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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.

kick off

(Kick-off Party)

bernie1

(A Democratic Debate Watch)

trump

(Flier Distribution at Fiesta Patrias)

bw2

(Block-Walk)

training

(Area Meeting with State Campaign People)

block walk

(Block-Walk)

dial up

(Phone Bank)

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