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I am writing to ask if you could please make a $2.70 contribution to our campaign before tonight’s debate. This is a critical night for us, we have a lot of work ahead and an important fundraising deadline, and I cannot do it alone. Thank you.

I am writing to ask if you could please make a $2.70 contribution to our campaign before tonight’s debate. This is a critical night for us, we have a lot of work ahead and an important fundraising deadline, and I cannot do it alone. Thank you.

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed this candidate in this race.

 

As I get ready for tonight’s debate in Houston, Texas…

As I get ready for tonight’s debate in Houston, Texas, I want to say thank you.

Thank you for being a part of a campaign that is not only going to win the Democratic nomination, that is not only going to defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history, but with your help is going to transform this country.

And we’re not going to win because we have a super PAC or because our campaign was funded by billionaires.

We’re going to win this election and transform this country because we have put together an unprecedented grassroots effort, the likes of which has never been seen before.

Obviously I cannot do that alone. All of us have a role to play in that effort. I need you to knock on doors, make phone calls, talk to your friends, post on social media, and with our debate tonight and a critical FEC fundraising deadline coming up, there’s one more ask I have to make:

Can I count on you to make a contribution to our campaign ahead of tonight’s debate? We are taking on the entire damn one percent on this campaign and I cannot do it alone. Thank you.

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Add your name if you agree: We need to expand Social Security

Add your name if you agree: We need to expand Social Security

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed this candidate in this race.

We need to expand Social Security. For years, I’ve helped lead the fight in Congress to make it happen. And I’ve got a new plan for the biggest and most progressive increase in Social Security…

Warren for President

Let’s face it: It’s too hard to save enough for a decent retirement — and it’s only getting harder.

Wages are barely budging, and the cost of living keeps going up. Pensions are becoming more rare, so more people are counting on Social Security to fund a decent retirement.

But Social Security benefits just aren’t high enough. Fourteen percent of seniors live in poverty. In the richest country on the planet, millions of seniors cut pills, delay necessary home and car repairs, and skip meals to save money.

And right now, too many politicians in Washington are only debating whether to cut Social Security by a little or a lot. But not me.

We need to expand Social Security. For years, I’ve helped lead the fight in Congress to make it happen. And I’ve got a new plan for the biggest and most progressive increase in Social Security benefits in nearly half a century. It will…

  • Immediately increase everyone’s benefits by $200 a month
  • Cut the senior poverty rate by 68%
  • Update outdated rules to increase benefits for women, low-income families, people with disabilities, public sector workers, and people of color
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Visa and Mastercard

Visa and Mastercard

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed this candidate in this race.

However inadvertent or deliberate, credit card companies and banks profit off of those who terrorize our communities. And we know that in this moment, no one can sit on the sidelines. Everyone has a responsibility to do their part.

Beto for America

 

Credit cards have enabled many of America’s mass shootings in the last decade.

For example, the man who shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, got away with buying $11,000 in assault rifles, gas masks, grenades, and ammo. He just charged it to his credit card. 

However inadvertent or deliberate, credit card companies and banks profit off of those who terrorize our communities. And we know that in this moment, no one can sit on the sidelines. Everyone has a responsibility to do their part.

These companies are no exception. That’s why today we’re calling on the financial industry to do their part to cut off the sales of these weapons of war.

Will you sign our petition to tell the banks and credit companies to stop supporting the sales of weapons of war? It’s important to add your name.

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Phenomenal politics

Phenomenal politics

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed this candidate in this race.

 

 

President Trump is not just a politician, he is a phenomenon. To defeat him, we have to create our own phenomenon: an uprising of consciousness and spirit that emerges from a new, more honest, more real conversation; one that genuinely moves people and calls us to something higher; one that tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. 

Among other things, that means claiming a new American vision: creating a moral and just economy, infusing hope and opportunity into the life of the average American. Rescuing millions of traumatized children. Creating a healthier society and a place where the sick are well cared for. Reparations for slavery and justice for Native Americans. Waging peace and transitioning from a war economy to a peace economy. Reversing climate change and transitioning from a dirty economy to a clean economy. Restoring America’s moral leadership around the world.

We need a politics empowered by imagination now. It’s time to claim what it is that we really want.

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I am writing to ask if you could please make a $2.70 contribution to our campaign before tonight’s debate. This is a critical night for us, we have a lot of work ahead and an important fundraising deadline, and I cannot do it alone. Thank you.

Can you take our short pre-debate survey? Tell Bernie which issues matter most to you in this presidential campaign.

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed this candidate in this race.

 

Before Bernie takes the stage tomorrow night…

Before tomorrow night’s debate, please take two minutes to complete a quick survey about the issues that matter most to you in this race. We’ll review the results before Bernie takes the stage:

TAKE THE SURVEY

Shortly before the last debate, we asked Bernie 2020 supporters to share which issues mattered most to them in this campaign.

Here were the top responses:

July Pre-Debate Issue Survey Results
1. Climate Change
2. Medicare for All
3. Money in Politics

Two nights later, Bernie led the conversation about Medicare for All for the first 30 minutes of the debate. Then he released the most bold and ambitious climate plan of the campaign. And ours continues to be the ONLY campaign exclusively funded by a grassroots fundraising operation.

So now, with the next debate only one day away, we want to ask again:

Can you take our short pre-debate survey? Tell Bernie which issues matter most to you in this presidential campaign.

Tomorrow night is a big one for our campaign. And because this campaign is powered not by Bernie alone — but by ALL OF US — it’s really important that we hear from you before he takes the stage.

Thanks for sounding off,

Faiz Shakir
Campaign Manager

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Remembering

Remembering

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed this candidate in this race.

On one of its worst days, America found its best self.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 

This was originally published as a note from Pete on The Moment, our Medium magazine. For more content, visit: medium.com/the-moment-by-pete-for-america.

I was a sophomore in college when the planes hit. My roommates and I sat transfixed on a futon, glued to the horror unfolding on NBC’s Today Show. Years later, I would find myself carrying an M-4 in Kabul, Afghanistan – the country that had hosted the men who had conceived and implemented unimaginable attacks against other human beings. But in that moment I just sat there, stunned.

Hundreds of miles away from my dorm room, thousands of New Yorkers from all walks of life came together to respond to the urgency of an unthinkable act and a crumbling skyline. Americans did the same in the halls of the Pentagon and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

We all have personal stories that we share on days like today. Where was I on that September morning 18 years ago? We tell and retell where we were because that was where my generation lost its innocence after the relative peace of post-Cold War America, suddenly witnessing how a terror network – hosted by a rogue regime presiding over a failed state – could bring the most powerful country in the world to a halt.

In those early days, we set aside our differences and stepped towards somewhere kinder. America felt more decent in its mourning, more morally aware. We were reminded of the energies we can summon during moments of crisis. Around Ground Zero, we discovered something approaching common ground.

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