8 thoughts on “Sanders-Clinton debate in New York

  1. Tonight Hillary Clinton is hosting a fundraiser at the home of a California venture capitalist where couples contributing $353,000 get to sit at a table with George Clooney.

    Now, you know where this campaign stands on George Clooney. YUGE fans. But a political contribution of $353,000?!??! That’s just an obscene amount of money.

    And while the Clinton campaign repeatedly claims this money to her “Victory Fund” goes toward supporting the DNC, campaign finance records show they’ve spent millions of those dollars to subsidize their own campaign. It is, let’s just say, a very creative way to use enormous checks from people like Alice Walton (yes, Wal-Mart) to cover what would otherwise be campaign expenses.

    So, we’ve set another ambitious goal, because that’s what this campaign is about: setting ambitious goals and watching people come together to meet them. Here it is:

    Help Bernie raise $353,000 before midnight. Not in a single check, but in $3.53 increments. Add your contribution to the thousands being made right now.

    New York votes in just four days, and we have a chance to shock the world right in Hillary Clinton’s backyard. Over 19,000 people came to see Bernie at a rally in the Bronx. Then 27,000 joined him at Washington Square Park. And last night chants of Bernie! Bernie! Bernie! echoed through the debate venue after Bernie’s closing remarks. We can do this. Maybe not in $353,000 chunks, but $3.53 at a time.

    In solidarity,

    Jeff Weaver
    Campaign Manager
    Bernie 2016


  2. Remember that Hillary Clinton fundraiser on Friday where a couple could contribute $353,000 to sit at a table with George Clooney? Well, George Clooney himself was asked on NBC whether that was an obscene amount of money, and here’s what he said:

    “It is an obscene amount of money, the Sanders campaign when they talk about it is absolutely right. It’s ridiculous that we have this kind of money in politics.” – George Clooney

    Here’s the truth: you cannot change a corrupt campaign finance system by taking its money. That’s what this election is about: tearing down a system where big money props up the institutions that rig the economy against ordinary Americans. And the central question of our campaign is can 99% of Americans defeat the 1% trying to maintain the status quo? That’s why we have to ask:

    Contribute $2.70 to Bernie’s campaign today to help us win New York and as a way of saying you have had ENOUGH of millionaires and billionaires buying our campaigns and elections.

    This is without question that most important week of our campaign. New York votes Tuesday and five states follow one week later. How we step up and respond in this moment could very well mean the difference between victory and defeat for our political revolution.

    In solidarity,

    Jeff Weaver
    Campaign Manager
    Bernie 2016


  3. One month ago, we were down 48 points in New York. With just two days to go until the primary, we’ve cut the lead in Hillary Clinton’s home state all the way down to six.

    Gravis Poll – New York Democratic Primary
    Hillary Clinton: 53%
    Bernie Sanders: 47%

    Here’s the truth: we don’t have to win New York on Tuesday, but we have to pick up a lot of delegates. This poll shows that if we keep fighting, we may actually have a chance to do both. It’d be the most shocking upset in modern political history. That’s why we have to ask:

    Right now, thousands of people are making $2.70 contributions to Bernie’s campaign. If you add yours we are going to have the resources to win New York, the Democratic primary, and take our country back from the billionaire class.

    The political establishment was already in shock when last week’s debate in Brooklyn ended with the crowd chanting Bernie! Bernie! Bernie! after Bernie’s closing statement. On Hillary Clinton’s home turf! Can you imagine their panic if we do well on Tuesday night? And we can, but only if we keep fighting against the millionaires and billionaires funding Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

    In solidarity,

    Jeff Weaver
    Campaign Manager
    Bernie 2016


  4. Last night, while we were holding our largest rally of the campaign, a top Clinton surrogate told a much smaller audience that Hillary Clinton was under attack, and her supporters needed to “stand up and fight back, stand up against those idealists.”

    Let me tell you something, Linda: there is nothing we have said in this campaign that is pie-in-the-sky, that is utopian. Nothing.

    We are the wealthiest country in the history of the world, and we can create an economy where nobody who works 40 hours a week lives in poverty, where health care is a right for all Americans, and where kids of all backgrounds can go to college without crushing debt.

    When we launched this campaign, I told everyone they should not underestimate us and that we were running to win. They thought we were pie-in-the-sky then, too. But tomorrow we have a chance to win yet again — in Hillary Clinton’s own backyard. I need you to continue to fight with me.

    Right now, thousands of people are contributing $2.70 to help us win New York tomorrow and the five states that vote in one week. Add your contribution to theirs right now and we can win this primary.

    The energy, intelligence, and idealism of Americans, especially young Americans, have been the greatest agents for change in this country for generations. Those qualities have also powered our campaign from the start, and it’s also what is going to help us take this country back from the billionaire class when we’re elected in November. But first, New York … tomorrow night. I need you with me.

    In solidarity,

    Bernie Sanders


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