Federal judge blocks Trump
Friends, Yesterday, a federal court found the third iteration of the White House's "travel ban" to be just as unconstitutional as the first two. While this halt is welcome, we cannot take it to mean that Trump will abandon his bigoted campaign promise to ban entry into the United States for some foreign nationals or those of Muslim faith. It is time for the White House to hear directly from you. Click here to tell White House officials to end travel bans. CALL 844-877-5203 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/white-house-muslim-ban/ Discriminating against people due to their nationality or religion is against our nation's values. What's more, the White House's fixation on what is really a Muslim ban, one that they cannot prove will have any demonstrable effect on national security, has prevented us from addressing the serious issues that we face as a nation. The people of Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Chad, Venezuela, and North Korea have endured harsh conditions under repressive regimes. Keeping refugees from reaching a safe haven makes our country culpable in their suffering. If we are to realize true equality for all human beings, we need to stop the paranoia and stereotypes that vilify innocent people for their faith, the color of their skin, or the language they speak. Call the White House and tell them to abandon the travel ban. We are not going to tolerate religious tests as a qualification to enter the land of the free. CALL 844-877-5203 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/white-house-muslim-ban/ Contrary to what Trump believes, this decision is not about the ego of one judge or the motivations of one party. Stopping this is simply about doing what is right. In Solidarity, Jim Zogby Board Member Our Revolution
· Wed, Oct 18 · sanders

My choice
Friend, In the last week, Republicans passed an abortion ban and allowed private employers to deny contraceptives in their employee health insurance plans. It's more of the same from a group that obsessively passes laws to regulate women's bodies and women's health. Their oppressive and hypocritical agenda has nothing to do with health care or business and everything to do with exercising power over women. This is about women and our ability to make decisions about our life and our body. Add your support to the EACH Woman Act (H.R. 771) to guarantee abortion access in all government and private health insurance plans. I faced vicious attacks and threats to my safety because of my decision to have an abortion as a teenager, and even more outrage over the fact that I had the audacity to speak openly about that choice in a legislative hearing. My choice to have an abortion was right for me then, and it's right for me now. I would not be in the position I am today were it not for having access to this critical health care service. Each woman should be free to make the choice that is best for her. Period. Instead of restricting access to health care, Congress should focus on policies that improve women's lives such as closing the gender wage gap, raising the minimum wage, making education and childcare accessible and affordable, and guaranteeing Medicare for All. Let's stop the attack on women. Add your name to support the EACH Woman Act (H.R. 771) today. It is past time for women to be able to fully exercise our right to make our own health care decisions. Thank you for taking action with Our Revolution today. In Solidarity, Lucy Flores Board Member Our Revolution
· Sat, Oct 14 · sanders

Communication is Key
Friend, Communication is key--the best ideas in the world don't mean a thing if you can't figure out a pithy way to get them across. That's why the Sanders Institute is so important: it's working in the tradition of the best explainer in contemporary American politics, a man who's able to get across the essence of what needs to happen in language that sticks. Consider "Medicare for all," which is the perfect way of taking the word salad that surrounds health care policy and putting it in terms all of us viscerally get (including those, like me, who've been intimidated by the insurance industry's endless efforts to "complexify" the problem behind an endless screen of words." Or think about "Fight for $15." Everyone who hears it immediately imagines what it would be like trying to live on less than that: it brings the idea of "living wage" into sharp focus. For those of us working on the environment, "100 Percent Renewable" is the new watchword. It sums up what we need to do: move off coal, oil, and gas and on to sun and wind. And it makes it clear it's urgent: we have to go all the way and we have to do it fast. No more half measures. (Here's an essay I wrote recently for In These Times that makes the case). That's why we were so happy when Bernie, and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, introduced a Senate bill this year demanding 100% Renewable. And it's why we should all be grateful to the Sanders Institute. It's a powerful megaphone for repeating, explaining, and underlining these profound and simple--but never simplistic--messages. I was pleased when Jane Sanders asked me to be a founding Fellow of the institute. Like all the fellows I donate my time, and since I have more on my plate than I should, it's always a little hard to know where to make such commitments. But I hope many of you will be able to donate a little money to help build the Institute's reach. Movements, ultimately, run on ideas. And the Institute is a place where ideas live. Help if you can! Thanks, Bill McKibben DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/sandersinstitute
· Fri, Oct 13 · sanders

