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NY Democrats selling national convention access to big donors

Despite federal and state probes into government pay-to-play schemes, New York’s Democrats are offering fat-cat donors access to bigwigs at the party’s national convention in exchange for contributions, The Post has learned.

In their pitch for cash, state Dems promise to grant a dizzying array of perks to top donors at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

“We are proud to work with you as we plan for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. With over 400 delegates and most (if not all!) of our elected officials attending, we plan to make this a week to remember,” the state party said in a fund-raising letter.

“We hope you will join us to sponsor one of our statewide breakfast receptions, a pre-convention happy hour or late-night party!”

“Empire” donors who cough up $100,000 get “VIP credentials for all convention proceedings,” along with tickets to parties and photo ops with politicians at the convention podium, four rooms at the posh Loews Philadelphia Hotel and tickets for a suite at a Yankee game with a “special guest.”


http://nypost.com/2016/05/07/ny-democrats-selling-national-convention-access-to-big-donors/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Tue May 10, 2016, 02:41 PM (0 replies)

California Here We Come, Sanders Tells Huge Sacramento Rally (nice photos)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – “We are coming to California,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a rally on Monday as he kicked off a home-stretch campaign push to win the state’s treasure trove of delegates and help “take the political revolution” all the way to this summer’s Democratic National Convention.

“The political establishment is getting nervous,” Sanders told more than 16,000 people at a soccer stadium in California’s capital city. “They should be getting very nervous because real change is coming.”

Sanders already has won 18 primaries and caucuses and amassed more than 45 percent of all pledged delegates going into this summer’s convention to Philadelphia. California will elect 475 pledged delegates on June 7. By then, Sanders could be coming off more wins in the final laps of the presidential primaries and caucuses.

https://berniesanders.com/california-come-sanders-tells-huge-sacramento-rally/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Tue May 10, 2016, 02:25 PM (1 replies)

Media Silent as Bernie Sanders Packs California Stadium Beyond Capacity (PHOTOS)

Somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 people were estimated to have been packed inside the stadium, with more than 10,000 more continuing to wait outside.

http://usuncut.com/politics/bernie-sanders-sacramento-california/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Tue May 10, 2016, 10:20 AM (28 replies)

Media Silent as Bernie Sanders Packs California Stadium Beyond Capacity (PHOTOS)

Somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 people were estimated to have been packed inside the stadium, with more than 10,000 more continuing to wait outside.


http://usuncut.com/politics/bernie-sanders-sacramento-california/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Tue May 10, 2016, 10:19 AM (13 replies)

Thousands Flock to Bernie Sanders Rally at Bonney Field

http://fox40.com/2016/05/09/thousands-flock-to-bernie-sanders-rally-at-bonney-field/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Tue May 10, 2016, 09:47 AM (3 replies)

Berners getting ready at Bonney Field in Sacramento!

Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon May 9, 2016, 08:03 PM (3 replies)

Baby Elephant Reunited With Mother After Being Separated by the Tourism Industry for 3 Years!-VIDEO

Published on Apr 3, 2015

This is the video to witness the minute of reunion Mebai - Mae Yui mother and daughter who separated for many year.

Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sun May 8, 2016, 02:43 PM (8 replies)

Baby Elephant Reunited With Mother After Being Separated by the Tourism Industry for 3 Years! VIDEO

MeBai and her Mother

Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sun May 8, 2016, 02:41 PM (1 replies)

Berlin's Bernin' mixtape features all of Bernie's talking points.

Berlin’s feeling the Bern - you got this, America! To keep the people on their feet and the campaign moving we layered Bernie's key talking points (sampled, deconstructed, reconstructed) over our latest house music mix. Hope you dig it! #feelthebern

Much love from Berlin.



https://soundcloud.com/befriendswithbenefits/berlins-bernin
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sun May 8, 2016, 02:09 PM (0 replies)

The Next Progressive Hope? The Man Trying To Unseat The Democratic Party Chair

While he works to get his name out to Democrats in this South Florida district, Canova has picked up a lot of support nationally. Among progressives in the Democratic Party, there's a lot of anger for Wasserman Schultz and the party-at-large for being too cozy with banks and Wall Street.

In the first quarter, as a largely unknown Democratic challenger, Canova pulled in more than $500,000 in contributions, most of it from outside Florida. He expects to have $1 million by the next reporting deadline.

Canova believes Wasserman Schultz is out of step with constituents on economic and other issues, such as her support for President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. The head of the Democratic Club in Sunny Isles, Lew Thaler said when Canova spoke to his group recently, he told them he would have opposed it.

"Sunny Isles Beach is a very big Jewish community," Thaler says. "There are a substantial amount of Jewish people here. He satisfied them."



http://www.npr.org/2016/05/07/477101558/the-next-progressive-hope-the-man-trying-to-unseat-the-democratic-party-chair
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sun May 8, 2016, 02:03 PM (5 replies)
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