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Does Bernie really still have you? Put your money where his mouth is.

Official Bernie 2016
12:10 PM
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When it comes to Wall Street buying our democracy... you just need to follow the money. Let's compare donations from people who work at Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton... has received $495,503.60 from people who work on Wall Street Bernie Sanders... has received only $17,107.72. Hillary Clinton may have Wall Street... But Bernie has YOU! Bernie has received more than 1.5 million contributions from folks like you, at an average of $30 each. That's how we will win. Make a contribution today to stand with Bernie.

Stand with Bernie and add your contribution today:

(substituted DU link for the link in the email) https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/duforbernie

15% Off Sale at the Bernie Sanders' Store, Today, 11/29, and Tomorrow, 11/30, Only.

https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/popular?utm_medium=email&utm_source=em151128sale&utm_campaign=store&utm_content=sale

Last sale, I bought a bunch of the small campaign buttons to pass out. IIRC, there was a quantity discount then, but not this time. However, a quantity discount is still available for stickers.

Happy Shopping!

Malden, MA Phone Banking Party for Bernie Sunday Nov 22, 2 pm

Wall Street wants you to stay home‏

Becky Bond, Bernie 2016
11:31 AM
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Bernie Sanders for President

merrily -

The billionaire class hopes that their money will be the decisive factor in this election. But they’ve never had to deal with a threat like the movement behind Bernie Sanders.

If people like you step up to share Bernie’s message with enough voters in the early voting states, we can beat the billionaires. A Bernie supporter near you has already accepted that challenge and is holding a phone bank party where you can call voters. Will you join them and help Bernie win the first four caucuses and primaries?

Sign up for this phone banking party near you to make extremely important — and easy! — calls. Here's the information for the event:

What: Bernie Sanders Phonebank Party in Malden in Malden
Where: Corner of Main St/Park ave
703 Main Street Apt. 1
Malden, MA 02148
When: Sunday, November 22ⁿᵈ
2:00 pm EST

RSVP to Attend

RSVP to attend this phone bank »

Or check our map for other phone banking parties and find more events near you.

The most important — and effective — thing Bernie supporters in Massachusetts can do to hold Wall Street accountable is start contacting potential supporters in early voting states.

Thanks to your donations, we’ve got strong field operations on the ground in the early primary and caucus states which we must win for Bernie to have a shot at the nomination. Our field organizers are working around the clock. But they need your help!

They need you to call through massive lists of voters to identify who is a Bernie supporter and who is undecided. This is how a field campaign works, and you’ve got a critical role to play.

Making these calls at a phone bank party is not only the best way you can help the campaign at this stage — it’s totally fun. You’ll meet great Bernie supporters and make new friends. Once you’ve learned how to use our tools to make these calls, you can continue to do this work at your own phone banks, or on your own.

Let’s make some calls.

Becky Bond
Bernie 2016

Paid for by Bernie 2016

(not the billionaires)

PO Box 905 - Burlington VT 05402 United States - (855) 4-BERNIE

Malden Phone Banking Party for Bernie Sunday Nov 22, 2 pm

Wall Street wants you to stay home‏

Becky Bond, Bernie 2016
11:31 AM
[Keep this message at the top of your inbox]
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To: merrily
info@BernieSanders.com
Bernie Sanders for President

Rosemarie -

The billionaire class hopes that their money will be the decisive factor in this election. But they’ve never had to deal with a threat like the movement behind Bernie Sanders.

If people like you step up to share Bernie’s message with enough voters in the early voting states, we can beat the billionaires. A Bernie supporter near you has already accepted that challenge and is holding a phone bank party where you can call voters. Will you join them and help Bernie win the first four caucuses and primaries?

Sign up for this phone banking party near you to make extremely important — and easy! — calls. Here's the information for the event:

What: Bernie Sanders Phonebank Party in Malden in Malden
Where: Corner of Main St/Park ave
703 Main Street Apt. 1
Malden, MA 02148
When: Sunday, November 22ⁿᵈ
2:00 pm EST

RSVP to Attend

RSVP to attend this phone bank »

Or check our map for other phone banking parties and find more events near you.

