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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:51 AM

 

The way Sanders presented his campaign suspension by email

4/7/20 supporters were asked to vote if they wanted suspension to retain delegates.

Here’s why: if delegates at this year’s convention fail to continue the reforms that we won in 2016, we could be back to business as usual — on superdelegates, caucus and primary voting rules, party registration, and much more.

If Bernie remains in the race, he will undoubtedly be over the 25% threshold necessary to get enough members on the Rules and Platform Committees who can fight for our vision of a progressive party.

These reforms, and our movement’s progressive platform (Medicare for All, for example, has won in every state so far), are very popular. If Bernie stays in, then even if Biden is the nominee, we have a much better chance to fight for a more progressive Democratic platform and preserve vital reforms in the party’s nominating process


a link to vote was here. I voted to allow the campaign to choose.

emailAM 4/8/2020 The campaign ends, the struggle continues

(op left out the first 2/3rds thanking the main campaign members & general overview)

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

That takes me to the state of our presidential campaign. I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the truth. And that is that we are now some 300 delegates behind Vice President Biden, and the path toward victory is virtually impossible. So while we are winning the ideological battle, and while we are winning the support of young people and working people throughout the country, I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful.

And so today I am announcing the suspension of active campaigning, and congratulate Joe Biden, a very decent man, on his victory.

Please know that I do not make this decision lightly. In fact, it has been a very painful decision. Over the past few weeks Jane and I, in consultation with top staff and many of our prominent supporters, have made an honest assessment of the prospects for victory. If I believed we had a feasible path to the nomination I would certainly continue the campaign. But it's not there.

I know there may be some in our movement who disagree with this decision, who would like us to fight on to the last ballot cast at the Democratic convention. I understand that position. But as I see the crisis gripping the nation – exacerbated by a president unwilling or unable to provide any kind of credible leadership – and the work that needs to be done to protect people in this most desperate hour, I cannot in good conscience continue to mount a campaign that cannot win and which would interfere with the important work required of all of us in this difficult hour.

But let me say this very emphatically: As you all know, we have never been just a campaign. We are a grassroots multi-racial, multi-generational movement which has always believed that real change never comes from the top on down, but always from the bottom on up. We have taken on Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex and the greed of the entire corporate elite. That struggle continues. While this campaign is coming to an end, our movement is not.

Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded us that "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." The fight for justice is what our campaign was about. The fight for justice is what our movement remains about.

And, on a practical note, let me also say this: I will stay on the ballot in all remaining states and continue to gather delegates. While Vice President Biden will be the nominee, we should still work to assemble as many delegates as possible at the Democratic convention where we will be able to exert significant influence over the party platform and other functions.

Then, together, standing united, we will go forward to defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history. And we will fight to elect strong progressives at every level of government – from Congress to the school board.


As I hope all of you know, this race has never been about me. I ran for the presidency because I believed as president I could accelerate and institutionalize the progressive change that we are all building together. And, if we keep organizing and fighting, I have no doubt that our victory is inevitable. While the path may be slower now, we WILL change this country and, with like-minded friends around the globe, the entire world.

On a very personal note, speaking for Jane, myself and our entire family, we will always carry in our hearts the memory of the extraordinary people we have met across the country. We often hear about the beauty of America. And this is an incredibly beautiful country.

But to me the beauty I will remember most is in the faces of the people we have met from one corner of this country to the other. The compassion, love and decency I saw in them makes me so hopeful for our future. It also makes me more determined than ever to work to create a country that reflects those values and lifts up all our people.

Please stay in this fight with me. Let us go forward together. The struggle continues.


In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders








edit add, noticed the 'undecided', I voted super Tuesday Texas for Bernie Sanders. I'll vote in November for Joe Biden. We Ds are going to evict the Republican party from our government across the board, that's a promise!
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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 06:54 AM

1. now the 4/9 email what the future holds "Organize to win" for every state.

 

During this crisis, Our Revolution groups are organizing digitally in Texas to advance a progressive issue agenda at every level of government — from local Democratic Party committees, to city councils, to the state legislature.

We’re excited to invite you to join our virtual Texas Organize to Win Meeting this month. Along with five special guests, we will discuss our plan to organize and win up and down the ballot this year.

