This is a pivotal week for health care
Friends, Donald Trump just released a budget that puts health care for our country's poorest communities on the chopping block. This plan would gut Medicaid funding by $610 billion, leaving low income children, the disabled, and seniors without health care. The effects on our public health system would be a disaster. We are in the midst of an opioid epidemic, and the Republicans' biggest priority is to give tax breaks to the pharmaceutical industry. These corporations have flooded our communities with highly addictive prescription drugs, yet haven't borne any of the responsibility for the damage they've caused. Stripping health care from people who have nowhere else to turn is a cruel sham to increase corporate profitability on the backs of the most vulnerable. Our Revolution is fighting to end this corporate profiteering. Health care is a human right, and it should never, ever be cut. Join our efforts to save Medicaid and build a Medicare for All system with a $27 donation today. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-healthcare Health care budgets aren't just about line items and arithmetic. The decisions on how we fund our health care system mean life or death to the millions of people who rely on Medicaid. Congress has ignored the calls for universal coverage, which a majority of Americans want. Instead, they're propping up insurance and pharmaceutical industries whose businesses are predicated on profit, not prevention. It is morally wrong to take away health care from people who are already at risk of falling into the cracks. The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress don't care that people might have to choose between groceries and prescriptions, or that people can't pay for a visit to the doctor. We need a health care system that works for everyone, regardless of income, age, or socioeconomic status. Can you contribute $27 to Our Revolution to push back against the GOP assault on public health? Your donation will ensure we can run an organizing campaign in multiple states as we build up a national effort around Medicare for All. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-healthcare We have to do more than stand against harmful policies. People want to hear a positive, progressive vision for the future of our country, and that's what we're doing, from supporting candidates that believe health care is a human right, to bills in state legislatures that would make it so. We've defeated the AHCA once before--with your help, I believe we can do it again. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Tue, May 23 · sanders

"Change never takes place from the top down. It always takes place from the bottom up."
Friends, More than a year ago, people from all backgrounds and across the political spectrum came together to work for a society and government that serves all people - not just the 1%. That work is more important now than ever, and we can't do it without YOU! Today, there are hundreds of local Our Revolution in communities across the country and beyond. These groups are started, led, and run by volunteers just like you. They are single mothers who've never been politically engaged before, farmers who make time to attend meetings and talk with their neighbors after a long day of work, high school students who knock doors for progressive champions after band practice. Thousands of volunteers are making significant impacts in their communities - and more join the work every day. Join a local Our Revolution group in your community today! JOIN A GROUP » ourrevolution.com/groups/ Local groups are forming candidate research teams and backing progressive slates in City Council elections, holding rallies to fight proposed cuts to local health care clinics, and gathering to phonebank for progressive champions like khalid kamau and Rob Quist. They share a commitment to our country, to their communities, and to the progressive values that brought us together. Our Revolution groups are encouraged to be autonomous in how they engage in political action, but will generally focus on an amalgamation of Local, State, and National issues and campaigns, which may include: Electing real progressive champions at all levels of government Growing the movement at the local level through engaging Pushing for progressive legislation and issue campaigns that put people over profit Transforming state and local parties to meet the needs of working people, not the 1% We are working to build sustainable grassroots power in every community. To be poised for success in elections in 2018 and beyond, we need your perspective and participation! Join a local group today! JOIN A GROUP » ourrevolution.com/groups/ Your involvement in a local group will make our communities and our country stronger. No matter the magnitude of challenges we face together in the coming years, we know we can weather them together, and our full strength remains to be seen. We can't wait for you to join us. In solidarity, Kyle Machado Director of Organizing
· Fri, May 19 · sanders

Larry Krasner wins the Philly DA race
Friends, We just helped Larry Krasner and his team pull off a major upset in the Democratic primary for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office. It is likely that Larry will win in November, and if he does it will be huge. I grew up in Philadelphia facing the triangle of the District Attorney, Police, and Magistrate Courts pressuring young adults, often black, into guilty pleas and sentencing. This victory is transformative for the criminal justice system in Philadelphia. Please help us take advantage of the momentum Larry's victory has created and double down on our efforts in local elections. Your $27 contribution goes to helping real progressives like Larry who are committed to real change. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/localwin We cannot understate how impactful this upset victory will be for the people of Philadelphia. Larry's goals include ending cash bail, civil asset forfeiture, and racist stop and frisk policies that target the city's minority communities. This is a DA who will never pursue the death penalty, and comes to the top prosecutor's office with the experience of representing Black Lives Matter and others in the activist community over a long career. And there are hundreds more candidates for local office who share Larry's values like we do and need our support. They're winning races for school boards, like Rita Moore and Valdez Bravo in Oregon, or for seats to their city council, like Gil Cedillo in Los Angeles -- all last night. But there's more that we can be doing. Steve Zimmer and Imelda Padilla came up short in their race for the Los Angeles school board, as the charter school industry backed their opponents and turned the race into the most expensive in the country. Please make a $27 contribution to Our Revolution so that we can continue to support exceptional progressives like these in elections across the country. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/localwin Make no mistake: the Trumpster fire that we see every day in Washington and on the cable news networks is not representative of what is really going on in this country. Local elections like these are where the grassroots can make a difference right now. Please consider a $27 contribution today to be one of the difference makers. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/localwin As always, thank you for everything you do. Progress like this wouldn't be possible without your support. In solidarity, Larry Cohen Board Chair Our Revolution
· Thu, May 18 · sanders

