Bernie Sanders

Top 10 Reasons to Continue Donations to Bernie Sanders…

 

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From Common Dreams

For all of us who donated so much energy and sweat equity to the campaign, let’s continue to welcome him as an integral part of what comes next

Don’t mourn, organize.

That testament by labor troubadour, organizer, agitator Joe Hill, from his Utah jail cell to Industrial Workers of the World leader Bill Haywood can inspire us again today.

The phenomenal Bernie Sanders campaign for President has ended. But the legacy of the stunning achievements lives on.

Try as they might, Wall Street, K Street, the corporate CEOs, and all their servants in Washington, state capitols, and the rest of the political establishment, cannot put this political revolution back in the bottle.

The imprint of the issues Bernie, and all of us, raised, income and wealth inequality, guaranteed healthcare/Medicare for all, comprehensive criminal justice and immigration reform, real action on the climate crisis, a living wage, free public college tuition, holding Wall Street accountable, opposition to regime change wars, are now firmly embedded in the political discourse. We won’t let that go.

“Try as they might, Wall Street, K Street, the corporate CEOs, and all their servants in Washington, state capitols, and the rest of the political establishment, cannot put this political revolution back in the bottle.”

Taking the long view, the campaign was always a powerful moment in our movement, a shining spotlight of populist upsurge that has been organizing at the grassroots for years.

Bernie has signaled his full intent to remain a part of our movement. For all of us who donated so much energy and sweat equity to the campaign, let’s continue to welcome him as an integral part of what comes next.

So, while we grow our movement, let’s also rededicate our support for his ongoing work with us. Here’s 10 reasons to continue donations to Bernie’s work:

  1. The movement is about more than an election. As Bernie himself tweeted, moments after his convention speech in Philadelphia, “elections come and go. But political revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end.”