Bernie Sanders Adds Staff
Those of you new to Actify Press or my writing may not know. But, I’m a big Bernie Sanders fan. I have been for a long time. He’s a courageous voice for marginalized people. In 2015-2016, unbeknownst to him and his team, his campaign turned the political world upside down.
Not only did they change the conversation around American foreign and domestic policy, he turned campaign finance on it’s head. Bernie’s record on small dollar donations was unmatched at the time. The 2020 haul will likely be even larger.
If He Runs
Many of us have been waiting (somewhat) patiently for the most popular politician in the country to declare his candidacy. Today, it seems, he has taken a step closer to running for the White House. This morning we were informed that Bernie was increasing his staff.
While that bit of news, by itself, is not earth-shattering. It is a good sign. this is especially true for those of us that really want positive change for this nation and the rest of the world. Tweet Now! People-first policy must push us forward. The environment cannot wait any longer.
On the Attack
The centrist media is already attacking Bernie in print and on television. Bernie bashing is all the rage. He is a clear and present danger to the neoliberal agenda that started under Ronald Reagan in the 80s. This agenda further privileges a wealthy few at the expense of We the People and the planet. Civil Rights, Labor, and Environmentalist gains from the mid-20th century were put on the chopping block. They are being hacked to pieces.
Tweet Now! Bernie is currently under siege concerning alleged sexual misconduct by staff members during his 2016 run. He has publicly apologized for what happened and pledged to be more vigilant in the future. He will surely install new policies and protocols for the 2020 campaign, should he run. Let’s hope this will no longer be an issue in the future.
The 2020 field will be pretty large.
Elizabeth Warren and Tulsi Gabbard have announced that they are running. Each
Current front runner, former
New Jersey Senator Cory “Generic Obama” Booker may be running. Former California Attorney General and current Senator Kamala Harris, San Francisco’s favorite gentrifier, looks to be gearing up, as well. They both bill themselves as Progressives. Tweet Now! Donors will likely get behind them in hopes of recapturing the that 2008 and 2012 electoral Obama MagicTM. While they check some identity politics boxes, neither has distinguished themselves in the Senate, thus far.
Team Bernie Stands Up
People for Bernie and Organizing for Bernie have been very active in getting folks ready for Bernie in 2020. This effort will not be the fits-and-starts of 2015. The squad is strapping up for battle and ready to hit the ground in a full sprint. Bernie’s ground game will be fueled by voter enthusiasm, the urgency of the moment, and gumption.
Sign me up!
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