Saturday, March 02, 2019

Quote of the Day

Brothers and sisters: We're going to win this election not because we have a super PAC funded by billionaires. We're going to win this election because we will put together the strongest grassroots coalition in the history of American politics.

Donald Trump wants to divide us up by the color of our skin, our country of origin, our gender, our religion and our sexual orientation. We are going to do exactly the opposite. We are going to bring our people together – black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, men and women, native born and immigrant.

We are going to bring our people together for an unprecedented grassroots effort, which, I am happy to tell you, already has over one million people signed up as volunteers.

– Sen. Bernie Sanders
Quoted in John Haltiwanger's article,
"Bernie Sanders Draws in Huge, Young, Diverse Crowd
for First 2020 Rally on a Snowy Day in Brooklyn
Business Insider
March 2, 2019

Related Off-site Links:
Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Presidential BidBBC News (March 2, 2019).
Bernie Sanders Is Rumpled, Rested, and Ready to Challenge “the Most Dangerous President in Modern American History” – Madison Pauly (Mother Jones, March 2, 2019).
Bernie Sanders Contrasts His Modest Childhood With Trump’s Lavish Past In First 2020 Rally – Daniel Marans and Maxwell Strachan (The Huffington Post, March 2, 2019).
"I Know Where I Came From": Bernie Sanders Gets Personal In 2020 Presidential Campaign Rollout – Joey Garrison (USA Today, March 2, 2019).
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren Are the Real Centrists Because They Speak for Most Americans – Mehdi Hasan (The Intercept, February 26, 2019).
Bernie Sanders' Fundraising Is Crushing All the Other Democratic Presidential CandidatesYahoo! Finance (February 26, 2019).
Time to Get on Board With Bernie – Paul Street (TruthDig, February 26, 2019).

UPDATES: Bernie Sanders Rails Against Racial Inequality at Chicago RallyThe Daily Beast (March 3, 2019).
MSNBC Yet Again Broadcasts Blatant Lies, This Time About Bernie Sanders’ Opening Speech, and Refuses to Correct Them – Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept, March 3, 2019).
The Big Obstacle for Bernie Isn't DNC "Rigging" – It's Media Trashing – Norman Solomon (Common Dreams, March 4, 2019).
Among the Brooklyn Bernie Bros: Whatever the Media Depiction, Bernie Sanders’ First Presidential Campaign Rally Was Attended by Large Numbers of Women and People of Color – Meagan Day (Jacobin, March 4, 2019).
Bernie Sanders' Minority and Female Supporters Argue Against "Bernie Bro" Trope – John Haltiwanger (Business Insider, March 3, 2019).
Bernie Sanders Is Beating Kamala Harris 2-1 Among Black Democratic Primary Voters, New Poll Finds – Ryan Grim (The Intercept, March 6, 2019).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Something to Think About – February 19, 2018
Quote of the Day – January 8, 2019
Quote of the Day – September 7, 2017
Something to Think About – January 22, 2017
Quote of the Day – January 21, 2017
Quote of the Day – November 9, 2016
Progressive Perspectives on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Carrying It On
Hope, History, and Bernie Sanders

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