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New York City March – April 16th

April 15th, 2016|

Press Advisory |April 15,2016 For Press Inquires, contact: Moumita Ahmed (347) 753-3634 Moumita@peopleforbernie.com Charles Lenchner 202-460-5199 charles@peopleforbernie.com NYC TO HOLD MARCH IN SUPPORT OF BERNIE SANDERS' AGENDA New York City, NY – On Saturday, April 16th thousands of New Yorkers will march in support of Bernie Sanders agenda from Foley Square down to Union Square. The march is one component of a larger grassroots voter turnout effort in order to increase for his policy agenda. Celebrity guest speakers include actress Rosario Dawson, Oscar nominated film director Josh Fox, Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant and musical guests Pants Velour. Representatives of [...]

Bernie Grassroots: What Is To Be Done?

April 10th, 2016|

Anyone paying attention can see that portions of the Bernie grassroots are shifting their attention to the post-primary season and post-election landscape. That’s why we’re seeing conference calls about protests at the DNC, petitions asking Bernie to launch a post-campaign organization, and even a public letter asking Bernie to affirm that a future organization be founded on small-d democratic principles. It wouldn’t surprise us to discover that large well-established organizations are lobbying Bernie Sanders in hopes of benefitting from his now massive email list in the future, or that conversations have started about who gets to staff a post [...]

People for Bernie Statement on Trump Protests

March 13th, 2016|

On Friday night, thousands of committed activists from across Chicago’s many diverse communities came together to protest the bigotry of a Trump campaign rally. Because some of these protestors support Bernie Sanders, a number of journalists and movement leaders have come to us seeking clarifications of our role, as a prominent grassroots collective that stands for Bernie. 1. People for Bernie is a set of social media accounts and volunteers who use the power of the internet to amplify the voices of front-line organizers. Many of them work with the Bernie Sanders campaign, many do not. Either way, our [...]

Political Revolution 101

November 12th, 2015|

“We need a political revolution of millions of people in this country who are prepared to stand up and say, ‘enough is enough,’” Sanders argued. “I want to help lead that effort.” [The Hill, 5/3/15] One of the more interesting themes of the Bernie Sanderscampaign is his call for a political revolution. When I first heard him use this phrase, I wondered what he actually means. It’s one of those common yet amorphous words at risk of meaning anything - or nothing. So how are supporters of Sanders’ campaign supposed to interpret the call for revolution? It could be [...]