Late March Newsletter

Dear Friends, 

We hope you’re all keeping in touch with loved ones and reaching out and checking City, National and Mutual Aid resources if you need help. 

More than ever, the campaign is relying on us to organize the people we know. We’re the best ones to convince our own friends and family members, making sure they commit to vote for Bernie, apply for mail-in-ballots and volunteer from home if they can. 

Also, Pennsylvania’s primary election has now been moved to June 2, so everyone who can should register to vote (if you haven’t already) and apply for a mail-in ballot. Check below for more information.

If you missed our last newsletter and you’re new to things, check out the campaign’s Digital Organizing Parties and Volunteer Launch Calls. Below are a few more opportunities to connect with the campaign and your neighbors from the comfort of your own home. 

Also, check out this video of Bernie’s stand against hardline GOP Senators who threatened to delay the stimulus bill because of its expansion of Unemployment Insurance. It’s just another example of why Bernie is the only candidate we can trust to fight for us. 

PA Primary Moved to June 2! 

Pennsylvania has moved it’s primary back to June 2. So, for your own safety and that of others, the campaign wants everyone to apply for a mail-in ballot. Registering to vote and applying for a mail-in ballot can easily be done online, and takes a couple of minutes at most. 

As long as you register to vote first, you do not need to provide a reason when applying for a mail-in ballot. Check VotesPA.com for more information. 

If you register to vote online, you can also apply on the same form to automatically receive mail-in ballots for the rest of the year.

The deadline for registering to vote is May 18. Register to vote here. 

The deadline for applying for a mail-in ballot is Tuesday May 26 at 5pm. Mail-in ballots must be received by June 2 at 8pm. Apply for a mail-in ballot here. 

*Please note, the pages for registration and mail-in ballot on the PA Voter services website may not have been updated yet and may still indicate April 28 as the PA primary date. This is incorrect. The new date for the PA primary is June 2. 

Join The Campaign for a Teach-In Session

Reading the news right now can get overwhelming. That’s why the campaign has started its own Teach-In Sessions to get you oriented on everything that is happening right now and the campaign’s plan for the kind of mass state mobilization that we need to get out of this crisis. Check ‘em out. 

Mondays 8:00-9:00 pm, Winning Racial Justice in a Time of Crisis

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 pm, Winning Public Health: Organizing for Health Justice in Times of Crisis

Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm, Winning Worker Rights: Organizing for Worker Justice in Times of Crisis

Fridays  7:00-8:00 pm, Bernie 2020: Where do we go from here? Teach-In on Coronavirus and the Social Safety Net

Fridays 8:00-9:00 pm, Winning Corporate Accountability: Organizing for Economic Democracy in Times of Crisis

Saturday, 2:00-3:00pm, “China Virus”: A History of Racialization of Pandemics

Sunday at 2:00-3:00pm Immigration in the time of Coronavirus

Phonebank to ID Volunteers 

While the campaign is putting increased stress on relational organizing, we need to continue to check in with people to see how they’re doing with things, let them know about important changes to primary dates and, when possible, encourage supporters to apply for and send in their mail-in ballots for Bernie ASAP. We also need to ID volunteers, so they can organize their own friends and family to support Bernie. 

You can start making calls now, sign up for a virtual phonebank party or sign up for a shift later

Remember, if you still need some guidance, don’t hesitate to sign up for a Volunteer Launch Call or a Digital Organizing Party, where you can get trained on the dialer and make calls while staying connected with other volunteers over a Zoom conference call. 

Become a Bernie Victory Captain in Your Community

Bernie Victory Captains anchor the Bernie 2020 campaign. They are top tier volunteers who host strategic, weekly events to talk to voters and organize in their communities to take Bernie to the White House! If you are interested in becoming a Victory Captain, please fill out this interest form

If you still need some more experience or guidance sign up for one of the campaign’s Volunteer Launch Calls or Digital Organizing Parties

Let Us Know How You’re Organizing in Response to COVID 19

In light of the COVID-19 crisis we have seen many from Philly for Bernie coordinate with those from other communities and mutual-aid societies to protect the most vulnerable. We’d love to hear your story. As a part of a video project to inspire and motivate others, we’re requesting a 30 second video on what you’re doing to organize and effect change in this time of need. Send your video to John at johnbzimmerman@gmail.com.

