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 

Super Tuesday News Roundup!

super tuesday

Today started off with the campaign releasing a powerful new video across social media in conjunction with the hashtag #WithTheseHands. Check out the video and follow the many messages of love and solidarity over on twitter.

We want to thank everyone for the work they’ve been doing today and up to this point to get Bernie Sanders elected. Whether you’ve been calling, texting, joining us at the Super Tuesday MEGA Street Canvass!, or just telling all of your friends and family that about Bernie – The work that you’re all doing is incredible and it’s all of our hands that have been working to make the changes that we want to see happen.

As we wait for the Super Tuesday results to come in tonight below is some of the best Bernie news from today to keep you occupied.

How the Democratic Establishment Stumbled As Sanders Surged https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/us/politics/bernie-sanders-democratic-party.html
Beat the Paywall: http://archive.is/dpiHa

Bernie Sanders miles ahead of Democratic field in online attention https://www.axios.com/bernie-sanders-enthusiasm-attention-ff1cdbb7-38cf-457f-be5d-6ee07e04ce33.html

The Billionaire Class Is Counting on Super Tuesday to Stop Sanders https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/sanders-billionaires-super-tuesday/

Analysis: As the Democratic old guard frets, Bernie Sanders finds a Texas foothold https://www.texastribune.org/2020/03/02/democratic-old-guard-frets-bernie-sanders-finds-texas-foothold/

Strong showing expected for Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday https://vtdigger.org/2020/03/02/strong-showing-expected-for-bernie-sanders-on-super-tuesday/

‘I love Liz, but yeah, I love Bernie’: Sanders and Warren battle for the progressive mantle in her home state https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-battle-progressive-mantle-massachusetts-212836621.html

Impact Of Centrist Move To Stop Bernie Sanders Muted In Colorado By All-Mail Election https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/03/02/impact-centrist-move-stop-bernie-sanders-muted-colorado-mail-election/

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders draws thousands at Salt Lake City rally https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/democratic-presidential-candidate-bernie-sanders-draws-thousands-at-salt-lake/article_45ec0557-0ee5-5c14-81ad-cd4ab299401d.html

Jana Riess : Bernie Sanders is poised to carry Utah, where Democrats are an energized minority  https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/03/03/jana-riess-bernie/

Susan Sarandon, musicians campaign for Bernie Sanders in Portland https://wgme.com/news/local/susan-sarandon-musicians-campaign-for-bernie-sanders-in-portland

Bernie Sanders rallies packed house in St. Paul ahead of Super Tuesday  https://www.twincities.com/2020/03/02/bernie-sanders-st-paul-mn-rally-super-tuesday-primary/

Bernie Sanders to bring presidential campaign to Phoenixhttps://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/02/bernie-sanders-bring-presidential-campaign-phoenix-rally-election-2020/4935219002/

Neutral Milk Hotel frontman endorses Bernie Sanders https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/485588-neutral-milk-hotel-frontman-endorses-bernie-sanders

Bernie Sanders joins list of Democratic candidates with local offices https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/bernie-sanders-joins-list-of-democratic-candidates-with-local-offices

Sanders welcomes former candidates’ supporters: ‘Come on in’ | McClatchy https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article240835131.html

Bernie Sanders frontrunner ahead of Super Tuesday | CBS https://www.cbsnews.com/video/bernie-sanders-still-national-frontrunner-ahead-of-super-tuesday/

Krystal Ball: Establishment wants Bernie vs Biden, bring it on | Rising https://youtu.be/Xft-dwhw7Vo

Join Philly For Bernie Tonight at Attic Brewing Company for our Super Tuesday Watch Party


Come watch the results roll in at Attic Brewing Company with fellow Berners from all over the city! Starts at 7:30.

Attic has amazing beer, but no food. Deke’s BBQ is next door so you can bring food in OR bring your own snacks.

Let’s join together as Bernie sets himself above the field!


RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/523743301597445/

State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler endorses Bernie Sanders for President!

State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler

Another huge endorsement from a Philadelphia progressive!

“Bernie Sanders aligns with me on so many of my values and the things I’m really committed to fighting for,” Fiedler said in an interview … “That resonates with me really deeply and with a lot of the folks that I talk to and represent in South Philly,” she said.”

