Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Plea to Superdelegates: Change your support from dishonest Hillary to Bernie Sanders

Dear Democratic Party Superdelegates,

I'm writing to express my deep dismay at your willingness to support a candidate who argues against policies that a majority of Americans want; who is a major war hawk; who is closely tied to Wall Street and Big Money interests over the average American; who is secretive (she still flat out refuses to tell us what she said behind our backs to the financial industry, as if we don't have a right to know, regardless what her opponent's tax returns look like) and widely seen as untrustworthy; and who today proved it when it was revealed she kept secret the true results in the Colorado Primary at the expense of the people who voted for her opponent, Bernie Sanders.

Hillary Clinton knew that the Colorado Democratic Party kept secret since March 1 the fact that they misreported the results from 10 precinct locations and the true results gave Senator Sanders an additional delegate. "The error — first uncovered by The Denver Post — was shared with rival Hillary Clinton's campaign by party officials but kept from Sanders until the Post told his staff Monday night," according to Post.

You need to understand that we, the people, see this as just one more piece of damning evidence that Hillary Clinton is corrupt and untrustworthy and that the Party — and those of you who prop her up — are equally corrupt and untrustworthy.

It's time now for you to show us that you care more about what's right for the American people than you do Party Politics and your own personal gain. We know the Clintons have a "Hit List" and that if you defy her they will put you on it. But if you stand with us, we will protect you, you have our word.

Stand with us against fracking; job-destroying trade deals; more interventionist wars of aggression; and for a fair and reasonable federal minimum wage of $15 an hour; universal Medicare for All; tuition-free public university education for all eligible students; breaking up the too-big-to-fail banks; allowing the government (us) to negotiate fair drug prices; undoing the devastating marijuana laws that have imprisoned far too many people, especially those of color; and protecting Social Security.

These are all core Democratic principles that a majority of Americans — on both sides of the aisle, actually — support, and Hillary is on the wrong side of. Why do you want to be associated with doing everything that's wrong for the American people (not to mention those abroad whose lives she will continue to put at risk) by supporting her? What has become of your soul? This isn't a game and the outcome could have devastating consequences for millions of people worldwide. Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Honduras. Where next?

We need a leader we can trust to be honest and up front with us, even if the truth hurts. The world needs a leader they can trust even more, and that person is demonstrably not Hillary Clinton. She proved that yet again by keeping secret from us for the past six weeks election results that weren't in her favor. And she would have continued to do so forever had the Post not exposed her.

Please rescind your support for Hillary, who cannot be trusted, and pledge your support to Bernie Sanders, who can be.

Thank you.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bernie Supporters Running For Office

These lists originate at Sanders Democrats on Google Docs as prepared by Expats for Sanders. I have recreated them here only because some people have told me they are unable to share or view the Google document. I thank the Expats for Sanders for their work on this important document and in this critical campaign. Please Like and Follow them on Facebook and on Twitter. I take no credit for creating or maintaining this list.

