No Picture

I want Bernie Sanders to win. But it’s more vital that his movement persevere

Source: The Guardian Unlimited

Obama showed that a charismatic leader with big ideas doesn’t automatically bring big change – we need people to raise their voices and take to the streets

I was caucusing for Bernie Sanders at Washington State’s Democratic event last month, but when I stood up to speak to my peers, I found that I wasn’t specifically praising Sanders himself.

Rather, I spoke passionately about our need in this country for political imagination and for vibrant grassroots movements. Though I’m rooting for a Sanders presidency, it’s even more important that the ideals spurred by his movement continue, with or without him at the helm. read more