Bernie Sanders

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Petition to Lauren Baer

A televised debate for the Democratic Candidates of Florida's 18th Congressional District

There must be a televised debate for the Democratic Candidates of Florida's 18th Congressional District before early voting starts on August 18th Debates have played a vital role in helping voters understand the issues facing our country and where the candidates may have different views. This primary election decides who the registered Democrats of District 18 feel like best represents their views and concerns.We need a strong candidate going forward into the 2018 midterms. But more importantly, elections can not be decided by who has the most impressive campaign fundraising. We need to raise the bar for ourselves and our country. Standards and transparency in politics matters, no matter what party a candidate is with.  We implore the Pam Keith and Lauren Baer campaigns to make sure the voters of District 18 are fully informed on whom they are voting for by arranging for a live streamed and locally televised event for everyone to watch. This allows voters to make an informed decision for themselves and our country.    ****As of approximately 1:30pm on June 17th the Pam Keith has officially reached out to me with an official response***   " No candidate who truly respects voters refuses to debate, or engages in the gaslighting of calling things « debates » that are not. The voters have a right to measure their candidates, head to head, in a format that allows for challenge and engagement of positions. This campaign is unabashedly and unreservedly willing to do so in a televised debate. No other position should be viewed as anything but the evasion and disrespect of voters that it is. "  

Alison Berrios
703 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris: Speak out against the blockade of Gaza

The U.S.-backed Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Palestinian civilians in Gaza continues, producing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, denying Palestinian civilians the right to travel, the right to work, the right to study, the right to drink clean water. The 2018 Freedom Flotilla to Gaza is currently traveling through Europe, in preparation for its departure from Europe to Gaza in late July.  Democratic Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Kamala Harris had a perfect opportunity to speak out about the Gaza blockade, yet they failed to do so. These three key Democratic Senators remained silent on May 16 instead of joining Bernie Sanders and 12 Democratic Senators in calling on Secretary of State Pompeo to address Gaza’s humanitarian crisis, including by opposing the blockade on Palestinian civilians. In addition to Sanders, the letter was signed by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Thomas Carper (D-Del.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.). Booker, Gillibrand, and Harris are key because they are the leading semi-declared candidates of the Democratic Establishment for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020. To move U.S. policy towards the Palestinians, we have to move the Democratic Establishment. To move the Democratic Establishment, we have to move Booker, Gillibrand, and Harris. Press Booker, Gillibrand, and Harris to speak out against the Gaza blockade by signing our petition.

Robert Naiman
9,277 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Join Bernie, CPC Chairs, MoveOn: Demand End to Shooting of Unarmed Palestinian Protesters

On May 14, Israeli troops killed 60 Palestinians and wounded over 2,700 at a mass protest at the Gaza border. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the most popular politician in the United States, said: “Over 50 killed in Gaza today and 2,000 wounded, on top of the 41 killed and more than 9,000 wounded over the past weeks. This is a staggering toll. Hamas violence does not justify Israel firing on unarmed protesters.” Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Mark Pocan and Raúl Grijalva, together with Caucus members Pramila Jayapal, Keith Ellison, and Hank Johnson, issued a statement denouncing “the lethal force used by Israeli troops against mostly unarmed protesters demonstrating at Gaza’s border.” MoveOn said: “We call on every single Democratic elected official to use their platform and power to demand an immediate end to Israel’s attacks on peaceful protesters in Gaza.” Rep. John Yarmuth denounced the "horrific slaughter" of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces.   Senator Dianne Feinstein and Reps. Ro Khanna, Betty McCollum, Jim McGovern, Barbara Lee, Katherine Clark, and Danny Davis also denounced the Israeli army violence against Palestinians protesters.   Urge your Senators and Representative to join these Members of Congress and MoveOn in speaking up for the right of unarmed Palestinians to protest without being shot with live ammunition by signing our petition.

Robert Naiman
9,833 supporters