Federal-level candidates

State Name Level Office District Status Sanders Dem Profile Notes
Alabama Jesse Smith Federal House 3 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1OYkLbK
Arizona Lennie Clark Federal Senate AZ Candidate http://on.fb.me/1nyiJmO *Running against John McCain
Arizona Raúl Grijalva Federal House 3 Serving http://on.fb.me/1TRicGt
California Preston Picus Federal House 12 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1RIoNUs *Progressive Independent
California Steve Stokes Federal Senate CA Candidate http://on.fb.me/23jDKSg
Connecticut Stephanie Piddock Federal House 5 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1P676cq *Green Party
Florida Alina Valdes Federal House 25 Candidate http://on.fb.me/200jdmG
Florida Sean Guthrie Federal Senate FL Candidate http://on.fb.me/1OYrgva
Florida Tim Canova Federal House 23 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1W2mjB0 *Running against Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Illinois Marcus Lewis Federal House 2 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1Q1wNQv
Iowa Gary Kroeger Federal House 1 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1ZhuGsk
Iowa Tom Fiegen Federal Senate IA Candidate http://on.fb.me/1mSPSJD
Kentucky Geoff Young Federal House 6 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1mTcz07
Maryland Terence Strait Federal House 4 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1OYl5XP
Minnesota Keith Ellison Federal House 5 Serving http://on.fb.me/1ZXFbDm
Nevada Alex Singer Federal House 3 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1JH9dHA
Nevada Lucy Flores Federal House 4 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1OLyixG
New Hampshire Shawn O'Connor Federal House 1 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1ULiheR
New Jersey Alex Law Federal House 1 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1mRPytV
New Jersey Eloy Delgado Federal House 8 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1RJ9qN3
New Jersey Peter Jacob Federal House 7 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1meaZES
New York Bill Perkins Federal House 13 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1N45f6r *Currently in New York Senate
New York Eric Kinson Federal House 24 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1mTajGj
New York Zephyr Teachout Federal House 19 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1KFyBZr
New York Diana Hird Federal House 18 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1SlH0Y7
North Carolina John McNeil Federal House 13 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1QGzOnV
North Dakota Cory McGarvey Federal House ND Candidate http://on.fb.me/1OYrnGW
Ohio Janet Garrett Federal House 4 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1lbb4Zw
Ohio Keith Mundy Federal House 16 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1OYrceV
Ohio Kelli Prather Federal Senate OH Candidate http://on.fb.me/1PSu5rG
Oklahoma Tom Guild Federal House 5 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1S4WAao
Oregon Kevin Stine Federal Senate OR Candidate http://on.fb.me/1KaBSzr
Pennsylvania John Fetterman Federal Senate PA Candidate http://on.fb.me/1ORTZjf *Currently Mayor of Braddock, PA
Pennsylvania Kerith Strano Taylor Federal House 5 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1RIn9C7
South Carolina Dimitri Cherny Federal House 1 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1PwKOH4 *Running against Mark Sanford
Texas Tom Wakely Federal House 21 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1l26BrQ
Virginia Bill Bunch Federal House 9 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1Rjqkl2
Washington Angela Marx Federal House 3 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1n86fBn
West Virginia Mike Manypenny Federal House 1 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1JGZQre
Wisconsin Tom Breu Federal House 1 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1KaBL7b *Running against Paul Ryan

