User Guide for Demonstrating Happily for Bernie at the 2016 DNC

Bernie goes to the DNC
Source: change.org
Jared Pi-Trick put together a helpful User Guide for those planning to demonstrate for Bernie at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philly – complete with a video giving the reasons the protests must be peaceful:

On July 24th-28th Come to Philadelphia to rally for the future of our Democracy!

The Bernie Sanders presidential Campaign is going all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July. Despite the mainstream media’s manipulation of the facts and its insistence that this race is all but over, Bernie is going to finish strong in the primaries and it seems we will open the convention with it being statistically possible for either Democratic Party candidate to clinch the nomination on pledged delegates alone.

It is crucial that American citizens from all walks of life take a stand and show up to support Bernie during the Democratic National Convention, to show the DNC just how committed we are to his nomination as the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential candidate. It is critical to the viability of our political movement that we do not engage in any aggressive behavior, because the mainstream media is looking for excuses to discredit our movement, dehumanize us and to present Bernie supporters to the general public as thuggish, societal discontents.

No masts, no violence, Just Americans standing up for the future of our nation and the values we know are pivotal to preserving our democracy.

This is not a call to violence this is a call to presence: Rally, March, Demonstrate, and Peacefully protest. Together we can show the DNC that we have the motivation and the momentum to carry our candidate to success in the general election. With any luck we can generate such an enormous response in our support community that we will be a force to be reckoned with simply by being a mass of people too large to be ignored. There is no point in physical conflict, when we have enough people to make the DNC pay attention by simply showing up. Let’s make this Democratic National Convention one to be remembered.

Let’s make Philadelphia so overcrowded with support for Bernie, that the city feels like it is busting apart at the seams. Lets show the DNC what Philadelphia looks like when the rest of America shows up. And most importantly, lets prove that mainstream media has been lying to this nation about our “penchant for violence” and about Bernie’s chances of success.

This video was created for free by passionate supporters of Bernie Sanders with the most sincere hope that it is worth your time to watch and share with others who love him too.

Extensive Overnight and Travel Information by Laurie

Laurie Cestnik has put together this resource list on Facebook filled with useful information about ride-shares, housing, camping and more.

What to bring

  • Bring yourself, Bring your friends. bring Banners and signs (and extra markers etc, to make more signs with), Bring flags and bullhorns. bring cameras so you can show the rest of the world what our movement really looks like.
  • Pack LOTS of water with you (plenty for yourself, and some to share with those who didn’t plan as well), its going to be hot in Philadelphia in July, so keep yourself hydrated. if you are a real go getter, fill up a cooler with ice and bottles of water, to help cool off in the middle of a sweltering July day. it is a good idea to bring some electrolyte powder or sports drinks along as well, when you are sweating you aren’t just losing water, you are losing salt, if you find yourself chugging water and not feeling hydrated, its time to replenish some of your salt.
  • Bring food/snacks along with you. With a huge surplus of people in the streets, restaurants will be nearly impossible to get into, grocery stores will likely have difficulty keeping food in stock. so it is a good idea to bring food along with you from outside locations. again if you can bring extra for your fellow demonstrators, all the better. the more we are able to take care of each other the longer we can stay out to make our voices heard.
  • bring sunscreen, umbrellas, and (if you are planning on staying put for an afternoon instead of marching) pop up tents, to help provide some shade in the mid-day sun. Misters and spray bottles can also be a HUGE help for beating the heat.
  • Bring toilet paper- we will certainly be over taxing the restroom facilities, and TP is one of the first things to run out in situations like this. so keep a roll with you wherever you go. it is also useful for plugging up bloody noses (which can frequently occur from sitting in the sun too long).
  • Ladies! bring extra maxi pads/tampons. even if it is not your “time to shine” it can possibly help out for those who start up early, and those who find themselves in a pinch.
  • bring basic medical supplies, things like bandaids, gauze, ace bandages, cold packs, and antiseptic spray, for cuts scrapes and sprains. accidents happen, people trip and fall down. it is better to have some basic supplies immediately on hand than it is to spend hours looking for the nearest medical assistance.
  • Take good care of yourselves out there folks, and if you can help take care of some of your other demonstrators, please do.

Events/planning pages: connect with some of the organized rallys and marches

Other Events

Camping

Transportation

Legal assistance

Bernie Sanders responds to paper attack by NV Dems which follows tactical attack at state convention

sanders actual Nevada winner
Source: The People for Bernie
MAY 17, 2016 – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday issued the following sensible statement, which I find quite beautiful and inspirational.

It is imperative that the Democratic leadership, both nationally and in the states, understand that the political world is changing and that millions of Americans are outraged at establishment politics and establishment economics. The people of this country want a government which represents all of us, not just the 1 percent, super PACs and wealthy campaign contributors.

The Democratic Party has a choice. It can open its doors and welcome into the party people who are prepared to fight for real economic and social change – people who are willing to take on Wall Street, corporate greed and a fossil fuel industry which is destroying this planet. Or the party can choose to maintain its status quo structure, remain dependent on big-money campaign contributions and be a party with limited participation and limited energy.

Within the last few days there have been a number of criticisms made against my campaign organization. Party leaders in Nevada, for example, claim that the Sanders campaign has a ‘penchant for violence.’ That is nonsense. Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence. Our campaign of course believes in non-violent change and it goes without saying that I condemn any and all forms of violence, including the personal harassment of individuals. But, when we speak of violence, I should add here that months ago, during the Nevada campaign, shots were fired into my campaign office in Nevada and apartment housing complex my campaign staff lived in was broken into and ransacked.

