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I know the real reason Bernie's access to the data was denied and I know what to do about it.

Yesterday a group of Bernie supporters turned in 3,000 signatures (the limit) to get Bernie on the ballot in Ohio.


At least 1,000 of those signatures have to be valid Democratic party members but I'm pretty sure that nearly all will be valid because Bernie used the database to collect signatures. In Ohio we had work weekends where groups of two would get a route with addresses of Democratic members to collect signatures from. This saves Bernie money on the cost of the filing fees.

It's unfortunate that the DNC decided to respond this way but crying and hand wringing won't help now. We have to help get Bernie on the ballot in other states and we can do this in 2 ways. We can challenge the Bernie supporters in each state to cover the cost of each state to file, we can also hold signature potlucks that would be specifically catered to the requirements of each state. I know there were several threads in the Ohio for Bernie groups on FaceBook asking where we could sign the petition, many of us are rural or live in Republican heavy areas and were never going to be on a list for a signature drive. A signature gathering potluck would be a great way to meet with fellow Bernie supporters and do something important for the campaign. Bring your party ID and a covered dish.
Posted by MelungeonWoman | Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:26 PM (40 replies)

Grassroots gatherings for Bernie Sanders

Be kind, I've been here since 2011 and this is my first OP!

One of the Bernie pages I like on Facebook sent me a link to the meet-ups and I see that there is no meeting in my city, Columbus, Ohio. It's like the 15th biggest city in the US and there's no meeting even close by. Should I host one or should I wait until a 'professional' hosts one? I am not a public speaker AT ALL and I don't have any political campaign experience aside from a single Dean meet-up a million years ago. I am a gardener who generally has the appearance of a bag lady. I imagine at this point everyone is waiting for someone else to start and I don't mind getting the ball rolling and then passing the baton to someone more competent. Or should I just be patient and wait for someone else to do it? Or should I start one for my closest suburb (Grove City) and hope other meet-ups pop up in surrounding areas?

If I do host an event, will someone provide an itinerary of what we should be doing? Does anyone have suggestions for locations? I will have a million questions, where can I find answers?

As you can probably tell the idea of hosting an event makes me very nervous but I'd rather host an event than not participate at all. Thanks for any and all help.

If you'd like to join or host a meet-up, do so here: http://www.peopleforbernie.com/99meetups
Posted by MelungeonWoman | Wed May 6, 2015, 02:42 AM (17 replies)
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