State-level candidates

State Name Level Office District Status Sanders Dem Profile Notes
Maryland Heather Mizeur N/A N/A Future Candidate http://on.fb.me/1neEpUq
Arizona Juan Mendez State House 26 Serving http://on.fb.me/1Q1Adm8
Arizona Mark Cardenas State House 19 Serving http://on.fb.me/22WJ9i3
Arizona Martin Quezada State Senate 29 Serving http://on.fb.me/1TRvlPE
Colorado Elet Valentine State House 7 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1KaBhxJ
Colorado Jeff Hart State House 6 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1SLjlRz
Colorado Jon Biggerstaff State Senate 33 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1OYmX2M *Independent
Connecticut Gary Winfield State Senate 10 Serving *Assistant Majority Leader
Connecticut Peter Tercyak State House 26 Serving
Connecticut Robyn Porter State House 94 Serving
Connecticut Ed Vargas State House 6 Serving
Florida David Kearns State House 53 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1Sf5SSz
Hawaii Russell Ruderman State Senate 2 Serving http://on.fb.me/1Q1IxCq
Illinois Will Guzzardi State House 39 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1IZRLhk
Kansas Gail Finney State House 84 Serving http://on.fb.me/1l1S4g1
Maine Matthew Dunlap State SOS ME Serving http://on.fb.me/1Nng6sv
Maine Troy Jackson State Senate 35 Serving http://on.fb.me/1JH2FZk
Maine Jeff McCabe State Senate 3 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1Se3Z9r *Currently the Maine House Majority Leader
Maine Geoff Gratwick State Senate 9 Serving http://on.fb.me/1UtrGb9
Maine Robert Alley State House 138 Serving http://on.fb.me/1QxIRY1
Maine John Patrick State Senate 18 Serving http://on.fb.me/1PKg9q2
Maine Dave Miramant State Senate 12 Serving http://on.fb.me/20bML0Q
Maine Ralph Chapman State House 133 Serving http://on.fb.me/1nWCqEN *Independent
Maine James Campbell State House 138 Serving http://on.fb.me/20AwaAx *Independent/Former Republican
Maine Lydia Blume State House 3 Serving http://on.fb.me/1PJztNS
Maine Roberta Beavers State House 2 Serving http://on.fb.me/201orJA
Maine Heidi Brooks State House 61 Serving
Maine James Campbell State House 21 Serving *Independent
Maine Benjamin Chipman State House 40 Serving *Originally Independent
Maine Michael Devin State House 90 Serving
Maine Mark Dion State House 43 Serving
Maine Donna Doore State House 85 Serving
Maine Michelle Dunphy State House 122 Serving
Maine Jeffrey Evangelos State House 91 Serving *Independent
Maine Richard Farnsworth State House 37 Serving
Maine Paul Gilbert State House 74 Serving
Maine Adam Goode State House 127 Serving
Maine Scott Hamann State House 32 Serving
Maine Denise Harlow State House 36 Serving
Maine George Hogan State House 13 Serving
Maine Brian Hubbell State House 135 Serving
Maine Michel Lajoie State House 58 Serving
Maine Gina Melaragno State House 62 Serving
Maine Kimberly Monaghan State House 30 Serving
Maine Christine Powers State House 68 Serving
Maine Diane Russell State House 39 Serving
Maine Deane Rykerson State House 1 Serving
Maine Robert Saucier State House 147 Serving
Maine Stanley Short State House 106 Serving *Switched from D to I, and then Rejoined Ds
Maine Stephen Stanley State House 143 Serving
Maine Peter Stuckey State House 42 Serving
Maine Ryan Tipping-Spitz State House 123 Serving
Massachusetts Jamie Eldridge State Senate Mid/Wor Serving http://on.fb.me/1OlTZX9
Massachusetts Pat Jehlen State Senate Mid 2 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OUeetc
Minnesota Karen Clark State House 62A Serving/Re-Election http://on.fb.me/1mSWM1j
Minnesota Shawn Olson State Senate 8 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1KgsoTv
Missouri Winston Apple State Lt. Governor MO Candidate http://on.fb.me/1PoVt0K
Montana Amanda Curtis State House HD 74 Candidate
Nevada Richard Segerblom State Senate 3 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OYn7Hy
New Hampshire Andrew White State House 13 Serving http://on.fb.me/1TRnim1
New Hampshire Andy Schmidt State House 1 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OYqJt1
New Hampshire Geoffrey Hirsch State House 6 Serving http://on.fb.me/1RImf8M
New Hampshire George Sykes State House 13 Serving http://on.fb.me/1l1YdZA