Join a Peer Support Check-in Zoom Call

Every Wednesday at 7 pm 

While we’re all keeping physical distance from one another, we do not have to be alone. Philly for Bernie hosts group calls every Wednesday, as a time for people to get anxieties off their chests and provide mutual support. If you’re feeling isolated, join our call. 

Check our Facebook page or join our Slack page for weekly sign-in info. 

WE STILL GOT ‘PHILLY FOR BERNIE’ T SHIRTS! 

Wish you had gotten a Philly for Bernie T Shirt before this all went down? You still can! We’ve got a bunch leftover and would be willing to do a contactless delivery to your door. We have available four graphics, as shown above. 

Fill out this form with your contact info along with the graphic, size and color you’d like. Once we get your info, we’ll be in contact to figure out the best time for a delivery. 

Join Us on Social Media

Join us on slack here!: bit.ly/join-ph4b 

Facebook

Philly for Bernie 2020

(Citywide)

South Philly for Bernie 

North Philly for Bernie 

Northeast Philly for Bernie

Northwest Philly for Bernie

West Philly for Bernie

Twitter: Philly for Bernie

Subscribe to our Google

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Also, check out our website phillyforbernie.org!

March Newsletter: It’s Still “Not Me, Us”

Dear Friends, 

Our lives have radically changed this week. While we now all face many uncertainties and while this crisis has changed our strategy and priorities, this campaign isn’t going anywhere. This week, Bernie laid out clearly the kinds of policies and mass state mobilization we need to tackle this pandemic. Check it out here

So, while we’re at home, let’s talk to our friends, family members, neighbors and let them know that in this time of crisis this campaign and movement are continuing to fight to put our health and safety first. Most of all, if you feel isolated, reach out. You can join our weekly check-in call, or get connected to the national campaign with a Volunteer Launch Call, and also check out some more resources below. 


Join a Peer Support Check-in Zoom Call

Every Wednesday at 7 pm 
Join Here
Meeting ID: 232 812 0591
Password: unity

While we’re all keeping physical distance from one another, we do not have to be alone. Philly for Bernie hosts group calls every Wednesday, as a time for people to get anxieties off their chests and provide mutual support. If you’re feeling isolated, join our call.

Join a Volunteer Launch Call

Thursdays at 7 pm 
Join Here

New to the campaign and want to get oriented? Join a weekly volunteer launch call. On these calls you will hear about key opportunities to get involved in the campaign’s digital organizing program in PA. 

Attend a Digital Organizing Party

Weeknights at 6 pm 
Weekends at 12, 3 and 6 pm 
Join Here

Want to start phone banking and talking to friends and family, but need some guidance? Digital organizing parties will get you oriented and trained on how to phonebank and have open, honest, and thorough conversations with our friends, family, and neighbors about the 2020 election, and the issues they care about the most.

Let Us Know How You’re Organizing in Response to COVID 19

In light of the COVID-19 crisis we have seen many from Philly for Bernie coordinate with those from other communities and mutual-aid societies to protect the most vulnerable. We’d love to hear your story. As a part of a video project to inspire and motivate others, we’re requesting a 30 second video on what you’re doing to organize and effect change in this time of need. When you are done send your video to John at johnbzimmerman@gmail.com.

Get Connected with Mutual Aid and Other Resources

We’ve got to support each other at this time. Check out a list of Mutual Aid links as well as information and resources on schools, food, utilities, transportation, health and other volunteer opportunities on our website: “Resources for Philadephia and Beyond” and “Information for Citizens of Philadelphia County” 

Join Us on Social Media

Join us on Slack here!

