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 New York’s labor community are speaking (TWU100, NNU, NYSNA, CWA, APWU). A striking Verizon worker will be speaking.

Timeline

11:00am Arrive Foley Square for initial programing

1:00pm March to Union Square

2:30pm Arrive at Union Square

3:00pm Launch of the largest door-to-door canvass in New York history for a presidential campaign

“Sanders’ growing popularity among millennial voters is not just reflected by the lead that he now has nationally,” said Moumita Ahmed, an organizer with the grassroots group People for Bernie, “The outpouring of support and energy has completely electrified every single event that we put on. Young Americans understand that the only way to ensure our nation’s future vibrancy is to fight for progressive change and political revolution against the moneyed interests.”

People for Bernie and various other New York groups including Millennials for Bernie, Teachers for Bernie, LGBT for Bernie and Latinos for Bernie, organized an earlier march in January which had over 5,000 people participating.

“The total turnout of Sanders supporters is expected to be in the thousands,” said People for Bernie organizer Mindy Rosier, “The on and offline organizing efforts of supporters of Bernie has been truly remarkable.”

Sanders continues to solidify his lead in both support and enthusiasm among younger voters. According to a new survey put out by USA Today/Rock The Vote, Sanders holds an 11% lead among voters ages 18-34.

FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1704785953140816/

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