Weekend Roundup: Bernie proposes a bill to ban fracking, releases his Disability Rights Plan, and picks up a powerful endorsement.

AOC and Bernie Sanders

It’s a YUGE news day for #Bernie2020!

First up, Pennsylvania news! Bernie picks up a powerful endorsement yesterday from Sara Innamorato and beats Biden in a new Pennsylvania poll.

Yesterday Bernie proposed a bill to ban fracking.

John Delaney, whose 2020 Primary campaign was the longest of any Democratic candidate, dropped out today.

Bernie released his Disability Rights Plan today to resounding approval from activists advocating Justice for People with Disabilities.

Today is the January FEC Deadline for donations! Two Bernie Staffers have promised to dye their hair pink if 900,000 people donate before Iowa Caucus Day.

A coalition of 10 amazing progressive organizations have united with the goal of mobilizing a game changing 1.4M additional youth voters for Bernie. Be sure to follow these accounts and amplify their tag #PeoplePowerForBernie!


Bernie Sanders Vows to Reverse ‘Every Single Thing’ Trump Has Done on Immigration as He Surges to First in New Hampshire Poll

For the Many

In reaction to a 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court on Monday to allow Trump’s plan to deny green cards to those who may need government aid Bernie Sander’s vowed to, “reverse every single thing President Trump has done to demonize and harm immigrants.”

The same day Newsweek reports that a Boston Herald/NBC10 Boston/Franklin Pierce University poll shows that Sanders has the support of 29 percent of New Hampshire voters in the upcoming primary.

Read More From Newsweek Here

Reclaim Philadelphia members have voted overwhelmingly (81%!) to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.

Reclaim Philadelphia

We’re excited to hear of Reclaim Philadelphia’s endorsement and welcome their support to elect Bernie Sanders. Together let’s fight for a government that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few!

Bernie Sanders’ thanked Reclaim stating, “Thank you Reclaim Philadelphia for supporting our campaign. Together we are building the strongest grassroots movement in the history of American presidential politics.”

Thank you Reclaim Philadelphia for supporting our campaign. Together we are building the strongest grassroots movement in the history of American presidential politics.

Posted by Bernie Sanders on Monday, January 27, 2020

Click here to read more about Reclaim Philadelphia’s endorsement on their website.

1/24 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

With the Iowa Caucus less than two weeks away, the campaign continues to build momentum. A CNN Poll released this week shows Bernie in the lead over Biden. Endorsements continue to come in, including Tuesday’s endorsement from the University Professional and Technical Employees Union, the country’s largest chapter of the Communication Workers of America, representing over 17,000 employees across the University of California system. On Monday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced her endorsement at a rally in Des Moines, following last week’s endorsements from the Nevada County Black Caucus and Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin.

Here in Philly, the campaign had a great turnout Monday night at its Bernie on the Ballot Barnstorm at the Ethical Society, with attendees setting up 22 canvassing events to collect signatures to get Bernie and his delegates on the ballot in PA. Despite our state’s somewhat onerous requirements for getting on the ballot, the turnout on Monday and follow up Barnstorm planned for this Sunday at U Penn sets us off to a great start, but we need your help!

Whatever pundits or establishment politicians say we know that ours is a unity candidate, because the things this campaign fights for brings together millions of people under a common interest, to make this country work for us, not the billionaires. So let’s take the few days we have left till the Iowa Caucus, focus our energies, and win this for Bernie.

Get Bernie on the Ballot in PA!

Bernie on the Ballot Barnstorm at U Penn
Sunday, January 26
6pm – 8pm
Houston Hall – Bodek Lounge
3417 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Want to make sure Bernie and his delegates appear on the Pennsylvania primary ballot on April 28? Join us at the campaign’s Bernie on the Ballot Barnstorm on Sunday to learn about the requirements for collecting signatures to get Bernie and his delegates on the ballot in PA. The campaign will also be setting up Bernie on the Ballot signature collection canvasses. Getting these signatures is a non-negotiable part of the election process, so it’s crucial that we put in the effort here in PA to make sure it happens!

To make sure this happens, the campaign has set a goal of 4,000 signatures for Bernie state-wide, twice the required number, and at least 400 for each delegate, up from the required 250. Some signatures may be invalidated, that’s why the campaign isn’t taking any chances and has set its goal significantly above the required minimum.

Signature collections begin on January 28 and end on February 14, so we have less than three weeks to do this.

So, let’s ensure we can vote for our candidate and his delegates on April 28. Come out to the Barnstorm on Sunday and check out upcoming Bernie on the Ballot canvassing events starting Tuesday, January 28!

Regional Meetups + Citywide Conference Call

Monday, January 27
6:30pm – 9pm

Join Philly for Bernie for our regional meetups this coming Monday in your area! We’ll be coming together to build support for Bernie in our respective neighborhoods, with a special focus on coordinating actions for Bernie on the Ballot canvasses.