Join us on Facebook here:
Philly for Bernie 2020
(Citywide)
South Philly for Bernie
North Philly for Bernie 
Northeast Philly for Bernie
Northwest Philly for Bernie
West Philly for Bernie

Join us on Twitter here:
Philly for Bernie

Subscribe to our Google
Calendar

Also, check out our website phillyforbernie.org!


We’re in this together, and it’s still, “Not Me, Us.” 

COVID 19 – Information for Citizens of Philadelphia County

Compiled by the Racial Justice Committee of the Caucus of Working Educators

Last Updated 3.19.2020

Below, you will find information on:

  • Schools and students
  • Utility services
  • Housing, foreclosures, and evictions
  • Transportation
  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • Food and public assistance
  • Health and COVID-19
  • Voting in PA
  • Updated PA sick leave law
  • Courts/legal services
  • Volunteer

Schools and Students: 

Grab and Go Meals 

  • Meals available for school age students Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Sites here

Standardized Testing

  • Effective March 19, 2020 ALL testing will be canceled in PA. This includes the PSSA, Keystone and PASA.  

Learning Guides 

COVID-19 Parent Guide 

Local Online African American History Class 

  • Highschoolers can sign up here to learn the integral role African Americans have and continue to play in our nation. 
  • Join here

Utility Services:

Philadelphia Water Department

  • Effective March 16th, PWD and the Water Revenue Bureau will work together to restore water service to all delinquent residential and commercial customers through Friday, May 15, 2020, and the restoration fee will be waived. 
  • In addition, we will not shut off water service for delinquent residential and commercial accounts through May 15, 2020.
  • Residential customers who have been shut off for meter non-compliance will also have their water service restored until May 15, 2020

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)

  • Effective March 13th, PGW is suspending non-payment terminations until May 1, 2020. PGW also plans to waive new late payment charges.

PECO

  • Effective March 13th, PECO is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payments charges through at least May 1, 2020

Comcast and Internet

  • As detailed on their web page – Effective Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
  • No Disconnects or Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions.
  • Internet Essentials Free to New Customers: As announced yesterday, it’s even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward.
  • News, Information and Educational Content on X1: For those with school-age students at home, we’ve created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media. Just say “education” into your X1 or Flex voice remote. To help keep customers informed, we also have created a collection of the most current news and information on Coronavirus. Just say “Coronavirus” into your X1 or Flex voice remote.

Housing, Foreclosures, and Evictions:

Evictions

  • Philadelphia municipal court is placing a stay on evictions effective, Monday, March 16, 2020, for 2 weeks. The landlord-tenant office will remain open to process new cases

Philadelphia Housing Authority

  • PHA suspended evictions for 30 days effective March 13, 2020. Hardship waivers to PHA residents will be available for those who lost a job or received a pay cut due to the pandemic.

Foreclosures and Sheriff Sales

  • All March sales are postponed. Check the web site for additional info. 

Homeless Initiative Info:

  • If you’re seeking emergency housing, contact Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services for help. During the day, families can also call 215-686-7150. After hours (nights, holidays, weekends), call 215-787-2887. Project Home is another resource for homelessness. Call 215.232.1984

Unemployment Compensation:

  • If you are employed in Pennsylvania and are unable to work because of COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation (UC) or Workers’ Compensation (WC) benefits.
  • The following changes to UC have been made to help Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • The Waiting Week is suspended. Previously, claimants were not eligible for benefits during their first week of unemployment (the “waiting week”). This has been suspended; eligible claimants may receive benefits for the first week that they are unemployed.
    • Work Search and Work Registration requirements are temporarily waived for all UC claimants. Claimants are not required to prove they have applied or searched for a new job to maintain their UC benefits. Claimants are also not required to register with PACareerLink.gov.

Transportation: 

SEPTA and Regional Rail:

  • Regional Rail will be running a reduced weekday schedule starting March 22. All SEPTA lines including train, bus, and trolley will be operating on a Saturday schedule, 7 days a week beginning March 22, 2020. 

