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Sun Apr 17, 2016, 01:10 PM Apr 2016

The PEOPLE For Bernie Sanders 2016

We are activists and organizers building a broad, effective movement for democratic change. We come from different backgrounds, and were inspired by different issues and fights for peace, rights and the planet. Our goal is a government that carries out the will of the people, and does not serve to increase the profits of the 1% at the expense of the rest of us.

To that end, we support Bernie Sanders in his bid to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. We stand firmly behind Senator Sanders as the strongest progressive possibility in the race right now. His commitment to our values is one of long standing commitment. Sanders is the bold alternative.

As a truly progressive candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, Senator Sanders has the chance to inspire millions of Americans with policy proposals that put the interests of the 99%, front and center.

Franklin D. Roosevelt called out the “economic royalists” of his day. Senator Sanders is picking up the banner. He answers to “We the People” and not to the corporate and financial sectors. Bernie brings the kind of leadership that is necessary to building a real, living democracy.

The initiators of this letter are veteran grassroots organizers of Occupy Wall Street, and are joined by many energized brothers and sisters we have met along the way. In September 2011, our efforts changed the narrative of American politics, helping to focus it on the issues of our time: inequality, surrender to the power of concentrated wealth, the corruption of our democracy by moneyed interests, and the need for solutions as radical as our problems.

We are signing as individuals hoping to kickstart a small ‘d’ democratic movement. People For Bernie won’t be a corporate-style, staff-driven, controlled-message, top-down enterprise. It will reflect diverse constituencies from a broad range of movements, which in many cases haven’t seen the Democratic Party as a home for their deepest aspirations. It will reflect our commitment to fundamental change, not just a change of faces at the top of the political pyramid. People for Bernie it will reflect the urgency of more and fiercer grassroots political activity at the base.

We call on all other progressive forces to unite behind Sanders so we can have a united front in this important campaign.
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The PEOPLE For Bernie Sanders 2016 (Original Post) Segami Apr 2016 OP
Let's keep a UNITED FRONT for Bernie! Segami Apr 2016 #1
Broadcast that Half-Century Man Apr 2016 #2
How appropriate to use the 'Terminator' soundtrack Segami Apr 2016 #3
Kickin' Faux pas Apr 2016 #4
so far the PEOPLE have preferred another candidate by millions of votes. nt msongs Apr 2016 #5
Hillary is a stale, corrupt candidate who will lose the GE. Segami Apr 2016 #6
Fucking A !!!!! SamKnause Apr 2016 #7
... Segami Apr 2016 #10
FDR's movement made the USA exceptional. Third Way has worked, incrementally, on RiverLover Apr 2016 #8
Thanks RiverLover....I also loved this video. Segami Apr 2016 #9


(14,923 posts)
6. Hillary is a stale, corrupt candidate who will lose the GE.
Sun Apr 17, 2016, 02:29 PM
Apr 2016

Put that in your tea and steep it well.


(7,830 posts)
8. FDR's movement made the USA exceptional. Third Way has worked, incrementally, on
Sun Apr 17, 2016, 04:29 PM
Apr 2016

destroying that.

United & DETERMINED We The People stand to bring the country back to working for ALL people!

Love this OP, Segami. Thank You!!



(14,923 posts)
9. Thanks RiverLover....I also loved this video.
Sun Apr 17, 2016, 05:13 PM
Apr 2016

The Terminator music in the background had me thinking about the war with the robot's Skynet (the 1%).......lol!

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