Today Bernie Sanders hosted what is likely his largest rally yet for his 2020 campaign. The rally took place in Los Angeles, California at the Grand Park downtown, across from City Hall. Exactly how many people attended isn’t yet known, but the numbers are significant since the park can hold from 25,000 to 50,000 people, depending on the setup. On top of that, 22,000 RSVP’d on Facebook for Sanders’ event in LA, and crowd size photos show a significant turnout. In fact, so many people showed up that an overflow crowd formed on the steps of City Hall across the street. An early report shared that 15,000 might have been there tonight, but it’s not yet clear if this is accurate or includes overflow crowds.
When I started volunteering for campaigns, way back in 2000 and 2004, the only options were in-person canvassing or phone banking. I drove 200 miles to a battleground state in 2004 to campaign for Kerry. Sometime between 2014 and 2016, I switched over entirely to texting and this now the only kind of campaign volunteering I do. I’m going to explain how texting campaigns work, and how you can get involved in one for 2020. But I don’t have a cell phone. That’s okay, you won’t need one. If you’re reading and commenting on Daily Kos, you can text using the same tools/setup. I …Continue reading →
Democratic Socialists of America is proud to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president! 🎉 We’re building a mass movement to take on the billionaires and win a society that puts people over profit. Join us https://t.co/Gsy5Ij2G2Kpic.twitter.com/66DHY9hqyk
Gillum is going to use his organization to help turn Florida blue in 2020. The new organization is called: Bring It Home Florida. After losing his bid for Florida’s governorship by less than one half of a percentage point, Mr. Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor, is now carefully planning his next steps amid speculation that he would run for president. On Wednesday, he announced he will not join the Democratic field seeking to oppose President Trump, but instead return to political organizing. He said he aims to build a voter mobilization network in Florida that will help whoever becomes the Democratic …Continue reading →
CNN is hosting Bernie Sanders in a town hall. From Newsweek:
Following the announcement of his 2020 presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders will head to Washington D.C. to talk policy and field questions from voters during a nationally-televised town hall event.
Monday evening’s town hall, which will be moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, will air at 8 p.m. eastern time. The event can be watched live on the cable news channel or streamed online at Sanders’s official Twitter account @berniesanders and CNN.com.
Sanders announced his candidacy for the presidency last week, telling Vermont Public Radio that “what I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of—a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings—that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country.”
This will be Sanders’s second shot at the Oval Office. In 2016 the Vermont senator lost the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, though his grassroots campaign gave the former secretary of state a serious primary challenge. Sanders won 23 primaries and caucuses before conceding defeat to Clinton. According to CNN, Sanders will “address a host of issues” during the prime-time event. It is the first town hall of Sanders’s 2020 campaign, which was launched less than a week ago on February 19.
You can also watch it via TYT.com on YT or TYT via Pluto Channel if you have a Roku streaming device.
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Update: good soundbite from the TH: “Damn right I will’ raise taxes on the rich.”
To defeat Trump we must build a team prepared to fight for economic, social, racial & environmental justice. That’s exactly what @ninaturner, @RoKhanna, @CarmenYulinCruz and @YoBenCohen have been doing their entire lives. I’m excited to announce them as campaign co-chairs.
Is today some kind of holiday? Because I’m just sitting here waiting for @BernieSanders to announce that he’s going to change the world and run for President again. #OurRevolution pic.twitter.com/vproOmjMuW — Josh Fox (@joshfoxfilm) February 19, 2019 This is an open thread. Post a song you like or a photo…or whatever. H/t Emma Vigeland at TYT for the picture. …Continue reading →