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SF Chronicle: "California LATINOS Gravitating TOWARD Bernie Sanders​." [View all]

Encouraging news from California. From the San Francisco Chronicle:

In a Field Poll released last week, Sanders had not only cut Hillary Clinton’s onetime 63-point lead in California to six points, he had also trimmed her lead among Latino voters to seven points less than two months before California’s June 7 primary. In October, Sanders trailed by 30 points.

No longer are Latino voters being touted as part of Clinton’s electoral “firewall” — a term some Latinos found offensive. Far from it. Nationally, the two are in a virtual dead heat among Latinos, according to a new poll conducted by the Public Research Institute in partnership with the Atlantic magazine.

“Something unusual is going on in the Latino community,” Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said. “You’re seeing a reappraisal of Clinton vis-a-vis Sanders. Now it is up for grabs.”

With that in mind, the Sanders campaign is launching all sorts of grassroots, under-the-radar events to connect with the community. On Thursday, Sanders volunteers will hold a free Concierto del Pueblo in San Francisco’s Mission District to bring in new voters. But most of the campaign’s outreach has been more low-key over the past few months — passing out flyers in front of churches and markets in Latino neighborhoods, staffing tables outside BART stations.

SF Chronicle: California Latinos gravitating toward Bernie Sanders

We’re in it all the way to Philadelphia. Not Kos, not the newly joined Hillary supporters, not anyone will stop us. People donating, phone banking, and organizing. People over profits! Just say no to Wall Street and lobbyist funded candidates. We welcome your contempt and hatred.

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.

I should like to have it said of my first Administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match. I should like to have it said of my second Administration that in it these forces met their master.

Speech at Madison Square Garden (October 31, 1936) Franklin D. Roosevelt​


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