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I Love This Article - if the Nation Was My Patient, Sanders Would Be My Prescription

https://twitter.com/docs_4_bernie/status/1234626786123751426

Wealthy countries that prioritize relative financial equality have less depression, lower infant mortality, and fewer people suffering from drug addiction. They have greater social cohesion, more civic trust, and their children score higher on standardized academic tests. Great extremes in wealth and income, like we now have in our country, leads to a generalized societal dysfunction. We are not all in the same boat and we are painfully aware of that. The present-day extremes of income and wealth inequality in the United States even exceed those seen during the days of the robber barons.
I support Bernie Sanders because he has the most comprehensive plan to reverse the great wealth and income gap. Only by doing so will the health of our nation improve.

Charles Booker, Youngest State Legislator in KY Endorses Sanders

https://twitter.com/booker4ky/status/1234597801801199623

Joe Sanberg, LA Entrepeneur and Founder of Aspiration Endorses Sanders

https://twitter.com/danielmarans/status/1233782401786138624

Sanberg, a founder of Aspiration, the socially conscious online banking company, described Sanders’ diverse, young and working-class coalition of supporters as a key reason for getting behind the Vermont senator’s candidacy.

“I think about the kind of progressive governance that I want to see happen over the rest of our lives ― it’s going to require the multiracial, working-class coalition under 45 that have been inspired by his campaign,” said Sanberg, 40, a founder of multiple progressive advocacy groups, who emphasized that he was making the endorsement in a personal capacity. “The endorsement for me is both about my belief that Bernie can beat Trump and be a great president, as well as standing by the coalition he’s awakened.


“We have several decades ahead to fix all the problems we’ve created. I’m sure even Bernie Sanders would acknowledge it’s not going to be fixed in one or two terms,” he continued. “It’s going to take the rest of our lives. The critical partner in that is going to be this coalition under 45.”

This is brilliant! Seth Meyers on Sanders freak out.

https://twitter.com/twinklingtania/status/1233519331083988998

BErnie Sanders Is Still Not George McGovern

This is a fascinating rebuttal article to all the McGovern nonsense by Paul Heidman, history teacher and writer.

https://twitter.com/pmheideman/status/1233471230256218114

Mayor of Jackson Mississippi Endorses Sanders After Caucus of City Residents

The Mayor Of Jackson, Mississippi, Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders After A Caucus Of City Residents https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/bernie-sanders-2020-mississippi-endorse-lumumba

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the young progressive mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, is endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign after residents of Jackson voted to endorse Sanders during a people’s caucus.

“I believe that an endorsement from myself should represent more than just my own personal thoughts, views, and opinions. It should be considerate of the people who are impacted by the policy, impacted by whatever relationship ensues from that individual if that relationship were to prevail,” Lumumba said explaining the choice to have a caucus. “We decided that we’d have a people’s caucus, which is consistent with our normal assemblies to discuss major issues in our city.”


“Sen. Sanders rose to the top,” Lumumba said of the city’s caucus, where representatives for Sanders, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, and Elizabeth Warren were available to share their candidate’s platforms with residents. “On a personal level, Sen. Sanders rises to the top for me because he has demonstrated the most consistency, and I think that his policies and what he has prioritized in his campaign speaks to the issues that we’re most concerned with in Mississippi.”

MAyor of Jackson, Mississippi Endorses Sanders after Caucus of City Residents

The Mayor Of Jackson, Mississippi, Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders After A Caucus Of City Residents https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/bernie-sanders-2020-mississippi-endorse-lumumba

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the young progressive mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, is endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign after residents of Jackson voted to endorse Sanders during a people’s caucus.

“I believe that an endorsement from myself should represent more than just my own personal thoughts, views, and opinions. It should be considerate of the people who are impacted by the policy, impacted by whatever relationship ensues from that individual if that relationship were to prevail,” Lumumba said explaining the choice to have a caucus. “We decided that we’d have a people’s caucus, which is consistent with our normal assemblies to discuss major issues in our city.”


“Sen. Sanders rose to the top,” Lumumba said of the city’s caucus, where representatives for Sanders, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, and Elizabeth Warren were available to share their candidate’s platforms with residents. “On a personal level, Sen. Sanders rises to the top for me because he has demonstrated the most consistency, and I think that his policies and what he has prioritized in his campaign speaks to the issues that we’re most concerned with in Mississippi.”

New Morning Call PA poll Sanders only candidate beating Trump

https://twitter.com/politics_polls/status/1233028846070329346

Jesse Jackson-The important word in 'democratic socialism' is 'democratic'

https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/24/21151126/democratic-socialism-bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-presidential-primary-jesse-jackson

After the Nevada caucuses, Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race.

In South Carolina, the next primary, former Vice President Joe Biden is the favorite, buoyed by his support among African American voters. But Sanders will come into the state with real momentum, having won the popular vote in each of the first three contests.


Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have offered Americans a new direction, not simply another candidate. Both have called for a modern version of what Franklin D. Roosevelt called the Economic Bill of Rights: Medicare for all, tuition-free public education, universal day care, a Green New Deal to generate jobs while addressing climate change. Both would tax the wealthy and corporations to make vital public investments in the common good.


Sanders calls himself a “democratic socialist.” Warren objects to that label and says she’s for making markets work. But this is a difference in labels, not in substance. Their agendas are remarkably similar. The direction they would set is the same.

Some already have started to frighten people about the label “democratic socialist.” Trump paints it as Venezuela or Cuba. Mike Bloomberg has called Sanders (and presumably Warren’s) views on taxing wealth “communist.” Voters are going to hear a lot more of this nonsense, if Sanders continues to build momentum or Warren catches fire.

Here’s the reality. The important word in “democratic socialism” isn’t socialism, it’s democratic. Sanders isn’t talking about making America into Cuba or Venezuela; he’s talking about extending social guarantees like those offered in most other advanced industrial states, invoking Denmark or Sweden. These countries have universal health care at lower cost, paid family leave, guaranteed paid vacations, higher minimum wages, more generous public retirement programs. They also have vibrant and competitive economies, lower inequality, less poverty, and higher life expectancies.


*snip*

So, put aside the fearmongering and the red-baiting; take a look instead at the substance. There’s no question we need big structural change, as Elizabeth Warren puts it. We need a better distribution of wealth, and a greater protection of basic human rights like the right to affordable health care, as Sanders argues.

Call it capitalism with a conscience, democratic socialism, call it lemonade. It’s the substance, not the label that counts.


Read the whole thing. Especially Sanders and Warren supporters.

Fascinating series of tweets from Jeremy Scahill's Interview in SC with Rev. Jesse Jackson

https://twitter.com/jeremyscahill/status/1232780873348603904

Open up the Thread to see a number of quotes from Rev. Jackson.

Link in tweet has audio but transcript is still forthcoming. Tweets contain quotes from the audio.
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