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Bernie Sanders

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6. To Transform Nation, Sanders Urges Movement to Organize its 'Outrage'
Fri Jun 24, 2016, 10:13 PM
Jun 2016

And he said that since his live-streamed address last Thursday, in which he declared the political revolution was just beginning, about 20,000 people have signed up on his website seeking more information about running for office or helping people run for office.

After a meeting with close supporters in Burlington, Vermont last week, Sanders said: "What we need is a 50-state strategy, which engages people, young people, working people to stand up and run for school board, to run for city council, to run for state legislature, to revitalize American democracy at the local, state and federal level. Demand that government starts listening to ordinary people rather than campaign contributors."

Sanders did not formally concede the nomination or endorse rival Hillary Clinton on Thursday night—though he did tell MSNBC on Friday morning that "Yes," he would vote for Clinton—if only to stop a Trump presidency.
"Yes," he responded when asked if he would vote for the former secretary of state. "Yes, I think the issue right here is I am going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump. I think Trump in so many ways will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected president."
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