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Sanders gets endorsements of 7 black South Carolina lawmakers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced endorsements from seven black lawmakers in the critical early voting state of South Carolina, a show of force in the first place where African American voters feature prominently in next year’s primary elections.

Sanders’ 2020 campaign made the announcement just ahead of a Spartanburg town hall meeting with members of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus. The backing represents the biggest number of black lawmakers to back a 2020 hopeful to date in this state, which holds the first primary in the South.



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Pete Buttigieg VS. Andrew Yang Policies (funny) Election 2020

Roland Martin on Obama Dislikes Infighting Amidst Dem Prez Hopefuls; Trump VS AOC; Dems

Side Note: I hate when Republicans ALWAYS talk about Democrat candidates going too far Left when their party is full of bat shit crazy conservatives.

With Lori Lightfoot as mayor, women of color to hold 5 top city, county offices


With Lori Lightfoot as mayor, black women will hold the top political offices in Chicago and Cook County for the first time. Lightfoot (left) holds hands above with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, whom she defeated, during a prayer Wednesday at Rainbow PUSH headquarters. | Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times

Now that we’ve wrapped our brains around the reality that Chicago elected a mayor who is black, female and gay, there’s more to celebrate.

As a friend pointed out, for the first time in the city’s history, black women will hold the top political offices in the city and county: Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and city Treasurer-elect Melissa Conyears-Ervin.

“That’s really historical,” she said.

When Harold Washington was elected mayor in 1983, George Dunne was Cook County Board president, Richard M. Daley was state’s attorney, and Cecil A. Partee was city treasurer.

Former Ald. Dick Simpson, a University of Illinois at Chicago political science professor, said add City Clerk Anna M. Valencia, a Latina, to the mix, and “it is an all-female executive team in city government made up of minority females. There’s not another city in America that has all of that. Some have women. Some have minorities and minority women. I don’t know of any city that has minority women across the board like this.”

It’s more than coincidence, Simpson said. “This has been sort of the year of the women since 2018,” he said. “In this particular race, all of these minority women are very qualified for the offices they hold.”

So we’ve come a long, long way.

But forgive me for being a bit cynical. Unfortunately, Tuesday’s election is historic for another reason, too: Of the 1,592,658 registered voters in Chicago, only 507,524 of them cast a ballot — a 31.8 percent turnout.

Though this barrier-smashing election is being compared to the 1983 election that gave the city Washington as its first black mayor, consider that voter turnout that year was 77.49 percent, with more than 1.2 million Chicagoans going to the polls.

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Andrew Yang...an introduction in 9min and 20 sec.

I knew nothing about him so I wanted to post in his forum but was forbidden.

Chicago Makes Herstory: First African-American Woman and Gay Chicago Mayor

Democratic socialists now control one-tenth of the Chicago City Council


By the time the 35th Ward Alderman took the stage at Rosanna Rodríguez-Sánchez’s election-night party at Chief O’Neill’s in Avondale, Chicago had experienced the biggest electoral victory for socialists in modern American history. Members of the group now control one-tenth of the City Council’s 50 seats.

Nearly a century after it declined in popularity, democratic socialism has enjoyed a significant boost by Bernie Sanders’ two presidential campaigns and the mercurial rise of DSA member and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. National membership in the group — which considers itself a “political and activist organization” but not an official political party — has multiplied by more than seven times since 2015, from 8,000 to 60,000.

“It helps that we have Bernie running and we have AOC popularizing our ideas on a national stage,” said local DSA co-chair Lucie Macías. “It’s a great time to be a democratic socialist in Chicago and the United States.”

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