Did you see Bernie's livestream?
Friends, Senator Bernie Sanders just finished laying out his plan for College for All. As Senator Sanders' former Chief of Staff, I recognize how close the issue of college affordability is to his heart. As a professor at a public university, I am deeply familiar with the fact that every year far too many students take on thousands of dollars in debt. The high bar of college costs is unjust, especially since it creates a barrier for the next generation of Americans who need higher education to compete in a global economy. It is my firm belief, one that I share with Senator Sanders and Our Revolution, that access to a tuition-free public college education should be a right of all Americans. Pledge your support if you agree that it's time to chart a new path forward with a college education that is attainable to all. ADD YOUR NAME » go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/college-for-all Can you imagine having to drop out of college because of the burden of overwhelming debt? This happens far, far too often. The high cost of a college education keeps hundreds of thousands of bright young people from enrolling in college every year, while the countries we are competing with--Germany, France, Sweden and others--guarantee a public college education tuition-free. Equally bad is that millions of Americans--students and former students--are loaded down with college loan debt. Many people do not know that student debt cannot be discharged even in bankruptcy, which means that millions of Americans are doomed to pay off onerous student debt throughout much of their working lives. It is time for the United States to join the rest of the industrialized world. Today, student debt totals over $1.5 trillion, keeping people saddled with that debt from buying a home or car, or building the funds necessary to send their own children to college, or saving for retirement. If you agree that we should guarantee a tuition-free public college education to all people, take the pledge. ADD YOUR NAME » go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/college-for-all Senator Sanders' plan would require the federal government to pay for two-thirds of the cost of public college tuition, with only one-third coming from the states. This new program would not increase the federal deficit since its entire cost will be covered by a tax on those who invest in stocks, bonds, and derivatives. A generation ago, people could secure a good-paying job with a high school diploma. The world has changed: we need to expand the right to publicly supported K-12 education to include universal pre-kindergarten and public college. In solidarity, Huck Gutman Board Member Our Revolution
· Wed, Oct 11 · sanders

Bernie's livestream at 7 p.m. ET!
Friends, Please tune in to Senator Bernie Sanders' livestream discussion on College for All tonight at 7 p.m. ET. WATCH THE LIVESTREAM » www.facebook.com/PoliticalRevolution/ To win tuition-free public college education, all of us must get involved. Our movement needs people like you to help it succeed. In solidarity, The Team at Our Revolution WATCH THE LIVESTREAM » www.facebook.com/PoliticalRevolution/
· Tue, Oct 10 · sanders

Fwd: Join Me, October 10th, for a Livestream On College for All.
Friends, College affordability is one of the great moral crises of our time, with millions of bright, capable people priced out of an education and millions more in debt that totals over one and a half trillion dollars for our country. RSVP to join Senator Bernie Sanders for a College for All Livestream on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. ET. SIGN UP » go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/rsvp-for-c4a-livestream Together we can guarantee that everyone, no matter their circumstances, can receive the highest quality of education without being priced out or burdened by student loan debt. In solidarity, Shailene Woodley Board Member Our Revolution
· Thu, Oct 5 · sanders

Why I support the Sanders Institute
Friend, The present state of our country and of our world beckons to all of us. As we confront climate change, multiple refugee crises, the threat of global conflict, and a disturbing normalization of fascism, our collective future mandates that we unite around calls for justice with a sense of urgency - justice for women, justice for LGBTQ communities, justice for immigrants, justice for racial and ethnic minorities, justice for religious minorities, justice for the economically disenfranchised, justice for our environment. We are called to defend the self-evident truths upon which democracy is built - equality, freedom, and the ability to pursue personal fulfilment - from forces rooted in falsehood, manipulation, and demagoguery. To do so, we must inform ourselves thoroughly and organize effectively. It is in this spirit that I support the Sanders Institute in actively engaging citizens and media in the pursuit of progressive solutions to economic, environmental, racial, and social justice issues. The Sanders Institute's focus on individuals and media speaks directly to the terrain of the digital age. Its emphasis on progressive solutions speaks to our collective need to defend our highest ideals by effecting positive change. While mendacity can be a shortcut to power, that power is ultimately unsustainable. We must speak powerful truths to power; truths rooted in our diversity and interconnectedness. In recognizing the ways in which we all have something to contribute and the ways in which we all depend on one another, we harness the value of our differences to establish powerful coalitions; coalitions that can effectively counter the rigidity and isolation of illiberalism. As a Fellow of the Sanders Institute, I offer my experience in supporting social justice movements around the world on issues like environmental justice, labor, economic inequality, and racism, and I hope to inspire a new generation of socially engaged citizens in fighting for justice and equality for all. Danny Glover, Sanders Institute Founding Fellow, 2017
· Thu, Oct 5 · sanders

Tell Congress: Extend the Jones Act exemption
Friends, At 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, my husband Jose called me from Puerto Rico to tell me our apartment was shaking. As he took shelter in the tub from Hurricane Maria we got disconnected. After five days with no communication from Miami I was fearing the worst--maybe he flew away in the hurricane, was trapped under cement, was hurt and couldn't get help. When I finally spoke to Jose on Sunday, he told me he was without potable water, the apartment didn't suffer damages, just water and sand. Sand! I live three blocks from the coastal line on the sixth floor. Maria had a lot of fury. A ship takes five days from Jacksonville to San Juan or any other port in Puerto Rico. If Panama, Venezuela, or our neighbor the Dominican Republic wanted to send in assistance, the Jones Act requires it to dock first in a US port, like Jacksonville, and then head over to Puerto Rico. My husband and many others cannot wait that long for aid. Please tell your member of Congress to extend Puerto Rico's exemption from the Jones Act. DIAL 844-877-5203 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/jones-act/ The line to the supermarket was four streets long, no gasoline, no water, no electricity. One day after five hours on a line to enter the supermarket, when he was getting close to the entrance they closed because they ran out of diesel for the generator. Puerto Rico needs an extended exemption from the Jones Act to survive. Call your member of Congress today and tell them to extend the Jones Act exemption for Puerto Rico. DIAL 844-877-5203 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/jones-act/ Puerto Rico needs our held. Thank you for taking action. In solidarity, Miruxa Cardenas Our Revolution Puerto Rico
· Wed, Oct 4 · sanders