If the Democratic Party is to be successful in November, it is imperative that all state parties treat our campaign supporters with fairness and the respect that they have earned. I am happy to say that has been the case at state conventions in Maine, Alaska, Colorado and Hawaii where good discussions were held and democratic decisions were reached. Unfortunately, that was not the case at the Nevada convention. At that convention the Democratic leadership used its power to prevent a fair and transparent process from taking place. Among other things:

  • The chair of the convention announced that the convention rules passed on voice vote, when the vote was a clear no-vote. At the very least, the Chair should have allowed for a headcount.
  • The chair allowed its Credentials Committee to en mass rule that 64 delegates were ineligible without offering an opportunity for 58 of them to be heard. That decision enabled the Clinton campaign to end up with a 30-vote majority.
  • The chair refused to acknowledge any motions made from the floor or allow votes on them.
  • The chair refused to accept any petitions for amendments to the rules that were properly submitted.

These are on top of failures at the precinct and county conventions including trying to depose and then threaten with arrest the Clark County convention credentials chair because she was operating too fairly.

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More at Young Turks points out the ambiguities and the simply WTH moments at the Nevada state convention

Instructions for using the Bernie dialer for phonebanking

Phonebank for Bernie
Source: Bernie2016tv Live
Phonebankers Ivan and have trained didn’t find the Bernie dialer instructions easy to follow, so I created this instruction sheet with very detailed instructions. It tells you exactly how to set up your phone and computer up to start making calls.

You can phonebank from home or with a group. Hope you find this guide useful.

Bernie Sanders’ stand on issues – in Spanish and English

When people ask where Bernie Sanders stands on issues, refer them to feelthebern.org. There’s plenty of good information here.

Bernie on the issues
Source: feelthebern.org

Y la información está disponible en Español también.

Las posturas de Bernie Sanders
Source: feelthebern.org/es

Kimi & Ivan are Bernie delegate-selects & need your petition signature (in LDs 37 & 38)!

Bernie for president 2016
Source: Bernie2016 Campaign
Ivan Wei and Kimi Wei were selected as pledged Bernie Sanders delegates to the Democratic National Convention and need you to sign our petition!

The way this works, is that selected delegates need to collect petition signatures from registered Democrat voters in a Delegate District (DD), which is a combination of two New Jersey Legislative Districts (LD). Our Delegate District is 19, which encompasses LDs 37 and 38. You sign one petition for all of the Bernie delegates in the DD, which in our case is 4 people.

If you live in one of these municipalities, are a registered voter who is also registered as a Democrat, please come see us at one of these locations to sign our petition or call us to arrange another convenient time and place. Ivan 201-688-0036 Kimi 862-203-8814.

NJ Legislative District 37 (Bergen County) includes municipalities:
Alpine, Bogota, Cresskill, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Leonia, Northvale, Palisades Park, Rockleigh, Teaneck, Tenafly

NJ Legislative District 38 (Bergen and Passaic Counties) includes municipalities:
Bergenfield, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hasbrouck Heights, Hawthorne, Lodi, Maywood, New Milford, Oradell, Paramus, River Edge, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook

Ivan or I will be at these locations collecting signatures to become a Bernie Sanders delegate. Please come over and sign our petition (it’s one petition for all 19th District delegates) – or call us. Ivan 201-688-0036, Kimi 862-203-8814.

We’re also collecting petitions to make sure Bernie is on the primary ballot in New Jersey which any registered New Jersey Dem can sign.

1 Bergen Community College – at a table near the pizza place in Student Center
Tuesday 29 March 2016 | 3-5pm
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/gatherballotaccesssignatures/442c4#rsvp

2 Sultan Restaurant
Wednesday 30 March 2016 | 7-9pm
429 Crooks Avenue, Clifton NJ
https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/448qs

3 Teaneck Public Library
Thursday 31 March 2016 | 12-1:30pm
840 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ
https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/448gh

We need your assistance getting signatures to become Bernie Sanders delegates to the Democratic National Convention. If you would like to sign our petition or help us get signatures please either

  • Call us right away at 862-203-8814 or 201-688-0036
  • Come over to one of these locations
  • Let us know where to meet you

You can also search on the Bernie campaign website to find a “ballot access” event.

Great page to see election results

Clever, informative and interactive election results by The Guardian

Rocking Westfield with bilingual Bernie Phonebanking (English & Spanish)

Yesterday 35 Berners turned out for the bilingual Bernie Phonebanking event at the Westfield NJ Starbucks. The first wave of people were kinda crushed for space so Hope took a group of about 10 to the Dunkin’ Donuts down the street and a couple of people headed over to the local libary.

The rest of us settled in at Starbucks and shared our cozy spaces as more people streamed in. Ivan, Peter Jacobs, Joscandy and I floated around the room helping everybody get their scripts prepared, log into the system and with resolving technical issues.

Bernie Sanders represents real change and it’s what We, The People need

Bernie Sanders in Real Change video
Source: Real Change video, Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign
Bernie Sanders is an honest leader who speaks truth to power and is building a movement with all of us to make a future we can believe in. People are sick and tired of establishment politics and we’re ready for the kind of real change Sanders can bring to America.

Skeptical of Bernie? This is why you shouldn’t be

Bernie exclaiming
Source: NationofChange.org

Robert Reich shares 6 very reasonable reasons why Sanders is not only a great candidate, but will make a good president too. And explains that his proposals will save money for average Americans – they won’t hurt us financially.

Bernie Sanders: good decisions can turn bad situations around

Sanders - good decisions can change things
Source: the Bernie Campaign 2016