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Mon May 11, 2015, 10:12 AM

 

Women For Bernie on Facebook and Twitter

For all you Facebook and Twitter folks...


https://twitter.com/WomenForBernieS

https://www.facebook.com/WomenForBernieSanders











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Reply Women For Bernie on Facebook and Twitter (Original post)
Cheese Sandwich May 2015 OP
SamKnause May 2015 #1
sabrina 1 May 2015 #2
SamKnause May 2015 #3
sabrina 1 May 2015 #4
Dragonfli May 2015 #8
sabrina 1 May 2015 #11
Hiraeth May 2015 #5
Enthusiast May 2015 #6
marym625 May 2015 #7
Cheese Sandwich May 2015 #9
marym625 May 2015 #12
Cheese Sandwich May 2015 #10
marym625 May 2015 #13
Cheese Sandwich May 2015 #15
seabeyond May 2015 #14

Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 10:32 AM

1. K&R

Who will vote for Bernie ???

"Nobody But the People"

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2015, 10:44 AM

2. Certainly won't be the 1%!

I hope we can take over twitter and FB for Bernie.

Make his name a household word.

The only advantage other candidates have over him is that they ARE so well known. Once that is fixed I think he'll be on his way to the WH.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #2)

Mon May 11, 2015, 10:45 AM

3. I so hope your prediction comes true !!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #3)

Mon May 11, 2015, 10:53 AM

4. I do too, but it's up to us now. Eg, for people who can't go door to door

due to work etc, they can spend 30 minutes or so each day spreading the word about Bernie on Twitter and FB and Utube.

The Egyptian people brought down a dictator using social media (I know their revolution was stolen sadly) I think we can get a President WE choose elected by using this important tool to let people know who he is.

I am very optimistic right now. I know of course the smear campaign is already in progress and maybe we need some strategy to stop it this time. They pay millions for these negative campaigns so we need to be prepared, especially if he begins to look like a serious threat to them.

I am sure HE knows this too. But I still think he can overcome their nastiness with overwhelming support from the people. There ARE more of us than there are of them. And if we don't lose confidence and out of fear, as has happened in the past, become defeated.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #4)

Mon May 11, 2015, 12:06 PM

8. Please do! I go door to door as I have never been a facebook or twitter person

I just never was social enough for such endeavors, I do however do door to door in my area, health depending, and find people are most receptive to his message and his consistency. The people I reach out to are apolitical in nature as they have largely given up on politics as a tool even remotely intended to help them (I live in a poor neighborhood, my people are the ones nearly all politicians ignore as they are not "middle class".

Bernie does not ignore such people AKA the growing majority and oddly the part they like most is the socialism bits that speak of taking care of the people "Scandinavian style" with real safety nets, retirement, health, and educational provisions for those that do not make upper middle class wages. They are the ones left behind (someday I will tell you how many I know that have fallen from struggling in poverty to deepening poverty all the way to homelessness in a predictable cycle as a consequence of social services deliberately not supplying enough to keep anyone in a position to meet rent then cutting them off due to lack of valid address)


If apolitical people that have lost the will to vote are able to be convinced by a near agoraphobic such as myself to register in the Democratic party just to vote for him in the primary, I am sure he will be a viable candidate to those more active that know more about policy.

The majority in this country now are those I speak of, those that can only find jobs paying below subsistence wages, usually working multiples of them if they can be found. With so few middle class jobs left (such as the factory work that was once prevalent around here) and so many more that can find not even that work, combined with an elderly population that no longer in most cases have pensions or investments and with education out of most peoples financial reach, there is a need for the policies Bernie has advocated his entire career and thus fertile ground for voters to arise that have given up on politics since the Democratic party gave up on them and the working class, and anyone that is poor. The party lost more than half it's base when they abandoned the poor and working class, that base is still there just waiting for someone to dig a well below the upper middle class dividing line created when our party abandoned them.

Name recognition and more public knowledge of what he stands for is all he would need to win the primary and the GE. My lower and working class peers are very into social media like facebook etc, I am an outlier in that respect, please do what you can to reach them, the one thing I have had that poses any real problem for me and my efforts has been that many of these same people remember me from my '08 canvassing work I did on behalf of Barack Obama, they liked his message as well and came out to vote when they had not before, but now have expressed sentiments such as "he was full of shit, why should I believe this guy isn't as well". Obama caused a credibility problem by reversing his stances on things that effect the sub middle class voters and you will likely run into the same thing, so be prepared to show Bernie's consistency over time and voting record, you will need such evidence to answer the credibility problem caused by a politician that campaigned one way and then governed quite another way once elected regarding issues that effect people not in the upper percentile of finances.

The upper middle class may be happy with our president and believe the country is in recovery, but at the bottom things have actually gotten much worse no matter what things appear to say on paper regarding jobs and other life destroying problems.


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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #8)

Mon May 11, 2015, 12:24 PM

11. Excellent post! Would make a great OP. Because going door to door to reach the

people you are reaching, those who have given up on the entire system, is super important. My point about Social Media was that many working class people don't have the time to do that but CAN still do it online from home.

You are correct that the Dem Party, and the Repub Party too btw, have been losing their base due mainly to broken promises made in Campaigns, then abandoned once the campaign is over.

And yes, Obama has created a huge trust issue now for voters, me included, who were so enthusiastic and hopeful when they heard him speak about the issues, in the campaign.

But as you pointed out, we didn't have a record to look at, as we do with Bernie. Listening to him 25 years ago and now, AFTER being elected to the Senate where he voted according to his campaign promises, we DO have that record.

That makes it a lot easier to allay some of the justifiable fears of those who have simply given up.

Every way we can help Bernie to win, going door to door being a big part of that, reaching the huge non partisan vote, 42% are now registered Independents where part of the Dem base went over the past number of years, is super important.

And flooding Social Media with Bernie's positions on issues, with his record over decades, is equally important.

Thanks for you encouraging post. I too have not found it too difficult to get people enthusiastic about him.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 11:02 AM

5. Hello and thank you for posting the links. Sharing on FB now

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 11:06 AM

6. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch! Yay, Women for Bernie!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 11:32 AM

7. Thank you! This is great!

Can you please post a link to this post on the avatar and logo pinned post?

Thanks so much!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Reply #9)

Mon May 11, 2015, 12:26 PM

12. That's a great one!

Thank you!

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Response to marym625 (Reply #7)

Mon May 11, 2015, 12:17 PM

10. I get kind of lost in the in the pinned stuff.

 

Maybe you could do it? It seems like the hosts try to keep things organized up there. Thank you.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Reply #10)

Mon May 11, 2015, 12:27 PM

13. No problem whatsoever

I just didn't want to assume. Be happy to

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Response to marym625 (Reply #13)

Tue May 12, 2015, 12:34 AM

15. Thanks

 

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 01:10 PM

14. good to hear. thank you. excellent. nt

 

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