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I know the real reason Bernie's access to the data was denied and I know what to do about it.

Yesterday a group of Bernie supporters turned in 3,000 signatures (the limit) to get Bernie on the ballot in Ohio.


At least 1,000 of those signatures have to be valid Democratic party members but I'm pretty sure that nearly all will be valid because Bernie used the database to collect signatures. In Ohio we had work weekends where groups of two would get a route with addresses of Democratic members to collect signatures from. This saves Bernie money on the cost of the filing fees.

It's unfortunate that the DNC decided to respond this way but crying and hand wringing won't help now. We have to help get Bernie on the ballot in other states and we can do this in 2 ways. We can challenge the Bernie supporters in each state to cover the cost of each state to file, we can also hold signature potlucks that would be specifically catered to the requirements of each state. I know there were several threads in the Ohio for Bernie groups on FaceBook asking where we could sign the petition, many of us are rural or live in Republican heavy areas and were never going to be on a list for a signature drive. A signature gathering potluck would be a great way to meet with fellow Bernie supporters and do something important for the campaign. Bring your party ID and a covered dish.
Posted by MelungeonWoman | Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:26 PM (40 replies)
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