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT)

  • All Drivers License and Photo License centers in PA will be closed for two weeks effective March 16, 2020. Online services will be available 24 hours and 7 days a week. PA Turnpike has temporarily suspended cash payments. Expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and safety and emission inspections scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020 will be extended until April 30, 2020.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse: 

Mental Health Hotline:

  • Help is available. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the crisis text line by texting PA to 741-741.

Substance Use Disorder:

  • If COVID-19 has you feeling down, you are not alone.
  • The Get Help Now hotline is a confidential, 24/7, 365 treatment and information service for individuals and families looking for help with a drug or alcohol problem.
  • Call 1-800-662-HELP.

Food and Public Assistance:

SNAP Benefits 

  • If you are out of work without pay, you are eligible to receive food assistance from PA or a food bank. There is a pandemic EBT provision that provides additional SNAP monies to families with children that have been out of school for more than 5 days. Grab and Go meals for children and families provided by over 50 rec centers. Click here for more details. 
  • Check out this link regarding how to apply for SNAP benefits or food bank locations. 

Kidz Meals on Wheels 

Public Assistance Programs:

  • All offices are closed effective March 17, 2020. 

Health and COVID 19: 

What to do if you have symptoms?

  • If you have serious symptoms like high fever, difficulty breathing, symptoms lasting longer than 3 days or suspected dehydration please contact your regular health care provider. 
  • If you do not have a provider please contact one of the urgent care clinics listed on the map and they can also help you coordinate with the health department.

CHOP – COVID 19 hotline 

  • For testing or health questions regarding children – Call 800.722.7112

PENN Drive- thru testing and health questions

PA Medical Assistance testing assistance 

Davita Kidney Centers

  • DO NOT MISS YOUR TREATMENTS. Contact your health care provider and the center if you are exhibiting symptoms.  

Donate Blood

  • If you are able to give blood, there is a critical shortage! 
  • Make an appointment here
  • Appointments are being spaced to allow for social distancing. 


Free Libraries:

  • All sites will be closed until March 29th and then re-evaluated before making an updated announcement on closure. 


Voting in PA:

Updated PA Sick Leave Law:

  • Philadelphia’s sick leave law has been expanded so that covered workers can use their paid sick leave for COVID-19 related business closures, quarantine, and to stay home with their children during school closures without fear of retaliation.
  • “If you work for an employer with more than nine employees, you’re entitled to paid sick days. If you work for an employer with fewer than 10 employees, you’re entitled to unpaid sick days. Chains with more than 14 locations worldwide also must provide paid sick leave, no matter how many employees work at one location. But you have to be an employee — not an independent contractor — to be covered by the city’s law.
  • If you’re not sure what you are, check your tax documents or ask your employer. Employees get W2s, and independent contractors get 1099s. Other workers who aren’t covered under the Philadelphia law include unionized employees and state and federal employees (these groups likely have a paid sick leave policy written into their collective bargaining agreements) and seasonal workers.
  • Your immigration status does not affect your ability to get paid sick leave. You have to work at least 40 hours a year for that employer in order to accrue sick days. Under the Philly law, you can accrue up to five (paid or unpaid) sick days. And you have to have worked 90 days before you can use them.” 
  • More here

Courts/legal services:

  • Community Legal Service will be closed until March 25, 2020. The housing intake hotline will still take calls at 267-443-2500.
  • Philadelphia Legal Assistance is taking no walk-ins until April 30, 2020. Telephone intake is Monday – Thursday from 930 am – Noon at 215.981.3800 and online intake is at https://philalegal.org/apply

Federal Court:

  • Federal courts and Common Pleas in PA have suspended jury trials in Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware counties. 

Community Legal Services Family Advocacy Hotline: 

Volunteer: 

In the City of Philadelphia 

  • VOLUNTEERS looking to help out should be directed to follow these instructions:
  1. Go to the Mayor’s Volunteer Corps portal at https://serve.volunteermatch.org/.
  2. Click “Volunteer to support COVID-19 response efforts.”
  3. To sign up for an opportunity, please create an account. You’ll need to provide an email address.
  4. Select  an opportunity and sign up to attend. Please read the opportunity description in its entirety. Some opportunities are in-person, while others offer different ways to get involved.
  5. After completing the volunteer activity, record your hours on the Mayor’s Volunteer Corps portal.

