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Just put Bernie on the ballot in Arkansas!

Joyce Boswell filed the papers. They were so anxious to get us out of there that they rushed us through the process! So many dirty looks from Republicans. But it went well and we got tons of media exposure.




If you know how to transform the link (above) to the photos please do!
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon Nov 2, 2015, 04:45 PM (13 replies)

Sanders Picks Up Labor Support During Two-Day Trip to N.H.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) snagged three local labor endorsements Saturday in Concord, N.H., at the start of his second consecutive day campaigning in the Granite State. Later, the presidential candidate would draw overflow crowds at town hall meetings in tiny Warner and larger Lebanon, just miles from the Vermont border.

The unions that offered their backing Saturday have known Sanders for decades as a dyed-in-the-wool labor supporter who has frequently crossed the Connecticut River to attend their meetings.

“For us, it really was a no-brainer,” said Janice Kelble, as she offered the support of the American Postal Workers Union in New Hampshire during a morning press conference.

Kelble made the remarks outside the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 490 headquarters in Concord. She was surrounded by about 50 members of the local postal workers union, the IBEW chapter and Hanover's Service Employees International Union Local 560, all of which announced their support for Sanders.

Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon Nov 2, 2015, 04:31 PM (0 replies)

Article in L. A. Times this morning on Bernie and MJ

I know there have been comments on this issue already but this was in the LA Times this morning.

The latest sign was the full-throated call last week by Sen. Bernie Sanders to end federal prohibition. With that one move, the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination plunged into uncharted territory — and, arguably, so did the presidential race.

Never before has a contender with so much to lose so unequivocally suggested that smoking a joint should be viewed the same as drinking a beer, at least in the eyes of the law.

The move was about more than Sanders' signature straight talk. It could give the Vermont senator a much-needed boost in some primary states, especially in the West.

Some pollsters and strategists are surprised it has taken this long for a leading candidate to promote legalization this forcefully.

Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon Nov 2, 2015, 03:20 PM (4 replies)
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