DRAFT: Senator Bernie Sanders for President in 2016

There is always talk among Progressives that no other person in politics represents their ideas like Senator Bernie Sanders. Finally, he is beginning to talk seriously about a presidential run in 2016. 

Why run now? In a The Nation magazine interview he states: “But if the fundamental issues that are of concern to the great mass of Americans—“the collapse of the middle class, growing wealth and income inequality, growth in poverty, global warming”—are not being discussed by the 2016 candidates, Sanders says, “Well, then maybe I have to do it.”

Sanders has often stated the issues of our times with compassion and ideas about how to achieve those goals. Sanders has said, “there must be a progressive alternative to the conservative Republican politics of cruelty and cuts and the centrist Democratic politics of compromise with the conservatives. “[The] major issues of this country that impact millions of people cannot continue to be swept under the rug,” Sanders told Politico on Monday. “And if nobody else is talking about it, well, then maybe I have to do it. But I do not believe that I am the only person that is capable of doing this.”

Sanders is aware that building the base and infrastructure required to run a national campaign is not an easy nor inexpensive task.

This petition is an effort to let Senator Sanders know that we support his bid for the Presidency and that we the Progressives of this country will join in that campaign with our volunteer and financial support. Sanders has the courage of his convictions, the personal integrity and workable ideas to make the needed changes for this country to be great again.

We are living in dangerous times, we can see the collapse of our infrastructure, the growing problems of climatic change as a response to reckless corporate greed, the decline in the quality of education, the massive inequality between the extremely wealthy and working people of this country and stands squarely for the majority.

Sign and share this petition, let’s tell Senator Bernie Sanders that we will support him in 2016.

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