Trump's neglect is killing people in Puerto Rico
Friends, Donald Trump just attacked the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico for daring to call on more help for millions who are in dire need. Today, three and a half million Americans are suffering without food, water, medicine, shelter, or electricity. Many people are dying. Yet ever since Hurricane Maria made landfall, Trump has made excuses and criticized those who seek to do more to alleviate the worst humanitarian crisis unfolding on American shores since Hurricane Katrina. Contribute $3 to relief efforts. Support Carmen Yulín Cruz and the people of Puerto Rico from Trump's divisive attacks. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/puerto-rico Dividing people up and blaming others are some of the worst qualities that the President of the United States can exhibit. The American people know that this is wrong, but unless we do something Trump will continue unabated while millions of people go without the aid they so desperately need. Helping those in dire need is not about right and left--it is about right and wrong. Contribute $3 to these organizations leading the relief effort for our fellow citizens. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/puerto-rico We need everyone's support to show that excuses and attacks while people suffer and die will not go unchallenged. Thank you for making your voice heard at this critical time. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Sat, Sep 30 · sanders

Your official "Our Revolution" t-shirt!
Friends, Over the last few months I have been traveling across the country, and one of my greatest joys has been seeing the continued excitement and commitment to our magnificent movement. From Madison to Birmingham, your energy keeps the momentum surging. Being steadfast in our efforts is how we will transform this nation. It truly does take teamwork to make the dream work, and seeing you show up to events in your official Bernie 2016 t-shirts, hats, and buttons further cements the passion and pride that links us together. The team at Our Revolution is most appreciative of your efforts. We understand that we could not do the work of grassroots organizing without you. The donation of your time, treasure, and talent is growing this movement. Make a recurring monthly contribution in any amount today, and we will send you a free "Our Revolution" official t-shirt. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-eom Our Revolution T-Shirt CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-eom Whether you are attending a rally, march, local group meeting, or volunteering for our amazing candidates, you can show your support of Our Revolution and our shared values wherever you go. From city council and school board races, to governorships and congressional offices, Our Revolution is making sure elected officials are accountable to people, not corporations or special interests. Your support is critical as we continue the work Senator Bernie Sanders began. Let people know our movement will continue far beyond 2016. Make a recurring monthly contribution and wear your official "Our Revolution" t-shirt with pride! CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-eom Change in this country doesn't come from the top. Change happens when all of us put a little 'extra' on our ordinary to ensure that extraordinary things happen. Thank you for being a part of this revolution. In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
· Thu, Sep 28 · sanders

One of our own is running
Sisters and Brothers -- These are, to say the least, unusual and unprecedented times for our country. We have a president who is unfit to hold his office, and whose policies are the most anti-working class in the modern history of America. One of the ways we can most effectively oppose Trump's right-wing extremism is with strong progressive leadership at the local and state level. Former NAACP President Ben Jealous is one of the great progressive leaders in the United States of America. He endorsed our campaign when it was difficult. He joined our political revolution at the very moment the political and financial establishment in this country was fighting back hardest against us. Now he's running for governor of Maryland and it's our turn to be there for him. Please chip in $3 to Ben Jealous' campaign to serve as the next governor of Maryland. Ben has always been a very powerful ally of our movement, and he needs our support. Please help him. secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-ben-jealous em170923-a Ben Jealous knows a truth that we don't see too much of on the television. And that is that there is an enormous amount of pain in this country. He understands that there are millions and millions of people right now who are hurting. Ben understands that people are not making it on $10 an hour and that we're going to raise the minimum wage to a living wage -- $15 an hour. Ben understands that in the year 2017, it is unacceptable that women are making 80 cents on the dollar and that we need pay equity. Ben understands that in a highly competitive global economy, we need the best educated workforce in the world and that it is insane that people cannot afford to go to college or are leaving school deeply in debt. Ben understands, and this has been his life's work as one of the great leaders of the American civil rights movement, that there is something profoundly wrong when the United States has more people in jail than any other country on earth, and that disproportionately those prisoners are black, Latino and Native American. He has spent decades fighting for real criminal justice reform. Ben understands, unlike President Trump, that climate change is not a hoax, and as governor of a state that is uniquely threatened by rising sea levels, he is going to work with many of us to transform our energy system to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. And Ben understands that in the richest country in the history of the world, it is long past time that we join the rest of the industrialized world in ensuring that health care is a right for every single man, woman, and child. That is why he is a strong advocate of a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system. Lastly, let me say this: I am asking you to donate to Ben's campaign because we want to elect him governor of Maryland. But I am also asking you to donate to his campaign because our participation and Ben's victory will send a very powerful message to candidates all across the country. And that message is that when you stand up and authentically fight for the working class in this country, when you fight for people of all backgrounds, they will stand up and fight with you. That is how we elect progressives to Congress, to governors' mansions, and to state legislatures across the country. Ben Jealous has always been with us -- please join me and be there for him today. He needs us. Please chip in $3 to Ben Jealous' campaign to serve as the next governor of Maryland. secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-ben-jealous em170923-a Electing a leader like Ben Jealous would be a tremendous victory not just for our political revolution, but it would demonstrate that our values are on the march everywhere in this nation. That's why your donation means so much. In solidarity, Bernie Sanders CONTRIBUTE secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-ben-jealous em170923-a
· Sat, Sep 23 · sanders