Read more from the Philadelphia Inquirer:
https://www.inquirer.com/news/elizabeth-fiedler-bernie-sanders-endorsement-20200302.html

It’s the last day before Super Tuesday!

Bernie Sanders

After another busy weekend, it’s now the last day before Super Tuesday. The media is furiously trying to figure out what Buttigieg’s departure means for the race. There are a plethora of articles today – a mix of positive, neutral and negative. We did our best to curate them for you below.

Please be kind to Buttigieg supporters, and welcome and encourage any supporters who may be looking for a new candidate as the field continues to thin to join our movement. We need as many supporters as possible to beat Trump and propel Bernies’ inclusive vision for the country to the White House.

Sanders thunders into California
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/01/bernie-california-primary-biden-118515

‘I’m 15 years older than Bernie!’: Dick Van Dyke, 94, says Sanders, 78, is youthful at Los Angeles rally as Sarah Silverman calls the 2020 hopeful ‘my kind of Jew’
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8063625/Bernie-Sanders-rallies-LA-Dick-Van-Dyke-Sarah-Silverman.html

Bernie Sanders: My running mate will back Medicare for All
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Thousands-line-up-in-San-Jose-for-Bernie-Sanders-15097033.php

Bernie Sanders Wants Californians’ Votes. They Need the Right Ballot First.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bernie-sanders-wants-californians-votes-theyneed-the-right-ballot-first-11583162964
beat the paywall: http://archive.fo/DITpy

At the Epicenter of Super Tuesday, the Sanders Coalition Is Set to Shake the Political World
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/02/epicenter-super-tuesday-sanders-coalition-set-shake-political-world

Big Super Tuesday for Sanders May Spell Trouble for Health Care
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-02/big-super-tuesday-for-sanders-may-spell-trouble-for-health-care

Bernie Sanders energizing red-state progressives, including Utah
https://www.sltrib.com/news/nation-world/2020/03/02/bernie-sanders-energizing/

Sanders has 13 point lead in North Carolina ahead of Super Tuesday: poll
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/485447-sanders-leads-democratic-field-by-13-points-in-north-carolina-ahead-of

Dealing with Bernie doubt: My letter to a skeptical friend
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/02/dealing-with-bernie-doubt-my-letter-to-a-skeptical-friend/

OPINION: THE QUEER CASE FOR BERNIE SANDERS
https://rvamag.com/gay-rva/opinion-the-queer-case-for-bernie-sanders.html

Opinion: Bernie Sanders Is A Straight White Man. Does That Matter?
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/shannonkeating/bernie-sanders-identity-politics-democratic-primary-2020

Bernie Sanders Column: What side are you on?
https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/opinion/columns/4977594-Bernie-Sanders-Column-What-side-are-you-on

‘Super volunteers’ try to expand reach of Sanders presidential campaign
https://vtdigger.org/2020/03/01/super-volunteers-try-to-expand-reach-of-sanders-presidential-campaign/

Bernie’s Outsider on the Inside
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/02/27/matt-duss-bernie-sanders-foreign-policy-2020-presidential-election/

What Bernie Sanders Really Got Done in His 29 Years in Congress
https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-bernie-sanders-really-got-done-in-his-29-years-in-congress

Is Bernie Sanders winning or losing?
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/02/is-bernie-sanders-winning-or-losing/

House Democrats begin plotting how to run with Bernie
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/02/democrats-house-bernie-sanders-118209

The Plutocracy Strikes Back: CNN Compares Bernie Sanders to Coronavirus
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/01/plutocracy-strikes-back-cnn-compares-bernie-sanders-coronavirus

Bernie? Warren? Which candidate is raking in the most tech industry dollars?
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/02/election-2020-tech-workers-donations-bernie-sanders

Silicon Valley Leaders’ Plea to Democrats: Anyone but Sanders
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/technology/silicon-valley-bernie-sanders.html

Bernie or Biden. Period.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/opinion/joe-biden-bernie-sanders.html

It’s not 1972 and Bernie Sanders isn’t George McGovern
https://theweek.com/articles/898851/not-1972-bernie-sanders-isnt-george-mcgovern

HOW SOCIALIST IS BERNIE SANDERS?
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-socialist-is-bernie-sanders