Donate Blood

  • If you are able to give blood, there is a critical shortage! 
  • Make an appointment here
  • Appointments are being spaced to allow for social distancing. 

COVID-19 Resources for Philadelphia and Beyond

Friends and neighbors in Philadelphia and nationwide: we’ve compiled a list of resources for you to turn to during this unprecedented crisis. If you need something that hasn’t been listed here, please reach out! We’ll do our best to direct you to the right place or to help you ourselves.

Key Resources:

Here is a form for people to request help through Philly Mutual Aid.

Here is a Philly Facebook group for COVID19 response.

Here is a form to fill out if you can offer help to neighbors!

Philly Specific:

School District of Philadelphia (link to online learning tools and also a note that hard copies will be available at grab-and-go sites and Learning Guide Hotline)

Project Home and also their Hub of Hope (ways to donate supplies for those experiencing homelessness) 

Philabundance and their partner website AuntBertha (for both donating $ to help provide food and also for requesting food, respectively) – note, a lot of food banks are in short supply due to high demand and, as of March 17th, Philabundance is currently looking for volunteers

Schools and Recreation Centers Open for Free Meals for Youth (where parents can pick up food for their kids) – note, food is currently only being offered during WEEKDAYS

Petition by Philly Workers Dignity and Philly Socialist (petition advocating for workers rights during COVID-19) – there are other great GoFundMe’s being passed around (edited) 

National Resources: 

For Non-English Speakers

  • Esperanza Health Center: Esperanza Health Center, an organization that provides healthcare to the Latinx community in North Philadelphia, created a coronavirus information and resources page.
  • Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service Center (GPASS): GPASS, a culturally diverse agency in North Philadelphia, can answer coronavirus-related questions by phone at 215-456-1662. Translators are available, including for residents who speak Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, weekdays from 8:30-5:30 p.m.
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health: The National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a science-based and community-driven organization, has coronavirus information on their home page with updates and resources, including their helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
  • School District of Philadelphia: Philadelphia public schools will be closed from March 16-27. The school district translated this announcement in several different languages
  • SEAMAAC: Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC), a South Philadelphia organization, serves immigrants, refugees, and other marginalized communities. SEAMAAC will have coronavirus information on their social media and website in Bhutanese, Chinese, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese.

Voter Services:

COVID-19 unemployment compensation guide:

Other Announcements:

  • Beginning at 12:01am Tuesday, March 17, Gov. Wolf has ordered a statewide shutdown. He said pharmacies, grocery stores, and gas stations should stay open.
  • Lancaster County senior centers will temporarily shut down Tuesday, March 17. Closings include: Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center, Lancaster Rec Senior Center, Luis Muniz Marin Senior Center, Next Gen Senior Center, Columbia Senior Center, Elizabethtown Senior Center, Lititz Senior Center and Millersville Senior Center. Staff will remain in contact with participants to offer support. Frozen meals will be provided to those who have no other meal options available.
  • There are handwashing stations and porta-potties set up in Lancaster City at Binn’s Park, Musser Park, Penn Square, the library, Linear Park, Reservoir, Colliton Park (handwashing station only), Buchanan, Long’s Park, Brandon Park (porta-potty only), Sixth Ward Park (porta-potty only)

Updates on COVID-19 response in Pennsylvania

CDC’s information and guidelines

CDC’s FAQ (We highly recommend reading this! Did you know they advise against wearing face masks?)

