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jcitybone

Thanks Bernin and LD!

This excellent detailed article is well worth a read

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/08/politics/bernie-sanders-young-latino-voters/index.html

Recent polling suggests that Sanders has a clear advantage with young Latino voters, who could, with even a modest growth in turnout, fundamentally alter the composition — racially and ideologically — of the Democratic electorate. A Fox News survey out of Nevada last month showcased the base of Sanders’ strength. Nearly a third of Hispanics polled, 31%, backed the Vermont independent, giving him a 7-point edge over his closest competitor, former Vice President Joe Biden. Only Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, at 10%, reached double-digits. Sanders also led among young voters across ethnic lines, with 34%, twice the total for Biden and Warren, respectively.

In interviews with leading Democratic Latino strategists, pollsters, activists and Sanders’ highest-profile backer, Ocasio-Cortez, a common thread emerged: Sanders, bolstered by notable early investments in Latino outreach and underscored by more nuanced messaging than typically directed at this diverse community, has created a growing sense that he might not only win with the community in states like Nevada and California, but chart out a new path for how Democrats seek and earn Latino support.

Still, many of the same observers warned that the Sanders campaign’s ambitions are staked on a strategy that demands a break from historical convention — drawing out young voters. The median age for Latinos in the US today is only about 28 years old, which offers the campaign some reason for optimism. But if Sanders fails, he wouldn’t be the first. Since the voting age was reduced to 18 from 21 in 1971, the “youth vote” has repeatedly tantalized liberal campaigns, only to see it underperform relative to their parents’ on Election Day.

Speaking to CNN, Ocasio-Cortez said her decision to use the term, which popped up at times during his first presidential campaign, “is a natural expression of our relationship and how I feel about him.”

“In Spanish, ‘tíos’ are not just blood relatives,” she explained. “It’s not just the actual sister of your parents, but ‘tíos’ and ‘tías’ in Spanish and Spanish culture are people very close to you or close to your family that look out for you, that we look out for each other.”

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez added, had done that for her as she sought to make sense — and use — of her growing power.

“Especially in my coming into politics, Bernie’s very much been that for me in terms of providing guidance and counsel on how to navigate issues, in how to build a movement,” she said. “And it’s also a discussion about how we need to be with each other in order to create a larger movement overall.”

While progressive activists have been in an uproar over Biden’s refusal to engage with their anger over Obama’s policies, the former vice president’s positions are mostly in line with the average Democratic voter. Sanders’ challenge is to change that definition. To that end, he has impressed a number of Latino organizers with his efforts to consistently seek out, often with targeted digital content, underserved or traditionally neglected parts of the broader constituency.

The Sanders campaign offers “a case study in how strategic, continued, ongoing investment in a community can pay off,” said Stephanie Valencia, co-founder of Equis Labs and Obama’s deputy Latino vote director in 2008. “And I think one of the things we have come to learn is that there are certain elements within the Latino community who are primed to support Democrats and progressives, but aren’t just going to turnout because it’s an election. They need a nudge to the polls.”

The prodding, or inspiration, can come from unexpected sources, Valencia and others said, all pointing specifically to the support Sanders has received from Cardi B, the pop star who joined him in July to film a chat about issues like climate change and raising the minimum wage.

humphrey

Kudos for Bernin and LD as the changeover appears to have gone smoothly.

wi61

If their wasn’t a heads up about the changeover i wouldn’t have noticed, it went that well. thanks to all involved!!!!

humphrey

Joe Biden has insulted a number of people recently by telling them to vote for the republicans or callings them fat. However he knows what side of the bread gets buttered.

orlbucfan

That ‘butter’ is rancid and more and more voters know it.

humphrey

polarbear4

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magsview

Was that last night?? Because it was VERY COLD last night! I know, as my furnace is broken. It was 17F outside by this morning. Those people are amazing to do that!

polarbear4

sending?????❤️??

polarbear4

thank you so much for this.

humphrey

This is how propaganda works!

humphrey

This was lost in the changeover last night but is worth repeating.

Police versus firemen during the protests in France. You won’t see it in the MSM.

humphrey

France’s Pension Reform Met with Massive Protests and Strikes

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

France coverage should be included in such a chart. The number might be distorted since protests have been taking place there for over a year. But still probably dwarfed by HK stories.

humphrey

polarbear4

If you need proof that STAB is the law of the land, look no further than the Senate’s recent $700-billion defense authorization. Without raising a dime from the rest of us, the Senate quietly approved an $80-billion annual increase, or more than enough money to make 4-year public colleges and universities tuition-free. And just where did the government get the money to do that? It authorized it into existence.

Whoa, cowboy! Are you telling me that the government can just make money appear out of nowhere, like magic? Absolutely. Congress has special powers: It’s the patent-holder on the U.S. dollar. No one else is legally allowed to create it. This means that Congress can always afford the pony because it can always create the money to pay for it

orlbucfan

This is a simple fact. The US has its own currency, so all the FRightwingnut/rich bozos hysterics about a deficit are a big fat bunch of lying hot air!!

humphrey

orlbucfan

‘Mayo’ is a good description for him: slimy and oily.

polarbear4

?on poor communities and how and why they voted, or didn’t, in 2016. he has a book out, Dignity

humphrey

humphrey

Seema Verma is the Medicare administrator. It must be in good hands. HAH!

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