Texas closes hundreds of polling sites, making it harder for minorities to vote
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/02/texas-polling-sites-closures-voting

Bernie Sanders campaign announces musicians performing at Vermont rally
https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/02/bernie-sanders-rally-essex-vermont-feature-phish-members-mallet-brothers-band/4927276002/

Public Enemy fire Flavor Flav after clash over Bernie Sanders rally
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/02/public-enemy-fire-flavor-flav-clash-bernie-sanders

Dark Money Played a Pivotal Role in Trump’s Wisconsin Win
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/02/dark-money-played-pivotal-role-trumps-wisconsin-win

Where Will Pete Buttigieg’s Voters Go?
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/03/what-buttigiegs-dropout-means-biden-and-sanders/607309/

Bernie Sanders isn’t slowing down
https://www.ktvu.com/video/660340

OPPOSITION

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG CRITICIZES ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE’ DEMOCRATS, BERNIE SANDERS IN AIPAC SPEECH, SAYS HE WON’T MOVE JERUSALEM EMBASSY
https://www.newsweek.com/michael-bloomberg-criticizes-social-justice-democrats-bernie-sanders-aipac-speech-says-he-1490059

Bloomberg Voters: ‘A Bit of Buyer’s Remorse’
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/02/mike-bloomberg-secret-weaknesses-118505

MIKE BLOOMBERG IS STAKING EVERYTHING ON SUPER TUESDAY—WHAT HAPPENS IF HE LOSES?
https://www.newsweek.com/what-happens-if-mike-bloomberg-loses-super-tuesday-1490011

The Bloomberg Whisperer
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/03/kevin-sheekeys-plot-make-mike-bloomberg-president/607264/

Joe Biden Has a Long History of Giving Republicans What They Want
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/02/joe-biden-history-republicans-tax-cuts-barack-obama-yesterdays-man

Pete Buttigieg Took One for the Anti-Bernie Team
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/03/pete-buttigieg-presidential-race-democratic-party-biden-sanders

Warren releases plan to regulate Wall Street’s effect on climate change
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/485443-warren-plans-to-regulate-wall-streets-effect-on-climate-change

Why Elizabeth Warren thinks she can still win the nomination
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/01/warren-hail-mary-strategy-nomination-118319


JOIN US ON SUPER TUESDAY

MARCH 3: SUPER TUESDAY MEGA STREET CANVAS

Bernie’s historic wins in the first 3 states has him poised to expand his lead on Super Tuesday. The establishment is shaking in its boots.

But we know that no matter what happens, the media will spin this, and the establishment will continue to throw roadblocks in Bernie’s way. Momentum in other states is critical, but visibility on the streets of Philadelphia can only come from our grassroots movement: no one can spread the word like we can.

We’ll meet at City Hall at 4PM this Tuesday, March 3rd, for a huddle and training, and then disperse in teams, set up tabling “hubs” throughout the city: waving signs, talking to voters, signing up volunteers, and showing Philly that support for Bernie is STRONG. Bernie must be Philly’s candidate!

  • 4:00PM — Huddle and training at City Hall
  • 4:30-4:45PM — Split into teams (most people will leave City Hall)
  • 5:00PM — Set up tabling hubs and begin canvassing!

Tabling Hub Locations

  • Meet us here if you can’t make it to City Hall!
  • Broad & Cecil B Moore
  • Broad & Passyunk
  • 30th & Market (30th St. Sta)
  • 18th & Walnut (Rittenhouse)
  • 15th & Market (City Hall)

What to Bring

  • Bernie gear, signs, flags
  • If you’ve got a clipboard, bring it along
  • If you’ve got a light folding/camping table, let us know — it could be helpful!


Bernie wins another 11 delegates, breaks fundraising records and is poised for success as we go into Super Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders in South Carolina

Bernie won another 11 delegates yesterday, bringing his total to 56. Although the campaign did not expect to win the state, it was pleased with the results, which still have Bernie leading as we go into Super Tuesday. Once again, this is all thanks to you.

Bernie was interviewed on Face The Nation this morning and discussed Super Tuesday, campaign finance, coronavirus, and AIPAC.

