Wesly Peterson For Opening Remarks Speaker at Las Vegas Bernie Sanders Rally

Wesly Peterson For Opening Remarks Speaker at Las Vegas Bernie Sanders Rally

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Wesly Peterson started this petition to Senator Bernie Sanders

Hi, my name is Wesly Peterson and I am a 29 year old writer, satirist, activist, charity founder, and most importantly, steadfast supporter of Bernie Sanders.

Prior to Senator Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, I was admittedly pedestrian about the political process. After what I perceived as a failed dream with the Obama presidency, I lost all faith in politics and politicians, having felt no sense of trust or familiarity with the slick mouthed, baby kissing drone candidates force fed to me year after year, election after election. It wasn't until a crazy haired old man whom I knew nothing of except "he looks like he lost his flux capacitor" came on tv one day and started talking about things not only that I actually cared about: living wages, universal healthcare, tuition-free college, holding killer cops accountable, etc, but also things I didn't know that I viscerally cared about: taking rich people's money out of politics, breaking up the big banks and Wall Street, and ending the multi-trillion dollar War Machine. I immediately started researching Senator Sanders' political career and came to a realization: MY president has been walking this Earth this whole time and his name is Bernard Sanders.

Having been a state delegate and pro-Bernie social commentator and activist in 2016, I intend to increase my social and political voice for Senator Sanders even more between now and when we win the Democratic nomination and ultimately the presidency in 2020. Being not only a black Millennial, but one with student loans, no health insurance, and mental health issues, it's important that the world sees how genuinely diverse and expansive Senator Sanders' influence has reached and that the tired narrative of the white, male "Bernie Bro" is a fallacy conjured by the opposition to whitewash what is truly a platform that benefits ALL of us, not just certain demographics. I've waited my whole life for a revolution like the one Senator Sanders is leading and I believe being able to share my personal experiences and what Senator Sanders' campaign has done for me will only serve to bolster the passion and action of the millions of people who share my adoration and support. 

I'm submitting my name to be considered for a role as an opening speaker for Senator Sanders whenever his campaign tour comes to my current city of Las Vegas. I literally could speak for hours about the platform, how it speaks to me, and the importance of #OurRevolution winning in 2020, but I promise I'll keep it within the prescribed time window!

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