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Van Jones live reaction at Oakland rally.

https://www.facebook.com/vanjones/videos/10154218363934910/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon May 30, 2016, 08:08 PM (2 replies)

One hour till the doors open for the Oakland rally, and the line is going around 2 blocks!

Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon May 30, 2016, 05:17 PM (3 replies)

Amazing voter registrations in CA in the last few days

https://twitter.com/CA_120/status/736937584190840832

Riverside County, CA Registered in 2014: 63,000
Registered in 2015: 67,000
Registered in last five weeks: 74,000!!

https://twitter.com/Political_Data/status/736643702945243136

Passing the 1.5 million votes (vote by mail) mark for the June Primary.

https://twitter.com/Political_Data/status/735877533854355456

CA's 46th Congressional district currently has the highest turnout of 18-35yr-olds at 20%.


https://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/comments/4loyg3/amazing_voter_registrations_in_ca_in_the_last_few/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon May 30, 2016, 02:57 PM (7 replies)

The Bernie Congress: meet the insurgents trying to recreate Sanders's movement down ballot

Who are the key players trying to bring the "Bernie Congress" to life?

Pinpointing the movement exactly is a bit like trying to hit a moving target. But there are at least key high-profile races to watch where explicitly pro-Sanders candidates have also been endorsed by the Vermont senator, according to Kyle Kondik, of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics:

1) Tim Canova, a law and public finance professor at Nova Southeastern University, challenging Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the primary for Florida's 23rd Congressional District.

This race, more than any others, is at the top of Sanders supporters' list. Wasserman Schultz has become a key villain in the Democratic primary, scheduling debates that seemed designed for low viewership and openly backing Hillary Clinton. Canova has tightly hugged Sanders, echoing the Vermont senator's call to "join the revolution" on the campaign trail, according to the New York Times.
Tim Canova, who is running to unseat DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, may be the most visible congressional candidate drawing from Bernie Sanders's national insurgency. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Canova, a Federal Reserve expert, has raised more than $1 million after getting Bernie's endorsement. But he'll still face steep odds in a district that voted for Clinton over Sanders and for Wasserman Schultz by huge margins since she was first elected to the post in 2006.

2) Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham law professor who beat expectations but lost in a primary challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014, is running for an open seat in New York's 19th Congressional District.

Though favored in the Democratic primary, Teachout is the underdog in the Republican-leaning Catskills region of the state, according to the Cook Political Report. Teachout began her career as an academic at Fordham and has written what Sanders recently called "the book" on money in politics, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United.

3) State Sen. Pramila Jayapal is running for an open seat in Washington's seventh district, which encompasses most of Seattle. The district is one of the most liberal in the country and overwhelmingly supported Sanders in its caucuses in March.

Born in India, Jayapal has become nationally known as an immigrant rights activist, according to a profile in the Seattle Times. Jayapal founded an advocacy organization called OneAmerica to combat anti-immigrant backlash after 9/11.

4) Lucy Flores, a former Nevada State Assembly member, is running in a four-way race for Congress in southern Nevada. The state's kingmaker, Sen. Harry Reid, has endorsed one of her opponents. But her fundraising has taken off since she endorsed Sanders this February, thrusting her back into the spotlight.

And as a Hispanic woman who has been unapologetic about her support for abortion rights, she is the kind of candidate many Sanders supporters say reflects the true diversity of their base.
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Lucy Flores, a prominent Sanders booster, is challenging the Democratic Party in Nevada with a congressional run.

Then there are another 20 or so long-shot candidates — like a librarian in South Carolina and a Daily Kos blogger in Washington state — who haven't been endorsed by Sanders but are trying knock off incumbent Democrats by recreating his platform. (Howie Klein, a progressive activist, started a fundraising page called the "Bernie Congress" for this group.)

Beyond these insurgents, nine current Democratic members of the House and one US senator, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, have endorsed Sanders.


http://www.vox.com/2016/5/30/11762088/bernie-sanders-congress-explained
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon May 30, 2016, 02:50 PM (2 replies)

May 25, 2016 Democratic Nomination Battle is Not Over Yet

PERIES: It has been transformative for many people. As you said, especially young people who're all looking for some way to resolve this at this moment, and I know you would argue that we are building a long-term movement, but some people want some resolutions, particularly when it comes to how the Democratic Party leadership is suppressing their opinion and their vote at the primaries.

COHEN: Well, the hostility is warranted. The Democratic Party elite has earned it. I believe that we need to keep it in mind that a political revolution does not happen in a year. You know, and as that hashtag says, not me, us. This movement is going to continue no matter what happens at the Philadelphia Democratic Convention, no matter what happens in November, and it's important for us to keep our independent movements, our independent groups, truly independent of the Democratic Party leadership.