Guide on speaking with children about COVID-19

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Sanders: Coronavirus has ‘radically changed our campaign’

BERNIE IN THE NEWS

Sanders: Coronavirus has ‘radically changed our campaign’

Trump Minimizing and Sugarcoating Coronavirus Perils; Bernie Must Continue Campaign

Bernie Sanders wins Northern Mariana Islands caucuses

Bernie Sanders names Jesse Jackson special advisor

Why Young Latinx Voters Rallied Behind Sanders

Emmanuel Macron Rallies Around Bernie to Save France

Un-coventional? Coronavirus could risk Democratic, GOP national party gatherings

Bernie Sanders Can Lead the Fight Against Coronavirus. Joe Biden Can’t.

Sanders Says Coronavirus ‘A Red Flag for Current Dysfunctional and Wasteful Healthcare System’

Debate questions: Biden, Sanders are finally to meet 1-on-1

Bernie Sanders and the Case of the Missing Youth Vote

Bernie Sanders, folk troubadour: a politician’s star turn

Why America Will Never Get Medicare for All

Stung by losses, progressive women aim for a win in Illinois

On a Saturday Night in Florida, a Presidential Party Became a Coronavirus Hot Zone

Jesse Jackson: “I Support Bernie Sanders Because He Is Only Candidate Who Inspires a New Generation”

BERNIE IN THE NEWS

CBS 2020 Primaries: Delegate Tracker
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/march-10-primary-elections-live-stream-updates-2020-03-10/

Jesse Jackson | I Support Bernie Sanders Because He Is Only Candidate Who Inspires a New Generation
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/10/i-support-bernie-sanders-because-he-only-candidate-who-inspires-new-generation

Sanders calls long lines at Michigan polling stations ‘an outrage’
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/486932-sanders-calls-long-lines-at-michigan-polling-stations-an-outrage

The Original Sandernista For richer or poorer, Jane Sanders married a movement.
https://www.thecut.com/2020/03/jane-sanders-profile.html

We asked over 300 Republicans what they actually like about Bernie Sanders. Here’s what they said.
https://www.businessinsider.com/new-insider-poll-shows-what-republicans-like-about-bernie-sanders-2020-2#he-seems-like-a-nice-guy-5


OPPOSITION NEWS

‘You’re full of s***’: Joe Biden gets in heated gun control debate with Detroit plant worker
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/10/joe-biden-gun-control-exchange-auto-plant-worker/5011344002/

Joe Biden keeps reminding everyone what a heel he really is
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/joe-biden-keeps-reminding-everyone-what-a-heel-he-really-is


 POLITICAL REVOLUTION NEWS 

The Grayzone and CODEPINK demand emergency OAS election observers in 2020 Democratic presidential primary
https://thegrayzone.com/2020/03/09/grayzone-codepink-international-election-observers-oas-2020-democratic-primary/

Long lines, voting problems prompt an investigation, grilling of L.A.’s elections chief
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-10/election-los-angeles-county-voting-problems-dean-logan

As Insurance Executives Waive Copays for Coronavirus, This Reminder: Medicare for All Would Eliminate All Copays Forever
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/10/insurance-executives-waive-copays-coronavirus-reminder-medicare-all-would-eliminate

Kansas City’s Mayor Was Turned Away When He Tried to Vote

Judge allows Dallas County recount of missed ballots to move forward
https://www.texastribune.org/2020/03/10/judge-allows-dallas-county-recount-move-forward-include-missing-ballot/

California 2020 Democratic Party Primary
https://tdmsresearch.com/2020/03/09/california-2020-democratic-party-primary/

‘Corporate Socialists’ Denounced as Trump Considers Fracking Industry Bailout Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/10/corporate-socialists-denounced-trump-considers-fracking-industry-bailout-amid

In 20 States in a Row, Majority of Democratic Primary Voters Support Medicare for All Over Private Insurance
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/11/20-states-row-majority-democratic-primary-voters-support-medicare-all-over-private

20 Top Economists Endorse Medicare for All as Best Plan to Cut Costs, Save Tens of Thousands of Lives Each Year
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/11/20-top-economists-endorse-medicare-all-best-plan-cut-costs-save-tens-thousands-lives

Bernie In The News: Tuesday March 10th.