Transcript: Bernie Sanders on “Face the Nation,” March 1, 2020
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-bernie-sanders-on-face-the-nation-march-1-2020/

Bernie is viewed by some as holding the advantage for this week’s contests, with strong polling numbers for delegate-rich California and Texas, where his support from Latinx voters is strong.

Bernie Sanders leads in Texas, a pivotal Super Tuesday primary, NBC/Marist poll says
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/29/bernie-sanders-leads-texas-democratic-primary-on-super-tuesday-nbc-poll.html

Bernie Sanders has the advantage on Super Tuesday as rivals jockey to hold down his delegate count
https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Bernie-Sanders-has-the-advantage-on-Super-Tuesday-15096565.php

California finally matters — and that could make Bernie Sanders tough to stop after Super Tuesday  
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/01/california-presidential-primary-sanders-biden-bloomberg/

Bernie Sanders says he thinks he has an ‘excellent chance’ to win some of the larger states
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/bernie-sanders-thinks-excellent-chance-win-larger-states/story?id=69268312

Bernie Sanders Meets His Biggest Threat
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/02/sanders-south-carolina-super-tuesday/607288/

The campaign broke fundraising records again in February, raking in a staggering $46 million.

A President Who Doesn’t Need to Beg the Powerful for Money’: Sanders Campaign Raises Record $46 Million in February
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/01/president-who-doesnt-need-beg-powerful-money-sanders-campaign-raises-record-46

Ten thousand Berners turned out for a Bernie rally in Elizabeth Warren’s state of Massachusetts, where he’s expected to make a strong primary showing (the campaign estimate is 13,000).

More than 10K turn out for Bernie Sanders rally in Elizabeth Warren’s backyard
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/29/bernie-sanders-boston-crowd-rally-elizabeth-warren/4914884002/

Bernie appeared on ABC This Week and refuted George Snuffleupagus’s accusation that he has a “problem” with Black voters. We have a video of the incident.

ABC This Week | 1-on-1 with Sen. Bernie Sanders
https://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/sen-bernie-sanders-69318364

CNN Host Michael Smerconish Rebuked for Comparing Sanders Surge to Spread of Coronavirus
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/29/cnn-host-michael-smerconish-rebuked-comparing-sanders-surge-spread-coronavirus

OPPOSITION NEWS

Joe Biden Has a Long History of Giving Republicans What They Want
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/02/joe-biden-history-republicans-tax-cuts-barack-obama-yesterdays-man

Bloomberg’s Choice to Speak at AIPAC Shows How Out of Touch He Is
http://inthesetimes.com/article/22331/bloomberg-aipac-democratic-party-israel-palestine-lobby-primary

When the Billionaire Family Behind the Opioid Crisis Needed PR Help, They Turned to Mike Bloomberg
https://www.propublica.org/article/bloomberg-sacklers-opioid-crisis-public-relations

POLITICAL REVOLUTION NEWS

With Another Monster Win in South Carolina Primary, ‘Medicare for All Is Four for Four’
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/29/another-monster-win-south-carolina-primary-medicare-all-four-four

Key Missteps at the CDC Have Set Back Its Ability to Detect the Potential Spread of Coronavirus
https://www.propublica.org/article/cdc-coronavirus-covid-19-test

First US Coronavirus Death Near Canada, But Trump Confirms Closing Mexico Border Under Consideration
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/29/first-us-coronavirus-death-near-canada-trump-confirms-closing-mexico-border-under

As Trump Cries ‘Hoax,’ Nurses in California Warn Quarantines of 124 Health Workers Show US Hospitals Remain Unprepared for Coronavirus
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/29/trump-cries-hoax-nurses-california-warn-quarantines-124-health-workers-show-us


JOIN US ON SUPER TUESDAY

MARCH 3: SUPER TUESDAY MEGA STREET CANVAS

Bernie’s historic wins in the first 3 states has him poised to expand his lead on Super Tuesday. The establishment is shaking in its boots.

But we know that no matter what happens, the media will spin this, and the establishment will continue to throw roadblocks in Bernie’s way. Momentum in other states is critical, but visibility on the streets of Philadelphia can only come from our grassroots movement: no one can spread the word like we can.

We’ll meet at City Hall at 4PM this Tuesday, March 3rd, for a huddle and training, and then disperse in teams, set up tabling “hubs” throughout the city: waving signs, talking to voters, signing up volunteers, and showing Philly that support for Bernie is STRONG. Bernie must be Philly’s candidate!