Help elect this progressive to Congress
Friends, Rob Quist and his grassroots team of supporters in Montana are working harder than ever to win Montana's special election to Congress. Coming from a rural state like I do, Rob is raising issues that resonate with people in a way that the Beltway establishment just hasn't figured out. We know that we can surprise the pundit class and push Rob over the top on May 25th, but he's going to need our support. Republican Super PACs have been flooding Montana airwaves with negative attacks. Rob is working to share his progressive message and win the special election on May 25th -- help him out by contributing $27 to his campaign for Congress today. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-quist-mfa On every major issue, Rob Quist is leading the way for Montana. He is a devoted supporter of Medicare for All, Planned Parenthood, raising the minimum wage to a living wage, and equal pay for equal work. He also wants to get big money out of politics by overturning Citizens United. I intend to be campaigning with Rob next weekend all over Montana. Together, we can give Rob an enormous boost in the final stretch of his campaign and send a message to Washington that progressives across the country are doing more than just mounting challenges -- they're running to win. This is especially important in Montana, where President Trump's executive order to review the status of our national parks puts natural treasures like Glacier and Yellowstone in the crosshairs of Wall Street and the fossil fuel industry. Rob believes, like I do, that public lands should be passed down to the next generation, not sold off to the highest bidder. After the incredible turnout at the People's Climate March, it's clear that the American people are on Rob's side. Rob spent the last year campaigning with us during our campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. It's time we returned the favor. Please chip in $27 to Rob Quist's campaign to give him the boost he needs for Montana's May 25th special election and add his independent voice to the debate in Washington. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-quist-mfa It's in moments like these that we need to rally to the cause and advance our progressive agenda. A victory in Montana would not just be a step forward for that beautiful state, it will be a step forward for progressive politics all across the country. That's why I'm adding my voice to this fight -- I hope you will add yours too. In solidarity, Bernie Sanders
· Thu, May 11 · sanders

ICYMI (In case you missed it)...
There's a yuuuge difference between what Trump says and what he does when it comes to health care. WHAT TRUMP SAYS ABOUT UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE: "[Australia has] much better health care than we do." WHAT TRUMP DOES TO HEALTH CARE: He celebrated the passage by the Republican-controlled House a bill that would leave 24 MILLION Americans uninsured. WHAT BERNIE SAYS: "Mr. President, you take this bill & you...well, we don't want to clog up toilets or anything, but you toss it into a garbage can." We need to protect and expand health care by fighting for Medicare for All. Call your senators and tell them that a majority of Americans support Medicare for All, not gutting health care. Tell them to vote NO on the so-called American Health Care Act. CALL MY SENATOR NOW » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/stop-ahca
· Tue, May 9 · sanders

BREAKING: House passes Trumpcare 2.0
Friends, The House of Representatives just voted to pass the GOP's disastrous bill to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip millions of their health coverage. Republicans have been pushing their so-called American Health Care Act through Congress without a score from the Congressional Budget Office because they know the numbers won't add up. The GOP would have you believe that they are the party of fiscal conservatism, but passing a bill of this magnitude without a full assessment of the cost is anything but. Our Revolution will always give the American people the facts on health care, and the truth now is that more people will die if the health care repeal bill is signed into law. Chip in $5 to help us fight back against the GOP attack on our health care so that we can win Medicare for All. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-healthcare We may not have a score from the CBO, but it's not hard to tell how Republicans expect us to pay for this: by burdening the middle class and working Americans with even higher costs than they incur under the Affordable Care Act today. The CBO study of the last Trumpcare bill found that 24 million people would lose their health insurance entirely, with millions more forced to pay more to receive less coverage. It's no wonder the GOP forced through a vote before the CBO could do its job. Some Republicans thought the last bill didn't go far enough, and it appears that they got their wish. But the truth is that even rank and file Republicans don't want their health insurance taken away and large percentages support Medicare for All. Health care is the one topic on which we should all agree. Nobody should be at a greater risk of disease, disability, or death because of how much money they make. Donate $5 to Our Revolution and help us fight to win Medicare for All. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-healthcare We will fix this. With the health care of so many at greater risk today than it was yesterday, your contribution towards Medicare for All is more important now than ever before. In solidarity, Jeff Weaver President Our Revolution
· Thu, May 4 · sanders