Aid for Puerto Rico
Friends, Having lived in Vieques, Puerto Rico for over a decade I've seen the challenges the island faces, but few can compare to rebuilding that will need to occur after Hurricane Maria. Due to austerity measures forced on them by the vulture funds holding their debts, families were left without the necessary infrastructure to weather these recent storms. Irma has already cost $1 billion, and now Puerto Rico is facing the worst with Maria. Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in almost a century, and has severed communications and crushed its aging electricity infrastructure. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has indicated it may take up to six months just to restore power to the island's 3.5 million residents. These hurricanes are not accidents. They are a direct result of climate change. As is the case throughout the world, low income communities and people of color face the challenges not only of storms such as Irma and Maria, but of pollution, water contamination, and a degraded natural environment that exposes them to disease at a far higher rate. This record breaking Atlantic hurricane season, as well as record breaking climate trends across the world, must be our impetus to take aggressive action to preserve our planet now before it is too late. Please consider contributing to the organizations below to help Puerto Rico rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria >>> www.youcaring.com/variouspuertoricannonprofits-956765 <<< Contributions made to this crowd-funding effort will go to several Puerto Rico-based organizations. Friends of Puerto Rico. >>> www.facebook.com/donate/1661202080577649/ <<< A DC-based nonprofit run by people of the Puerto Rican diaspora that funds arts, education and culture. They have launched a campaign to send money to Puerto Rico. ConPRmetidos. >>> www.conprmetidos.org/ <<< An organization that aims to connect Puerto Ricans from across the world to build Puerto Rico as a global economy. Taller Salud. >>> www.facebook.com/taller.salud/ <<< A feminist grassroots organization that supports health in frontline communities, specifically focused on the communities in Loiza. This town has a high population of low income people of color who suffer the most during natural disasters. Vulture funds have exploited Puerto Rico's economic woes and forced millions of people to suffer: 45% of Puerto Ricans live in poverty, including 56% of the children. Thousands of people are fleeing the island for the mainland United States every week, where threadbare social safety nets are still better than what can be provided locally under the cruel policies of austerity. Puerto Ricans are Americans, but are not always treated as such. It is a cruel reminder of our colonial history. The local Our Revolution group is dedicated to rectifying these injustices and more, but they need your help. Chip in $5 to help Puerto Rico rebuild. >>> www.youcaring.com/variouspuertoricannonprofits-956765 <<< Your contribution makes an enormous difference. I have no doubt that Puerto Rico will weather this storm and come back stronger than ever, to fight with us for a future of racial, economic, social, and environmental justice. In solidarity, Robert Becker Former Iowa Director, Bernie 2016 Our Revolution member
· Thu, Sep 21 · sanders

GOP responds to Medicare for All
Friends, The Republican Party's response to Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill is to attempt yet again to erase the protections given under the Affordable Care Act. With so many lives at stake we cannot allow Congress to try and sneak through a repeal. We should be championing Medicare for All right now, but as Senator Sanders has said, the most urgent task at hand is protecting the Affordable Care Act from repeal. Please call your senator today and tell them to stop the Graham-Cassidy repeal of the Affordable Care Act. DIAL 844-700-2785 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/stop-repeal/ This is a perverse attempt to transfer wealth from the middle and working class to the insurance and pharmaceutical executives and the top one percent. The Republican Party is attempting to create a government of, by, and for the donors, not the people. Their efforts must be stopped. The Graham-Cassidy bill would put an estimated 32 million people out of coverage, for a total of 60 million Americans without health insurance. Such is the cost of making the richest people in this country even richer. It is cruel for these senators to bemoan the cost of providing universal health care one day and threaten to eviscerate the American health care system the next. While Senator Sanders demonstrates integrity and morality with his Medicare for All bill, Graham, Cassidy, and the rest of the Republican Party pledge their allegiance to their donors in the insurance and pharmaceutical industry. Make sure your senator votes against the Graham-Cassidy repeal of the Affordable Care Act. DIAL 844-700-2785 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/stop-repeal/ The Graham-Cassidy repeal is a direct attempt to stop the momentum of our Medicare for All movement. We must be vigilant about every attempt to take health care away from people who desperately need it. Thank you for remaining on the frontlines to protect health care. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Mon, Sep 18 · sanders

