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Bernie Sanders

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Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison, chair@43rddems.org, treasurer@43rddems.org, elections@43rddems.org, events@43rddems.org, recruitment@43rddems.org, programs@43rddems.org, communications@43rddems.org, tech@43rddems.org, secretary@43rddems.org, wsdcc_male@43rddems.org, wsdcc_female@43rddems.org, kcdcc_male@43rddems.org, kcdcc_female@43rddems.org, kcdcc_male_alternate@43rddems.org, chair@37dems.org , michaeltalig@gmail.com , Democratic National Committee, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, donna@brazileassociates.com , Justinrenquist@gmail.com

Democratic Party Superdelegates & DNC: WE TOLD YOU; YOU DID NOT LISTEN. NOW WE HAVE TRUMP.

  Dear DNC and Democratic Party 2016 Superdelegates: SHAME ON YOU. SHAME. We TOLD you repeatedly, over and over and over again, during and leading up to the 2016 Democratic Party Primary and Presidential Nomination Process and DNC Convention, as did most reliable national polling, that Hillary Clinton COULD NOT beat Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump in the general election. You mocked us, called us conspiracy theorists, for even suggesting that the Democratic Party and DNC presidential primaries, caucuses, and nomination process were "rigged" in favor of Hillary Clinton by YOU. Now, well over a year later, we now KNOW for CERTAIN that the process was rigged intentionally in Hillary's favor, and that Bernie Sanders most CERTAINLY could and would have not only won the Democratic Party presidential nomination, but ALSO the general election against Donald Trump, had it not been for your corrupt, crooked, and quite frankly, possibly ILLEGAL primary election rigging and cheating. Now, you claim Russia rigged the election (without ANY evidence or proof). Democratic Party Superdelegates who cast undemocratic, RIGGED unpledged delegate votes for Hillary at the 2016 DNC convention are NOW attempting to introduce Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump. We TOLD you this was going to happen, that she COULD NOT BEAT HIM. And so now, spare us the CROCODILE TEARS over him, a lunatic, being in the White House. You will have no luck in trying to impeach a sitting GOP President of the United States, when his party, the GOP, controls the House AND Senate by majority in Congress, GOP House Reps and Senators who would have to vote to impeach their own sitting President. HIGHLY UNLIKELY, as in nigh IMPOSSIBLE. Donna Brazile's recent book confirms it. John Podesta's leaked emails confirm it. Publicly viewable copies of the "memorandum of understanding" between the DNC and Hillary Clinton's campaign allowing her to BUY, OWN, and RUN the entire DNC confirm it. Not only did you cheat Bernie Sanders, but even more importantly, you cheated and LIED to the AMERICAN VOTERS. This has resulted in the Democratic Party having the lowest approval ratings in modern history, as well as the lowest number of registered Democratic Party voters in history since the founding of the party. Only some odd 23% of all 190 million registered American voters are registered Democrats. 50% and growing of all American voters are now unaffiliated, independent now. WHY? Because your party has become so incredibly corrupt and untrustworthy, beholden only to special interests of Wall Street, corporations, and the wealthy, having completely ABANDONED the American lower and middle classes. During the 2016 primaries, some of you may recall that thousands of us at the grassroots organized Superdelegate Task Force were contacting you to warn you of the danger and probability of Hillary losing against Trump, urging you to vote with your states' popular vote for Bernie, instead of bucking the will of the voters all across America to rig the nomination for Hillary. 384 of you superdelegates were declared for Hillary BEFORE THE PRIMARIES AND OTHER CANDIDATES EVEN BEGAN. With Superdelegates unpledged delegate votes amounting to 20-30% of the entire delegate count, you essentially threw the race to Hillary before any voters in America cast OUR votes for our preferred candidate.  To refresh your memory on our previous communications with you during the primary: Reuters.com article on Superdelegate Task Force NY Post newspaper article on Superdelegate Task Force warnings To be clear, we blame YOU, DNC and Superdelegates, for this mess we are in with Trump as President. This is YOUR FAULT. Another reminder, we told you that if you betrayed voters with rigged superdelegate votes, especially those superdelegates amongst you who DARED vote against the popular vote of your states in favor of Bernie Sanders, we would FIRE you, i.e., remove/vote you out of office (the majority of you superdelegates who hold elected office in the House and Senate) by primarying you. Of special interest to us to remove from office are so-called Democratic Party leaders, such as Senator Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi. Again, here is the list of PROOF you caused Trump to win, and are the fault of every horrific piece of legislation, every malfaisance, every scary tweet Trump issues: Donna Brazile's latest book, Hacked John Podesta's emails, leaked to Wikileaks (non-refuted, incidentally) Gufficer 2.0 DNC internal documents (also unrefuted content) COUNTLESS other pieces of evidence, discussed in great detail here Donna Brazile leaking debate questions to Hillary, FIRED from CNN DNC bought by Hillary, campaign finance laws intentionally broken Debbie Wasserman-Schultz FIRED as DNC chairwoman for non-neutrality and rigging, then PROMOTED and hired by Hillary immediately thereafter Donna Brazile, after stealing debate questions for Hillary, being fired from CNN, breaking DNC ethics rules and bylaws, now appointed