— #BernieOrGreen #LearnMMT 🌹 (@NoFascistLies) March 23, 2020
That’s the one silver lining I have seen in some choppy jetstreams caused by COVID-19.
There’s a petition to Crooked Ron to declare a shutdown. Thousands of NYers are flying to the orange groves and coasts.
Florida Lawmakers will be hopping on a call w/@GovRonDeSantis staff TONIGHT at 6:30pm. Please retweet if you want FL to enact a shelter in place requirement to prevent the spread #COVID19! #DeSantis #FloridaLockDown #Coronavirus
— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) March 22, 2020
Actually, tHere’s another silver lining:
Bernie Sanders Has Already Won the Heart & Soul of America
No one took him seriously as a contender. Not the media, not the pundits, not the other party insiders.
When the race began, he was polling in the single-digits.
According to popular opinion at the time, he was a political Mr. Nobody that no one believed could change his polling numbers, much less the entire U.S. political discourse.
What everyone didn’t know was that Bernie Sanders was a sleeping giant, and that giant was about to resonate deeply with America’s youth and disillusioned mass of apathetic voters who were waiting for someone to take a stand against America’s entrenched, wealthy elite.
By the end of that race, he had awoken a movement that rocketed him to a second-place position in the Democratic primaries and that would continue to remain with him regardless of whether or not he won the nomination.
Fast-forward to 2020, and it’s clear that, after all this time, the progressive movement has proven that it will soldier on, with or without a Sanders presidency.
Bernie’s policies — most notably Medicare for All — enjoy widespread, popular support among the public. This is largely due to an army of grassroots volunteers that have done a great job raising awareness about the need for such policies among America’s rank-and-file voters.
With coronavirus prevention measures in full effect across the nation, more people are beginning to pay attention to the deficiencies in our healthcare system — and the people who want to do something about it.
A battle of political fisticuffs is sure to erupt in Washington over how to handle the public health crisis now facing the nation, and how best to prepare for it’s short and long-term economic impacts.
Sanders has made it demonstrably clear that he intends to remain true to his decades-long commitment to fight for the average, ordinary, working American during this crisis.
And his movement is right there with him.
Even amidst a pandemic, his campaign continues to raise money to help those most disadvantaged by COVID-19 and volunteers are offering their time to make Solidarity Calls, which urge people to get behind Bernie’s proposed relief legislation — a $2 trillion public bailout that would put $2,000/month into the bank accounts of America’s working-class citizens.
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