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Bombshell: Politico Exposes Clinton Campaign Money-Laundering Scheme https://berniesanders.com/press-release/politico-exposes-clinton-campaign-money-laundering-scheme/
Despite Clinton’s pledges to rebuild state parties, Politico found that less than 1 percent of the $61 million raised by the Victory Fund has stayed in the state parties’ coffers.

Full report by Politico: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/clinton-fundraising-leaves-little-for-state-parties-222670
[This] has sparked concerns among campaign finance watchdogs [who] see it as a circumvention of campaign contribution limits by a national party apparatus intent on doing whatever it takes to help Clinton defeat Sanders during the party’s primary

In essence, Hillary Clinton is skirting already lax limitations on the corruption of our democracy that was unleashed by the right wing #SCOTUS  rulings of #CitizensUnited  and #McCutcheon  and is openly laundering money through the DNC back into her campaign. How can someone who does this to win the primary against a candidate that is relying on small donors and doesn't even have a #SuperPAC  be expected to enact real #CampaignFinanceReform ?

Fight back!
Donate $27 http://BernieSanders.com/27/  
Bernie's Volunteer Toolkit http://www.bernkit.com/  
How to vote for Bernie in each state http://Vote.BernieSanders.com/  

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AS a down ballot Democrat (running for the MN State Senate http://ShawnOlson.org), I can assure you I have not received one nickel of money from Clinton's millionaire donors, but Bernie's grassroots supporters have contributed over $2,000 to my campaign (thanks everyone!). 

But even beyond the money that comes in, the best thing that can happen for down ballot Democrats is a candidate with a broad appeal like Bernie that also has high favorability ratings. Clinton would be an anchor chained to my ankle, Bernie a life raft.

#FeelTheBern #EnoughIsEnough #NotForSale #aStormIsComing #WeAreBernie #Progressive #Politics #Democrats #BernieorBastille  
#INprimary #WVprimary #KYprimary #ORprimary #CAprimary #MTprimary #NJprimary #NMprimary #NDcaucus #SDprimary  
 
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Why I am supporting Bernie Sanders For President
With all due respect to Hillary supporters, I cannot enthusiastically support her bid at this time, and will be #WaitingForBernie  to announce (likely within a couple weeks). 

Sanders is the only real progressive in the race. Sanders understands that the pillaging of working Americans by corporate demons and the ruling elites is the worst it has ever been in this country, and that it takes truly bold reforms to fight back against this onslaught. Bernie Sanders has the clarity of our situation, the strength of conviction to fix our problems, and the solutions we need.

Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President of the United States of America a week ago. If she ends up getting the parties endorsement, I will support her 100% since every single Republican who has or will potentially declare is a regressive monster who will do horrific damage to America. But until that time I support Sanders.

Hillary is pro-choice, pro-LGBT marriage equality, pro-equal pay for women, pro-education, pro-science, pro-green energy, pro-infrastructure repair, pro-immigration reform, pro-voting rights, pro-civil rights, pro-conservation, etc. However she also has uncomfortably close ties to Wall Street, corporate tyrants, and the bloated military-industrial complex. Even though conservatives to the right of Hitler will name call Hillary a "soicalst!!" like they did with Obama, the truth is that Hillary is at best a centrist, probably even leaning center-right when everything is accounted for. 

However, I will be waiting for Bernie Sanders to announce his candidacy for POTUS, and will give him my full support. Bernie Sanders is a true progressive and a strong leader. He speaks truth to power and deserves our unwavering support.