  • 4:00PM — Huddle and training at City Hall
  • 4:30-4:45PM — Split into teams (most people will leave City Hall)
  • 5:00PM — Set up tabling hubs and begin canvassing!

Tabling Hub Locations

  • Meet us here if you can’t make it to City Hall!
  • Broad & Cecil B Moore
  • Broad & Passyunk
  • 30th & Market (30th St. Sta)
  • 18th & Walnut (Rittenhouse)
  • 15th & Market (City Hall)

What to Bring

  • Bernie gear, signs, flags
  • If you’ve got a clipboard, bring it along
  • If you’ve got a light folding/camping table, let us know — it could be helpful!

Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym endorses Bernie Sanders!

Helen Gym

We couldn’t be happier to hear Councilmember Gym’s announcement!
“I’ve seen movements reshape our city and state, and I believe in the power of movements to reshape our country. Bernie Sanders doesn’t just talk about movements for change, he leads them.”

Read More From the Philadelphia Inquirer: https://www.inquirer.com/politics/philadelphia/helen-gym-endorses-bernie-sanders-20200226.html

We would like to once again thank Councilmember Helen Gym for speaking at last month’s Philly for Bernie Variety Show Fundraiser. Her leadership on so many issues has improved the lives of working families here in Philly. Here are her remarks at the event. She spoke directly to the need for regular folks like us to take leadership on the most important issues of our time. If you missed the fundraiser you can watch her speech below.

Helen Gym speaks at the Philly for Bernie Variety Show

Great thanks to Councilmember Helen Gym who spoke at our Philly for Bernie Variety Show Fundraiser. Her leadership on so many issues has improved the lives of working families here in Philly. Here are her remarks at the event. She spoke directly to the need for regular folks like us to take leadership on the most important issues of our time. Thanks so much for coming to our event!We have more videos from the event scheduled. Please enjoy this speech from Councilmember Helen Gym!Philly for Bernie 2020

Posted by Philly for Bernie 2020 on Saturday, February 1, 2020

DIG DEEPER
Bernie Sanders and Helen Gym: Philly’s fight for Hahnemann represents the need for quality health care for all https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/hahnemann-university-hospital-bernie-sanders-helen-gym-20190711.html

2/25 Newsletter: Let’s Keep Pushing for South Carolina and Super Tuesday!

Bernie Wins Nevada

No one can deny it anymore, Bernie is the leading candidate. We’ve won every primary thus far: Iowa, New Hampshire, and as of yesterday, Nevada by 47%. This makes Bernie the first candidate in US history to win the popular vote in the first three primary states. It didn’t happen because of billionaire donors or establishment politicians, it happened because of the efforts of working people like us. But, the elites of this country will stop at nothing to drag us down, so we’ve got to keep up the pressure. The South Carolina primary is this Saturday, February 29, and Super Tuesday is March 3, less than two weeks away! So, let’s all chip in, and continue phone banking, taking Bernie Journeys, and donating to the campaign. To start things off we’ve got some great events happening this week!
 
 
Debate Watch Party at Underground Arts TONIGHT (Free!)
 
Tuesday, February 25
7 pm – 12 pm
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
RSVP: Facebook | Eventbrite
 
Join Philly for Bernie, along with Philly DSA, Socialist Alternative and Sunrise Movement Philly for the tenth Democratic presidential primary debate, live from Charleston, South Carolina. Come and enjoy Bernie drink specials–$1 from each drink goes directly to the campaign–and a vegan menu from chef Jennifer Zavala (tamales!). T-shirts, buttons and Bernie merchandise will also be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from merch will go directly to the campaign. Also, bring a plain, light-colored t-shirt for on-site silk screening ($5 donation suggested)!
 

Super Tuesday MEGA Street Canvass
 
Tuesday, March 3
4 pm – 6 pm
City Hall
1 S. Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19102
RSVP: Facebook
 
While we should continue doing what we can to help Bernie win in other primary states, Super Tuesday will be a yuge opportunity to get out and show support for Bernie in our own city! Let’s take the biggest primary day and make it an opportunity to make visible support for Bernie in Philly and help to kick off organizing efforts in preparation for Pennsylvania’s primary on April 28th.  We’ll meet up at City Hall, have a quick briefing, then split up and head out across the city for an afternoon of street canvassing/tabling, signing up volunteers, and making noise, showing this country the kind of support we know this city holds for Bernie. Join us!
 
