Sanders 2016

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It looks like there’s proof of the presidential candidate participating in civil disobedience to end segregation
Salazar's endorsement shows Sanders can appeal to Latinos, a coveted voting bloc in Colorado
Once superdelegates understand Sanders' platform and electablility, "I think they will start coming over to us," Vermont senator tells CBS
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- In the Democratic presidential race, it’s become a familiar refrain: Bernie Sanders is a “single-issue candidate,” according to his rival, Hillary Clinton. No doubt, the Vermont senator has more to say about economic policy than anything else. But as evidenced by a campaign stop here Monday, Sanders’s pitch is far broader than the caricature that’s been offered by the former secretary of state.
The second-highest ranking Democrat in the Georgia state Senate on Tuesday switched his endorsement from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Sen. Bernie Sanders.
On February 10, 2016, Peace Action--the largest peace organization in the United States--announced its endorsement of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President.  
Monday, 15 February 2016 19:32

What has Bernie ever accomplished?

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Supposedly, he’s an idealist, a dreamer, with no idea how to accomplish what he is proposing in his speeches.  Although he says at every opportunity that he will not be able to make the admittedly massive changes he proposes without the active participation of millions of us in a political revolution, he is nevertheless criticized for promising things that he has no chance of delivering. This criticism is often accompanied by the question above: what has Bernie actually ever accomplished. Well, let’s take a look, shall we?
So, the most recent tactic is to attack Bernie Sanders' platform as a one-issue campaign in a multi-issue nation.  Well, that's an interesting argument given one of the most powerful messages from the recent political past that claimed boldly, "It's the economy, stupid."  The argument was offered by political strategist James Carville in 1992 during Bill Clinton's campaign for the White House.  Over the years, the phrase has been altered to fit a variety of issues by a variety of candidates, but it was a clear, concise way for the 1992 campaign to target the issue that was so critical to so many voters.
Writing as guests in the Detroit Free Press, Democratic presidential contenderBernie Sanders joined with environmental activist Erin Brockovich to caution that the water crisis that has devastated Flint, Michigan is just the tip of the iceberg nationally because lawmakers and public officials put money before safety. “The situation in Flint is what happens when public officials who, in their reckless zeal to slash government spending, jeopardize the health and well-being of the residents they are entrusted with keeping safe,” they wrote.
The democratic socialist tradition that Sanders is invoking may be just what we need.