+Bernie Sanders - On the Issues
http://berniesanders.com/issues/

#Politics   #DemocraticParty   #Progressive   #BernieSanders   #Sanders2016   #Progressivism  
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The reason the Clinton camp wants us to drop out is because we can win
We're going to grab a BIG slice of the final pie wedge (California and New Jersey), so we just have to stay within striking range until then. If Bernie wins California with 66% of the vote his net gain is 158, with 75% its 238 of the 475 total. For the next 24 hours, devote yourself to phone banking, door knocking, and helping Bernie do well in #Pennsylvania   #RhodeIsland   #Connecticut   #Delaware  and  #Maryland  http://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/the-revolution-is-calling

Door Knock > Phonebank > Facebank > internet comments  
Door Knock http://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/bernie-journey  
Phonebank http://Bernie.to/PB  
Facebank http://FeelTheBern.events/  


#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 #AFutureToBelieveIn #TheRealDeal #EnoughIsEnough #NotForSale #aStormIsComing #WeAreBernie #Progressive #Politics #Democrats #BernieorBastille #CTprimary #DEprimary #MDprimary #PAprimary #PhillyTheBern #RIprimary 
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Our candidate has spoken more on the dangers of global climate change impact than any other. In fact most on the GOP side deny it is even happening. On this day of celebration we look forward to be able to celebrate many many more. 
#FuelTheBern  without the use of fossil fuels and #Vote4Berni  so that #Earthday2016 is not the last one we can celebrate.
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Happy May Day! A day to commemorate the sacrifices of working folks in labor unions #FeelTheBern  
The movement for dignity, respect, safety, living wages, paid overtime, the weekend, etc. continues. Today's Robber Baron billionaires and big corporations are assaulting your rights at work and trying to drive down your wages. Fight back.

#FightFor15   #Wages   #jobs   #Safety   #Labor   #unions   #Bernie2016   #MayDay   #LaborDay   #WorkersRights  
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California: Caucus for Bernie Sunday, May 1st 2pm http://caucus4bernieca.com/
Before the California primary, there is a caucus for Bernie Sanders statewide in every Congressional District. Spread the word, bring your friends, this is important.

When?
Sunday May 1st.
Caucuses open at 2:00 PM PST – you must be in line no later than 3:00 PM in order to receive a ballot to vote.
What is the California Caucus?
The California Democratic Party holds caucuses to elect “District Level” Delegates for each Democratic Presidential Candidate.
There will be Caucuses in each of the 53 Congressional Districts of California.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will EACH have their own caucus(es) in each of the 53 Districts on May 1st, where they will each elect 317 Delegates.
After the June 7th Presidential Primary, the 317 District Delegate seats will be selected from the 634 Delegates elected at the May 1 Caucuses; distributed in accordance with the percentage results of Sanders and Clinton at the Primary.
Who can vote at the Caucus?
Caucuses are open ONLY to registered Democrats who RESIDE in that Congressional District.
Voters can register or re-register to vote and change parties at the Caucus – voter registration forms will be available.
If a voter is not 18, but will be a registered Democratic voter before the general election (17 year-olds who will turn 18 on or before November 8), they are also eligible to vote.
Find Your Caucus Location at the link http://caucus4bernieca.com/

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When? Sunday May 1st. Caucuses open at 2:00 PM PST – you must be in line no later than 3:00 PM in order to receive a ballot to vote. What is the California Caucus? The California Democratic Party holds caucuses to elect “District Level” Delegates for each Democratic Presidential Candidate.
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Award winning Composer & Pianist Sonya Belousova and Director Tom Grey take us on a journey through Westeros. Enjoy the arrangement of “The Song of Ice and Fire” like you’ve never heard it before. [PlayerPiano]
Award winning Composer & Pianist Sonya Belousova and Director Tom Grey take us on a journey through Westeros. Enjoy the arrangement of "The Song of Ice and
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Only now do we know what it sounds like When Doves Cry — the absence of music from loss of The Artist. RIP Prince (1958-2016)
https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/723201454840897536
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38-year-old Minnesotan, proud Scandinavian American, Minnesota DFL activist, voter, secular humanist, social democrat, percussionist, drummer, music lover, moviegoer, sci-fi & fantasy geek, tech geek, RPG gamer, PC gamer, tabletop gamer, Apple fan, cosplay fan, space enthusiast, science supporter, education supporter, nature lover, & mountain biker. I am on social media a lot including Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, & Google+.
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