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The most violent element in society is ignorance. Emma Goldman

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They Didn't Know We Were Seeds

They tried to bury us ... they didn't know we were seeds.

Confirmed 10,000K+ in Austin, TX this morning w/only 12-hrs notice. The folks in Dallas are freaking out about getting in the building because the line is so long.

From Twitter:

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With 12 hours notice - Bernie in Austin! (Pic from Twitter)

Edited to add: Official count just over 10,000 people at Austin Rally!!
2nd Edit: From facebook, confirmed 7000 in Dallas.

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And Verizon theater in Grand Prairie TX (Dallas):

The University of Texas in Austin VOTES

Please excuse the source (local Fox news station) - but the story is good!! Lots of interest in voting this primary at the University of Texas. This can only be good for Bernie

“I'm just really glad to be alive in a time when we have so much involvement from people in my age group that are really concerned about the future of our country,” said Joseph Trahan with the University Democrats.



By: Jennifer Kendall

Posted:Feb 25 2016 08:19PM CST

Updated:Feb 25 2016 09:49PM CST

Friday is the last day for early voting during the 2016 primary elections and one group of people who have come out in large numbers this year are students.

Students at the University of Texas are hitting the polls in larger numbers than previous early voting primary elections.

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“UT Votes was able to register just over 430 people in the week leading up to the deadline for registration in order to vote for the primary,” Tessa Tigar-Cross who works with UT Votes said.

As of Wednesday night, the Travis County Clerk's office reported more than 3,900 students and faculty voted at the University of Texas Flawn Academic Center during early voting primaries. That's triple the number of early ballots cast at the university's only polling site during the 2014 primary ...

Rest of story here: http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/97718794-story

Official endorsement from Robert Reich (Clinton Secretary of Labor)



Robert Reich
12 hrs ·

I endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. He’s leading a movement to reclaim America for the many, not the few. And such a political mobilization – a “political revolution,” as he puts it -- is the only means by which we can get the nation back from the moneyed interests that now control so much of our economy and democracy.

This extraordinary concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the very top imperils all else – our economy, our democracy, the revival of the American middle class, the prospects for the poor and for people of color, the necessity of slowing and reversing climate change, and a sensible foreign policy not influenced by the “military-industrial complex,” as President Dwight Eisenhower once called it. It is the fundamental prerequisite: We have little hope of achieving positive change on any front unless the American people are once again in control.

I have the deepest respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, and if she wins the Democratic primary I’ll work my heart out to help her become president. But I believe Bernie Sanders is the agent of change this nation so desperately needs.

^ Posted on his Facebook account

Also please check out his website. He has a great column on why Marco Rubio is not a moderate: http://robertreich.org/

ROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century.

Bernie's Jewish Background

Bernie Sanders Opens Up About His Jewish Background
"I’m very proud of my heritage.”
02/26/2016 08:39 am ET

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opened up about his Jewish heritage at a town hall that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews hosted on Thursday night.

“I’m very proud of my heritage,” Sanders said. “And what comes to mind so strongly is a kid growing up in Brooklyn and seeing people with numbers on their wrist; you probably have not seen that but those were the people coming out of the concentration camps, and knowing that a good part of my family was killed by the Nazis. And that lesson that I learned as a very young person is that politics is serious business and when you have a lunatic like Hitler gaining power, 50 million people died in World War II. So I am very proud to be Jewish and I’m very proud of my heritage.”

The 74-year-old Vermont senator has rarely discussed his Jewish heritage on the campaign trail, even as he became the first Jew to win a presidential primary or caucus with his victory in New Hampshire.

In his victory speech, he noted that he was “the son of a Polish immigrant who came to this country speaking no English and having no money.” In a previous candidate town hall meeting, he said that his Judaism is a “guiding principle” in his life, but that “everybody practices religion in a different way.”

More here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-jewish_us_56d04b59e4b0871f60eaf9e7?section=politics


Bernie in Austin, TX tomorrow 2/27

A Future to Believe In Austin Rally on 2/27
Official Event

Join Bernie Sanders as he rallies supporters in Austin. With just days left until the March 1st Texas primary, now is the time to hear from Bernie how we can build this movement across the state. He will discuss a wide range of issues important to Texans, including making college affordable, getting big money out of politics, and combating climate change.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served: an RSVP does not confirm entry.