RSVP now to reserve your spot for our virtual Texas Organize to Win Meeting on Thursday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. CT!

We’ll discuss the issues that matter most in Texas and hear directly from five progressives fighting to address those issues.

That includes Our Revolution National Board Member Jim Hightower, San Marcos City Council Member Joca Marquez, Dallas City Council Member Adam Bazaldua, TX-10 Congressional candidate Mike Siegel, and Texas House District 67 candidate Lorenzo Sanchez.
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Response to Sunlei (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 07:51 AM

2. another email with the charities sanders campaign gathered funds for

 

starting in march because of corona disaster sanders campaign stopped asking for direct campaign donations and started to direct donation funds towards aid charities. These are some of the charities funded.


4/7/2020 email list.

Get Us PPE: A group of medical professionals on the very front lines of the pandemic is organizing for personal protective equipment. Funds raised here will go to hospitals in coronavirus hotspots so that doctors, nurses, and hospital workers can stay safe while caring for patients.

Feeding America: This national nonprofit supports food banks across the country, which are seeing unprecedented demand as tens of millions of people are newly unemployed or working with reduced hours, and find themselves unable to feed their families.

Movement for Black Lives COVID19 Mutual Aid Fund: During times of great crisis, the systems in America that fail Black people on a normal day become even less reliable, and this pandemic is no exception. The Movement for Black Lives is developing mutual aid networks, organizing, and creating virtual spaces for connection.

UE Research and Education Fund: From demanding enhanced worker protections and more paid leave, to shutting down unsafe workplaces and getting access to needed benefits, this nonprofit educates workers on the best ways to win the safety and economic protections they deserve during the pandemic.

United for Respect: This nonprofit is working with Walmart workers to win health and safety protections during the pandemic. Walmart workers are paid low wages, few have paid leave they can use, and workers say they don’t have sufficient protection from the virus when working. United for Respect is assisting Walmart workers to help them win safe workplaces and respect.

Freelancers Relief Fund: Established to help writers, artists, and contract workers during the pandemic, 100% of the funds raised will go to paying housing, utilities, medicine and groceries for independent workers who don’t have any work and little public assistance.

These six groups are providing for and fighting for the tens of millions of people already hurt by the dual health and economic crises of this pandemic. Can you help?

Thank you for making a contribution if you can, and for all you do.

In solidarity,

Faiz Shakir
Campaign Manager

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 09:27 AM

3. Charities? I am going to research them. Only heard of a couple. Now...what is Sanders doing

 

to remove the biggest threat to Progressive policy...Donald Trump? By refusing to endorse Biden, I submit he has done nothing so far. Oh and exactly how did winning the platform last time but losing the election make things better for progressives? The answer is it didn't. Platforms are meaningless.
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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 09:52 AM

4. tl;dr version

 

The democratic majority rejected Sanders yet he will act like they didn’t by disrupting the convention.
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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 10:08 AM

5. Obvious Declarations Of Hostile Intent, Ma'am, Stand Out In This

 

First, the header

Here’s why: if delegates at this year’s convention fail to continue the reforms that we won in 2016, we could be back to business as usual — on superdelegates, caucus and primary voting rules, party registration, and much more.

If Bernie remains in the race, he will undoubtedly be over the 25% threshold necessary to get enough members on the Rules and Platform Committees who can fight for our vision of a progressive party.

These reforms, and our movement’s progressive platform (Medicare for All, for example, has won in every state so far), are very popular. If Bernie stays in, then even if Biden is the nominee, we have a much better chance to fight for a more progressive Democratic platform and preserve vital reforms in the party’s nominating process.


Second, this gem

And, on a practical note, let me also say this: I will stay on the ballot in all remaining states and continue to gather delegates. While Vice President Biden will be the nominee, we should still work to assemble as many delegates as possible at the Democratic convention where we will be able to exert significant influence over the party platform and other functions.


Taken together, these indicate clearly Sanders intends to fight the Democratic Party and its nominee during the convention. Given the character of his devotees selected as delegates, that fight will be disruptive as can be managed. Given that Sanders has never had a realistic chance at the Presidential nomination, but runs instead to overthrow the 'Democratic Establishment', or at the very least to do this damage, it is hard to see this declaration alters the state of Sanders' campaign at all....






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