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Posted on Monday, February 19th, 2018 - - - This post has 19 views
Bernie Sanders touts candidate support in current special elections
One of the great lessons of our presidential campaign was that we showed — in a way that can change politics in America forever — that candidates don’t have to spend all of their time begging millionaires and billionaires for money in order to win.
We proved that if you run a campaign that authentically and unapologetically speaks to the needs of the working people of this country, they will respond overwhelmingly.
My friend Ben Jealous is running that kind of campaign as he seeks the Democratic nomination to serve as the next Governor of Maryland. His campaign, like ours, is powered by lots of people giving small amounts of money. He’s received more individual donations than any other candidate in the race — a fact noticed by the special interests likely to spend heavily to stop him. Sound familiar?
Chuy Garcia did the same thing when he ran to unseat Rahm Emanuel as Mayor of Chicago. Thanks to the support of working people of all backgrounds across the city, he did better than anyone could have possibly imagined. Today, he’s running for Congress in Chicago. His primary is next month, and he needs our help.
Ben Jealous and Chuy Garcia supported our campaign for president when we needed it most. And right now — with their Democratic primaries coming up soon — they both need us. Please help me elect two more allies of our political revolution.
Through their campaigns Chuy and Ben are bringing attention to the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality in this country. Both are talking about health care as a right for every man, woman and child in America. They are talking about our broken criminal justice system and our people’s lack of access to affordable higher education. They are addressing the global crisis of climate change and the need for real comprehensive immigration reform.
Thank you for supporting them with your donation before their primaries.
Story from Supports of Bernie Sanders email.