Standing up to Betsy DeVos
Friends, Our public schools need your support. With the most unqualified Secretary of Education in our country's history pushing for-profit charter schools, local school board members are more important to our children than ever before. Steve Zimmer, Imelda Padilla, Rita Moore, Lori Kirkpatrick, and Valdez Bravo are running to strengthen public schools, and with their records of community activism, advocacy, and a robust, student-centric platform, we are proud to endorse them. Will you split a $5 contribution to help support some of these great candidates and Our Revolution to protect our public schools from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' harmful policies? DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-natlschoolboard Steve Zimmer is President of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education and represents District 4. He co-founded the Elysian Valley United Community Service Center, LAUSD Student Recovery Day, and a partnership with the Youth Policy Institute's FamilySource Center. Steve helped secure an $18 million dollar increase for the arts, and passed a Good Food Purchasing resolution for school meals while advocating for immigration reform, the DREAM Act, and establishing schools as safe zones for families facing deportation. Steve's public school reforms lift everyone up. Imelda Padilla serves on the Los Angeles County Commission for Women and Girls and is running for the Los Angeles School Board's District 6 seat. Imelda's experience with the environmental justice group Pacoima Beautiful, organizing to raise the minimum wage with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and founding the nonprofit Together We Do More to serve middle and high school students in the North East San Fernando Valley with higher education and professional development opportunities have all helped prepare her for the Board of Education. Rita Moore is running to represent Zone 4 on the Portland Public School (PPS) Board. As a PPS and Parent Teacher Association organizing committee member, Rita is deeply involved to ensure that students like her child receive the good education that was her ticket out of poverty to a Ph.D degree. Her commitment to ending district-wide inequities in education is complemented by 15 years of involvement with PPS, experience that will help the School Board serve families like hers. Lori Kirkpatrick is running to represent the 2nd District on the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees. She sees the economic disparity in District 2 in her job as a physician's assistant and serving on the planning and allocation committees at the Parkland Health and Hospital System. As the mother of a 2nd grader in a district that has 89 percent of its students living in high poverty, Lori decided to fight to stop school privatization and establish District 2 as a sanctuary district, with community school models and expanded access to early childhood education. Valdez Bravo is running for the Portland Community College (PCC) Board of Directors. After serving in the Army, Valdez became the first in his family to attend college when he enrolled at PCC. He went on to graduate from Portland State University, and earned dual advanced degrees from Baylor University. Now working at a senior level in the Veterans Health Administration, Valdez's election would make him the first Latino and the only veteran on the current board of PCC. He has worked as an adjunct professor and advisory board member with the Electronic Engineering Technical program, and would bring an intimate and circumspect understanding of how to meet student needs if elected to the Board of Directors, including protecting PCC's sanctuary status for undocumented students, and supporting students, faculty, and staff to be successful. Split a $5 contribution to help support some of these great candidates and Our Revolution and help counter Betsy DeVos' attacks on our public schools. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-natlschoolboard With a vastly unqualified Secretary of Education who wants to shut down public education, revolutionizing the system is more important than ever. That's why your support today is so critical. Thank you for all that you do. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution P.S.: We raise donations through ActBlue to help make it easier to donate to great progressive candidates. Lori Kirkpatrick and Steve Zimmer don't use ActBlue, but they still need your help! Please considering contributing directly to Lori and Steve to help make sure they win. DONATE » www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/226721/join-me-in-supporting-public-education DONATE » act.myngp.com/Forms/-1329314031262496256
· Wed, May 3 · sanders

Thank Jeff Merkley for his 100 by 50 Act
Friends, Over 150,000 people joined the People's Climate March yesterday in Washington. Activists from every community and walk of life joined together in a sit-in around the White House to demand that the Trump administration end our nation's reliance on the fossil fuels that are eroding our very way of life, especially in communities of color and low-income areas. We're seeing it happen with the Dakota Access Pipeline, Keystone XL, and other fossil fuel projects, and people have had enough. We have an alternative to the backwards thinking of the Trump administration. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon has introduced the "100 by '50 Act" in the US Senate, and already has the support of Senators Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, and Cory Booker. The bill not only would halt construction of Keystone XL, DAPL, and other fracked gas pipelines, but invest in the technology and jobs to rapidly advance us towards 100% clean, sustainable energy independence by 2050. Sign our thank you card to Senator Merkley and his cosponsors, Senators Sanders, Markey, and Booker, for giving Americans the bold, clean energy alternative that we demanded during the People's Climate March. SIGN HERE>>>go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/thanks-merkley I spent time at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock, and the ugly truth is that the fossil fuel industry will do anything to protect their profits. They will lie to the public, cheat the political process, and steal land from the Standing Rock Sioux and anyone else who stands in their way by violent means. Their allies in Washington are many. The Secretary of Energy sits on the board of directors for the company constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Secretary of State spent his career leading ExxonMobil. The head of the EPA made his career as a politician filing lawsuits against the agency he is now trying to dismantle from within. We have to stand by our allies in Washington. Jeff Merkley was the only US Senator to endorse Bernie during the presidential primary, and now he's working together with Bernie and others to guarantee 100% clean energy by 2050. Sign our thank you card today to show your support. SIGN HERE>>>go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/thanks-merkley We will preserve this planet for my generation and those to come -- whether Donald Trump likes it or not. Thank you for taking action with me. In solidarity, Shailene Woodley Board Member Our Revolution
· Sun, Apr 30 · sanders

CA single-payer bill SB 562 passes committee vote!
Friends, Ever since SB 562, the Healthy California Act, was introduced in the California State Senate, Our Revolution volunteers have been calling and texting voters and legislators, organizing, and rallying across the state and the country in favor of the universal health care bill -- and our efforts are beginning to pay off. Yesterday, the Senate Health Committee voted 5-2 in favor of SB 562. This is yuuuge. Now the bill advances to the Senate Appropriations Committee, so we need to keep pushing until universal health care is enshrined in California law. Can you chip in $5 to help Our Revolution continue our push for universal health care? Your contribution helps us gather support for Medicare for All to connect voters with their elected officials and rally supporters at state capitols like we did yesterday in Sacramento. DONATE »secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/sb-562 Alongside the California Nurses Association and countless grassroots organizations and activists, we are on the brink of establishing health care as a human right for all in California. A major victory like this can turn the tide on the national health care debate. A majority of Americans are in favor of Medicare for All, but the news media spends far more time covering the Republican's lamentable health care plan instead of presenting the public with its increasingly viable alternative. We've had enough of paying more for prescription drugs, premiums, deductibles, and copayments than people in countries with universal health care. We're fed up with getting fleeced by insurance and pharmaceutical industries that lobby the State Senate and our Congress against Medicare for All and rake in billions of dollars in profit. That's why so many people support SB 562, which would eliminate out-of-pocket costs and extend coverage to undocumented immigrants. We are on track to win this fight. Your $5 donation helps us continue our organizing efforts and rally even more support for health care as a human right. DONATE »secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/sb-562 Universal health care is one of the great moral issues of our time. With your help, we can guarantee that to all Californians, and soon all Americans. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Thu, Apr 27 · sanders