Can’t make it to the meetup? Join us for our citywide conference call here starting at 8:30pm following regional meetups.

West Philly
Gojjo Ethipoian Bar and Restaurant
4540 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19103

South Philly
Bonnie’s Capistrano Bar
1503 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Stay tuned for locations of other regional meetups and join your local Philly for Bernie facebook group (see bottom of newsletter) for updates! 


Phonebanking is the number one activity we can participate in here in PA to help Bernie win Iowa and the other early primary states. By calling in and identifying Bernie supporters we are providing an essential service to on-the-ground volunteers in these states. Winning the early primaries will give the campaign the momentum it needs to carry these victories through to California and other Super Tuesday States on March 3 and Pennsylvania on April 28. 

Volunteer phonebankers broke through the campaign’s original goal of 5 million calls before the Iowa caucus. Now, we’ve got a new goal:10 million calls before February 3. So far, we’ve made over 6 million! But we can’t let up now, let’s get all hands-on-deck and hit that 10 million mark!

If you’ve never phonebanked before, don’t worry, you aren’t alone and it’s not as hard as it might seem. The campaign is here to help you. Sign up for an online training and join the Bernie Call Team Slack. It’s often easier making calls with other people, and Phonebank Parties are the perfect way to do that!

So head over to berniesanders.com and:

You can also volunteer to send text messages with the campaign’s easy-to-use mass text platform. After a brief online training, you can join the campaign’s texting team Slack channel and receive texting assignments. 

Reclaim Presidential Endorsement Voting Still Open!   

There’s still time for vote for Reclaim Philadelphia’s presidential candidate endorsement. Voting ends right before midnight on Saturday, January 25, so get your vote in and win the endorsement for Bernie! To vote you must be a Reclaim member. All that is required for membership to Reclaim is a recurring $5 monthly contribution. Once you are a member you will be able to vote online!

Bernie Delegate Application

Time is running out to apply to be a delegate for Bernie, so if you want to apply, get it done ASAP! To apply to be a delegate for Bernie in PA, the first steps are to fill out the forms on the campaign’s website and at PA Dems. The deadline to apply to become a delegate in PA is January 27, 2020. 

We have a Philly for Bernie working group for delegates. If you are applying to be a Bernie delegate, get in touch with us at phillyisberning@gmail.com, or join the Slack channel #0-wg-delegates, and we can connect you with informational materials and support you in petition signature gathering and fundraising. 

Bernie Craft Night 

Saturday, January 25 
Houston Hall 
3417 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join us for a night of Bernie swag production! We’ll be making and making pin, sings, cards, etc. in preparation for future events. Pizza included!

Philly for Bernie Fundraiser 
+ Last Day to Order Philly for Bernie T-Shirts!

Friday, January 31
Doors open 6pm 
Field House 
1150 Filbert St 
Philadelphia, PA 19107

This will be a festive and productive evening of art, music, and politics! We have put together a unique lineup including musical acts, improv, comedy, burlesque, belly dancing, poetry and literature readings, political speakers, visual arts and crafts, digital Bernie photo booth, and more! 

We are still recruiting artists and speakers for this event. We are also looking for volunteers to help out with set up / clean up, check in table at the entrance, voter registration table, Bernie delegate petition signing table, merch sales, video slideshow, distributing flyers, etc. so please let us know if you would like to help out! Volunteers get a free drink ticket. Email us at phillyisberning@gmail.com if you’d like to get involved.

In the meantime, pre-order a Philly for Bernie t-shirt  here. TODAY is the last day to order to pick up at the fundraiser. We will have a limited number of additional shirts.

Take a Bernie Journey!

Phonebanking into early primary states is hugely important, but if you can, traveling to an early primary state and having face-to-face conversations is the most effective way to convince voters to support Bernie. The campaign is looking to bring 3,000 volunteers to canvass in Iowa by Feburary 3, so let’s do our part to help reach that goal! 

To get started planning your Bernie Journey, check out the campaign’s guide to traveling to an early primary state to canvass here

Or, check out one of the campaign’s upcoming webinars here

DSA Canvassing 

The Philadelphia chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has been holding some great canvasses these past months with yuge turnouts. Door-to-door canvassing is the most effective way to build support for Bernie here in Philly. We encourage anyone who is able to attend a DSA Canvass. They are regularly scheduled throughout the week. Check phillydsa.org/events for more info!


The campaign runs off of the small donations of working people like us. Even if you can only afford to donate a few dollars, it makes a difference, and it makes possible the groundwork being done in Iowa and other early primary states. 

So head over to berniesanders.com/donate and chip in today! 

Join us on social media:

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Also, check out our website phillyforbernie.org!

We’re almost there! Let’s keep pushing and win Iowa!

In Solidarity,
Philly for Bernie

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