to DNC RULES COMMITTEE by new Hillary hack, DNC Chairman Tom Perez Intentional rigging of 2016 presidential primary debate schedule Former President Bill Clinton BRAZENLY walking into LIVE Democratic Primary polling locations and pressuring voters to vote for Hillary, against state and federal election laws, warned by MA Attorney General, but IGNORED by DNC, Democratic Party official, mainstream media, and legal authorities. Unpledged Superdelegate vote counts added to state primary and caucus results reported by colluding mainstream media, to make it appear as if Hillary had more support from the public than she had during state primaries and caucuses. She even ended up with more total state delegates alloted (pledged + unpledged superdelegates) in states where she LOST the popular vote and was allotted less pledged delegates than Bernie Sanders. This was undoubtedly a tactic pushed upon mainstream media by the DNC and Hillary Campaign officials to make her APPEAR more popular and to be "winning" states she had lost or tied in. This 2016 primary election rigging simply CANNOT, MUST NOT go unchallenged, both in the court of public opinion and voter trust, and in actual courts of law. This is no longer the 19th century, when party bosses were unethically and undemocratically permitted to "sit in back rooms, smoking cigars, and choose the nominee." as DNC attorneys claimed, incredulously, in public, ON THE RECORD, in a recent class action civil lawsuit against the DNC is STILL PERMISSIBLE under Democratic Party ethics and "rules." We encourage ALL fellow voters, mainstream and alternative media, and democratic organizations to continue to pursue challenging this BLATANT election rigging both in the court of public opinion, and in ACTUAL courts of law, filing individual and class actions civil lawsuits. We also believe that CRIMINAL charges should be brought by the DOJ/FBI against the organizations (DNC, mainstream media corporations, Clinton Foundation, etc.) and individuals (Hillary and Bill Clinton, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Donna Brazile, and countless others who BROKE THE LAW, especially in intentionally conspiring to circumvent state and federal campaign finance laws in money laundering large donations to state Democratic Parties, which the DNC then knowingly laundered directly back to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office in Brooklyn, in a very traceable, proven way, to get around the $2700 per individual presidential campaign contribution maximum. This breaks MULTIPLE campaign finance laws enforceable by the FEC, IRS, and FBI/DOJ. We the voters have been cheated and defrauded, intentionally, knowingly, and this unethical and ILLEGAL activity must not go unpunished in ANY modern democracy. WE CALL UPON THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO **IMMEDIATELY** APPOINT A SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR/PROSECUTOR FOR ALL THESE MATTERS, CONVENE GRAND JURIES, AND TO ISSUE STRONG INDICTMENTS TO PROSECUTE AND PUNISH THE CRIMINALS WHO PERPETRATED THESE CORRUPT, ILLEGAL ACTIONS ON THE AMERICAN VOTING PUBLIC DURING THE 2016 DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES, CAUCUSES, AND NOMINATION PROCESS. Without this illegal rigging, it is almost CERTAIN, that not only would Senator Bernie Sanders have won the Democratic Party presidential nomination in pledged and unpledged delegates, but that he ALSO would have won the General Election, in a LANDSLIDE against GOP nominee Donald Trump. How to regain the trust and votes of the American People: FULLY PUBLICLY ADMIT AND APOLOGIZE FOR THE LYING, CORRUPTION, AND RIGGING OF THE 2016 DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION PROCESS AND ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW BREACHES ELIMINATE SUPERDELEGATES COMPLETELY. RELY ON POPULAR VOTE IN STATES ***ONLY*** - LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE THE NOMINEE, NOT BIG MONEY, CORRUPT PARTY INSIDERS AND ELITE OPEN ALL STATE AND US TERRITORY PRIMARIES AND CAUSES TO ANY/ALL REGISTERED VOTERS, WITH SAMEDAY VOTER REGISTRATION, TO INCLUDE ALL AMERICANS, NOT JUST REGISTERED DEMOCRATS, WHICH ARE A SMALL MINORITY OF THE 190 MILLION REGISTERED AMERICAN VOTERS. INDEPENDENTS MAKE UP MORE THAN 50% NOW OF ALL VOTERS. MAKE VOTER REGISTRATION AUTOMATIC AT AGE 18 IN EVERY STATE AND US TERRITORY. MAKE MAIL-IN BALLOTS AND EARLY VOTING AVAILABLE IN EVERY US STATE AND TERRITORY STOP USING ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES WITH NO AUDITABLE PAPER TRAIL - MACHINES THAT ARE BANNED IN MOST OF THE WORLD AS TOO UNRELIABLE. DE-CERTIFY AND RE-DO ANY PRIMARY, SPECIAL, OR GENERAL ELECTION WHERE EXIT POLLING DEVIATES FROM ACTUAL RESULTS BY MORE THAN 2%. REQUIRE RANKED CHOICE VOTING IN ALL LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL PRIMARY, CAUCUS, SPECIAL, AND GENERAL ELECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE USA, INCLUDING FOR PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE IN PRIMARIES, CAUCUSES, AND GENERAL ELECTIONS. STOP USING ARCANE, BYZANTINE, EASILY MANIPULABLE PLEDGED AND UNPLEDGED DELEGATE TOTALS FOR POTUS NOMINATION. THIS IS NOT THE 19th CENTURY ANYMORE. USE TECHNOLOGY NOT COIN TOSSES AND PARKING LOTS FOR CAUCUSES. Rely on POPULAR VOTE TOTALS ONLY from primary and caucus elections. REPORT NOT ONLY PRIMARY TOTALS BUT ALSO CAUCUS TOTALS TO THE PUBLIC AND MEDIA. STANDARDIZE CAUCUS VOTING PROCEDURES FOR CAUCUS STATES. WITH WRITTEN, AUDITABLE VOTES. INCREASE POLLING PLACES IN ALL LOCATIONS FOR PRIMARY, SPECIAL, AND GENERAL ELECTIONS TO PREVENT HOURS OR DAY LONG WAITS IN LINE TO VOTE. MOVE VOTING TO A NEW FEDERAL HOLIDAY SO ***ALL*** ELIGIBLE CITIZENS CAN VOTE AND NOT MISS WORK OR PAY. Signed in utter contempt, DISTRUST, and disgust, CHEATED American Voters and The Superdelegate Task Force