State of the Revolution
Friends, Last night's State of the Revolution livestream brought together thousands of progressive activists and community leaders across America. Our focus on local groups highlighted the massive success of our organizing chapters and exemplified the influence that the grassroots can wield over the electoral process. Our Revolution's endorsement model empowers local groups to lift up grassroots candidates because we know that the political revolution isn't going to happen in Washington -- it's happening every day in your communities. Local groups are the lifeblood of our movement, and now is the time that we must be building them. As I said last night, "We are in the 440 relay race of our lives." What Bernie started last year is still continuing strong in the thousands of Our Revolution members organizing locally. Can you make a $5 contribution to help us advance the lead for the progressive movement? DONATE »secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-livestream In just a few short months, Our Revolution has had over 1,000 groups apply to join the national organization with hundreds approved and in the onboarding process, and recruited over 12,000 candidates for local office. Candidates like Mike Connolly and khalid kamau ran and won their elections against incredible odds to advance single-payer health care and a $15 minimum wage, proving that with the support of local groups real change is possible. Our candidates, local leaders, and our dedicated staff and volunteers are the evidence that we don't need to wait for the establishment to make a difference in our community. We understand that people who themselves have never been involved in the political process can not only help transform the party, but bring their entire community with them to reinvigorate it. That is what Our Revolution is here to do. We have the power to organize and win, but it's going to take all of us together to accomplish the change we need. Can you contribute $5 to help lead this transformative movement? DONATE »secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-livestream The time is now to make a difference. Together, we have the power to create a country that works for all of us, not just the few. In solidarity, Nina Turner Board Member Our Revolution
· Tue, Apr 25 · sanders

FW: Live from your living room!
Hi there, The State of the Revolution livestream is happening this Sunday, and it's going to be the spark that ignites the next political revolution. Don't miss out on this incredible moment -- sign up for an email reminder and let us know you'll be watching! In solidarity, Basi Alonso and the entire team at Our Revolution
· Fri, Apr 21 · sanders

TOMORROW: Bernie in Salt Lake City, UT
Brothers and Sisters -- Just in case you didn't get the chance to RSVP for a rally with Bernie, we wanted to bump it to the top of your inbox. It's important because in order to revitalize American politics and create a political revolution, we need to start with an unprecedented wave of grassroots support in all 50 states. To accomplish that, we are focusing on building strong relationships with folks in Utah. This is a movement that requires your participation. RSVP and tell us that you'll attend this event in person. We can fight for a government which represents all of us, but only if we stand together and fight back. go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/ cometogetherfightbackperezapril2017/gpghqf In solidarity, Team Bernie Sisters and Brothers - During the presidential campaign, Bernie spoke a lot about the need to revitalize American politics and create a political revolution. He talked about the need to bring people together - black, white, Latino, Asian American and Native American - to fight for a government which represents all of us, and not just the 1 percent. Bernie also made it clear that the Democratic Party needed a 50-state strategy, and that we could not rest easy when some of the poorest states in the country were led by Republican right wing extremists who represented the wealthy and the powerful. That is why Bernie is hitting the road again, this time with DNC Chair Tom Perez and other leaders. The purpose of this nine-state tour across the country is to visit some of our more conservative states and help build strong, grassroots movements in those regions. He will also discuss how the president has turned his back on the working class people who voted for him. One of the states that Bernie will be visiting is Utah. Signup and RSVP to tell us that you'll attend the event in person. Please get the word out to your friends. Let's have a HUGE turnout. Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with DNC Chair Tom Perez DATE: Friday, April 21, 2017 TIME: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Doors open at 10:30 AM) WHERE: The Rail Center (Salt Lake City, UT) 235 North 500 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 RSVP NOW: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/ cometogetherfightbackperezapril2017/gpghqf In solidarity, - Team Bernie
· Thu, Apr 20 · sanders

Live from your living room!
Friends, Our Revolution is thrilled to host an energizing national livestream event to kick off our summer of organizing -- and you're invited! Join us on April 23 for our State of the Revolution livestream and help grow our movement for the next phase of the political revolution. In a showcase of our grassroots organizing efforts since our work officially began last August, we will present our vision to transform American politics and implement our progressive agenda. To be a part of this, all you have to do is head to our website on Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. EDT. SIGN UP FOR AN EMAIL REMINDER » go.ourrevolution.com/page/signup/state-of-the-revolution-livestream-rsvp/ Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, former NAACP President Ben Jealous, former Nevada State Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, Massachusetts State Representative Mike Connolly and Our Revolution Board Chairman Larry Cohen will lead the livestream. Together, we will: **Celebrate our victories at the local, state, and national levels **Outline the integral role you and your community will continue to play in building our movement **Give local leaders like you the resources and tools you need to take immediate action after the livestream Our movement has the potential to be the largest force for progressive political action this country has ever seen -- but it will take all of us getting involved at the grassroots for it to be successful. Need a reminder to join us on April 23? No problem! Sign up and we'll send you a reminder when it's time to log on to the livestream. SIGN UP FOR AN EMAIL REMINDER » go.ourrevolution.com/page/signup/state-of-the-revolution-livestream-rsvp/ Our political revolution relies on people like you. Your dedication makes our work possible. In solidarity, The Team at Our Revolution
· Wed, Apr 19 · sanders

