Posted tagged ‘Bernie Sanders’

Bryan-College Station for Bernie Sanders

February 18, 2016

On August 31, 2015, I posted about the start of a Bernie Sanders grassroots volunteer group in Bryan-College Station, Texas. I haven’t posted about the group, or anything else for that matter, on the “scottspeak” blog since that post.  I do want to get back to posting, so I’d thought I’d start with an update on the Bernie group.

The group is called “Bryan-College Station for Bernie Sanders”. Several of us went to Houston in the early part of the summer of 2015 to see Bernie at the University of Houston. That was followed by a local “kick-off party” in Bryan. Since then, our network in the Bryan-College Station-Texas A&M University area and beyond has grown and spread. The local network consists of local permanent residents, Texas A&M students. We having working contacts with individuals and groups in Texas cities such as Austin, Brenham,  Houston, Huntsville, Katy, Needville, Richmond, San Marcos, and Somerville.

Our group has conducted many Bernie community outreach activities since our first post. We have encouraged people in our network and in the community to become a deputy volunteer voter registrar and have promoted voter registrar trainings at the County Voter Registrar’s office.We have gone into community neighborhoods many times to register voters, collect signatures on the petition that got Bernie on the Texas primary ballot without filing a fee, and speak with identified Democratic voters about Bernie and the March Texas primary. We have distributed fliers at community fairs and festivals. We have held Democratic debate watch parties, facilitated several campaign phone banks, and hosted an area-wide meeting with state campaign directors.

These months and activities have been exciting. We are now in the Early Voting stage of the Texas Democratic primary and fully expect Bernie Sanders to be the winner of the Texas primary.

“It will take all of us to get one of us elected.”

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Here are some pictures that will give you a look at some of our people and some of the activities that we have conducted.

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(Kick-off Party)

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(A Democratic Debate Watch)

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(Flier Distribution at Fiesta Patrias)

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(Block-Walk)

training

(Area Meeting with State Campaign People)

block walk

(Block-Walk)

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(Phone Bank)

“Bryan-College Station for Bernie Sanders”

August 31, 2015

The “Bryan-College Station for Bernie Sanders” Facebook page is one of thousands of social media sites that have been started over theBernie Kick-Off2 recent months to promote Senator Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for the Presidency of the United States.

The page consists of posts of articles that pertain to Bernie, his campaign, and his positions on issues that all of America is concerned about, There are also posts about Bernie supporters in the Bryan-College Station-Texas A&M University communities in Texas and their grassroots activities to bring about the political change in America that Bernie Sanders is so passionately advocating.

Please visit and “like” the “Bryan-College Station for Bernie Sanders” Facebook page.

“35 Mind-Blowing Facts About Inequality”

July 26, 2015

On July 13, AlterNet, the on-line news source, posted an article titled “35 Mind-Blowing Facts About Inequality”.

In the introductory paragraph of the article, Larry Schwartz, the author of the article writes

” … (Bernie Sanders) has even blasted the orthodoxy of economic growth for its own sake, saying according to Monday’s Washington Post that unless economic spoils can be redistributed to make more Americans’ lives better, all the growth will go to the top 1% anyway, so who needs it?”

Schwartz then recounts the growth of income and wealth inequality in the United States and the world since World War Two.

He concludes his article with thirty-five facts about inequality that will “fry your brain”.

Here are several of those facts:

  • ” … the poorest half of the US owns 2.5% of the country’s wealth. The top 1% owns 35% of it.”
  • “Over 20 percent of all American children live below the poverty line. This rate is higher than almost all other developed countries.”
  • “Four hundred Americans have more wealth, $2 trillion, than half of all Americans combined. That is approximately the GDP of Russia.”

You can read the article and the other 32 facts about inequality here.

Bernie Sanders For President 2016

July 25, 2015

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Bernie Sanders for President 2016

Please visit the official Bernie 2016 website.

Bernie Sanders: The Wealthy’s War On The Working Class

May 11, 2015

Where Does The Money Come From For Democratic Presidential Candidates Sanders And Clinton?

May 6, 2015

Does money buy influence? Who is contributing to the current Democratic contenders for the nomination for President?

What does the chart below suggest to you?

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