Re: Some big news on our Medicare-for-all bill
​This week. Bernie Sanders introduced his Medicare for All Health Care bill with 16 Senate Cosponsors Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Senator Al Franken (D-MN) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Sign Bernie's card thanking them for joining us in this fight. ADD YOUR NAME go.berniesanders.com/page/s/mfa-senate-cosponsors Paid for by Friends of Bernie Sanders (not the billionaires) PO BOX 391, Burlington, VT 05402 This email was sent to xxx. Email is one of the most important tools we have to reach supporters like you, but if you’d like to, click here to unsubscribe: go.berniesanders.com/page/unsubscribe/. Stand against the powerful special interests and build our movement by contributing to Friends of Bernie Sanders here:
· Sat, Sep 16 · sanders

Bernie's Yearning contest winners!
Friends, Thank you for participating in our contest to win a free pint of Bernie's Yearning! Our winners will receive a free pint of homemade ice cream by Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's. Our Revolution wanted to recognize these individuals and share with all of you what the political revolution means to them: "The political revolution means following in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers, who shook off the bonds of corrupt and oppressive rule. It means returning to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people." --Glynnis, Los Angeles, CA "Bernie...FINALLY, someone in Washington speaks...'of, by, and FOR the people', not the plutocrats in our Capital City." --Michael, Dallas, TX "The political revolution is about bringing together the power of people to change the world for a future to believe in. Bernie Sanders inspired me on my journey and Our Revolution starts with us." --Kacie, Mountain View, CA Our Revolution would not be possible without your support. To Glynnis, Michael, Kacie, and everyone else who continues to believe in the political revolution that brought us all together, thank you. There is far more work to be done, but with you on our side we can create a future we all believe in. In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
· Fri, Sep 15 · sanders

Public servants' sacrifice
Friends, Sixteen years ago today our country was attacked by enemies of liberty and justice. Our Revolution recognizes the lives lost and immense pain felt by thousands of family members across the country over the loss of their loved ones. During this reflective moment we also recognize the sacrifices made by countless law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency service providers, and countless others who answered the call to help their neighbors on September 11, 2001. Many heroes gave their lives on Tuesday, September 11 to save and rescue others, and many are living today with injuries they suffered that day. We also honor the lives of the men and women who serve in our military and vow that we will never again send them to die or face permanent injury in a senseless war. Today, our country and our allied nations face the threat of terrorism at the hands of al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups. As we face this pivotal juncture in our nation's history, we must protect America, embrace our commitments to defend freedom and support human rights, and be relentless in combatting terrorists who will do us harm. Now more than ever, we must engage in a foreign policy that goes beyond deciding how to react to conflict around the world. Working proactively to prevent international conflict and protect all human lives, regardless of race, religion, or nationality is one of the greatest needs of our time. As we face an increasingly challenging geopolitical landscape, it is imperative that we live with greater love and respect for one another as human beings. I look forward to our continued work to securing a future with greater freedom and prosperity for all. In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
· Mon, Sep 11 · sanders

Be a card carrying member of Our Revolution
Friends, As Our Revolution begins our second year, we're focusing on sustaining our movement by supporting our members and our groups. Members are those who join at events or join by making any donation. Membership is meant to be simple and inclusive. We encourage OR members to join groups or start a group. Our website includes a map of more than 400 registered groups with more added every week--find yours at ourrevolution.com/groups/. For example, Somerville Our Revolution is part of an amazing network of Our Revolution groups across Massachusetts and nationally. Somerville has a full slate of council members and a mayoral candidate and the group hopes to change the direction of the entire city government. Our Revolution members there are working hard, lobbying their member of Congress on the eight national issues that make up the People's Platform. A combination of issue work, candidates and ballot measures, and political organizing make up the core of Our Revolution member involvement. But many members choose to engage through online action and are not members of groups. No matter how members contribute, we are building a unique political movement that goes beyond resisting Donald Trump and the politics of reaction, instead fighting for a progressive populist future. Will you become an official member of Our Revolution? Contribute any amount and we will send you a membership package that includes: Our Revolution membership card Welcome packet from myself and staff Free Our Revolution sticker Monthly membership newsletter Membership Card CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/join-our-revolution You will also receive surveys to make your voice heard and shape the future of Our Revolution, as well as being connected with a local Our Revolution group or status as a Member-at-Large. Become an official member of Our Revolution and take the next step to build Our Revolution up from the grassroots and prepare us for the fights to come. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/join-our-revolution My hopes are shared with millions of people across this country--I look forward to what we can accomplish together. In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
· Fri, Sep 8 · sanders

Fwd: #DefendDACA
Hi there, After sending this email yesterday, Erika and Basi, another DACA recipient on Our Revolution's staff, were arrested protesting the decision to rescind DACA outside of Trump Tower. We need you to keep calling Congress to guarantee protections for 800,000 young people whose livelihoods are on the line. Call 844-847-3222 to be connected with the House and Senate. We need your representatives to help us protect DACA recipients TODAY. DIAL 844-847-3222 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/defend-daca/ Your calls can move Congress to protect the future of these DREAMers--yesterday alone you made over 2,500 calls to the House and Senate. Keep up the good work. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Wed, Sep 6 · sanders

#DefendDACA
Friends, Donald Trump just sent Jeff Sessions in front of reporters to announce an end to DACA. He didn't even have the courage to tell us himself. The decision to throw 800,000 young people who came to the U.S. as children into legal jeopardy is despicable and immoral. Our Revolution believes that no human being is illegal. We need a path to citizenship not only for DREAMers, but all 11 million undocumented people living in the shadows today. When we bring people together and build stronger communities, everyone benefits. It's up to Congress to act and protect the DREAMers who came out of the shadows in the good faith of a government now threatening to betray them. Please call your member of Congress and tell them to pass protections for DACA recipients NOW. DIAL 844-847-3222 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/defend-daca/ There is a bipartisan consensus that DACA should be protected. It includes the most conservative and most progressive members of Congress. That's why your action is so important. Call your member of Congress to protect DACA recipients, and all those who are vulnerable, from deportation. DIAL 844-847-3222 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/defend-daca/ In solidarity, Erika Andiola Political Director Our Revolution DACA Recipient
· Tue, Sep 5 · sanders

Our commitment to the workers
Friends, As we enjoy an extended Labor Day weekend with friends and family, it is important to reflect on the meaning of this holiday and what it represents for the future of our country and the political revolution we are building. This particular Labor Day marks the continuation of the assault on workers rights at the state and federal levels. The new members of the National Labor Relations Board now constitute a majority that rejects in principle the preamble of the 80-year-old statue: "promote collective bargaining rights." And at the state level, led by right wing think tanks concluding their meeting this very week end, the assault continues on the rights of public workers. Sen. Bernie Sanders has led the way in opposing the policies of the corporate establishment that have favored tax breaks to the detriment of the employees that built those companies. Trade deals like NAFTA, CAFTA, and permanent normal trade relations with China have hollowed out our middle class and shipped millions of jobs away from American manufacturing while degrading our environment. While Bernie and others fight the good fight in Congress, they cannot fix these issues without a mass movement of working class Americans-- Black, Brown, and White. NAFTA alone has cost our economy approximately one million jobs and lowered living standards for workers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It is time we reverse the loss of jobs and re-center workers in the negotiation of our trade agreements. Sign our petition to replace NAFTA with a trade agreement that makes corporations play by our rules, not their own. We demand better wages, better jobs, and better care for our environment. Sign the petition>>>go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/nafta The labor movement has brought Americans improved living standards including forty hour work weeks, the minimum wage and for those with bargaining rights much more. These conditions are under attack every day. Today we are fighting for fifteen bucks and a union, the right of all people to have health care, and to earn decent wages without fearing one's job being shipped overseas. Donald Trump has promised to renegotiate NAFTA to favor American workers, but his bluster and bombast has not been matched by his actions. His administration is populated by Wall Street executives and corporate leaders that have repeatedly turned their backs on the working people who built this country. Radical change will not come from the powers that be. In the spirit of Labor Day and the movement that brought it into being, let's show our country that the grassroots and everyday American workers deserve better. Add your name to our petition calling for a renegotiation of NAFTA with a new trade agreement that benefits people and our planet. I am proud that Our Revolution members and our partners already have more than 100,000 petition signers. Together, we can release our economy from the grip of the oligarchy and ensure prosperity for all. Thank you for doing your part. In Solidarity, Larry Cohen Board Chairman Our Revolution Past President Communications Workers of America Sign the petition>>>go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/nafta
· Mon, Sep 4 · sanders

Summer for Progress Day of Action!
Friends, Congress is set to return to session next week, and we only have a few days left to make our voices heard while they are in our districts. We need your help to move House Democrats to support the People's Platform--eight progressive bills to move our country forward in a bold new direction. Click this link and we'll connect you to your representative's district office. Ask that they sign on to cosponsor all eight of the bills in our People's Platform, and be sure to thank them for the bills they are already supporting. DIAL 844-266-4612 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/call-peoples-platform/ We are asking the House Democratic Caucus to keep their word and uphold the platform we worked together to create and pass last year at the Democratic National Convention--the most progressive platform in the modern history of the party. The people have spoken. It is time every Democrat supports Medicare for All, College for All, $15 bucks an hour, women's reproductive health care, Automatic Voter Registration, a ban on private prisons and the extraction of fossil fuels, and a tax on Wall Street to fund the rebuilding of our national infrastructure. These are common sense proposals that the majority of Americans support. With tens of millions of Americans so alienated by status quo politics that they refused to vote in the last election, we have to make Democrats commit to policies that represent us, not the corporate establishment and special interests. Call your representative before Congress returns to session next week and help us win majority support from the House Democratic Caucus for our People's Platform. DIAL 844-266-4612 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/call-peoples-platform/ With your help we can transform the Democratic Party and remake it in the image of the people they seek to represent. Thank you for helping us carry on the Summer for Progress. In solidarity, Kyle Machado Organizing Director Our Revolution
· Thu, Aug 31 · sanders

Last chance to win a pint of Bernie's Yearning!
Friends, Our Revolution's birthday is just two days away, and to celebrate our friends at Ben & Jerry's have a special limited-time offer for you to win a free pint of Ben's homemade Bernie's Yearning ice cream! Time is running out. Make a $3 contribution to Our Revolution right now and you'll be entered to win a pint of Bernie's Yearning ice cream. Stay tuned for details to see if you've won! >>> secure.actblue.com/donate/benandjerry Thank you for continuing to support Our Revolution. --Senator Nina Turner Hi, Ben here. And Jerry. You probably know us from that famous ice cream company we started, Ben & Jerry's Homemade. Today we want to talk to you about Our Revolution Our Revolution is taking on the mantle that Bernie's campaign began, working at the local level to elect grassroots candidates and change the Democratic Party from the ground up. And this month they celebrate their very first birthday! This month, we're releasing another limited edition batch of Bernie's Yearning to celebrate Our Revolution turning one year old! We want to give you the chance to try this extra-special ice cream. >>> If you contribute Our Revolution right now, you'll be entered to receive a free pint of Ben's ice cream to celebrate Our Revolution's first birthday! - secure.actblue.com/donate/benandjerry Our Revolution members are the most important resource these Bernies-in-waiting have to raise money and compete in their elections. Because these candidates are running to change the status quo, they depend on millions of us investing in their campaigns with small dollar donations. Just like Bernie. Because of the movement he created to bring all of us together, we can change the face of politics for generations to come. Bernie's campaign wasn't about the presidency - it was about creating a sustained movement like the one we see right now. It sounds pretty sweet when you look at it like that. Almost as sweet as my ice cream. >>> Hello Ben & Jerry! It's Nina Turner from Our Revolution. Before we go, I just want to say thank you to all of the Our Revolution members for everything you do to continue the political revolution. We are happy to celebrate Our Revolution's birthday month with some of Ben's - sorry, Bernie's special ice cream!
· Tue, Aug 22 · sanders

The "Alt-Left"
Friends, We have a president who insists on siding with white supremacists. He will not denounce those with hate in their heart who murdered a young woman for supporting equality. For so many of us, we are now living in a nightmare. It is unconscionable to compare those who fight for equality with those who believe that the color of one's skin determines superiority. As I said recently, my heart is skipping beats to think about all that my fore-parents endured to get to this point in time in America's history. And to have, in the 21st century, the president of the United States not boldly stand up and denounce racial violence is atrocious. Not only does he refuse to condemn the actions of people who would protest the funeral of someone they murdered, but he also dares to try and equivocate the actions of liberal protesters, the so called "alt-left," with those of Nazis and white supremacists. It is a disgusting false equivalency. There is no such thing as the "alt-left." Those who believe Medicare should be available to all Americans are not the same as Nazis. Those who believe that we must fix a broken criminal justice system that is unfair to black, brown and poor are not the same as Nazis. Those who think we should remove statues that were erected as a reminder of white supremacy are not the same as Nazis. What happens next is crucial for the future of our country. We must stand united for a better life for all, regardless of color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or class. It has never been more clear what the differences between the two sides are. There is the side of justice and the side of injustice. It is obvious what side Trump is on. There are more of us standing on the side of justice and together we will overcome the forces seeking to regress our nation. Our stories are our strength share yours with us. What motivates you to fight for social justice? Visit go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/social-justice?source=em170816-pt In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
· Wed, Aug 16 · sanders

I need your ideas re: Medicare for All
Sisters and Brothers - Thanks so much for your ongoing support. Let me take this opportunity to give you an update as to what's been happening in recent weeks. As you all know, the disastrous Republican "health care" proposals have, for the moment at least, been defeated. They were defeated because millions of Americans stood up and fought back. They made phone calls and sent emails, letting members of Congress know how they felt. They got their friends involved in the struggle by utilizing social media. They attended town hall meetings. They went to rallies, including some that I attended in Michigan, Maine, Nevada, Arizona, West Virginia, Ohio, Utah, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. And in poll after poll, an overwhelming majority of the American people were absolutely clear about their opposition to these destructive plans: No. We will not be throwing 32 million, 23 million, 22 million or 16 million Americans off of health insurance in order to give tax breaks to the rich and large corporations, and to further the right wing extremist ideology of the Koch brothers. No. We will not be cutting Medicaid by $800 billion, raising premiums for older workers, defunding Planned Parenthood and making it almost impossible for people with pre-existing conditions to get affordable insurance. Needless to say, while we have won at least a temporary victory by defeating horrific Republican proposals, that is not good enough. We need to go on the offensive, not simply remain in a defensive posture. The status quo is not satisfactory. Too many Americans continue to have no health insurance. Too many are paying premiums, deductibles and co-payments that are much to high. Too many cannot afford the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs they need. Too many can not gain access to good quality primary health care or dental care, even when they have insurance. Our goal is not complicated, and it is not radical. It is to have the United States join every other industrialized country on earth in guaranteeing health care for all. Health care must not be considered as a privilege or a commodity. It is a human right to which every man, woman and child is entitled. Our goal is to create a rational, cost-effective health care system. Today in the United States, we are spending almost $10,000 a year per person on health care. This is absurd and unsustainable. We must not continue a system which is, by far, the most expensive, wasteful and bureaucratic in the world. Our goal is to put health care dollars into disease prevention and the provision of health care, not insurance company profits, not outrageous salaries for health industry CEOs, not advertising, not billing, not lobbying or campaign contributions. Our goal is to move this country to a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system. Let me be clear. This will be an enormously difficult and prolonged struggle, and one which will require the efforts of tens of millions of Americans in every state in this country. It will, in fact, require a political revolution in which the American people participate in the political process in a way that we have not seen in the recent history of our democracy. In order to pass a Medicare-for-all, single payer system we will be taking on the most powerful special interests in the country: Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies, the corporate media, the Republican Party and the establishment wing of the Democratic Party. In opposition to our efforts there will be a never-ending barrage of TV ads, editorials, political attacks and lies. If we are going to be successful in this struggle, we have got to be smart - very smart. Not only do we need strong legislation (which I will be offering shortly and an outline of which I will be sending to you), but we need an unprecedented organizing and educational campaign. How do we counter the lies and distortions against Medicare-for-all that is sure to come? How do we make certain that all of us - men and women, gay and straight, black, white, Latino, Asian-American, Native American -- are in this struggle together? How do we bring young and healthy people to stand alongside the elderly, the sick and the poor? The battle that we are undertaking is enormous and unprecedented in the modern history of our country. Please send us your ideas as to how we can best go forward. Please give us your vision of what a humane and rational health care system looks like. Please share your experiences with the current system. Please help us map out an effective political strategy. We are in this together. We need everyone's ideas. Thanks again for your support and all that you are doing. In solidarity, Bernie SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: go.berniesanders.com/page/s/mfa-your-thoughts ---- Paid for by Friends of Bernie Sanders (not the billionaires) PO BOX 391, Burlington, VT 05402 This email was sent to xxx. Email is one of the most important tools we have to reach supporters like you, but if you’d like to, click here to unsubscribe: go.berniesanders.com/page/unsubscribe/. Stand against the powerful special interests and build our movement by contributing to Friends of Bernie Sanders here:
· Mon, Jul 31 · sanders

Urgent! Tell Nissan: stop union-busting!
After ten years of organizing, thousands of Nissan workers in Mississippi will vote next week in an National Labor Relations Board election on establishing a union. Management has stepped up their Vote No campaign. Join me in sending the CEO of Nissan a message to let the workers decide. Just a few months ago Senator Bernie Sanders traveled to Mississippi with Our Revolution President Nina Turner, Representative Bennie Thompson, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair and actor Danny Glover to march with the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan and automotive workers in their effort to bring a union to the Canton auto plant. That effort is currently under attack, as workers are reporting widespread anti-union activity despite management's professed support for fair labor standards. In meetings, one-on-one interviews, posters, mandatory video screenings, powerpoints, and more, management has threatened to fire workers or close the plant if its majority African-American workforce elects to unionize and join the United Automobile Workers. Sign our letter to Chairman Carlos Ghosn and demand Nissan end their interference in the upcoming union election. We've seen these anti-union efforts play out before, like the torpedoed effort to unionize Boeing workers in South Carolina earlier this year. We have to stand up to Nissan and ensure workers have a fair shot at organizing. Add your name to our letter to Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn. Send a letter to the Chairman of Nissan>>>>>>> actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-nissan-anti-union-intimidation-is-unacceptable-2 The National Labor Relations Board has already found Nissan and a contractor agency at fault for their efforts to intimidate workers, but that hasn't stopped them from trying to stop a union before it can start. Workers already deal with low wages, unreasonable production quotas, and unsafe working conditions. We can't let worker power be diminished to give Nissan executives an even bigger share of the profits. Click here to send an email to Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn telling him to stop interfering in the Canton workers' union election. Thank you for continuing to stand by the Canton automotive workers and Our Revolution in our struggle for economic justice. In solidarity, Larry Cohen Board Chair Our Revolution
· Thu, Jul 27 · sanders