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16384
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon May 30, 2016, 02:39 PM (11 replies)

Cenk Uygur to Sanders Supporters: Barbara Boxer Deserved To Be Booed -- It Is Time To Get Louder

But. Since we put everybody on the spot, and showed there really was no violence, no chair throwing, no anything like that, no proof of that. All those cops in that room, no one ever got arrested and no one ever showed a single piece of violence, because of that, at the end of the day, the establishment was so mad because, what? Becuase the Bernie Sanders suspporters were rude?

So what? Did you think the revolution would happen quietly. That we would whisper of a political revolution? When we talk about revolution, I don't want people to get carried away, we're talking about a political revolution. Right? but at the same time, I don't want people to not get carried away.

No, we're mad, we don't like this system, and we're not alone on the left and the right and the middle and libertarians, everyone else you could imagine outside of Washington and New York hates this system. They don't hate it politely, and when they are given an opportunity to be loud, they will be loud...

So I caught a tiny bit of flack at a Sanders rally in California for saying you should get louder, and now that I have had time to think about it, I think: You should get louder

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/05/30/cenk_uygur_barbara_boxer_doesnt_have_the_right_not_to_be_booed_--_it_is_time_to_get_louder.html
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon May 30, 2016, 02:24 PM (2 replies)

Bernie’s Backers Prevail At Democratic State Convention

On Sunday, on the second and final day of the state party convention at the Sheraton Waikiki, party members elected a new chair, Tim Vandeveer, a grassroots activist best known for his activism in “keeping the country country” on Oahu’s North Shore.

Vandeveer is also an unrelenting supporter of Bernie Sanders for president, the independent senator from Vermont known for his views on socialism.


But it was clear from the strong support for Vandeveer in the Sheraton ballroom that a Bernie tide had swept him into office.

“When the people lead, our leaders will follow, and that absolutely applies to me,” said Vandeveer. “I am going to need your support to put this party back on track. No matter what side of the debate you are on, we must always engage in civil discourse and treat each other with aloha.”


http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/05/bernies-backers-prevail-at-democratic-state-convention/?cbk=57476121e8134
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon May 30, 2016, 02:17 PM (3 replies)

Bernie’s Backers Prevail At Democratic State Convention

On Sunday, on the second and final day of the state party convention at the Sheraton Waikiki, party members elected a new chair, Tim Vandeveer, a grassroots activist best known for his activism in “keeping the country country” on Oahu’s North Shore.

Vandeveer is also an unrelenting supporter of Bernie Sanders for president, the independent senator from Vermont known for his views on socialism.


But it was clear from the strong support for Vandeveer in the Sheraton ballroom that a Bernie tide had swept him into office.

“When the people lead, our leaders will follow, and that absolutely applies to me,” said Vandeveer. “I am going to need your support to put this party back on track. No matter what side of the debate you are on, we must always engage in civil discourse and treat each other with aloha.”



http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/05/bernies-backers-prevail-at-democratic-state-convention/?cbk=57476121e8134
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Mon May 30, 2016, 02:14 PM (2 replies)

538 Sacrifices Integrity to Go After Sanders on Independents

538: Bernie Sanders Could Win Iowa And New Hampshire. Then Lose Everywhere Else.
It’s fair to say 538 has been bearish on Bernie Sanders.

I used to be an admirer of Nate Silver and his empirical approach to covering elections. Not that the horserace ought to be the center of campaign journalism, but since media are going to focus on predicting who’s going to win, it seemed like Silver was approaching it as public opinion research rather than tea-leaf reading. When he left his perch at the New York Times to launch 538 as a freestanding enterprise, I wished him well in his pursuit of journalism that was based on testable information rather than on the opinions of powerful people.

My first hint that all was not right in Silverland was when he confidently declared, despite Donald Trump’s high poll ratings in 2015, that he would not be the Republican nominee (538, 8/11/15): “Our emphatic prediction is simply that Trump will not win the nomination.” Polling more than a year before the election famously doesn’t mean much, but this is a reason to not make predictions, not to predict that the opposite of the polls will happen. But not making predictions is hard to do if you’re in the prediction business, and so in the absence of useful data Silver and his crew substituted their own punditry–with embarrassing results.


http://fair.org/home/538-sacrifices-integrity-to-go-after-sanders-on-independents/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sun May 29, 2016, 11:58 PM (3 replies)

Snowden mocks Trump for refusing to debate Sanders

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is echoing Bernie Sanders, after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump backed down from an offer to debate the Democratic presidential candidate.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281643-snowden-mocks-trump-for-refusing-to-debate-sanders
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sun May 29, 2016, 11:50 PM (1 replies)
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