Michigan

Feels like ages since Super Tuesday, and in that time you have not wavered, but continue working your hardest to get Bernie to the White House. We are so appreciative of all you’ve done to help us win Primary Day in ID, MI, MS, MO, ND, OH!

Here’s what’s in the news today!

Hiding Behind False and Misleading Claims, Biden Refuses to Commit to Signing Medicare for All Bill as President https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/10/hiding-behind-false-and-misleading-claims-biden-refuses-commit-signing-medicare-all

The People Who See Bernie Sanders as Their Only Hope
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/us/politics/bernie-sanders-voters.html
Beat the Paywall: http://archive.is/XvzUd

Bernie Beats Trump (and Biden) on Trade https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/08/bernie-beats-trump-and-biden-trade

While Biden Says ‘Happy to Talk About That Later,’ Sanders Holds Coronavirus Roundtable With Medical Experts https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/09/while-biden-says-happy-talk-about-later-sanders-holds-coronavirus-roundtable-medical

Bernie Sanders says he’d make coronavirus vaccine free, blasts Trump’s outbreak response https://www.freep.com/story/news/health/2020/03/09/bernie-sanders-coronavirus-vaccine-free-covid-19-outbreak/5003001002/

“Democratic Socialism Is Fighting for Regular Working-Class People” https://jacobinmag.com/2020/3/mckayla-wilkes-maryland-fifth-congressional-district-incarceration-democratic-socialism

It’s propaganda, all right — against Bernie Sanders https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/10/its-propaganda-all-right-against-bernie/
Beat the Paywall: http://archive.is/T7MRJ

The Original Sandernista https://www.thecut.com/2020/03/jane-sanders-profile.html

Democrats, You Really Do Not Want To Nominate Joe Biden https://www.currentaffairs.org/2020/03/democrats-you-really-do-not-want-to-nominate-joe-biden/

Neil Young endorses Bernie Sanders: ‘Every point he makes is what I believe in’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/10/neil-young-endorses-bernie-sanders-every-point-he-makes-is-what-i-believe-in?CMP=share_btn_tw

Sanders’ Army of Volunteers Face The Democratic Establishment Ahead Of ‘Big Tuesday’ https://www.npr.org/2020/03/10/813836167/sanders-army-of-volunteers-face-the-democratic-establishment-ahead-of-big-tuesda

Working Families Party picks Bernie over Biden after Warren exits race https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/working-families-party-picks-bernie-over-biden-after-warren-exits-race/

Nice try, bro. The Bernie Bro stereotype has driven political conversations for nearly four years, without anyone really deciding if it matters. https://theoutline.com/post/8784/bernie-bro-stereotype-twitter?zd=1&zi=lkrtr4wt

Bernie once again hit it out of the park at another Fox News Town Hall, this time in Dearborn Michigan.

Town Hall with Bernie Sanders | Part 1

Town Hall with Bernie Sanders | Part 2

Town Hall with Bernie Sanders | Part 3

Krystal and Saagar: Biden’s mask slip hints he’d veto M4A | Rising 

‘Give Us an Hour on MSNBC’: Sanders Says He Would Love to Debate Medicare for All vs. For-Profit System With Joe Biden

BERNIE IN THE NEWS

Bernie Sanders to hold post-Super Tuesday rally in Phoenix

Sanders refocusing his campaign after Biden’s super Tuesday

Sanders campaign hatches comeback plan 

Here are 6 ways to convert Bernie Sanders skeptics: Robert Reich

Why does the West love Bernie?

Latinos and Young People Come Through for Sanders in California

‘Give Us an Hour on MSNBC’: Sanders Says He Would Love to Debate Medicare for All vs. For-Profit System With Joe Biden 

Sanders Stands By Warren, Floats Tapping Her For Admin Spot If He Wins

Warren Urged to Help Form ‘Progressive Front’ With Sanders as Big-Money Establishment Fuels Biden Surge

Warren, Sanders allies scramble to find her an exit ramp

WASH POST: Sanders Memo Declares New Phase In Fight With Biden

OPPOSITION NEWS

Elizabeth Warren Ends ‘Brilliant’ and Issue-Focused Presidential Campaign—What Does She Do Next?