 
Bernie Block Captain Program 
 
Our efforts to build support for Bernie are made easier when we’re talking to our own neighbors. That’s why Philly for Bernie is starting its own Block Captain Program as a way to make sure we’re all building support and canvassing for Bernie with the people who live on our own street. 
 
Interested in being a Bernie Block Captain? Sign up here! 
 
After signing up and verifying your address, we’ll send you a sticker to put on your window to let your neighbors know you are a trusted resource on Bernie. We’ll send you a few emails per month in the run-up to the Pennsylvania primary in April. When Bernie wins the nomination, we’ll continue regular contact and check on your progress on canvassing your block. Starting in September, we’ll begin weekly emails. 
 
We’ll be here to provide canvassing literature and to answer any questions you have about Bernie and his policies and will help guide you through speaking on any topics you are unsure about. 
 

2020 Progressive Summit

Friday, March 6, 5pm to
Saturday, March 7, 5pm
Marriot Downtown Philadelphia
1200 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
RSVP: Eventbrite

Keystone Progress will be holding its annual Progressive Summit on March 6-7. This year’s summit will be the official start of a new organization, PA Stands Up, made up of several local groups throughout the state, including Reclaim Philadelphia, with the goal of fighting for progressive political change in PA.

This Summit is a great opportunity to connect with local progressives, and show that Bernie the candidate to fight for the policies we need in Pennsylvania and the country as a whole.

Reserve your tickets here!



Keep Phonebanking!

Phonebanking has been a huge part of our victories in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. By calling into primary states, identifying supporters and talking about why we support Bernie, we are performing an essential task for volunteers on the ground. This month, the campaign has a goal of 15 million calls before Super Tuesday. We’ve still got a good way to go before we reach that goal, so, let’s hit those phones!
 
If you’ve never phone banked 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:

#BERNtoWin
The campaign’s BERN app is an important tool that allows you to talk with friends, family, and perfect strangers and log their level of support for Bernie! This will help the campaign ID Bernie supporters in each state and the issues they care about. The app will also provide supporters with essential information including polling locations!

This month the campaign has a goal of 1 million new entries into the BERN app. Adding friends is easy, and the campaign uses only publicly available voter data. So get out, have a conversation with a friend, family member, or stranger, and add ‘em to the app!

Download the BERN app here!


Knock Down Philly
The best way to convince folks is to talk to them directly. Philly DSA has been doing amazing work training and running canvasses. If you want to knock doors and speak directly to Philadelphians please join these upcoming canvasses.

Northwest Philly Canvass
Tuesday, February 25
6 pm – 8:30 pm
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Fishtown Canvass
Thursday, February 27
6 pm – 8:30 pm
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South Philly Canvass
Sunday, March 1
12 pm – 3:30 pm
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PA Primary News: Bernie Sanders is ahead of Joe Biden and new polling shows the race against Trump is tight

Bernie At Hahnemann University Hospital

New Polling collected before Sanders’ Nevada win shows Bernie is in the lead in key swing state primaries with results also pointing to a near tie between Trump and all of the Democratic candidates in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

44,000 votes swung Pennsylvania to Trump in 2016, and the race is shaping up to be just as tight in this general election. The new Poll from the University of Wisconsin, has Sanders with the best footing against Trump, leading 47% to 45% — The poll carries a 3% to 4% margin of error. Biden leads Trump 46% to 45%, and every other Democrat is even with Trump in the Keystone State.

Read More From the Philadelphia Inquirer: https://www.inquirer.com/news/2020-poll-pennsylvania-michigan-wisconsin-donald-trump-bernie-sanders-democrats-20200223.html

This latest victory in Nevada was made possible by the work we do every day. As we continue to march forward to the Pa. Primary remember that your contributions are what will create the momentum needed to bring the political revolution to Pennsylvania.

WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?
If you haven’t already, please get busy and get your networks into the BERN app – even if they don’t support Bernie. This will help with everything else the campaign is doing. Identifying people who don’t support Bernie is as valuable as identifying those who do, or are open to it. Here’s a great resource about what to do. https://berniesanders.com/bern-to-win/

Please consider signing up to be a Bernie Block Captain. Philly For Bernie will hook you up with everything you need. Click here to learn more and get started.

OTHER STUFF YOU CAN DO . . .

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Happy Post-Caucus Sunday: It’s another beautiful day for Bernie news.

Currently, with 60% of the precincts reporting, Bernie is the projected winner of yesterday’s Nevada caucuses. So far, he’s taken 46% of the vote, adding 10 more delegates to his count.

From CBS News: Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, CBS News projects
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/democrats-caucus-in-nevada-today-2020-02-22-live-stream/

Last night, Bernie earned another entry in the political history books, becoming the first presidential candidate of either major party to win the popular vote in the first three election contests.

From Newsweek: Bernie Sanders Becomes First Candidate, Democrat or Republican, to Win Popular Vote in All 3 Three Early Voting States
https://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-becomes-first-candidate-democrat-republican-win-popular-vote-all-3-three-early-1488638

Make sure to check out his victory speech from Nevada here.

As predicted, the Latinx and youth vote carried Bernie to victory in Nevada. There are a couple of analyses in the Bernie news below.

From USA Today: Sanders wins Nevada and also trounces competitors with Latino and Hispanic caucus-goers
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/22/bernie-sanders-leads-latino-hispanic-voters-nevada-entrance-polls/4844765002/

From Reuters: Broad-based support powers Sanders to big win in Nevada Democratic vote
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-election/broad-based-support-powers-sanders-to-big-win-in-nevada-democratic-vote-idUSKCN20H078

From Jewish Press: Bernie Sanders Takes Nevada, Could Ditch the Pack March 3 Super Tuesday
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/bernie-sanders-takes-nevada-could-ditch-the-pack-march-3-super-tuesday/2020/02/23/

From NBC News: It’s not just bros: Sanders wins with a diverse coalition
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/it-s-not-just-bros-sanders-wins-diverse-coalition-n1141251

From The Washington Examiner News: Trump congratulates Bernie Sanders on ‘great win’ in Nevada
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-congratulates-bernie-sanders-on-great-win-in-nevada

From Common Dreams: MSNBC in ‘Full-Blown Freakout’ Mode as Bernie Sanders Cements Status as Democratic Frontrunner
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/23/msnbc-full-blown-freakout-mode-bernie-sanders-cements-status-democratic-frontrunner

From Vox: Mainstream Democrats shouldn’t fear Bernie Sanders
https://www.vox.com/2020/2/22/21148907/nevada-primary-results-bernie-sanders-establishment

OPPOSITION NEWS

From Common Dreams: Joe Biden Serves Wall Street, Not Main Street
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/02/23/joe-biden-serves-wall-street-not-main-street

POLITICAL REVOLUTION NEWS

Be sure to watch this video of the young boy who came out at a Buttigieg rally. It’s heartwarming and inspiring. There’s an article about it, too.

From Newsweek: 9-Year-Old Asks Pete Buttigieg For Help Telling ‘The World I’m Gay, Too’
https://www.newsweek.com/boy-asks-pete-buttigieg-help-coming-out-gay-1488624


From Propublica: Trump’s New Spy Chief Used to Work for a Foreign Politician the U.S. Accused of Corruption
https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-new-spy-chief-used-to-work-for-a-foreign-politician-the-us-accused-of-corruption

#RisingQs: Andrew Yang to CNN, Obama & Bloomberg, and more: Andrew Yang to CNN, Obama & Bloomberg, and more

Here’s that Medicare-for-all study Bernie Sanders keeps bringing up.

medicare for all

The Lancet Medicare For All study, which Bernie referenced in last night’s debate, has been freed from the paywall. An article from the Washington Post says the research shows a single-payer health-care system would save more than 68,000 lives and $450 billion a year. A link to the article and study are included below (it requires a free registration to access).

Curious How much M4A might cost you? Get an idea about how much you’ll save with Bernie’s tax plan, and how marginal tax brackets work here:
https://www.bernietax.com/

Download some of the best resources that we’ve found to help promote Bernie’s Medicare For All plan here: