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Hillary supporters will be Bernie supporters after the primary

"According to organizers, more than 150,000 people have RSVP’d for house parties Wednesday [this] evening to listen to a simulcast from the Democratic presidential candidate and coordinate their volunteer efforts. And what Sanders lacks in funds—he raised about $15.2 million this quarter, while Hillary Clinton raked in more than three times that figure—he may make up in true believers with experience in grassroots organizing. This is not a fluke..."


Bernie Sanders supporters to gather for kickoff event on Wednesday

Bernie Sanders supporters to gather for kickoff event on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Headlines like this from the BRISTOL HERALD COURIER (a local paper in Abingdon, VA), are popping up all over my newsfeed. Mostly brief little notices in newspapers throughout the US inviting folks to meet with other Bernie supporters and hear a live grassroots organizing address from Senator Sanders which is being simulcast into literally thousands of private homes, cafes, meeting halls, university auditoriums, and practically anywhere you could imagine for people to gather. One of these newspaper articles estimated that over 70,000 people will be tuned-in simultaneously to hear Bernie's message.

So I followed the link from one of these announcements:
and found 16 of these meetup events scheduled within a 50mile radius of my zipcode, each with an RSVP page describing gatherings of 10 to 200 people... and every single one of them had the message:
We're sorry, but this event has reached maximum attendee capacity.

The following page contains stories from dozens of these local meetup hosts describing the widespread enthusiasm they've experienced from their RSVPs to each local meeting.

So I'm curious to know if any DUers are attending one these local meetings, and/or has anyone here tried and failed to RSVP one?

Middle Class Action Project endorses Bernie Sanders

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- a pro-union group on Staten Island has just given Sen. Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont, a self-described Democratic socialist, his first public endorsement from a group here.
"It has been the longstanding policy of The Middle Class Action Project to endorse legislation and not legislators," according to a statement from the group. "We believe that people should support policy and not policy makers. There are so many issues that affect the working class that it is very difficult to find a candidate that is focused on addressing the majority of them, let alone even half of them. We are making an exception in the upcoming Democratic primary."
"Rarely do you find a candidate so in tune with the needs of the working people," the group states. "Even within our own group we rarely find so many on the same page with a single candidate. It is for these reasons that we endorse Bernie Sanders for president."


Why Bernie Sanders Is The Millennials' President

From a short article in an online magazine in Central Michigan:

Millennials, born somewhere between late 1980s and early 2000s, have reached a tipping point in society. As of this year we outnumber the baby boomers, meaning if we unite for a cause, we should get what we want. The 2016 presidential election is approaching, and whoever wins will be able to elect several supreme court members who will serve a lifetime position.

Bernie Sanders has a long track record of sticking up for the American people. His ideas are refreshing and what we need to restore our country to where it should be, the best in the world. He's fighting for all of the issues that us millennials have been handed. This election is about more than democrat or republican, it's about caring for our own and improving the quality of life in America.


Seems like pretty compelling stuff for a generation of new voters to consider. I must wonder if pieces like this are spontaneously written and published as unsolicited "grassroots" opinion?
Surely the Sanders campaign isn't big or organized enough to be sponsoring such efforts.

What do you think?

Live feed - Bernie Sanders Live in Louisiana

NBC News/Marist Poll results in Iowa and New Hampshire released Sunday

Here are the favorable/unfavorable scores of half a dozen presidential candidates among all registered voters in Iowa:

• Bernie Sanders +3 (30 percent/27 percent)

• Marco Rubio -1 (31 percent/32 percent)

• Scott Walker -1 (30 percent/31 percent)

• Jeb Bush -12 (34 percent/46 percent)

• Hillary Clinton -19 (37/56 percent)

• Donald Trump -28 (32 percent/60 percent)

Notably, the NBC News/Marist Poll points out that Clinton’s favorable/unfavorable score in Iowa among all registered voters mirrors the numbers found by a recent Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll conducted there.

Here are the favorable/unfavorable scores of half a dozen presidential candidates among all registered voters in New Hampshire:

• Sanders +12 (41 percent/29 percent)

• Bush -5 (40 percent/45 percent)

• Walker -6 (28 percent/34 percent)

• Rubio -6 (28 percent/34 percent)

• Clinton -20 (37 percent/57 percent)

• Trump -40 (27 percent/67 percent)

As reported by International Business Times
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015


The Bernie Sanders campaign just posted a new video - NT


Bernie Sanders was in central Iowa tonight

He does not want to talk about Hillary Clinton’s email situation, Donald Trump or any other "political gossip."


Article contains a good video interview with local TV reporter.

Ol Bernie Sanders For President

I found this black perspective on Bernie Sanders to be most encouraging, and hope some others here will as well. I believe that a significant percentage of black voters and many POC will ultimately choose him as their candidate.


Be sure to read the comments below the article also.

Houston Rally

Couldn't find a livefeed but here are some twitter pics from Bernie's Houston Rally tonight:




Sure looks like another big night for Bernie in Texas
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