Elizabeth Warren, Once a Front-Runner, Will Drop Out of Presidential Race

Sanders, Biden Can Expect Near-Equal Gain From Warren’s Exit

POLITICAL REVOLUTION NEWS

‘Absolutely Unconscionable’: Hourslong Lines to Vote in Texas on Super Tuesday ‘Point to a Bigger Systemic Problem’

As CDC Says ‘Do Not Go to Work,’ Trump Says Thousands With Coronavirus Could Go to Work and Get Better 

Bernie Sanders Can Still Win the Nomination and the Presidency

Bernie Sanders Can Still Win the Nomination and the Presidency

The Revolution Isn’t Over

The Case Against Joe Biden: Former VP’s Long Career Shows a Recurring Theme of “Appeasing the Right”

Then There Were Two: Sanders Wins California with Latinx Support as Biden Sweeps Southern Black Vote

Latinos boosted Sanders on Super Tuesday. A lesson for the Biden campaign?

Opinion: Don’t discount the support for Bernie Sanders in Trump country 

In Every Super Tuesday State With Exit Polls, Majority of Democratic Voters Support Eliminating Private Health Insurance

LGBTQ voters flock to Bernie Sanders, NBC News Exit Poll finds

How Bloomberg, Warren and Sanders responded to a Survey on Housing
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White Earth Band of Ojibwe Tribal Council in Minnesota endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Metro Times endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Bernie Sanders plans events in Michigan ahead of primary

Super Tuesday Special: Biden’s Big Night. Bernie’s Long Fight. | The Mother Jones Podcast

“We Will Win.”

Read Philly for Bernie organizer Jackrabbit Pollack’s Medium post on yesterday’s Super Tuesday vote, and remember:

We are in this together, and together we will win the future.

There are a lot of folks who are bummed out today because of the results of Super Tuesday.

I sympathize completely, and I’d like to suggest that there is a lot to feel good about, so please bear with me.

First of all, let’s turn the bad news into good news. The election results were bad; there’s no getting around that. But, it will mean that Biden will get more attention and it will become obvious very quickly that he’s on the verge of senility. Another thing to feel good about is that Establishment brought out everything they had and we’re still standing.

Backroom deals brokered by President Obama. The full on attack by the corporate media. Antipathy from every state Democrat party. The betrayals of former allies. The list goes on. But, we’re still standing.

Sanders is still within striking distance of a delegate majority and Biden has nothing left in the tank.

I’m not saying you don’t have a right to feel let down. Many of us have been working incredibly hard for months to get Bernie into the White House. This result feels like a set back. It feels like our hopes for a livable future are even more distant. That is entirely understandable.

It is also exactly what the big corporations and the political kingmakers want us to feel.

Don’t for a second undersell your work. Thanks to regular people like us, Bernie Sanders is doing something completely unprecedented in American history. He has come farther than anyone imagined that he could have and he’s changing politics in America forever. Your efforts matter. They make a difference.

But we’re also going to win.

Biden’s success was entirely because there was no time to counter the support provided to him by the backdoor deals made by Obama. Once he is exposed to the voting public, there is no way that he will be able to maintain his lead. His record is horrible and he is on the verge of dementia.

In effect, nothing has changed. It is up to us to continue to do the work. To fight like hell for the future of our planet by making calls, sending texts, knocking doors, and talking to our family and friends in states that still have primaries left to vote for.

Keep in mind that when we’re working together there is nothing we can’t do. Your work matters.

Of course it is not going to be easy. We are up against a group of people who would rather they make profits than people get healthcare. A political establishment that makes a choice every day to have millions of people out on the street or addicted to drugs or dying from lack of health care because their short term political ambition is more important to them then the people they are supposed to represent.

The only way we are going to save our future is if we keep fighting. If we keep believing in each other and stepping up to do the work that needs to be done.

We are not alone. We can win. We are in this together.