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Wed Feb 17, 2016, 01:27 PM

Why Eric Garner's daughter is supporting Bernie (VIDEO: Its Not Over!)

Why Eric Garner's daughter is supporting Bernie Sanders
By Kylie Atwood CBS News February 17, 2016, 11:42 AM

The daughter of Eric Garner, whose death as a result of a police chokehold in New York set off a spate of protests against police brutality, joined Bernie Sanders in South Carolina Tuesday to praise him as a "fearless public servant that is not afraid to stand against the establishment for the people."

Erica Garner is eager to build a legacy of political activism in the wake of her father's death, and part of that is helping to galvanize young black voters in this election.

To this end, she considered carefully whether to support Sanders or Hillary Clinton. She settled on Sanders.

"Once I did my research, I reached out to his campaign, and I asked them how can I get involved," Garner explained to CBS News.

By the end of January, she had written an op-ed in the Washington Post announcing her endorsement of Sanders.

"[Sanders] spoke out, in speeches and debates, about Sandra Bland and declared that black lives do matter," Garner wrote in the Post. "He heard us, and I believe he'll continue to listen."



Her video (grab a tissue first)~

Its not over!

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