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Bernie takes his revolution to the streets

Posted On: Aug 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Bernie takes his revolution to the streets

WINDSOR, Ontario - In May, an Illinois man emailed info berniesanders.com with a plea: Graduate students at the University of Chicago were going on strike, and he wanted Bernie Sanders' presidential team to help. “I've been super inspired by seeing the Bernie campaign support similar actions,” he said. A few days later, Sanders' aides obliged, and then some: They used his massive email list to target his fans in the area, asking them to stand on the picket line with students. Some 100,000 texts and emails went out from the campaign, and hundreds of people showed up. The Vermont senator's team was ready to act quickly on the stranger's request because it dovetailed with its plan to harness his state-of-the-art digital infrastructure and grassroots army of volunteers to keep Sanders' promise to help American workers from the campaign trail. While other candidates have also stood on picket lines and used their email lists to raise money for progressive groups, the scale of Sanders' efforts appears to be...

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