Superdelegate Task Force
165 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, Keith Ellison

Tom Perez should step down as DNC Chair. Deputy Chair Keith Ellison should assume the seat

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is in disarray during a hugely consequential political moment. The only hope to reign in the excesses of the majority Republican government and the Donald Trump administration is for the Democrats to take back many seats in Congress and in State legislatures. Under current and past leadership, the DNC has become a financially and politically impotent organization. Some issues include: Over 900 elected seats in state and federal government have been lost by Democrats since Obama took office. The DNC is $3.4 million in debt and its fundraising is currently abysmal. DNC Chair Tom Perez has taken a side-gig as a faculty member at Brown University. The organization recently purged longstanding progressive members who either supported Bernie Sanders or Keith Ellison. Emails published by WikiLeaks along with testimony from former interim Chair Donna Brazile indicate that the organization was used by the Hillary Clinton campaign to facilitate an unfair presidential primary, and to circumvent campaign finance laws in support of Clinton's candidacy. Tom Perez has had a distinguished career in the Obama Administration, but it is clear that he is not the right man to lead the DNC through this trying political moment. Tom Perez should step down from the position of DNC Chair and pass the title to Deputy Chair Keith Ellison to restore voters' trust in the Democratic Party and to lead a new generation into the next political era.

Andre Stackhouse
735 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Women's march organizers

Remove Bernie Sanders from opening the Women's Convention

On Thursday, October 12th, the Women's March, a movement that formed in late 2016 with the mission to “harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change,” announced that Senator Bernie Sanders will open the first Women’s Convention, set for October 27-29th in Detroit.    We deeply appreciate the volunteer time, energy, sweat and tears that the Women’s March co-chairs, board, and committees give to this vital movement.  Women know that our time and work is often undervalued, underpaid, and unknown.  Your work is not unknown.  Thank you.  At this moment, however, we must voice our deep disappointment with the choice to have Senator Sanders, a male, open the Women’s Convention.  Sign this petition to let the Women’s Convention organizers know that we do not want Senator Sanders to OPEN the Women’s Convention.  We believe a female-identifying individual should open the Women’s Convention, as optics are important, and there is no one more qualified to speak about women’s issues than a woman.   In an October 12th USA Today article, Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory (whom I highly respect), states that Sanders was chosen because he “knows how to mobilize a new generation of activists,” and “is probably one of the most powerful U.S. Senators ... on progressive issues, women’s issues…” We believe: o   Bernie does know how to mobilize a new generation of activists (for that we are grateful) but did the organizers forget that WOMEN organized the largest protest in US history?  o   Bernie has been a long time champion for progressive values (again, we are grateful) o   Bernie’s voice, and the voices of ALL men, women, non-conforming, non-binary, cis, and transgender people who share a passion for the unity principles of the Women’s March are needed and necessary voices for this movement.  We want them at the convention.  We want them listening.  We want them leading.  We want to learn from them, be challenged by them, changed and ignited by them.  We even want them speaking at the Convention - just not opening it.  o   Optics are extremely important.  The Women’s Convention, in her goal of empowering and putting the voices of women on the front lines, should lead by example and have a woman open the convention.  The individual who kicks off an event often becomes the “face” of the event.  It is only right to have a woman's face for the Women’s Conference.  Having a man’s face only continues the invisible presence, work, and voices of women.  o   Women are best qualified to speak about women’s issues.  o   Sanders' reference to Planned Parenthood as “the establishment” makes him a divisive opener.    Not choosing a woman clearly communicates that the organizers don’t believe a woman is qualified, available, or equal to the task of opening the Women’s Convention, and further communicates there are no strong female leaders in our nation right now.  We know this is not true and strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to have Bernie Sanders open the convention. Thank you.  Amanda Mother, Minister, Magic-Maker        

Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft
1,352 supporters