Re: Bernie in Salt Lake City, UT
Brothers and Sisters -- Just in case you didn't get the chance to RSVP for a rally with Bernie, we wanted to bump it to the top of your inbox. It's important because in order to revitalize American politics and create a political revolution, we need to start with an unprecedented wave of grassroots support in all 50 states. To accomplish that, we are focusing on building strong relationships with folks in Utah. This is a movement that requires your participation. RSVP and tell us that you'll attend this event in person. We can fight for a government which represents all of us, but only if we stand together and fight back. go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/ cometogetherfightbackperezapril2017/gpghqf In solidarity, Team Bernie Sisters and Brothers - During the presidential campaign, Bernie spoke a lot about the need to revitalize American politics and create a political revolution. He talked about the need to bring people together - black, white, Latino, Asian American and Native American - to fight for a government which represents all of us, and not just the 1 percent. Bernie also made it clear that the Democratic Party needed a 50-state strategy, and that we could not rest easy when some of the poorest states in the country were led by Republican right wing extremists who represented the wealthy and the powerful. That is why Bernie is hitting the road again, this time with DNC Chair Tom Perez and other leaders. The purpose of this nine-state tour across the country is to visit some of our more conservative states and help build strong, grassroots movements in those regions. He will also discuss how the president has turned his back on the working class people who voted for him. One of the states that Bernie will be visiting is Utah. Signup and RSVP to tell us that you'll attend the event in person. Please get the word out to your friends. Let's have a HUGE turnout. Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with DNC Chair Tom Perez DATE: Friday, April 21, 2017 TIME: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Doors open at 10:30 AM) WHERE: The Rail Center (Salt Lake City, UT) 235 North 500 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 RSVP NOW: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/ cometogetherfightbackperezapril2017/gpghqf In solidarity, - Team Bernie
· Tue, Apr 18 · sanders

Bumping Bernie's note
Sisters and Brothers - We're not sure if you had a chance to read the email Bernie wrote last week, but he's going on the road again and he needs your help. Please see his message below and chip in $27 to help him fund this important national tour. secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/national-tour We've got to revitalize American democracy. We've got to rebuild the Democratic Party. We've got to transform America. Thanks for continuing to stand with Bernie. It means a lot to him. - Team Bernie Dear Sisters and Brothers, With Trump's election, we live in a pivotal moment in American history. This country will either move in the direction of an authoritarian government where the rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer, or we will successfully fight back and build a strong grassroots movement to create a government which represents all of us, not just Donald Trump and others in the billionaire class. That's the struggle we now face. No one can sit on the sidelines. Not now. The only way we win is when we stand together and fight back. I need your help to do that. The bad news is that Trump's agenda - huge tax breaks for billionaires, enormous increases in military spending, massive cuts in health care and programs that protect the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor, horrific attacks on environmental protection and scapegoating the immigrant community - constitutes the most reactionary set of policies in the modern history of our country. The good news is that the resistance to this extremist Trump/Republican agenda is growing rapidly. We saw that as millions participated in the Women's March in January. We saw that as hundreds of thousands attended rallies and town meetings in February and March to successfully defeat the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and throw 24 million Americans off of their health insurance. We are seeing that now as people across the country are mobilizing for Green Day events to take on the fossil fuel industry, combat climate change and transform our energy system to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. When we launched our presidential campaign two years ago, I told you that victory would require the active participation of millions of Americans in every community across the country. That it would require nothing short of a political revolution to combat the demoralization so many feel about the political process. That's what I believed then. That's what I believe now. And that's what I am attempting to do. During the last several months I have visited a number of states where Donald Trump won. My message: working people must not support a president and a party beholden to powerful special interests and the top 1 percent. We cannot support a party which wants to divide us up by race, gender, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. I was in Wisconsin where progressives are determined to overcome the Trump victory in that state and elect candidates who, in 2018, will stand with working people and not the 1 percent. I was in Kansas where, in one of the most conservative states in the country, over 5,000 people attended a progressive rally in Topeka. I was in Mississippi, a state today heavily dominated by the Republican Party, where brave workers in the auto industry are fighting for a union. I was in West Virginia, where Trump won a landslide victory, but where many people are beginning to rethink the wisdom of that decision. And next week I am going back on the road, visiting areas of the country often ignored by Democrats. I will be in Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Nevada, Nebraska, Utah and Arizona. I will be talking about the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that we face and the need for the rich to start paying their fair share of taxes. I will discuss the Medicare-for-all, single-payer legislation that I will soon be introducing. I will urge people to join the Fight for $15 minimum wage struggle to make sure all Americans enjoy a living wage. I will ask people across the country to help us create millions of jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. I will explain the need to aggressively move forward for comprehensive immigration reform and why we must immediately fix our broken criminal justice system. But I can't do it alone. Please make a $27 contribution to my re-election campaign to help fund this national tour. secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/national-tour Please attend the rallies in your area. Please work with me to revitalize American democracy and advance the political revolution. Like I said from the beginning, our political revolution was never about one candidate. It was about creating a mass movement for real change in this country. That's the struggle we began. That's the struggle we'll continue. No turning back now. In solidarity, Bernie Sanders CONTRIBUTE: secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/national-tour
· Mon, Apr 17 · sanders

