get it to a post office to send it to the next city. Postage is not a large concern at this point.
We will set up Google Drive so you can upload media from your location for any non-live media.
We are not affiliated what-so-non-profity-ever with the official Bernie Sanders campaign. But that doesn't mean we can't do everything we possibly can to get Bernie's voice into the ears of our friends from the ground up.
Event details for the stop next week in Madison, Wisconsin can be found here:
To consider volunteering in other ways including ongoing hosting opportunities, organizing, or helping BernieTV in some other way, let us know here:
Please comment or direct message us on here and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Thank you so much for reading, please spread the word, and may the Bern be with you.
Great way to get the word out to people about his campaign. Social Media MADE the OWS movement, AND the Arab Spring, which sadly was stolen from them after they succeeded.
I think it's a great idea and it's free so won't cost Bernie's campaign anything.
Posted by sabrina 1 | Fri Jun 26, 2015, 08:12 AM (64 replies)
There goes the hope for those who tried to denigrate Sanders by using a word they still believe means what they think it means, that it will have any impact.
People tried to tell them so many times. But some people are so out of touch with our changing world, there is simply no persuading them that time has passed them by.
Now we have some polls showing why their attempts to smear Bernie with a word distorted during the McCarthy era has simply had no effect at all:
Nearly Half Of Americans Would Vote For A Socialist For President
Not quite half of Americans -- 47 percent-- say they would consider voting for a socialist for president, if the person were well-qualified and nominated by the voter's party, according to a new Gallup survey.
Democrats offer the most support for socialism with 59 percent saying they would vote for a socialist candidate. Independents are split down the middle, and Republicans are the least supportive with just 26 percent saying they'd vote for a socialist.
Americans ages 18 to 29 are most open to the idea of a socialist with nearly 7 in 10 stating they'd vote for one. Older generations are less inclined to do so.
It's a different world. People understand the word Socialist and associate it with countries like Norway and other European nations. The young especially have a positive attitude towards socialism, viewing countries in Europe as far more advanced re Education, eg, and Health Care than this country.
A Gallup study from April shows Americans have shifted their support toward socialist-type policies, with 52 percent of Americans now saying the government should redistribute wealth by placing higher taxes on the rich -- the greatest support for wealth redistribution that has been measured since 1940.
Of all the candidates who have entered the 2016 presidential race thus far, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the Democratic nomination, is the only socialist -- more specifically, a self-described democratic socialist.
OWS was the seed that was sewn BY young people openly talking about the effects of predatory Capitalism on the American people and providing the lingo to make it easy for the average person to express their feelings about the terrible effects of the current corrupt system we are living under.
And if they were the seed Bernie is the fruit who, unlike some of his opponents, was well aware that Socialism was not a scary word to voters especially the ones he aims to attract.
So to those who told me 'no one is going to vote for a Socialist in this country' all I can say, yes they will and they HAVE.
So much for the Corporate Media's 'tactic' of always referring to Bernie as the 'Socialist'. Just keep on doing it, it seems to be helping! Lol!
Posted by sabrina 1 | Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:59 AM (16 replies)
I don't know how old he is, but damn, he knows his politics. If he were old enough, he should be running for office himself.
Our future depends on young people like this, listening to him gave me hope for that future.
It's approx 9 mins and gets better as it progresses.
Best 9 mins I 'wasted' today!
He hits every issue this campaign is about. Right on target.
You can follow him on twitter here:
Edited to add his Utube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjosnmxL4IButYF8BMaURSQ
He's got some more great stuff on there.
Thanks to heda_foil for finding his Utube Account.
Posted by sabrina 1 | Thu Jun 25, 2015, 12:30 PM (52 replies)