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

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

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 . . .

RESOURCES TO TAKE ACTION



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:

Sanders slams Trump pardons as part of ‘broken and racist criminal justice system’

Criminal Justice

Bernie denounced Trump’s pardons for Rod Blagojevich, Bernie Kerik, Michael Milken, and Edward DeBartolo, Jr., as evidence of “a broken and racist criminal justice system”.

Read More From The Hill:
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/483533-sanders-slams-trump-pardons-as-part-of-broken-and-racist-criminal-justice

Bernie Wins New Hampshire

Yesterday Bernie won the New Hampshire primary. What we have done together is nothing short of the beginning of a political revolution. Four years ago, New Hampshire shocked the political establishment and corporate media of this country. At this moment we’re moving our revolution forward together.

Watch the primary night rally in Manchester below!

Bernies win, which is expected to earn him 9 more delegates, and his two popular vote wins make him the official front-runner for the party, as well as a target for corporate media. Meanwhile, both Bennet and Yang have ended their campaigns. Most mainstream media is downplaying Bernie’s incredible success in this crowded field. This is a distraction that doesn’t deserve our energy and makes our task of amplifying Bernie’s message and platform even more important.

We won here again because we built the largest grassroots organization of anyone else in this race. Every district that our Philly For Bernie volunteers knocked in won. Our hard work is paying off big.

Philly For Bernie crew in New Hampshire


This writeup from The New Republic gives an inside look at New Hampshire and provides insight into how our movement can win.

“Sanders’s New Hampshire operation is a model for fusing movement politics with a presidential campaign. Can he replicate that model across the country?”

Read: This Is How Bernie Wins by Alexander Zaitchik

And The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan, explains here how Bernie’s proving the Pundits wrong.

“Bernie Sanders is now the undisputed frontrunner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Do they never learn? For the second presidential cycle in a row, the political pundits have had to eat crow.”

Read More: The Pundits Wrote Off Bernie’s Candidacy. In Iowa and New Hampshire, He Proved Them Wrong.