Bernie Sanders Calls on His Supporters to Run for Office
During his June 16th national livestream address Sanders called on his supporters to run for local, state, and national offices, to continue the "process of transforming America".
Bernie Sanders Calls on His Supporters to Run for Office
Bernie Sanders at the conclusion of his address
By Liam Miller / filmsforaction.org
Jun 17, 2016

During his Thursday night livestreamed address to his supporters, Bernie Sanders called upon them to run for office - and offered to help them do so.

Highly anticipated, his address covered the points of his platform - the raisons d'etre for his campaign. He also discussed his Tuesday meeting with Secretary Clinton; although he did not concede to Secretary Clinton, or endorse her. He said further:

I look forward in the coming weeks to continue discussion between the two campaigns to make certain that your voices are heard, and that the Democratic party passes the most progressive platform in its history; and that Democrats actually fight for that agenda.

He emphasized the importance of defeating Donald Trump "very badly", and said he would  begin his role in that process "in a very short period of time".

He closed his address by calling on his supporters to run for office, and offered to help them do so:

I hope very much that many of you watching tonight are prepared to engage at that level. Please go to my website at berniesanders.com/win to learn more about how you can effectively run for office, or get involved in politics at the local or state level.

I have no doubt that with the energy and enthusiasm our campaign has shown that we can win significant numbers of local and state elections if people are prepared to become involved. I also hope that people will give serious thought to running for statewide offices and the United States Congress. We need new blood in the political process, and you are that new blood.

He also made specific, unequivocal demands on the Democratic party in terms of its platform, national strategies, and the need to open its arms to working people and young people.

The complete text of his address can be found here.

4.0 ·
3
Featured Pay Per View Films
Generation Revolution (2017)
72 min
A Quest for Meaning (2017)(Free till Jan 29th)
88 min
Fall and Winter (2013)
102 min
Trending Today
The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves
Yasha Levine4,904 views today ·
Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful
Craig Carilli2,552 views today ·
A Quest for Meaning (2017)(Free till Jan 29th)
88 min2,517 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min2,035 views today ·
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley1,413 views today ·
The Surprising Nobility of Shit: a Serious Response to President Donald Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Remarks About African Immigrants
Adebayo Akomolafe1,224 views today ·
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick662 views today ·
The Greening of the Self: the Most Important Development of Modern Times
Joanna Macy276 views today ·
"Desert Goddess" Remembers Arizona's Glen Canyon
7 min263 views today ·
Load More


Love Films For Action? 

It's hard to rely 100% on ads to keep our organization going.
If you get some value from this library, consider making a donation today.

Support us on Patreon

Coming soon! We're days away from launching a Patreon campaign! We hope you'll be among the first to support this new direction for Films For Action. The goal is to go 100% ad-free by next year, and become 100% member supported!

Join us on Facebook
Bernie Sanders Calls on His Supporters to Run for Office