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Sanders Co Chairs Rep Ro Khanna & San Juan Mayor

Carmen Yulin Cruz

as well as Nina Turner and Ben Cohen

As National CoChairs.

Some more Sanders staff

Ari Rabin-Havt is Deputy Chief of Staff.
https://twitter.com/arirabinhavt/status/1098700768247496704?s=21

And Josh Orton as Senior Advisor

https://twitter.com/joshorton/status/1098069162990231552?s=21

This is great! Ro Khanna, Nina Turner and Carmen Yulin Cruz - Mayor of San Juan!

I know some people consider Nina Turner controversial but I think she is wonderfully passionate. Ro Khanna is one of the most compelling smart and savvy young Congressmen. Carmen Yulin Cruz, the outspoken mayor of San Juan. Wow. He is building an incredible team.


https://twitter.com/rokhanna/status/1098663898939445248?s=21

Analilia Mejia will be Bernie's National Political Director

[link:https://twitter.com/_waleedshahid/status/1098030969624379393?s=21|

Analilia Mejia serves as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, a statewide nonpartisan organization that seeks to promote and defend the interest of New Jerseyís working families.

She was also honored by Pres. Obama as a Champion of Change.

Bernie Taps Faiz Shakir, Natl Pol Dir of ACLU, & former aide to both Reid and Pelosi as Campaign Mgr

Faiz Shakir joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in January 2017. As National Political Director, he oversees the ACLUís National Political Advocacy Department, which houses the organizationís Washington Legislative Office and State Advocacy and Policy departments. In his role, Shakir develops and implements strategies to advance the organizationís priorities at the federal and state levels.

Prior to joining the ACLU, Shakir worked as one of the most senior advisers to former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. He directed policy and communications work for Senator Reid while also coordinating with Democratic members and staffs, key interest groups, and press to organize issue campaigns. Prior to that, Shakir served as Senior Adviser and Director of Digital Media for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, helping wage key fights on behalf of the LGBT and Muslim American communities.

Bernie Taps Faiz Shakir, Natl Pol Dir of ACLU, & former aide to both Reid and Pelosi as Campaign Mgr

[link:https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1097954948183179265|


Faiz Shakir joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in January 2017. As National Political Director, he oversees the ACLUís National Political Advocacy Department, which houses the organizationís Washington Legislative Office and State Advocacy and Policy departments. In his role, Shakir develops and implements strategies to advance the organizationís priorities at the federal and state levels.

Prior to joining the ACLU, Shakir worked as one of the most senior advisers to former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. He directed policy and communications work for Senator Reid while also coordinating with Democratic members and staffs, key interest groups, and press to organize issue campaigns. Prior to that, Shakir served as Senior Adviser and Director of Digital Media for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, helping wage key fights on behalf of the LGBT and Muslim American communities.


Great choice!

CNN Town Hall with Bernie - Monday Feb 25 at 8 PM

YAY!!!!

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/19/politics/cnn-town-hall-bernie-sanders/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2lwno33cZ_j3DN21Hogj3brN1JQwOaPih89Tqzj5DFXaFnexyV5RXwM60

Don't post much ant more so wanted to thank those anonymous people for the hearts! ❤️

So very nice of you!

Happy Valentineís Day.

Really impressed with Mayor Pete Buttigieg- potential Dem Pres candidate

Interesting background, sound policies.

36 years old. Graduate of Harvard University, a Rhodes Scholar, and a veteran of the War in Afghanistan. Openly gay and married since June 2018.

Long shot for sure ó but itís so refreshing to see and hear these bold young Democrats start to make their voices known on a national stage.

[link:https://twitter.com/meetthepress/status/1093289716798103557?s=21|

Schumer & Sanders Op Ed NYT - Limit Corporate Stock Buybacks

[link://https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/03/opinion/chuck-schumer-bernie-sanders.html|

Between 2008 and 2017, 466 of the S&P 500 companies spent around $4 trillion on stock buybacks, equal to 53 percent of profits. Another 30 percent of corporate profits went to dividends. When more than 80 percent of corporate profits go to buybacks and dividends, there is reason to be concerned.

This practice of corporate self-indulgence is not new, but itís grown enormously. Fueled by the Trump tax cut, in 2018, United States corporations repurchased more than $1 trillion of their own stock, a staggering figure and the highest amount ever authorized in a single year.



That is why we are planning to introduce bold legislation to address this crisis. Our bill will prohibit a corporation from buying back its own stock unless it invests in workers and communities first, including things like paying all workers at least $15 an hour, providing seven days of paid sick leave, and offering decent pensions and more reliable health benefits.

In other words, our legislation would set minimum requirements for corporate investment in workers and the long-term strength of the company as a precondition for a corporation entering into a share buyback plan. The goal is to curtail the overreliance on buybacks while also incentivizing the productive investment of corporate capital.
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