Bernie Brings His ‘Political Revolution’ To Buffalo, New York

 A Brief One from Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper

Posted April 12th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

“We need to create an economy that works for all of us,” said U.S. presidential in an address to more than 10,000 supporters in Buffalo, New York this April 11th, 2016. “We need millions of people to stand up and fight back for a government that will represent all of us, not just the one percent.”

And now just a few words here from a friend and neighbour north of the Canada-U.S. border –

Bernie Sanders cheered by thousands in Buffalo, New York

Bernie Sanders cheered by thousands in Buffalo, New York

Speaking to all of our Western New York friends and NAL readers as a Niagara, Ontario resident living next door, we Canadians need a President Bernie Sanders next door.

We all need a progressive force for change like Bernie on this continent to lead the battle against climate change, job-killing trade deals and the growing gap in wages, health care and education services between the rest of us and the wealthy few.

So come on New Yorkers, for your own sake, and for the sake of your country and your neighbours in Canada, go out there this coming Tuesday, April 19th, and cast your ballot in the New York Primary for ‘a future we can all believe in’!

Click on the following to view and hear Bernie Sanders’ entire speech at the April 11th rally at the University of Buffalo’s Alumni Arena

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2 responses to “Bernie Brings His ‘Political Revolution’ To Buffalo, New York

  1. Four of us from the Peninsula crossed the border to see Bernie. It was heartening to see so many young Americans enthusiastic about making change. There may have been 10,000 in the arena but I can assure you nearly as many outside. Arriving at the north campus about 4 P.M. we faced a line up over 1 kilometer long. An hour and a half later we were in the doors just as they were tiled behind us. We had many good conversations with the mostly youthful activists. Not at all like I envisioned an American political rally.

    At one point Bernie asked from the podium, “Who here has a student loan?” A mass of hands shot up with a collective groan. Bernie then went on to talk of refinancing existing loans a lower interest and the eventual elimination of post secondary tuition.

    A great night. Glad I went.

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  2. I’m 100 percent behind Bernie Sanders. I’m glad to hear that you are too! New York is an extremely important state for Bernie to do well in if he is to secure the Democratic nomination and go on to run in November against whomever becomes the Republican nominee.

    Bernie Sanders does much better than Hillary Clinton does in head-to-head polls against all the Republican hopefuls, so you would think Bernie would be the obvious choice for the Democratic Party. The problem is that Big Money is behind Hillary, who has served them well in the past and whose entrenched establishment status (and acceptance of major donations) convinces them she will serve them well in the future.

    The Democratic Party elite and major media are all influenced by Big Money too, and they are trying to force Hillary on the rest of us, although most US citizens (especially the majority who are registered Independent rather than with the Democratic or Republican Party) believe Hillary is dishonest and will say anything to get elected, then change nothing. Hillary’s cozy relations with Big Money are the last thing the US needs in this time of outrageous US wealth and power inequality.

    Hillary supported the horrible TPP trade agreement (although she’s trying to obscure that during this election season), she has a pro-war record, and she is against single payer health care for the US (although she was for it years ago before she got a lot of money from the health insurance industry).

    Canadians can help Bernie by talking to their U.S. friends and helping to dispel Hillary’s myth that single-payer health care is impossible. We need Bernie Sanders because he is for democracy for all of us in the US, not just for the billionaires behind establishment politics. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/bernie-sanders-has-changed-america_us_56d9a9c2e4b0ffe6f8e90b7c

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