Following an early Saturday morning vote on a new tax plan, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continues taking his message across the country.
He arrived at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading on Sunday to speak to more than 1,000 supporters.
Sanders touched on various topics including health care and President Donald Trump, but the most often talked about topic was that of the new tax plan approved by the Senate this weekend. Sanders is one of the plan’s most vocal opponents.
“Trickle down economics is a trick,” Sanders bellowed from the stage.
Despite the seated, intimate atmosphere of the Santander Performing Arts Center, there were times when the gathering took on the look, feel and sound of a rowdy rally. But the overall message among the thousand plus in attendance was clear.
“I think his message is to stay relentless,” said Eileen Kerrigan of Philadelphia. “And continue to resist what’s being forced on us.”
The full Reading Rally as well as other news/videos/tweets/etc. will be in the comments, including:
*Bernie Sanders: “I have a challenge for you Mr. President” *Jones trying to boost black turnout in Alabama Senate race *Orrin Hatch comments on Chip health program at heart of social media storm *The Working Families Party is Transforming Southern Politics *Big Ag + Big Pharma = Big Problems *Pipeline news, Water Protector updates & more.
Good morning friends! Off to a very late start so I’m going to throw up an open thread with the days news in the comments, then a couple stand alone posts on candidates.
Starting off with Our Revolution endorsed Randall Woodfin’s 99 Neighborhood strategy to become mayor of Birmingham. Election day is October 3rd so theres still some time… but not much. If you know anyone in the Birmingham area… pass on Woodfin’s info. Or if you’re bored sometime this evening, click the ‘volunteer’ link below and do some phone banking.
*Kirsten Gillibrand Cites Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren as Leaders of the Democratic Party” on YouTube *Al Gore Warned Us About Stronger Hurricanes YEARS AGO” *VINCENT FORT ANGERED DEMOCRATIC ELITES WHEN HE ENDORSED BERNIE SANDERS. CAN HE BE ATLANTA’S NEXT MAYOR? *”No Is Not Enough: Naomi Klein on Bernie’s Medicare-for-All Bill & Future of Democratic Party *Obamacare Repeal Zombie Rises AGAIN *A conversation with Bernie Sanders about ‘Medicare for all’ & plenty more.
Happy Monday friends. I had a political blackout over the weekend so I’ve missed pretty much everything. I’ll start off with Bernie on Meet The Press and then go from there in the comments with the rest of the days news/videos/etc.
Also in this post:
*Sanders disputes Clinton: ‘I worked as hard as I could’ to elect her *Here’s who a scientist activist group wants you to elect to Congress *Canadian doctor to U.S.: Try single-payer health care instead of trashing it *As World Moves Forward with Paris Accord, U.S. Observes From Sidelines *Pro-Cannabis Lawmakers Running for Gov in Several States & more.
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Off to a slow start today as my corporate-cubicle job prepares to go on lockdown due to Irma, but I’ll put all the news/video/etc in the comments and leave the main body of this post as a well-wish to all our east-cast readers/members. Do us all a favor and stay safe!
That having been said, Im off to the comments to add the news, see you there!
In this roundup:
*Sanders on Colbert & Chris Hayes’ Shows *Thomas Franks Responds To Clintons Book *Irma closes in on the US after devastating the tropics *A Tale Of Two Cities: The Columbus Revolution *Randall Woodfin’s Q&A *Pipeline/Water Protector Updates & More
Dr. Tran has a big fight ahead of her against not only Ed Royce, but self-financed Insurance executive (but single-payer advocate with a knack for making great ads) Andy Thorburn but she certainly has the resume and the message to win this race.
Congressman Royce has turned his back on us, and his vote for Trumpcare is a giveaway to big insurance companies and the wealthy at the expense of families struggling to afford basic care.
As a physician I am saddened by Ed Royce’s callousness, as a mom I am hurt, and as a citizen I am angry. Americans deserve better and I want to do something about it.
In addition to the forty or so times he’s voted to boot tens of thousands of his own constituents off affordable health coverage, he recently voted to wipe away guaranteed protections for those with pre-existing conditions – and to put a massive new tax burden on Californians who would have to pick up the bill.
Even if the State of California does find a way to create and afford new so-called high risk insurance pools, the premiums for those with pre-existing conditions will absolutely skyrocket.
There is simply no way many of the families that I serve as a pediatrician will keep their insurance coverage. Congressman Royce is not just wrong on healthcare. He’s voted with Donald Trump nearly 96 percent of the time.
He has taken millions of dollars from corporate special interests and has a failing record on safeguarding our environment from climate change and pollution. He’s failed us on women’s rights, human rights and common sense gun safety too.
Congressman Royce cannot justify earning an A rating from the NRA, especially considering the devastating gun violence we’ve experienced in San Bernardino, Riverside and throughout our State and Country.
Ed Royce’s votes to slash funding for our K-12 public schools, colleges and universities strip too many kids of the same opportunities that allowed me and millions of others to strive toward our American Dream.
Almost none of Congressman Royce’s stances on the issues make sense for Southern California. It’s not who we are and I’m ready to force him into a real debate on these critical issues. The voices of working and middle class communities who live across California’s 39th district have been missing in Washington and they need a strong voice now more than ever. Our campaign will be about them.