New Hampshire Gilman Shattuck State House 1 Serving http://on.fb.me/1W28hPD
New Hampshire Jane Beaulieu State House 45 Serving http://on.fb.me/1mS2hN7
New Hampshire Lee Oxenham State House 1 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OMFjSk
New Hampshire Marcia Moody State House 17 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OffuZD
New Hampshire Patrick Long State House 10 Serving http://on.fb.me/1PTDORr
New Hampshire Peter Bixby State House 17 Serving http://on.fb.me/1Off99q
New Hampshire Richard McNamara State House 38 Serving http://on.fb.me/1Q1Ikz7
New Hampshire Robert Renny Cushing State House 21 Serving http://on.fb.me/1mT8VTX
New Hampshire Robert Theberge State House 3 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OYnnGk
New Hampshire Tim Smith State House 17 Serving http://on.fb.me/1IZND0U
New Hampshire Travis Bennett State House 8 Serving http://on.fb.me/1RyV3el
New Hampshire Wayne Burton State House 6 Serving http://on.fb.me/1RIm8tS
New Jersey John Wisniewski State House 19 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OnXJFm
New York James Sanders Jr. State Senate 10 Serving http://on.fb.me/1ZXNWgK
Ohio Michael Skindell State Senate 23 Serving http://on.fb.me/20bMRWc
Ohio David Sparks State House 43 Candidate
South Carolina Justin Bamberg State House 90 Serving http://on.fb.me/1JySypM *Switched from HRC **Lawyer for Walter Scott's family
South Carolina Robert Williams State House 62 Serving on.fb.me/1UKRoYw
South Carolina Terry Alexander State House 59 Serving http://on.fb.me/1RI8vuL
South Carolina Wendell Gilliard State House 111 Serving http://on.fb.me/1W1XZiC
South Carolina Joe Neal State House 70 Serving http://on.fb.me/1X3N1cM
South Dakota Ellee Spawn State House 13 Candidate http://on.fb.me/1RIc5oz
Vermont Amy Sheldon State House ADD-1 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OYnd1X
Vermont Anthony Pollina State House WAS Serving http://on.fb.me/1OnNPDZ
Vermont Avram Patt State House LAM-WAS Serving http://on.fb.me/1IZQgQe
Vermont Bill Frank State House CHI-3 Serving http://on.fb.me/1RyGFmB
Vermont Christopher Pearson State House CHI-6-4 Serving http://on.fb.me/1ZXHjLh
Vermont David Sharpe State House ADD-4 Serving http://on.fb.me/1mRTKd0
Vermont David Zuckerman State Senate CHI Serving http://on.fb.me/1Zhy9aj
Vermont Diana Gonzalez State House CHI-6-7 Serving http://on.fb.me/1mSVdAt
Vermont Helen Head State House CHI-7-3 Serving http://on.fb.me/1neuNcu
Vermont James McCullough State House CHI-2 Serving http://on.fb.me/1P5SXfd
Vermont Jean O'Sullivan State House CHI-6-2 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OYmQEm
Vermont Joseph Troiano State House CAL-2 Serving http://on.fb.me/1ZXHZQQ
Vermont Linda Martin State House LAM-2 Serving http://on.fb.me/1JH2LjF
Vermont Maida Townsend State House CHI-7-4 Serving http://on.fb.me/1OnOvZU
Vermont Marjorie Ryerson State House ORA-WAS-ADD Serving http://on.fb.me/1N3VKEm
Vermont Mark Woodward State House LAM-2 Serving http://on.fb.me/1N3Wtp0
Vermont Mary Hooper State House WAS-4 Serving http://on.fb.me/1Q1zstk
Vermont Mary Sullivan State House CHI-6-5 Serving http://on.fb.me/1l1Y73W
Vermont Matt Dunne State Governor VT Candidate http://on.fb.me/1Kars2X
Vermont Michael Yantachka State House CHI-4-1 Serving http://on.fb.me/1RIg70h
Vermont Mollie Burke State House 2-2 Serving http://on.fb.me/1P5PKfF
Vermont Patsy French State House ORA-WAS-ADD Serving http://on.fb.me/1N3U3GZ
Vermont Robin Chestnut-Tangerman State House RUT-BEN Serving http://on.fb.me/1Of5Giv
Vermont Sandy Haas State House WDR-RUT Serving http://on.fb.me/1neuQop
Vermont Steve Berry State House 4 Serving http://on.fb.me/1l1V9wr
Vermont Susan Davis State House ORA-1 Serving http://on.fb.me/1l1W53U
Vermont Teo Zagar State House WDR-4-1 Serving http://on.fb.me/1ZXIdaL
Vermont Thomas Stevens State House WAS-CHI Serving http://on.fb.me/1mSZ54q
Vermont Tim Ashe State Senate CHI Serving http://on.fb.me/1IZOxKP
Vermont Warren Kitzmiller State House WAS-3 Serving http://on.fb.me/1mRRKBD
Washington Luis Moscoso State House 1 Serving http://on.fb.me/1Sf7vjd
Washington Pramila Jayapal State Senate 37 Serving http://on.fb.me/1mRSruD
Wyoming Charles Pelkey State House 25 Serving http://on.fb.me/1Q1K63p