“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!”
From Marie Janicke
Posted April 14th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
(Niagara At Large has received permission from the author of this recently submitted comment to our site to re-post it here as a stand-alone call to everyone eligible to vote in this coming Tuesday’s April 19th New York State Primary to cast their ballot for the one and only true voice for progressive change running for the U.S. presidency – Senator Bernie Sanders!)
Buffalo, New York – I’m 100 percent behind Bernie Sanders. I’m glad to hear that you (at Niagara At Large) 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.
Marie Janicke is a Buffalo, New York Citizens and retired adjunct professor from the Honors College (Biological Sciences) at the University of Buffalo where a very successful Bernie Sanders rally (attended by more than 10,000 supporters) was held this April 11th.
In a follow-up note to Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper, Marie Janicke added that she and her husband “have three daughters for whom we have paid a fortune in college expenses but who still owe money for student loans.”
“I believe in Bernie’s proposals to provide universal, single-payer health care and free public college education. I think it will allow for better upward mobility and will make our country stronger, healthier, more productive and happier.”
“I’m hopeful that the USA and Canada are both poised now to move toward becoming more egalitarian than they are today. Any progress made by one of us is likely to encourage the progress by the other, especially if regular citizens of each country keep talking to each other,” Marie added in her note. “Similarly, honesty and compassion in the leadership of one country is likely to inspire honesty and compassion in the other.”
So, thank you, Doug, for spreading the word about Bernie Sanders and stimulating Canadians to FEEL THE BERN!”
You are welcome, Marie. We could not agree more that honest and compassion leadership one either side of our Canada-U.S. border, and preferably on both sides, benefits us all.
That is why Niagara At Large is a Bernie Sanders-friendly zone and why we join you in urging all Western New Yorkers who can to get to the polls this coming Tuesday, April 19th and vote for Bernie and a ‘future we can all believe in.”
For more information on how you can go out and vote for Bernie in the April 19th New York State primary, and for those of you who are younger and may be voting in a primary for the first time, go to the Facebook pages for the good volunteers at Buffalo for Bernie Sanders by clicking on – https://www.facebook.com/Buffalo-for-Bernie-Sanders-1636972909852447/ .
If you missed Bernie Sanders’ April 11th rally at the University of Buffalo’s Alumni Arena, you can view it here – [ .
You can also check out Bernie’s ‘Bringing people toether add by clicking on – http://tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL4J2qCU7aE .
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