The most important — and effective — thing Bernie supporters in Massachusetts can do to hold Wall Street accountable is start contacting potential supporters in early voting states.

Thanks to your donations, we’ve got strong field operations on the ground in the early primary and caucus states which we must win for Bernie to have a shot at the nomination. Our field organizers are working around the clock. But they need your help!

They need you to call through massive lists of voters to identify who is a Bernie supporter and who is undecided. This is how a field campaign works, and you’ve got a critical role to play.

Making these calls at a phone bank party is not only the best way you can help the campaign at this stage — it’s totally fun. You’ll meet great Bernie supporters and make new friends. Once you’ve learned how to use our tools to make these calls, you can continue to do this work at your own phone banks, or on your own.

Let’s make some calls.

Becky Bond
Bernie 2016

Paid for by Bernie 2016

(not the billionaires)

PO Box 905 - Burlington VT 05402 United States - (855) 4-BERNIE

From Bernie: This is not a moment, it's a movement.



merrily -

Saturday's debate showed that we can win, but standing on a debate stage for two hours does not win an election.

Debating our opponents gets our issues in front of new voters. Then it's up to our campaign to contact those voters, bring them into our movement, and turn them out to vote.

I want to be very clear about something though: You are our movement. We don't have any billionaires waiting in the wings with bags of cash, no saviors from the oligarchy ready to swoop in and save the day. It's you.

There's no one else except for ordinary Americans who are tired of the influence of the billionaire class. Now, there's a lot of us — but we need to come together, get organized, and win.

You're one of our most dedicated supporters, and so I'm asking you again: can you step up one more time and contribute $(insert amount of your choice here)* to our campaign?

Our opponents have been running TV ads since early summer. They're funding their campaigns with checks from billionaires and Wall Street. We always knew we would be outspent, but we can make sure we're not out-organized.

What we are offering is a chance for Americans to not just get involved in the political process, but to take it back from the billionaire class. Our grassroots movement is organizing, communicating, and connecting in communities across the country.

Together, we can dismantle this corrupt political system — one phone call, one flyer, one conversation at a time. This kind of real organizing work is being done at a scale not seen elsewhere in this election. Tens of thousands of people turned out over the last week and made an incredible number of calls to voters in early states, helping identify who will come to the polls for Bernie. It's thanks to folks like these:


“I phonebanked for an hour then taught another person how to phone bank, and we made plans to start meeting regularly. It felt great to say, 'I'm a volunteer for Bernie Sanders.'" - Sylvia from CO

“The people who signed up actually came, and completely filled up my small living room. It was cozy! Lots of discussion and diverse ages! After explaining why the campaign is asking for people to phone bank in the early primary states, I was very surprised at how many people volunteered to phone bank! People also wanted to attend more events, canvass, and use their special skills for the campaign. I encouraged them to apply online, and I will follow up with them. Most of them expressed a desire to develop an ongoing local group to promote Bernie's campaign.” - Catherine from NJ

“I fed everyone dinner and then, we had a quick training on the Virtual Phone Bank. Afterwards, four people started making calls. It was decided this event was so much fun, that one of our newbies decided to hold an event at her house on Monday - just three days later!! - to repeat the dinner and phone banking event! Everyone agreed to come to her event - even our guest that traveled almost 2 hours to get here!” - Robin from TX

“We had a very pleasant experience with our first phonebanking event. Six people signed up and three showed, all with very positive attitudes and willing to work. The first hour was spent with introductions (we were all new to each other) and an orientation for the process. After that we all just called for about an hour and a half! It was a productive event and I can see how if thousands of volunteers around the country do this work we WILL make a difference in the early states.” - Fernando from CA

This is who will help us win. Folks like Sylvia, Catherine, Robin, Fernando, and thousands of others who want to take back our corrupt political system.