[RSVP] Bernie in Salt Lake City, UT
Sisters and Brothers - During the presidential campaign, Bernie spoke a lot about the need to revitalize American politics and create a political revolution. He talked about the need to bring people together - black, white, Latino, Asian American and Native American - to fight for a government which represents all of us, and not just the 1 percent. Bernie also made it clear that the Democratic Party needed a 50-state strategy, and that we could not rest easy when some of the poorest states in the country were led by Republican right wing extremists who represented the wealthy and the powerful. That is why Bernie is hitting the road again, this time with DNC Chair Tom Perez and other leaders. The purpose of this nine-state tour across the country is to visit some of our more conservative states and help build strong, grassroots movements in those regions. He will also discuss how the president has turned his back on the working class people who voted for him. One of the states that Bernie will be visiting is Utah. Signup and RSVP to tell us that you'll attend the event in person. Please get the word out to your friends. Let's have a HUGE turnout. Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with DNC Chair Tom Perez DATE: Friday, April 21, 2017 TIME: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Doors open at 10:30 AM) WHERE: The Rail Center (Salt Lake City, UT) 235 North 500 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 RSVP NOW: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/ cometogetherfightbackperezapril2017/gpghqf In solidarity, - Team Bernie
· Thu, Apr 13 · sanders

Lessons from last night
Sisters and Brothers, Let me be blunt. What happened last night in Kansas is proof that voters across the spectrum are fighting back. No Democratic candidate has come as close as James Thompson did. Just five months ago Trump won this district by 27 points; last night Thompson ended up within seven. It is clear that a progressive message is powerful and it is important to build on this success. With an unabashedly and authentically progressive candidate we can succeed in red, purple and blue states. Despite a large GOTV operation run in support, we missed a huge opportunity to help more in Kansas. A lot of people pitched in financially for James Thompson, but the forces of reaction invested more. There is so much more that Our Revolution does than just raise money for candidates, but the truth is no candidate can win without the resources she or he needs to communicate to voters. Encouraging great candidates to run and then not helping them with the resources they need hurts our movement. I get it. You are asked by many, many groups and candidates for support. And in our political environment there is no shortage of real crises vying for your attention. But if our political revolution is to succeed, we need to show that we will help candidates that are running to continue what Bernie started. Rob Quist is one of those candidates. We know that progressive candidates can succeed where establishment Democrats have failed so many times before, and where frankly the establishment has surrendered millions of working families to far right Republican rule. I need your help to demonstrate that the political revolution is still a force that the establishment should reckon with. Will you split a $5 contribution between Our Revolution and Rob Quist's campaign? DONATE »secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-quist-mfa While Montana's special election began with a presidential appointment, Rob's grassroots campaign had its beginning well beforehand. When Bernie Sanders called for a Medicare for All system during the 2016 presidential primaries, Rob started organizing in his own community to bring this right to his fellow Montanans. Running for Congress in Montana's at-large congressional district, his campaign is building momentum all across Big Sky Country with unwavering support for health care as a human right. It's clear that Medicare for All is a winning issue with voters of all parties, and that's got Republicans, and special interests who will fight Medicare for All, worried. Rob's campaign for Congress is special for another reason. In a state that went for Donald Trump by more than 20 points, a Democratic challenger with support from the grassroots is poised to win back a seat in Congress in a nominally "conservative" state. It turns out that when you get down to the issues, progressives do pretty well. We saw this in Kansas, and we will see this in Montana. I know you have been generous in the past and honestly this will not be the last time I ask you to support a progressive champion this year. But we have come so far in changing politics in America that we cannot let up now. I want to let you know that I will be sending a personal donation to help Rob Quist win. Together we can create the America we all know is possible. As Bernie said in the final email of his campaign: "Forever committed, forever fighting, forever forward!" Split a $5 contribution between Rob Quist's grassroots campaign and Our Revolution and help us demonstrate the strength of the political revolution. In solidarity, Jeff Weaver President Our Revolution
· Wed, Apr 12 · sanders

