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Mon Aug 10, 2015, 04:54 PM

Sanders captures support of National Nurses United - LA Times

A labor organization that represents nurses nationwide -- composed predominantly of women -- endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday, the first union support he’s received in his long-shot quest to capture the Democratic presidential nomination over Hillary Rodham Clinton.

National Nurses United praised Sanders for his “uncompromised activism” in its endorsement at an Oakland gathering, ahead of his trip to Los Angeles where he’s set to hold a nighttime rally at Memorial Sports Arena.
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For Curtis Chin, the Vermont senator is appealing to progressives because he represents fundamental change. Chin lives in Los Angeles and is a member of Asian Americans for Bernie Sanders, an informal grass-roots group that is separate from the campaign.

"He's really trying to change the system," Chin said. "We need a government that works for the people, and I really think he'll do it."

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-bernie-sanders-los-angeles-20150810-story.html

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kenn3d Aug 2015 OP
haikugal Aug 2015 #1
ericson00 Aug 2015 #2
ibegurpard Aug 2015 #3
ericson00 Aug 2015 #5
kenn3d Aug 2015 #4
ericson00 Aug 2015 #6
MisterP Aug 2015 #8
kenn3d Aug 2015 #7

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Mon Aug 10, 2015, 05:12 PM

1. Woohoo!! Go Bernie Go!

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 05:12 PM

2. this isn't a surprise. Its not news

 

as clearly (which the anti-Clinton LA Times left out), that these guys (or their predecessor or whatever) endorsed Nader in 2000 over Gore.

The media needs to stop manipulating our presidential contests to make it "interesting." The voters' minds are made up, its over. Hillary is the nominee.

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Response to ericson00 (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 05:31 PM

3. 6 months out and her numbers are trending down

Yeah it's over all right...

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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 05:35 PM

5. trending? More like leveling off at best

 

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 05:35 PM

4. A bit more interesting detail as reported by The Guardian:

A bit more interesting detail as reported by The Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/10/bernie-sanders-endorsement-national-trade-union

National Nurses United, which has 185,000 members nationally and is the profession’s largest representative, announced its backing for Sanders at a rally with him in Oakland, California.

The decision of its executive council to announce a formal endorsement follows a poll of members said to show widespread backing for his more radical policies on healthcare and social inequality.

Although the union is well-known as one of the more leftwing labor groups, its leaders claim to be surprised at the depth of support among their largely female membership given Clinton’s chance of becoming America’s first female president.

“When the pollsters said there was a landslide for Bernie Sanders, that didn’t make a lot of sense to me initially given the fact that Hillary Clinton is a woman,” director RoseAnn DeMoro told the Guardian in an interview ahead of the announcement. “I thought it would be fairly balanced, and it’s not.”

DeMoro would not disclose the internal polling numbers but said the three recent surveys represented a “pretty significant sampling” of the union’s members and she was “stunned at the level and depth of enthusiasm for Bernie”.

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Response to kenn3d (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 05:36 PM

6. these guys endorsed Nader in 2000

 

this is not surprise. The media is trying to make this an actual race when it isn't.

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Response to kenn3d (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 09:49 PM

8. "she doesn't support anything you want or your overall job nearly as much, but she's a she"

turns out to not be that convincing

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 05:49 PM

7. The Washington Post

National nurses union backs Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders won the endorsement of a national nurses union Monday, in a sign of the divide among organized labor groups over the Democratic race.

National Nurses United, which represents 185,000 nurses across the country, announced its pick at an event in Oakland attend by Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who has emerged as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief rival for the Democratic nomination.

“He’s unequivocal on the issues,” DeMoro said, adding that on several of the union's priorities Clinton “fell very short.”

The union said its announcement was attended by several hundred nurses at its Oakland headquarters and live-streamed to 34 watch parties in 14 states.

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