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310 million people in the US (700 million if you count the illegals) and this crop of candidates is the best we can do?
An overflowing crowd of 200 or so people crammed outside the Crum Box Gastgarden in Railroad Square, and more supporters rallied at the Leon County Public Library downtown. The events coincided with 3,500 other grass-roots gatherings across the country attracting more than 100,000 people, the campaign said.
Sanders, a 73-year-old independent from Vermont, addressed the crowds himself in a live-stream video, touching on issues from income disparity to campaign-finance reform, health care and college-student debt. He pledged, among other things, to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United, which allows corporations to give unlimited campaign contributions, and to increase the minimum wage.
"The American people are saying loudly and clearly enough is enough," he said. "This great country and our government belongs to all of us and not just a handful of millionaires."
“Tonight really is an historic night,” said Sanders. “To the best of our knowledge, there has never been a political online organizing event this early in the campaign which involved 100,000 people in 3,500 locations in every state in the United States of America. And that’s pretty impressive."
While those numbers could not be independently verified, there was a good deal of online chatter leading up to the live broadcast.
The events were held in bars, backyards and basements. The number of people who RSVP'd to each ranged from four to hundreds of people. A few hundred people gathered at a downtown bar in New York City on 4th Avenue in what was hailed as one of the largest gatherings. Prior to Sanders' speech the crowd shouted out the reasons they were supporting Sanders, citing paid family leave, free college and overturning Citizens United.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
Well Rand needs to get the same treatment.
That he is just saying the right things to get elected.
That isn't exclusive to one side.
originally posted by: Marid Audran
I'd vote for Trump just because Rob Ford isn't eligible to be our President and four years of laughs are greatly needed.
You can facepalm as much as you want but requiring background checks for every single purchase wouldn't matter if criminals don't obey that law. It also won't matter if mental cases aren't reported to the system.
You won't believe this but: guns are not the problem.