Tuesday, February 27, 2018

I would not ask if it was not important ~ @BernieSanders

Bernie Sanders

In just a moment, I am going to tell you about a very exciting trip I took last weekend campaigning for progressives and rallying against Trump's war on the middle class of this country.
But first, I want to tell you about one stop in particular, and that is my visit to Des Moines, Iowa, to campaign for Pete D'Alessandro. I also want to ask you to help him. Here's why this request matters so much.
Pete was the campaign coordinator for our Iowa Caucus effort. For almost a year, he lived and breathed for our political revolution and helped lead us to a virtual tie in the state -- a result that shocked the political establishment to its core.
Now he's running for Congress in Iowa, and I cannot imagine anyone who will fight harder for the working people of his district, and of this country, than Pete. He's with us on Medicare for All, a $15/hour living wage, free tuition at public colleges and universities and more. And he can win this race. But he can't do it alone. He needs us. And in this race, every donation will go a long way. I hope you'll help:
Our political revolution was never about winning the White House alone. It was about building a movement of millions of Americans uniting to upend the status quo and transform our country.
It is about fighting and winning, not just in blue states and districts, but also in places Donald Trump won. Because the continued decline of the middle class, grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality, disastrous trade policies and an inadequate educational system affect them, too.
So I was happy to rally against Trump's war against the working class with more than 1,000 people in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a place Hillary Clinton lost by more than 10 percent of the vote.
We went right into Paul Ryan's district and campaigned for Randy Bryce, the ironworker taking him on. More than 2,000 people attended and filled every inch of Memorial Hall in Racine, including the overflow section.
We went to Michigan and had a wonderful event with thousands of people in Lansing. But before I left, I kept a campaign promise and returned to a church in Flint, Michigan, for an emotional visit. Even though the television news cameras are gone and the campaign is over, many of the problems in that city still persist and in some cases have gotten worse. They still need our help, and I am going to fight for them.
We rallied for Chuy Garcia in Chicago, whom I am strongly supporting in his race for Congress. The turnout was great and the enthusiasm was sky-high. What's great about Chuy's campaign is that he's not just working hard to win an election, but also to build a grassroots movement supporting a slate of wonderful young candidates taking on the political establishment in that city.
And finally, we visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to rally against the Trump tax plan, and Des Moines to support my friend Pete.
Throughout our campaign, I told you that no one person could take on the political and financial elite of this country on their own. What this moment requires is people in the streets fighting for change, and a Congress that is willing to stand with them.
Pete D'Alessandro will stand with us. He will fight, relentlessly, for the values we share. You can be proud to support his campaign. And if you do, I think he's going to win.
Change never happens from the top down. It always occurs from the bottom on up. That's why your participation and support for candidates like Pete is so important. The political revolution is gaining momentum. Please support us.
Thank you,
Bernie Sanders

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