The only way we can win — countering the influence of Wall Street, health insurance companies, and the rest of America's oligarchy — is if enough people come together to join our movement.

So, are you in?

Contribute $(insert amount of your choice here)* to our campaign to show the billionaire class that ENOUGH is ENOUGH. Help us win this.

Thank you, deeply, for everything you do.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders


*this is my parenthetical. Bernie's email contained a specific amount.




Beloveds, it's Donation O'Clock and Volunteer O'Clock. http://www.democraticunderground.com/128074719

I am calling it: It's the Donation O'Clock Fundraiser for the Bernie Sanders Group

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/duforbernie

He was great at the debate.

Do you want the Democratic nominee to be owned by Big Business or by Big Voter? It's up to you.

No excuses: I make an automatic monthly donation, but I just kicked in something extra. Minimum donation is a dollar.

(If you truly can't spare a dollar, I love you even more )

It's Donation O'Clock. No time like the present. Get on it. I mean it!




Obama on TV NOW being great!

No, nothing like it. Amusing how some people seem to view Benghazi as a shibboleth.

Gee, all we have to do is mention Benghazi and trying to hold Hillary responsible for her Iraq War speech and vote (or for anything, really) will automatically seem silly.

Sorry, no. http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=801381



Now, you've circled back to electability, which I've already covered, a sign of last wordism.

Will you even read this?

I don't see much practical difference between what the Democratic candidates would get done in office. If anything, Clinton would be the most effective in fighting the GOP.


Not surprisingly, I disagree. Also, your perspective is all wrong, given the reality of Congress.

Republicans currently control both Houses. Projections are that, because of the 2010 redistricting, they will continue to control the House for years. Obama should have "fought" them 2009-2011, when he had strong majorities in both Houses. When Republicans are in control, fighting them is pissing in the wind and only makes a Democrat look weak. When they are in control, you have to work with them, not false bravado "fight" them for benefit of the fans in the bleachers.

Hillary has long berated Republicans in ad hom, applause line/cheap shot ways, sometimes making herself look foolish in the process. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vast_right-wing_conspiracy

She was disrespectful to, and openly contemptuous, of Republican members of the House during her "grilling," which, judging by the gifs in DU sig lines she and her DU fans apparently found Hillarious. However, I thought it extremely shortsighted for someone who was then simultaneously seeking the Presidency. She recently called them the enemy of which she is most proud. Say what you will, they are her fellow Americans and people with whom she hopes to work, beginning in January, 2017. To me, all this was not funny, but very poor judgment-- not nearly as bad as Hillary's Iraq War speech and vote, but bad.

Contradistinctively, Sanders has (mostly) berated Republican politicians on issues, something all politicians understand. They may not agree with him, but they like him personally and respect him (as someone with whom to work). http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251715777. Also, he is able to work with them so well that the veterans' bill he did with McCain not only passed, but became a case study in working across the aisle in the Brookings Institute. https://www.google.com/search?q=merrily+Sanders+Brookings+Institute&sitesearch=democraticunderground.com&gws_rd=ssl

Despite all her boasts of getting things done better than Obama and Sanders could, Hillary's Senate record on passing bills or amendments that she wrote or co-wrote is pitiful. Sanders's record, even as an independent, is much better than hers--and with bills and amendments that were substantive, not re-naming a Post Office or celebrating the anniversary of the American Revolution.

Oh, I know very well that the juries have not been stacked in favor of Bernie for some time now.

I've served on a lot of juries. For a minute and a half, the votes were unanimous or six one way, with the occasional five one way. That was not surprising, given that about 90% of the board was the "left of the left." What was surprising: suddenly votes got very close. 4 to 3 or 3 to 4. Yet, Bernie's supporters were still in the great majority. I would love to know the explanation, but I'm relatively certain I never will.
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