Location:

Circuit of the Americas (Austin, TX)
9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd
Austin, TX 78617


Here's the link to RSVP: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/4glhp

Mrs. Clinton, Show Voters Those Transcripts

When the NY Times (huuuuge supporters of Clinton) tell you to release the transcripts, it's time to release them -

Mrs. Clinton, Show Voters Those Transcripts
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD ~ FEB. 25, 2016

“Everybody does it,” is an excuse expected from a mischievous child, not a presidential candidate. But that is Hillary Clinton’s latest defense for making closed-door, richly-paid speeches to big banks, which many middle-class Americans still blame for their economic pain, and then refusing to release the transcripts.

A televised town hall on Tuesday was at least the fourth candidate forum in which Mrs. Clinton was asked about those speeches. Again, she gave a terrible answer, saying that she would release the transcripts “if everybody does it, and that includes the Republicans.”

In November, she implied that her paid talks for the Wall Street firms were part of helping them rebuild after the 9/11 attacks, which “was good for the economy and it was a way to rebuke the terrorists.”

In a debate with Bernie Sanders on Feb. 4, Mrs. Clinton was asked if she would release the transcripts, and she said she would “look into it.” Later in February, asked in a CNN town hall forum why she accepted $675,000 for speeches to Goldman Sachs, she got annoyed, shrugged, and said, “That’s what they offered,” adding that “every secretary of state that I know has done that.” ...

More here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/opinion/mrs-clinton-show-voters-those-transcripts.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0

Former Mexican President to Donald Trump: "I'm Not Going to Pay for That Fucking Wall"

This is hilarious.

In an interview with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, former Mexican president Vicente Fox said emphatically that if Donald Trump were to be elected to the Oval Office in November and make good on his promise of building a wall along the US-Mexico border, Mexico should not foot the bill, as Trump has suggested.

"I declare: I'm not going to pay for that fucking wall," Fox said. "He should pay for it. He's got the money."

Watch video here: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2016/02/former-mexican-president-fox-not-paying-for-trump-wall

*** Bernie Supporters - Houston TX tonight 2/25 ***

This came over Facebook just a bit ago. The young man who runs "Brazoria for Bernie" has some plans for tonight. I will not be able to go to this but I can assure you he is an awesome Bernie supporter that I know from the meet up I went to. If you can get over to UH tonight - site of the Republican debate - he is looking for folks. Go and like his page on Facebook or Twitter and send him a message.

From Facebook -

Brazoria for Bernie
11 mins ·
Everybody watch CNN pre-coverage of the GOP debate...I think we will ‪#‎FeelTheBern‬! If you can make it up the UH tonight, come join us...We're gonna make a clear statement tonight! Message us for more details if you can come!

From Twitter -

Brazoria for Bernie ‏@brazoria4bernie 29m29 minutes ago
Tonight at University of Houston! Wear your Bernie shirts and stickers! Come out, grab a sign, and show the world that Texas Feels the Bern!

~ Cross posted in TX group as well

*** Bernie Supporters - Houston TX tonight 2/25 ***

This came over Facebook just a bit ago. The young man who runs "Brazoria for Bernie" has some plans for tonight. I will not be able to go to this but I can assure you he is an awesome Bernie supporter that I know from the meet up I went to. If you can get over to UH tonight - site of the Republican debate - he is looking for folks. Go and like his page on Facebook or Twitter and send him a message.

From Facebook -

Brazoria for Bernie
11 mins ·
Everybody watch CNN pre-coverage of the GOP debate...I think we will ‪#‎FeelTheBern‬! If you can make it up the UH tonight, come join us...We're gonna make a clear statement tonight! Message us for more details if you can come!

From Twitter -

Brazoria for Bernie ‏@brazoria4bernie 29m29 minutes ago
Tonight at University of Houston! Wear your Bernie shirts and stickers! Come out, grab a sign, and show the world that Texas Feels the Bern!
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