Stamp money out of politics & stop Gorsuch
Sisters and Brothers: Hi, it's Ben, the guy on the left, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and Head Stamper at Stamp Stampede. The Supreme Court sided with billionaires when it ruled on Citizens United v. F.E.C., a landmark case that created Super PACs and opened the floodgates of dark money pouring into our political elections. Over the past several weeks, ads funded by the same untraceable dark money have propped up Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to push him through his Senate confirmation hearing. Gorsuch's support for the use of unlimited and unaccountable money in politics weakens our Constitution and the right of free speech for all people. We need a Supreme Court justice who will stand on our side. Overturning Citizens United won't happen with Judge Gorsuch on the bench. Will you contribute $5 to receive an ink stamp so you can help Stamp Money Out of Politics? DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/stampout Judge Gorsuch is the wrong choice for the Supreme Court. His support has led us to a point where accepted facts on climate change, reproductive health, immigration and many other issues are being slandered by our elected officials and the entities supporting their extreme positions. It's our job to fight back and show all of them that the Supreme Court of the United States must stand for the people, not the proliferation of wealth by the top one percent. Corporate interests have used shadowy Super PACs to hide the puppeteers' bankrolling efforts that erode the very foundation of our democracy. There are now over 65,000 Americans who are using rubber stamps to make their voices heard by turning money into media. It's a "Petition on Steroids" because each stamped dollar is seen by 875 people. We have shown the power of our movement at rallies, protests, town halls and every place in between -- now we can grow it person to person, through this viral act of protest. Help to grow our movement by donating $5. You will receive a free Stamp Money Out of Politics stamp you can use on all paper currency. Thank you. Your efforts make all the difference for the political revolution. Ben Cohen Stamp Stampede via Our Revolution P.S.: Yes, this is legal! Adding our political message to paper currency is an effective, legal way to help build our movement to get big money out of politics. » www.stampstampede.org/about-stamping/legal/
· Thu, Apr 6 · sanders

Add your name: Time for Medicare-for-all
Sisters and Brothers 
 Last week, we won a very important victory against the Republican health care plan that would have taken away insurance from 24 million Americans, raised premiums for seniors and defunded Planned Parenthood.  But we must be clear. This is just the beginning of our struggle, not the end. Our true goal is not just stopping Republicans from destroying health care. Our goal is guaranteeing health care as a right for all people. 
 Let me be blunt. The Affordable Care Act has done some very important things for our country. Today, 20 million Americans have health care who did not before the law was passed. We ended the obscenity of people being denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions and we put a cap on how much people with serious illnesses have to pay out of pocket. Progress was made but we can do better -- much better. 
 That is why, within a couple of weeks, I am going to be introducing legislation calling for a Medicare-for-all, single-payer program. 
 People who cannot afford health care don't deserve to die. We should not be spending far more, per capita, than any other nation for health care or be paying the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. 
 I believe now more than ever that the American people are ready to end the national disgrace of being the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care as a right for all of its people. Add your name if you agree. 
 Add your name as a citizen co-sponsor of my Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care bill that will guarantee health care as a right for all Americans. go.berniesanders.com/page/s/bernie-mfa 
 The truth is that the insurance and pharmaceutical companies in this country are bribing the United States Congress. In recent years they have spent billions of dollars in lobbying and campaign contributions to make sure that we maintain a dysfunctional, but profitable, approach to health care. Enough is enough. Now is the time to take them on and do something about it. 
 They will try to make words like "NATIONAL HEALTH CARE" sound scary. 
 But the truth is, we already have a very large single-payer system in this country. It's called Medicare and it has succeeded in providing near-universal coverage to Americans over the age 65 and gets high marks from people who are enrolled in the program. I believe we can and should expand it to cover everyone. 
 I believe the American people are ready for a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system that guarantees health care as a right for all Americans. But getting there will require nothing short of a political revolution in this country. Add your name to say we're in this together. 
 Add your name as a citizen co-sponsor of my Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care bill that will guarantee health care as a right for all Americans. go.berniesanders.com/page/s/bernie-mfa 
 Today, 28 million of our sisters and brothers are living without health care, while many others have high deductibles and co-payments. Despite the gains under the Affordable Care Act, there is still a major health care crisis in this country. 
 Our job, together, is to end that. 
 In solidarity, 
 Bernie Sanders U.S. Senator, Vermont
· Mon, Apr 3 · sanders

FW: Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" bill
Hi there, In case you missed yesterday's livestream, Bernie Sanders told a roaring crowd that he'll be introducing this month a Medicare for All bill he's currently drafting. It's not too late to add your name to the thank you card I'll be delivering to Bernie. Add your name and I'll make sure he knows that you're standing with him when it comes to fighting for universal health care and Medicare for All. In solidarity, Jeff Weaver
· Sat, Apr 1 · sanders

By the numbers: a people-powered revolution
Dear Friend, By supporting Our Revolution, you have helped to power: - 1.4 million signatures supporting our progressive agenda - 1 million livestream views - 300,000 phone calls to support progressive candidates - 66,000 activists organizing locally for change - 62 progressive champions elected to public office Our first quarterly fundraising deadline of 2017 is coming to a close at midnight. Help us continue to power the progressive revolution with a contribution of $3 today. secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/ourrev-eoq Thank you for all you help to do, The entire team at Our Revolution
· Fri, Mar 31 · sanders

[RSVP] Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren's national livestream
Sisters and Brothers: Our Revolution is hosting Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for a livestream event this Friday to have an open, honest and frank conversation with you on the state of our national politics. RSVP to be emailed the link so you can watch this conversation with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on strategies to not just resist, but to grow our progressive movement and present a positive vision for the future of our country. Our Revolution Livestream with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Friday, March 31, 2017 7:00 PM EDT RSVP today to be emailed the link to watch RSVP TO WATCH » go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/our-revolution-livestream-with-bernie-sanders-and-elizabeth-warren-rsvp Together, we can create real momentum behind our progressive agenda and bring these policies to Washington and state capitols across America. We hope you will join Bernie and Elizabeth this Friday for this powerful discussion. In solidarity, The Team at Our Revolution
· Thu, Mar 30 · sanders

Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" bill
Sisters and Brothers, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he's going to be introducing a Medicare for All bill in the Senate. We all know that the Affordable Care Act was a critically important step towards the goal of universal health care. But 29 million Americans today still do not have health insurance, and millions more are underinsured because health insurance companies are making our health care unaffordable and inaccessible. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill puts power and choice when it comes to health care decisions right where it should be -- in the hands of patients and their doctors, because nobody should be squeezed by the insurance industry's bottom line. Will you join me in telling Senator Bernie Sanders "thank you" for never giving up when it comes to universal health care for all Americans? Sign the thank you card today to say that you're with him. SIGN HERE>>>go.ourrevolution.com/page/signup/we-support-bernie-sanders-and-medicare-for-all I've known Senator Sanders for more than 30 years. He has championed universal health care for even longer. Bernie has always stood up for the people, even if it means going up against the establishment. The insurance industry, which spent $146 BILLION in 2016 alone lobbying Congress, will say that universal health care isn't possible. Not only is it possible*, Medicare for All is the only way to solve our health care crisis. That's why Our Revolution is joining with communities all across the country to win this critical fight. We're supporting Rob Quist, a strong advocate for universal health care, who is running for Montana's at-large Congressional district in the upcoming special election. This isn't some fringe issue: 58 percent of Americans support a Medicare for All system**. Our issue is national, and it's personal. Too many Americans lie awake at night wondering how they'll pay for much-needed treatment or medications. Americans are dying of entirely preventable causes. Ensuring universal health care through a Medicare for All program is a moral imperative that we cannot ignore. Join me in thanking Bernie Sanders for his leadership on Medicare for All, and say that you're all-in for universal health care. ADD YOUR NAME>>>go.ourrevolution.com/page/signup/we-support-bernie-sanders-and-medicare-for-all Keep up the fight, because together we're transforming this country. In solidarity, Jeff Weaver President Our Revolution
· Wed, Mar 29 · sanders

Repealing ACA hurts people like me
Sisters and Brothers, Seven years ago today, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. I didn't know it at the time, but the ACA would have a profound impact on my life. Less than a month after the ACA passed and about six weeks after I moved from Utah to Oregon, I was hit by a car while riding my bike. I lost my ability to hike, rock climb, white water raft, mountain bike and play softball. After working as a wilderness guide in Utah, it was difficult knowing that I wouldn't be able to enjoy Mount Hood or the Pacific Ocean like I had hoped. But the ACA's Medicaid expansion allowed me to have regular checkups with my doctor for the first time, and I was able to get treatment for a congenital disease that, combined with my traumatic injuries, had left me unable to walk or perform many functions of daily living. My life, mind and mobility were saved by this care. Everyone should have health care like I received from the ACA, no matter their race, age, sexuality, ability, gender identity, religious belief or income. Will you donate $5 to support Our Revolution's fight for a single-payer, Medicare-for-all health care system? DONATE TODAY: secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-healthcare The Republican bill will cap and cut Medicaid by $880 Billion from the people who need it most - people with children, substance abuse problems, in need of mental health care or who have a disability like me. After coming out as transgender to my family, I lost the support system that had protected me, but thanks to Medicaid and my diagnosis I successfully applied for Social Security Disability Insurance. I don't know where I would be without it. Our Revolution shares my belief that America should guarantee health care as a human right. We lag behind the major industrialized countries of the world in failing to grant this right to our citizens, and with the majority of Americans supporting universal coverage, there has never been more momentum to bring about such a needed change. Donate $5 to Our Revolution today so that we can show the support that single-payer health care has all across America. In solidarity, Nico Serra Our Revolution Volunteer CONTRIBUTE >> secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/or-healthcare
· Thu, Mar 23 · sanders

Muslim Ban 2.0 temporarily halted
Sisters and Brothers, A federal judge has temporarily halted the White House's second iteration of its racist Muslim ban. But we know the Trump Administration will fight the ruling as part of its repeated attempts to sow division amongst us. As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to create an illegal Muslim registry. We think it's time to create a different kind of registry that lifts all of us up: a nationwide, grassroots movement of people who will stand up and speak out when our immigrant and Muslim sisters and brothers are under attack. ADD YOUR NAME to our rapid response list and we'll let you know when there is urgent action needed to protect Muslims and immigrants in your neighborhood. go.ourrevolution.com/page/signup/ourresistance-alerts-muslim-and-immigrant-communities/ This cruel and inhumane executive order bars immigrants who have fled some of the war-torn, drought-stricken countries in the world. The first immigrants who came to America fled religious persecution, but Donald Trump and his advisors want to use the religion of today's immigrants as a measuring stick. The Statue of Liberty reads,&quo;Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.&quo; There is no qualifier based on religion or country of origin. If Donald Trump wants to register some of us, then our job is to build a grassroots registry of people who will take action to stop this administration's racist policies from taking effect. Join our rapid response list to hear when there is urgent action needed locally to counter the travel ban and other policies harmful to Muslims and immigrants. It is our job to resist. It is our job to say loud and clear: not on our watch. Not in my community. Not in my movement. We must stand together for our values, or else we stand for nothing. Let us know we can count on you to stand with Muslim and immigrant communities. Sign up today for our rapid response alert list, and we'll let you know when there's an urgent action in your area. Thank you for standing with us for principle and purpose. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution ADD YOUR NAME go.ourrevolution.com/page/signup/ourresistance-alerts-muslim-and-immigrant-communities/
· Thu, Mar 16 · sanders