Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bernie Sanders campaign gets a start in Wichita

by Otto

A large crowd turned out last night (Wednesday) for a live pod cast of Bernie Sanders, at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex of Wichita State University.  About 90 people attended the event, which was hosted by Jim Phillips and Dotty Billings. Both hosts have worked in Democratic Socialists of America.
The majority of the audience was interested in supporting the local campaign for Bernie Sanders, presently the independent senator from Vermont. After the pod cast Phillips explained that WSU had a NEW policy against any kind of fund raising or organizing on the campus. This new policy has come down after pressure from conservative politicians who tried to use the campus for their own fund raising, earlier.
Phillips invited the crow to go to the Peace and Social Justice Center, for an organizational meeting. There were about 25 people went to the organization meeting and many were young people there, even members of the Young Democrats. Discussions focused mostly on reaching out to the Democratic Party in the Wichita area and other parts of Kansas. The campaign will focus a lot on young voters.

So far there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm in this area for building a movement to get Sanders (or Bernie as his supporters call him) on the ballot and elected in the primary.

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